As the British appetite for festivals has grown exponentially, there has also been a rise of horror stories around poor festival organisation, often leading to thousands of disappointed UK punters. Anyone who was around to witness the torrential downpour that nonetheless failed to dampen Massive Attack’s blistering homecoming last year will also remember that bar …

After a phenomenal debut year in 2016, The Downs festival returns to Clifton Downs this September, bringing a lineup that is essentially all headline acts, including Elbow, Soul II Soul, De La Soul, Roni Size, David Rodigan and enduring dance music legends Groove Armada. Groove Armada this year celebrate 20 years since the release of …

The Downs festival is back for its second installment this September, bringing the likes of Elbow, Seasick Steve, Groove Armada, Roni Size, Soul II Soul, De La Soul and our favourite reggae selector Sir David Rodigan MBE to Clifton’s Downs. With the sunshine evading us for another weekend, the Downs Festival team have decided to …

After being successfully booking Massive Attack for their first hometown gig in 13 years last year, we were delighted when organisers (a joint effort from the teams behind Love Saves the Day and Bristol Sounds) announced that The Downs festival would become a permanent fixture on Bristol’s growing festival calendar. The lineup, announced today, includes …