Our Brizzle brethren have been admirably busy bees of late, organizing the upcoming inimitable Simple Things festival. Now in it’s third year, this unique city centre extravaganza will take place over just one day in several unique and often previously unused venues across the city; including municipal buildings, police cells, deserted court rooms and courtyards.
An enviously eclectic line up is promised again this year. Only the very ripest of cherries have been picked from the who’s who of contemporary and experimental electronica and brought to the table for your delectation. The sheer diversity and quality of music on offer is salivatingly good.
The stately Colston Hall, unused for several years, will host the main stage plus two smaller stages showcasing luminaries such as Nicolas Jaar, Modeselektor, Pantha Du Prince and These New Puritans.
A repurposed fire station (by day it’s now a youth club) will host the Red Bull Music Academy who will be purveying quality sounds until the wee small hours. Acts performing here include Jon Hopkins, Mykki Blanco, Marcel Dettman and Evian Christ.
If you’d rather cause some mischief and spend a night in the cells you may do so in the good company of Ital Tek and the Planet Mu DJ’s. Or if you’d rather celebrate legendary local club night and label CrazyLeg’s fifth birthday in a witness box, so be it.
As you may have surmised Clash are just a little bit excited about this one and can easily ensure that by spending an outrageously paltry forty UK pounds you can have yourselves a gloriously good time in Bristol this weekend. You ears and soul will thank you for it. Guaranteed gurt lushness all round!
For full line up and further information visit: http://www.simplethingsfestival.co.uk
To purchase tickets: http://tickets.crackmagazine.net/checkout/view-event/id/8749/chk/a0ff
Words: Anna Wilson
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