The Downs Bristol 2019 - Ms. Lauryn Hill, Grace Jones & More
Were back! The Downs Bristol returns this summer on Saturday 31st August.
The High Contrast Band
Nightmares on Wax Live
Crazy P Live
+much more to be announced
Tickets on sale March 8th
Ms. Lauryn Hill, American singer, songwriter, rapper and founding member of hip-hop pioneers The Fugees will headline the Downs Stage on Saturday night and is the festivals first female and international headliner. Hills only solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, earned her five Grammy Awards and remains one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time.
Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, producer, model and actress Grace Jones will also take to the stage. With a career spanning four decades, Jones secured her first record deal with iconic Jamaican label Island Records in 1977, becoming a star of New York Citys disco scene. An iconic figure in the arts scene, Jones has inspired the likes of Lady Gaga, Nile Rogers, Annie Lennox and Lorde.
IDLES will play their largest gig ever in Bristol, following a huge 12 months for the band. The local five-pieces popularity has soared in recent years, following the release of their 2017 album Brutalism, and more recently Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018 and in 2019 IDLES were nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards.
Swedish singer, songwriter and rapper Neneh Cherry will also feature at The Downs Bristol. The stepdaughter of jazz trailblazer Don Cherry, Neneh forged her own groundbreaking blend of pop, dance, hip hop and R&B picking up Brits, Grammys and MTV Europe Music Awards along the way.
The festivals stand out Avon Stage will be home to a dance and hip-hop line up, headlined by one of the UKs most esteemed up-and-coming hip-hop artists, Loyle Carner. Also on the bill will be English electronic outfit Crazy P, DJ and electronic music composer Nightmares on Wax and a special performance from drum & bass outfit High Contrast, with the accompaniment of a live band.
Discussion and debate has been a key part of The Downs Bristol since the very beginning and once again you can expect the return of The Information Stage, a space where key note speakers address issues affecting UK society. Weve had some big names here in recent years, Akala and Ken Loach to name just two and after dark this will transform into a music stage featuring new musical talent from across the city.
Were committed to ensuring our younger music fans can enjoy the day just as much as the grown-ups and the Childrens Area is returning bigger and better than ever, with activities, workshops, dancing and much more.
Full Price Adult Tickets will be 55 and on sale from Friday 8th March. You will be able to buy them in person from 8am at Bristol Ticket Shop (Broadmead) and will be on general release at 9am via thedownsbristol.com, SEE, Gigantic, Eventim, DICE and Ticketmaster. Please only buy tickets from these official outlets.
Kids tickets will also be on sale priced at 15 and reduced price tickets will be available to anyone unemployed or on income support, priced at 29.50. The reduced price tickets are only available in person from Bristol Ticket Shop, and supporting documentation and ID will be required.
Sign up to be the first to get the tickets here: https://thedownsbristol.com/
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