Forwards Festival tickets go up for final release on Sunday

Forwards Festival tickets go up for final release on Sunday

Posted on: 01 Aug 2022

Organisers of the brand-new music festival, which is set to take over The Downs later this summer, have curated an astonishing weekend lineup that boasts some of the UK’s most exciting artists.


Forwards Festival will take place at The Downs on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September.


Formed by Bristol-based companies Team Love and AEG Presents, Forwards is the biggest new addition to the city’s festival calendar and has already proved immensely popular with music fans throughout the South West.


Tickets are currently priced at £63 for a day pass and £109 for a weekend pass, head to the event page to grab yours now.



The festival’s impressive music lineup boasts a diverse range of top-tier artists from all over the UK and beyond. 


Saturday 3 September sees a headline slot from famed beatmaker and producer Jamie XX and prominent slots for Mercury Prize nominated rapper Little Simz, popular Texas three-piece Khruangbin and left-field pop icon Charli XCX (pictured below).


The first day lineup also includes another Mercury nominee in the shape of alternative rap star Kojey Radical, Los Angeles violinist and singer Sudan Archives as well as Bristol-based jazz collective Ishmael Ensemble among others.

Sunday 4 September proves equally as strong with legendary electronic duo The Chemical Brothers headlining, their renowned live show is sure to make for an appropriately spectacular finale.


Secondary headliners are Irish indie stalwart Róisín Murphy, Canadian shoegaze artist Caribou and electro-punk two-piece Sleaford Mods (pictured below). The final day roster also features the likes of 90s space rock luminaries Spiritualized, spoken word poet Kae Tempest, indie pop sensation Self Esteem and rock’n’roll chaos merchants, Warmduscher.


As well as this stacked musical lineup, Forwards will feature its own ‘changemaker’ programme of talks and discussions from cutting-edge creatives, campaigners, and music industry names.

Organisers have designated their ‘Information Area’ to activism, discussion and examination with local environmental campaigners and agency Environ, Noods Levels’ Izzy Cross, Bristol Drugs Project and Bristol Transformed, a volunteer-run festival of socialist politics, arts, and culture.


Tickets are currently priced at £63 for one day and £109 for the weekend, however, festival passes will go up for final release this Sunday 7 August. Tickets can be found here.


Head to the Forwards Festival website for more information about the event’s upcoming debut.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.