Playlist: Simple Things Festival 2018

Simple Things Festival returns to Bristol on 20th October for an all-day and all-night celebration of the best in contemporary live and electronic music.

Line-up highlights range from well-loved legends, think: Slowdive, Helena Hauff, DJ Stingray, to acclaimed rising stars, including Tirzah, Giant Swan, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. And it wouldn’t be Simple Things if there wasn’t a strong showing of the most promising newcomers coming up right now, acts like Alaskalaska, Deena Abdelwahed and Black Midi.

Ahead of the event, Crack Magazine has curated playlists showcasing the quality and diversity of the day and night programming. Whether these artists are firm fixtures or future favourites, you’ll find everything you need to hear below. Prep yourself.

For info and tickets, head to the Simple Things website.