The first coals have been thrown into the fire, and the engine has started. All aboard the hype train to the apex Bristol event that, last year, brought us Death Grips and Charlotte Church all under one roof, breaking the boundaries of line up selection and igniting the entire city while doing so.
The first line up announcement ensures that the 16 hours of Simple Things 2017 will be populated with the sounds of Juan Atkins (his Bristol debut), Daphni (4 hour set), Clark, Juan, Shackleton, the insane sounds of Lorenzo Senni as well as former Bristol locals Shanti Celeste, Gramrcy.
As ever, the weekend will be kicked off with an opening concert at Motion, this time performed by Metronomy. The Sunday night finale is yet to be announced.
The rest of the line up includes GAIKA, Nadine Shah, Idles, Jlin (live), (Sandy) Alex G, The Bug (live) ft. Miss Red, Jane Weaver, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Marie Davidson (live), Lorenzo Senni (live), Childhood, Binh, Carla dal Forno (live), Diet Cig, Sassy J, Intergalactic Gary, TRAAMS, Willow, Kelly Lee Owens, Inga Mauer, Oliver Wilde, Roi Perez, Warmduscher, Children of Leir + London Astrobeat Orchestra performing Talking Heads + Mixpak showcase with special guests.
Simple Things takes over Bristol on Saturday 21st October 2017. Buy tickets from their website from 9am on Friday 26th May.