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CCA, Glasgow



Brudenell Social Club , Leeds



Garage , London


Kiefer Sutherland

Barbican , York


The Black Seeds

Glee Club, Birmingham


The Black Seeds

The Fleece , Bristol


This Is The Kit + Rozi Plain

Oxford , O2 Academy



The Jericho Tavern , Oxford


Eels + Robert Ellis

Eventim Apollo , London


The Downs * Bristol: Lauryn Hill & more

The Downs , Bristol

We’re back! The Down’s Bristol returns this summer on Saturday 31st August.

Lineup Announced:
Ms.Lauryn Hill
Grace Jones
Loyle Carner
Neneh Cherry
The High Contrast Band
Nightmares on Wax Live
Crazy P Live
+much more to be announced

Ms. Lauryn Hill, American singer, songwriter, rapper and founding member of hip-hop pioneers The Fugees will headline the Downs Stage on Saturday night and is the festival’s first female and international headliner. Hill’s only solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, earned her five Grammy Awards and remains one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time.

Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, producer, model and actress Grace Jones will also take to the stage. With a career spanning four decades, Jones secured her first record deal with iconic Jamaican label Island Records in 1977, becoming a star of New York City’s disco scene. An iconic figure in the arts scene, Jones has inspired the likes of Lady Gaga, Nile Rogers, Annie Lennox and Lorde.

IDLES will play their largest gig ever in Bristol, following a huge 12 months for the band. The local five-piece’s popularity has soared in recent years, following the release of their 2017 album Brutalism, and more recently Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018 and in 2019 IDLES were nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards.
Swedish singer, songwriter and rapper Neneh Cherry will also feature at The Downs Bristol. The stepdaughter of jazz trailblazer Don Cherry, Neneh forged her own groundbreaking blend of pop, dance, hip hop and R&B picking up Brits, Grammys and MTV Europe Music Awards along the way.

The festival’s stand out Avon Stage will be home to a dance and hip-hop line up, headlined by one of the UK’s most esteemed up-and-coming hip-hop artists, Loyle Carner. Also on the bill will be English electronic outfit Crazy P, DJ and electronic music composer Nightmares on Wax and a special performance from drum & bass outfit High Contrast, with the accompaniment of a live band.

Discussion and debate has been a key part of The Downs Bristol since the very beginning and once again you can expect the return of The Information Stage, a space where key note speakers address issues affecting UK society. We’ve had some big names here in recent years, Akala and Ken Loach to name just two and after dark this will transform into a music stage featuring new musical talent from across the city.

We’re committed to ensuring our younger music fans can enjoy the day just as much as the grown-ups and the Children’s Area is returning bigger and better than ever, with activities, workshops, dancing and much more.

Full Price Adult Tickets will be £55 and on sale from Friday 8th March. You will be able to buy them in person from 8am at Bristol Ticket Shop (Broadmead) and will be on general release at 9am via thedownsbristol.com, SEE, Gigantic, Eventim, DICE and Ticketmaster. Please only buy tickets from these official outlets.

Kids tickets will also be on sale priced at £15 and reduced price tickets will be available to anyone unemployed or on income support, priced at £29.50. The reduced price tickets are only available in person from Bristol Ticket Shop, and supporting documentation and ID will be required.

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