Simple Things confirms George Riley, Evian Christ, Josey Rebelle and more for 2024

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Following yesterday’s (25 September) Fever Ray announcement, the Bristol event has unveiled a further line-up of acts set to play its upcoming 10th edition.

The 2024 chapter of the festival will run from 23-29 February and feature a full day-and-night programme on 24 February, a special closing show at Bristol Beacon from Fever Ray on 29 February, and a run of yet-to-be-announced events hosted across the week.

The first full wave of artists have today (26 September) been announced, with the likes of Flowdan, George Riley, Jeshi, Jessica Winter, Paranoid London, Wu-Lu, Gazelle Twin and Ireen Amnes announced for the daytime schedule, which will be presented at Bristol Beacon. Giant Swan will close out the main room, with slots also reserved for Evian Christ – with a live iteration of his highly-anticipated debut album Revanchrist – and Max Cooper, with his 3D/AV spectacle.

By night, the proceedings will head to Lakota and Strange Brew – which will also be open during the day for festival-goers. Bristol favourites such as Chez de Milo, Daisy Moon, Danielle and Ido Plumes have been confirmed, alongside Julio Bashmore, Orpheu the Wizard, Saoirse, NIKS and Simple Thing returnee Josey Rebelle. There will be a Wisdom Teeth label takeover, featuring label bosses Facta and K-Lone alongside Yushh, DJ Python and Nick León. More names are still to be unveiled.

Simple Things is organised by Crack Magazine, Team Love and founder Matt Aitken. Discussing the festival’s return in a statement, Thomas Frost, co-founder of Crack Magazine and Simple Things Director, said: “Bringing back Simple Things for its 10th edition was always going to happen, but between Covid and the renovation at the Bristol Beacon it’s not been possible to create the landmark we all wanted. So we’re absolutely overjoyed to be back with a full programme.”

Continuing, he added: “Returning to the Beacon feels like we’re coming home, as it’s always been at the centre of some of Simple Things’ most exhilarating moments. We also can’t wait for the thrill of wandering around all the venues, immersing ourselves in the usual heady array of sounds that have always been the staple of Simple Things. Bringing back our DJ-led nighttime programme to naturally complete the day on the dancefloor was also essential. It’s our favourite 16 hours of any year, and this one will be the most special edition yet.”

Simple Things tickets go on sale this Friday (29 September) at 10am (BST). Head to the festival website for future updates and listen back to Crack Mix 488 from Yushh below.

In Photos: Simple Things Festival 2019