Popular day festival returns to Bristol this summer

PUBLISHED: 14:57 15 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:14 15 May 2019

Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline The Downs Festival. Picture: Plaster Communications

Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline The Downs Festival. Picture: Plaster Communications


The biggest one-day music festival in Bristol will be returning to the city later this summer.

The Downs Festival will be held on Clifton Down, in Stoke Road, on August 31 from noon to 10pm.

Organisers have listed Ms. Lauryn Hill and Grace Jones as main stage headliners, with Bristol punk band Idles and Swedish singer Neneh Cherry also performing.

On the Avon Stage, esteemed UK rapper Loyle Carner will perform songs from his latest album, while drum and bass group High Contrast and electronic outfits Crazy P and Nightmares On Wax complete the bill.

Away from the music, the information stage, a space where speakers address issues affecting UK society, will return once again, while a children's area features activities, dancing and workshops for kids to enjoy.

Tickets, priced £17.65-62.05, are available online at thedownsbristol.com or on 01179 411611.

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