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FORWARDS Festival: AEG Presents and Team Love Present New Bristol Festival

Announced in February, FORWARDS promises to draw the biggest names in international music to Bristol and challenge the traditional festival dynamic. The festival will take place on September 3rd and 4th and is set to feature a programme of talks, debates and activism alongside the music.

With some of the biggest names in dance and electronic music gracing the FORWARDS Festival stages, the event has attracted mass attention. The line-up includes The Chemical Brothers, Jamie XX, Little Simz, Fred Again.., Kojey Radical, Khruangbin and Caribou.

In Bristol, for the future, TeamLove and AEG Presents bring you FORWARDS; a new inner city music festival drawing the biggest names in international music to Clifton Downs this September. More than a music concert, FORWARDS looks to challenge what metropolitan festivals can be today, and how they can do good, from the inside out. The 2-day festival will harness the power of live events to bring people together for incredible music moments and positive change; through social initiatives and a space for discussion and debate.FORWARDS looks to start the next chapter for inner city music festivals.
MUSIC LINEUP
Headlined by the most iconic names in worldwide electronic music, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, and prolific remix artist and producer JAMIE XX, FORWARDS drops a first look at its inaugural music programme today.
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS bring their globally renowned, gloriously psychedelic live show to the
West Country for a special one-off performance on Sunday at FORWARDS. For three decades,
Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have with redefined the very idea of live electronic music by
creating a genuinely immersive gig experience – a show that sets hallucinogenic visuals to some
of the biggest anthems in dance music including Hey Boy Hey Girl, Galvanize, Got To Keep On,
Block Rockin’ Beats and many more. An unmissable gig by one of the most pioneering and in-demand festival headline acts in the world.
Other 2022 music acts unveiled; LITTLE SIMZ, RÓISÍN MURPHY, KHRUANGBIN, CARIBOU, FRED AGAIN.., SLEAFORD MODS, FLOATING POINTS,KAE TEMPEST, KOJEY RADICAL, SELF ESTEEM, SHYGIRL, THE COMET IS COMING, OVERMONO (LIVE), GABRIELS, SUDAN ARCHIVES, CHRISSI and CONNIE CONSTANCE.
Waking up in 2022 (from groundhog day), we are primed and ready to look Forwards. In addition to the two main music stages, FORWARDS establishes THE INFORMATION; a space driven by activism, examination, debate and understanding on today’s current affairs and cultural issues, plus challenging the role of music festivals. A programme of some of the world’s most inspirational experts, disruptors, artists, writers and thinkers from across the social and political spectrum will be announced this Spring, tied together with Bristolian voices and collectives driving conversation throughout.

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