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Forwards Bristol is a brand new, two-day music event coming to Clifton Downs in September 2022, inviting some of music’s biggest names to the city to help create incredible music moments and positive change.

Seeing out summer in the best way possible, the festival’s inaugural edition will be headlined by dance music pioneers from two different generations, with Jamie XX taking to the stage on Saturday and The Chemical Brothers closing the evening on Sunday.

Also joining Saturday’s line-up are the likes of velvetine funk trio Khruangbin, rap polymath Kojey Radical, chaotic dance duo Overmono and BRIT Award-winning Little Simz. Taking to The Downs on Sunday is Nottingham’s straight-talking Sleaford Mods, cosmic jazz cats The Comet Is Coming, plus euphoric pop from Self Esteem, spoken word slam from Kae Tempest, psych-rock/house fusion from Caribou plus many more.

In addition to its cutting-edge music billing, expect talks, workshops and debates around social and sustainability initiatives.

Forwards Bristol 2022 Lineup

Headliners

The Chemical Brothers
Jamie xx
Little Simz
Khruangbin
Caribou
Floating Points
Róisín Murphy
Sleaford Mods

Sat 3 September 2022

Jamie xx / Little Simz / Khruangbin / Fred again.. / Floating Points / Kojey Radical / Shygirl / Overmono [live] / Sudan Archives / Chrissi / Kam-Bu / Ishmael Ensemble and Friends / Willow Kayne / Harvey Causon

Sun 4 September 2022

The Chemical Brothers / Róisín Murphy / Caribou / Sleaford Mods / Kae Tempest / Self Esteem / The Comet Is Coming / Gabriels / Billy Nomates / Melt Yourself Down / Connie Constance / Rozi Plain / Hypothetics

Forwards Bristol 2022 Tickets

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Accommodation

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

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BY SHUTTLE BUS

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.

BY COACH

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

BY TRAIN

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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