IDLES to play huge homecoming show on The Downs

IDLES to play huge homecoming show on The Downs

Posted on: 31 Mar 2021

The internationally-renowned band are coming back home with a bang this September.


Revered five-piece IDLES have announced plans for a huge headline show on The Downs later this year, set to perform in front of a capacity crowd of 10,000 on Friday 3 September.


Having started out in Bristol and gone on to earn widespread acclaim across the UK and around the world, IDLES will be performing in the city for the first time since 2019, topping an as-yet-unannounced lineup put together by Team Love and Simple Things Festival.


Ticket presale goes live tomorrow morning (Thursday 1 April - not an April Fool's!), before remaining tickets go on general sale here at 09:00 on Friday 2 April.



Widely regarded as one of the most exciting bands coming out of the UK right now, IDLES' stock has been constantly on the rise since they emerged in Bristol in the mid-2010s.


Following on from the huge success of their first two albums, Brutalism in 2017 and Joy as an Act of Resistance a year later, IDLES' most recently released their huge third record, Ultra Mono, which reached Number One in the UK Albums Chart.


Despite the album's success, however, the band have been unable to play it live amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, forced to push their sold-out UK tour back to 2022.


Unveiling the event this morning, Team Love co-founder Dave Harvey said: “It’s an amazing feeling to announce the IDLES homecoming show for September this year. 


“We have been huge fans of the band for years and have watched them grow from playing very early on the bill in small venues for Simple Things to becoming one of the world’s biggest and most important rock bands. 


“There simply isn’t a venue in Bristol now that can hold all the people that would want to see them, so we found an outdoor venue instead!”



As well as an unmissable IDLES live performance, fans can expect a stellar support lineup from two of Bristol's most trusted events promoters, as well as a full day of food, drink and more to be confirmed during the buildup.


General sale tickets start at £39.50 (plus booking fee) and can be found here at 09:00 on Friday 2 April. For more information, or to follow news and updates in the coming weeks, find Team Love on Twitter.

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