Dan Chandler has certainly paid his dues in the Bristol music industry. Today, he’s one of the brains behind Bristol’s biggest city festival The Downs, helped mastermind the event that legitimised Lloyds Amphitheatre as a big name concert venue, and looks after tours for the likes of Nick Cave, Sleaford Mods and The Pixies up …

The Downs is heading into its third year this August and their first lineup announcement has blown previous years right out of the water. They’ve planned an unbelievable 10 hours of live music, headlined by one of hip hop’s all-time greatest, Ms. Lauryn Hill.  The Fugees singer, rapper and five times Grammy award-winning solo artist …

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IDLES are very vocal about the part Bristol has played in their phenomenal rise to success. On the release of their second, UK number five-charted album Joy As An Act of Resistance, frontman Joe Talbot told Nitelife:  ‘All of the promoters in Bristol were really supportive of us from the start (…) If you’re passionate …

Bristol-based photographer Ania Shrimpton is raffling off her signed IDLES print to raise money for  Wallace & Gromit’s The Grand Appeal, the Aardman Animations–backed charity that raises funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital. The framed 24” x 16” photograph, signed by all five members, was captured at Simple Things festival in October, where the noisy Bristol …

Bristol’s own IDLES have taken a top 20 spot in Rough Trade Records illustrious 100 Albums of the Year 2017. Coming in at number 15 for their brilliant 2017 album Brutalism, IDLES share the honour with the likes of Aldous Harding’s Party, who topped the list, as well as Björk’s Utopia, Thundercat’s Drunk and Kelela’s …

IDLES have long been close to the heart of Bristol’s live scene, so the city’s chest swelled with pride when their 2017 debut album Brutalism received national acclaim and set them up with a headline European tour, not to mention the small matter of being handpicked by Foo Fighters to support them at their London …

Multi-venue multi-genre festival Simple Things returns to Bristol this October, showcasing an extremely diverse lineup across ten stages scattered around the city centre. Kicking off early afternoon, live music of all shapes and sizes will run until sunrise the following morning Kicking off early afternoon, live music of all shapes and sizes will run until …

We’ve teamed up with Simple Things Festival to offer you the chance to win 4 x tickets to this year’s event on Saturday 21 October. The multi-venue multi-genre festival will be showcasing an extremely diverse lineup across ten stages scattered around the city centre. Kicking off early afternoon, live music of all shapes and sizes will …