The Downs is more than a music festival. Finding its beginnings in collaboration with Massive Attack in 2016, Team Love and Crosstown Concerts worked together with the landscape-changing group to build a music and information lineup around their 13-years-coming hometown show on Clifton Downs.    representing diverse, boundary-pushing artists alongside homegrown Bristol talent Now a …

While today disco music is nearly as common on the circuit as any other style of dance music, Crazy P have been peddling their underground disco sounds far and wide long before it was so widely appreciated.  Formed in 1995 by producers and multi-instrumentalists Chris Todd and Jim Baron, within a few years Crazy P …

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 …

The Downs festival is returning to Clifton Downs for its third installment this September. As per, it looks set to close the summer festival season with an almighty bang. the newly announced lineup combines major hitters with future megastars Brought to us by a tried-and-tested dream team made up from Crosstown Concerts and Team Love, …

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 …

The Downs festival returns to Clifton’s Downs this weekend for its second year, this time promising more of a fully-fledged day festival, where last year’s event seemed to fall somewhere between a festival and huge outdoor concert. Headliners (and co-organisers) Massive Attack headlined with their first homecoming show in 13 years, and very likely the …

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 …

Ahead of sitting on the judging panel for our #NITELIFENITEOUT competition – where we’re giving away £1000 toward a new Bristol event – local promoter Dan Chandler has given us some pearls of wisdom for anyone hoping to break into the world of music events… With over a decade of experience in the live music …

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 …

The same musical minds behind Bristol Summer Series – and co-conspirators of The Downs festival – are back on Bristol’s Harbourside this summer with not only a new name, but a whole extra day of live music, and a bigger and better lineup… On 21-24 June, Bristol Sounds is taking over Lloyd’s Amphitheatre for a …