Simple Things is back for a seventh year with its most innovative and eclectic line-up to date. Having built up a reputation for taking risks and showcasing the best new and current talents, the city of Bristol will be playing host to a whole spectrum of genres and artists such as, Metronomy, Leftfield, Wild Beats, Daphni, Clark, Juan Atkins and Omar Souleyman. This collaborative project between Crack Magazine, Colston Hall, and Love Saves the Day will be held across multiple venues from the 20th-22nd.
Electronic music legends and idiosyncratic pioneers Metronomy are set to take over Motion for the festival’s opening concert. Best known for their unique genre-blending, the group are renowned for their live shows, which usually include impressive light shows and live dance acts. These self-described lounge lizards are sure to kick things off in extraordinary style.
Running from early afternoon until sunrise, the festival uses DIY venues and established gig spaces to showcase an assortment of artists unlike any other day festival. Leftfield will be performing their seminal debut, Leftism. The 90s legends are known for their scope, spirit and innovation, and are not to be missed.
Trailblazer Dan Snaith is a man of many guises, appearing as Daphni, he’ll be performing a promisingly spellbinding four-hour set. Expect to hear some of the most interesting blends of folktronica, neo-psychedelia and electronica from this multifaceted vanguard. Joining him on the stellar line-up is ‘The Baron of Techno’ Clark, who’ll be bringing pure underground vibes. Then there’s Juan Atkins, the Detroit techno pioneer. With an extensive back catalogue of colourful and cutting-edge sound, this proficient and prolific artist is truly authentic.
Other notable acts include, Syrian wedding-singer turned techno wizard Omar Souleyman, founder of Skull Disco and Woe to the Septic Heart, Shackleton. Gaika is also set to perform, known for his progressive aesthetic and a sound influenced by electronica, trip-hop and grunge. Then there’s Bandulu masterminds Kahn and Neek, Club de Visionaere’s longtime staple Binh, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Shapes DJs, Musu DJs, and Mixpaks showcase ft Dre Shall and special guests.
With a finale concert planned for the 22nd , and more acts to be announced, Simple Things is firmly establishing itself as one of the country’s most compelling and ingenious festivals there is. Assembling a vast range of new and original talents across multiple venues, any music fan is sure to love every second.
Final remaining tickets are available here