The Downs Bristol returns this weekend with a stellar line up featuring Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paul Weller, Orbital and Goldie & The Ensemble. Here are 7 things you are not going to want to miss.

The Downs Festival

1. Catch Our Future, Our Choice founder Femi Oluwole in The Information Area

This year’s Information Area plays host to some of the most prominent voices on issues affecting Bristol. Femi Oluwole, a graduate who specialises in EU law and pro-EU campaigner, launched the pressure group Our Future, Our Choice, in an attempt to deliver the “will of the people” and force a second Brexit referendum. This passionate speaker has appeared on global platforms, so don’t miss the chance to see him whilst he’s here in Bristol!

2. Watch Dreamwife on The Downs Stage

This edgy, all female trio from London will be tearing up the main stage. They have stacks of 5* reviews and are sure to put in a feisty performance. Expect nothing short of an electric show packed with sharp riffs and sharper vocals.

3. Drink craft ale in the sun

Rumour has it the sun will be in attendance and bringing with her some heat. We can’t think of a better thirst quencher than a pint of the amber nectar from either Bristol Beer Factory or Lost and Grounded.

4. Support local business

This year The Downs have partnered with The Big Issue, offer your support by getting your official programme from one of their lovely vendors on site, many of whom you probably recognise from around Bristol!

5. Watch amazing local talent

Bristol locals Swimming Girls, Souer and Harvey Causon will be playing the new Information Stage lates programme, these two are tipped to be big this year so catch them on the way up.

6. Munch on some of Bristol’s best street food

It’s safe to say Bristol does food like no other city, so catch your favourites at The Downs this year, including Gopals Curry Shack, Biblos and Skewered Bristol. There’s something for every taste.

7. Noel and The Modfather

Noel Gallagher & Paul Weller. Doing a duet. Enough said.

The Downs Festival is on this Saturday 1st September and final tickets are still available from the official website


The Downs Festival
The Downs Festival in Bristol

Outdoor music concert on the Clifton Downs with a main stage of live music, a stage of electronic performance, smaller venues with panel discussions, film and art, food, alcohol and soft drink concessions, children’s entertainment and decorations throughout the site.