It’s the date that is situated underneath the biggest drawn-on circle of any serious muso’s calendar, and certainly Bristol’s brightest shining event every single year.
Simple Things are really pushing the boat out this year, expanding in capacity and content, with the city-wide festival utilising major venues like capillaries to a nervous system, bringing the finest of almost every genre under the sun.
Their first wave has been announced – in video form backed by Nokia 3310s and cheese graters – boasting acts like Warpaint, Ben UFO, a DJ Set from Metronomy, Steve Mason, Powell, Tim Sweeney, Twin Peaks, Abra, Suuns, a Teklife Showcase(!), Mike Servito, Harvey Sutherland, Lena Willikens, Red Axes, Maximiliano Pagliara and a return from Helena Hauff, a year after her insane set in the prison cells. Check out the full first wave in their promo video
Tickets for Simple Things are available here.