Win tickets to Downs festival in Bristol

PUBLISHED: 15:26 16 August 2019 | UPDATED: 19:06 26 August 2019

Lauryn Hill will be headlining.

Lauryn Hill will be headlining.

Crosstown Concerts

Big names will be performing at a music festival in Bristol at the end of the month.

Grace Jones. Picture: Andrea Klarin/Kristian SibastGrace Jones. Picture: Andrea Klarin/Kristian Sibast

The Downs festival attracts thousands of music fans every year and the first acts taking part this year have been announced.

Lauryn Hill and Grace Jones are among the artists confirmed.

Conal Dodds, co-founder of co-promoters Crosstown Concerts, believes it will be a great event.

He said: "2018 was a great year and we're taking it one step further for 2019.

IDLES will be perfoming in their home city of Bristol.IDLES will be perfoming in their home city of Bristol.

"This is a line-up that really reflects Bristol, one of the city's most up and coming bands in IDLES, a style and musical icon in Grace Jones and one of the most renowned hip-hop stars of the past 20 years in Lauryn Hill."

Hill, aged 44, will headline the evening show.

The rapper and hip pop star'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.

Jones, who has inspired artists such as Lady Gaga and Lorde over the years, is also on the bill, as are IDLES, from Bristol, and Neneh Cherry.

The Downs Bristol will be held at the city centre parkland on August 31.

There will be plenty of activities for children available too, including dancing and workshops.

Tickets, priced £19-55, are available at and other online outlets.

Ticket-holders face a £1 levy to pay for the upkeep of The Downs.

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