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

From the creators behind Coachella, All Points East and Love Saves The Day, comes new Metropolitan Festival, FORWARDS


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.

Little Simz Press Image

Speaking of the upcoming festival, Tom Paine, co-founder of Team Love, said, “We’re proud to be unveiling a new festival for a new era of festivals, in the best city in the world, our hometown of Bristol. Now more than ever, it’s important that our events invite debate and challenge the audience to do more to make the world a better place as well as being a place to come together, dance and make memories. Alongside one of the most exciting lineups we have ever brought to Bristol, we’re creating an area called ‘The Information’ to provide a space for urgent conversations from some of our favourite activist and political voices. We’re partnering with CICs to nurture new talent, provide community catering at the heart of the festival and give back to our communities through the festival ecosystem.”

The Chemical Brothers Press Image

Jim King, CEO at European Festivals AEG Presents, continued, saying, “We are very excited about the launch of FORWARDS with Jamie xx and The Chemical Brothers who headline a really fantastic two days of music and culture, marking the next chapter in the growth of AEG’s festival division. We are really delighted that this next journey starts in Bristol, a historic city with an important culture and musical heritage and spirit. FORWARDS begins a new relationship with our partners, TEAM LOVE, who we have respected from afar for many years and who epitomise all that this great city stands for in live music and culture. Their vision anchors FORWARDS to the heartbeat of this great city and all it has to offer.”

Tickets for FORWARDS Festival are on sale now. To buy, visit the official website

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