Simple Things Festival

Simple Things Festival


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Sparkling bright in the West, Bristol's autumnal jewel Simple Things Festival returns this October for their fourth instalment, more vital and more adventurous. Renowned for delivering forward thinking and innovative line-ups in the electronic and live musical sphere, 2015 holds no prisoners with its programming as they announce their first wave of artists.

This year's standalone opening party will be headlined by legendary Montreal post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. This opening concert on Friday 23rd at Colston Hall is available seperately to Saturday's festival ticket.

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Saturday 24th October



Skepta appearing at this event

North London MC, producer, DJ and runner of the 'Boy Better Know' grime label. As a rapper and MC, Skepta aims to make grime music for the masses! A veteran of the U.K. grime scene, MC, producer, and record-label owner Skepta was influential in the genre's shift from the underground to the pop charts, as well as its creative and commercial resurgence during the mid-2010s. Born Joseph Junior Adenuga to Nigerian parents, Skepta moved to Tottenham with his family at the age of three. Inspired by both US and UK hip-hop, he started his music career appearing on the pirate radio circuit and performing at various MC battles. In 2005, he formed the grime label Boy Better Know with brother J.M.E. and Wiley, and a year later joined East London collective Roll Deep, although he left the following year to concentrate on Boy Better Know and his solo career.

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Ron Trent

Ron Trent appearing at this event

A DJ who wrote the seminal work 'Altered States' when only 15 and who has since produced hundreds of tracks for the world's finest labels. He is an exponent of all things deep, jazzy, Afro and Latino and is a well respected global ambassador for deep house.

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