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Simple Things Festival 2024

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Simple Things returns to Bristol after four years to celebrate its landmark 10th edition. The programme will be centred around a full day of music on Saturday, February 24th, featuring a separate day and night programme filled with some of the most eclectic and groundbreaking names in music today, all performing in some of Bristol’s best-loved venues.

For the first time in the festival’s storied history, there will be a weeklong series of events, separate from the primary day, to emphatically bring in the 10th year of the festival. This includes an extra special closing concert from vaunted avant-garde trailblazer Fever Ray on Thursday, 29 February.

For the first round of names, Simple Things is proud to announce a line-up of cutting-edge artists, festival first-timers and returning local heroes: Max Cooper, Warmduscher, Les Savy Fav, Gilla Band, Wu-Lu, Flowdan, Jeshi, Giant Swan, Spectres and much more.

With more names to be announced and the broader programme across the week, Simple Things’ 10th edition is set to be its most expansive.

Presented by Simple Things Festival

Created by Crack Magazine, Team Love and Bristol Beacon

Performances in all venue spaces including Beacon Hall, Lantern Hall, Bridgehouse and Cellars

Format: Standing, unreserved seating where applicable

Age: 18+

Doors: 12.00
Finish: 02.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change



14.00 – 01.00
Bristol Beacon, SWX, Strange Brew, Rough Trade & The Sportsmans

Antony Szmierek | Butch Kassidy | Canty | CASISDEAD | Clarity | Damnatio Memoriae Takeover | Deep Tan | DITZ | Flowdan | EMMELINE | Evian Christ – Revanchist : Live | Ex Agent | Fantastic Stranger | Fat Dog | Fig | Gazelle Twin | George Riley | Giant Swan | Gilla Band | Group Listening | Gurriers | HONESTY | Honeyglaze | Jeshi | Jessica Winter | K Means x Jurango | Ireen Amnes (live) | Kayla Painter | KEG | L’Rain | Lifter | Maria Uzor | Max Cooper (Live 3D/AV) | Miso Extra | Miss Tiny | Moral Fibre | MP3 Chainsaw | Nadia Struiwigh (Live) | Neko | Nina Cobham | Nkisi | O. | Paranoid London (Live) | Pregoblin | PTS Takeover | Quade | Rainy Miller | Saloon Dion | Sam Evian | Silver Waves | Space Afrika | Spectres | Sun Spot | T.D (Dry Cleaning) | The Bug Club | The Outlines | ThisisDA | Tom E.Vercetti x Chemist | Torus | Viji | Warmduscher | Wu-Lu | Ziyad

Very Special Guests: Les Savy Fav


22.00 – 06.00
Lakota, Coroners Courts & Strange Brew

Amaliah | Chez De Milo | Daisy Moon b2b Danielle | Dave Harvey | DJ Python | Ellie Stokes | Em Williams | Facta | Ido Plumes | Josey Rebelle | Julio Bashmore | K-LONE | NIKS | Nick León | Orpheu The Wizard | Outsider | Saoirse | SNOG Takeover | Vlada | Yushh

The venue

Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Bristol Beacon is located in the city centre with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.

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Bristol Beacon foyer has level access from street level with lifts to all levels and areas.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.

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