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Forwards Bristol, a pioneering two-day music event, is set to transform Clifton Downs into a hub of musical innovation and positive social change. This festival stands out for its impressive lineup of some of the biggest names in music and its commitment to fostering meaningful dialogues and actions.

The festival’s heart beats with a dual purpose: to create unforgettable music moments and to inspire positive change. Attendees are treated to a cutting-edge music experience, where each performance is more than just entertainment; it’s a catalyst for unity and celebration. Simultaneously, Forwards Bristol extends its impact beyond music. Expect thought-provoking talks, interactive workshops, and debates, all focused on crucial social and sustainability issues.

This fusion of music and meaningful discourse makes Forwards Bristol more than a festival; it’s a movement. It invites fans, thinkers, creators, and changemakers, making it a landmark event in Bristol’s cultural calendar, where entertainment and enlightenment go hand in hand.

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Forwards Bristol 2024 Lineup

Sat 31 Aug 2024

Loyle Carner / Four Tet / Maribou State / Floating Points / Romy / Greentea Peng / Yussef Dayer / Nubya Garcia / Hak Baker / MRCY / Jersey

Sun 1 Sep 2024

LCD Soundsystem / Jessie Ware / Yard Act / Baxter Dury / CMAT / Crazy P / Holysseus Fly / Da Fuchaman And The Fire Blaze Band

Forwards Bristol 2022 Tickets

Day & Weekend Tickets from £75.33 (€88.07) are on sale!


The city of Bristol offers a wide range of accommodation options. Book your stay for Forwards Festival using the map below or visit booking.com

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Travel Info


The festival will be operating a Shuttle Bus Service in partnership with First Bristol, running to and from the Festival via a number of city centre locations to be announced soon.


The festival is partnered with Big Green Coaches for this event and there will be coach packages available, to be announced soon.


Bristol is well connected by rail in the United Kingdom. From Bristol Temple Meads Station you can either take the Line 8 Bus to Clifton, Bristol Zoo (24 min journey) 200 meters for the Venue, or take the train to Clifton Down (13 min journey) 1.5 Km from the Venue.


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