Forwards Festival: how to get tickets, the full lineup and location for new UK festival

Roisin Murphy and Little Simz are among the Forwards Festival lineup.

Forwards Festival is a brand new music event and we’ve got all the details on the lineup, tickets and more.

The Bristol-based event will take place between 3-4 September at Clifton Downs.

It’ll be headlined by The Chemical Brothers and Jamie xx, alongside a lineup featuring LGBT-favourites.

Festival goers will be able to get their hands on early bird tickets from 25 February via Ticketmaster here or See Tickets here.

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The lineup also features Kae Tempest, Little Simz, Self Esteem, Róisín Murphy, Shygirl and Fred again…

The event organsiers say: “The two-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 activism and debate”.


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In addition to two main music stages, the festival will feature ‘The Information’, a space for activism, examination, debate and understanding on today’s current affairs and cultural issues.

It will showcase experts, disruptors, artists, writers and thinkers from across the social and political spectrum, with a lineup announced in spring.

You can find out ticket prices, presale info and the full lineup so far below.

We’ve also put together a guide featuring some of the best alternative UK music festivals for 2022.

When do Forwards Festival tickets go on sale?

They will be available in the general sale from 8am on 25 February via Ticketmaster here or See Tickets here.

A presale will take place at 10am on 24 February, which you can sign up to here to access.

Tickets are priced at £39.50 for day admission or £75 for weekend admission, while concessions are available for children aged five to 15, local residents and low income individuals.

Who’s on the Forwards Festival lineup?

The festival will be headlined by The Chemical Brothers and Jamie xx.

It also features: 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 / Connie Constance

More acts will be announced for Forwards Festival in the run-up to the event.

Where is Forwards Festival?

The festival will take place at Clifton Downs in Bristol.

The full address is The Downs, Stoke Road, Bristol, England BS9 1FG

Festival goers can arrive by coach, with the event teaming up with Big Green Coach to transport ticket holders from 21 locations across the UK.