A huge lineup has been announced for IDLES’ highly anticipated homecoming show later this year.
The internationally-renowned five-piece are set to perform in front of a capacity crowd of 10,000 at Clifton Downs on September 3, supported by a wide range of acts.
Organisers Team Love and Simple Things Festival said they were keen to showcase as many local artists as possible.
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Ahead of IDLES headline performance will be main stage sets from the genre-crossing Scottish composer and producer Anna Meredith, synth-infused Yorkshire group the Working Men’s Club and pop artist Jane Weaver.
Newcomers like TV Priest and London punk trio Big Joanie complete the main stage billing.
The second stage will host a variety of electronic artists with appearances from the UK dance/punk music veterans Paranoid London and local favourites Giant Swan.
Second stage performers also include ex-Bristolian now London-based vocalist and producer Grove, alongside the avant-garde Nuha Ruby Ra and Kayla Painter.
The third stage will play host to up-and-coming bands and musicians from Bristol and its surrounding area that have been handpicked by IDLES and Team Love & Simple Things.
Having joined IDLES on their last tour pre-pandemic, Heavy Lungs will be top of the billing. They will be closely followed by Alewya, Delilah Holliday, Grandmas House and Slagheap.
Tom Paine from Team Love said: “We are beyond excited to finally announce the full line-up for this special show. There is so much exciting, fresh and boundary-pushing music here, from musicians who Bristolians have been waiting to see play live for so long now.
“Just seeing the names all together on the same artwork is genuinely sending tingles down our spines.
“As you can see now from the line-up this is going to be a packed full day of amazing musical entertainment from start to finish.”
IDLES’ homecoming show will support local community organisations and charities
(Image: Tom Ham)
After starting out in Bristol, IDLES went on to gain worldwide acclaim after their second album, Joy As An Act of Resistance, before scoring their first UK number one album with Ultra Mono in September 2020.
They will perform at Clifton Downs before embarking on a major tour of America.
Full details of any Covid-19 entry requirements will be published by the organisers closer to the time, in line with Government regulations and recommendations.
Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased on See Tickets.
There will be 2,000 complimentary tickets available to local NHS workers to say thank you for their work on the frontline during the pandemic.
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