Charli XCX Added To Bristol FORWARDS Festival Line-Up
Charli joins the already announced Jamie xx, Little Simz, Khruangbin and Fred Again.. on the Saturday 3September line-up at Bristol’s Clifton Downs. FORWARDS runs across two days, culminating with a headline set from The Chemical Brothers on Sunday 4 September.
LINEUP ADDITION – Charli XCX ?✨
We're incredibly excited to announce that Charli XCX has been added to our Saturday musical programme. She joins Jamie xx, Little Simz, Khruangbin & many more. ☀️? pic.twitter.com/8mgNHQ9wrh
— Forwards Bristol (@ForwardsBristol) May 24, 2022
FOWARDS is described in press materials as “a festival that “challenges what metropolitan festivals can be today, kickstarting a new breed of city festivals by committing to positive change through social initiatives and a powerful platform for discussion”.
As well as the two main music stages, FORWARDS will also host forward-thinking conversations. There will be discussions on racism, trans rights and gender fluidity, the cost of living crisis, feminist agendas and the music industry today. Other speakers booked for the festival include Lemn Sissay, John Barnes, Jack Monroe, Jay Rayner and Shon Faye.
Additionally, the festival has built social initiatives into its infrastructure including partnering with community catering company Team Canteen, which fights against food vulnerability, and will provide community-led catering across the two-day event.
Charli has also been added to the line-up of Disclosure’s All Points East show on 27 August at Victoria Park, London. Charli joins James Blake, Fred Again.., Koffee, Freddie Gibbs, Mura Masa, Shy FX and Channel Tres at the gig.
All Points East promises to be a highlight of the festival calendar. Gorillaz headline as a UK festival exclusive on 19 August. APE Presents: Field Day returns on 20 August with The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk.
Tame Impala headline the following weekend (25 August), while The National take the top spot on 26 August. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds close the festival on 28 August after Disclosure’s headline set the previous night.