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, the newly announced lineup combines major hitters with future megastars, including the incredible Khruangbin, Nadine Shah and pop punk trio Dream Wife (who will be headlining Exchange on 20 March if you want to get a taster before the main event).

Topping this year’s bill is Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paul Weller, Orbital, Basement Jaxx and Goldie and the Heritage Ensemble. Festival goers can also look forward to performances from Channel One and Bristol reggae royalty Laid Blak, plus many more acts still to be announced.

we’ve got the best lineup we’ve had so far at The Downs

Crosstown Concerts co-founder says: ‘2017 was a great year for the festival and our 2018 lineup features some of the best live acts around. We know there’ll be a huge amount of interest in seeing Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller live in Bristol. Noel has never headlined a show in Bristol so we are really excited to bring him and his band to the city and I think we’ve got the best lineup we’ve had so far at The Downs.’

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As always, discussion and debate will be a key part of The Downs and festival goers can also look forward to the return of The Information Stage. This year’s speakers and panelists have yet to be announced, but previous guests have included Ken Loach and Akala.

As always, discussion and debate will be a key part of The Downs

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 8am from the Bristol Ticket Shop in Broadmead (in person only), with general release going live at 9am from TheBristolDowns.com and Bristolticketshop.co.uk, plus the usual major ticket outlets.

Posted by The Downs Bristol on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

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Photos by Chris Cooper / Shotaway

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