Music festival in the heart of Bristol releases killer first wave of acts for 2024

Music festival in the heart of Bristol releases killer first wave of acts for 2024

Posted on: 20 Nov 2023

With two years of brilliant lineups already under their belt, multi-venue festival Ritual Union Bristol have announced yet another top roster of musicians.


Ritual Union will run throughout the day across four central Bristol venues on Saturday 23 March 2024.


With super early bird and early bird tickets already sold out, festival organisers have announced a dynamic programme of indie buzz bands, a veteran special guest, local experimenters, and an eagerly anticipated reunion. All this and more will be appearing across SWX, Strange Brew, Rough Trade and The Island in March!


Third-wave tickets are available to purchase now for £25, HERE.



Spearheading the 2024 lineup are London-based trio Dream Wife, fresh from the release of their critically acclaimed third album Social Lubrication, and indie pop singer-songwriter Liz Lawrence – whose recent single ‘I Was There’ featured The Beta Band’s Steve Mason.


Other prominent names include Nottingham art rockers Do Nothing, multi-faceted New York two-piece Windowspeak, LA garage rock outfit Cheekface and a very special opening set from Martin Newell, AKA eccentric pop/rock project The Cleaners From Venus.


There will be a reunion show from Brooklyn power-pop group Cende and sets from artists including Northern Irish post-punks Chalk, Das Koolies (four-fifths of Super Furry Animals), garage rockers Holiday Ghosts, Scottish singer-songwriter Katie Malco, Manchester four-piece Maruja, chaotic rock band Mary In The Junkyard and reflective solo artists William Doyle.


The undercard selection of artists announced so far is as exciting as ever with the likes of folk artist Amy May Ellis, London punks Handcuff, surf rock band Japanese Television, folk/punk experimenters The New Eves, hooky electro-pop band Olso Twins and plenty of other exciting acts.


Leftfield music tastemakers Spinny Nights are curating a stage that will include glitch pop producer/vocalist BUFFEE, new-wave infused shoegazers DAMEFRISØR, self-dubbed ‘fairy pop’ artist Pearling, dark experimental rock band Dead Space Chamber Music, improv newcomers Arcadia Planitia Five-a-Side Football Team and more.



Ritual Union will run all day across four central Bristol venues on Saturday 23 March 2024 with third-wave tickets available to purchase here.


Browse the full festival lineup on Ritual Union's Facebook page, here.

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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.