Buy Simple Things Festival 2018 - Day Tickets
Simple Things returns on 20 October 2018 with a new format but the same commitment to boundary pushing sounds. For the first time, Simple Things will be splitting its programme in two with day and night line-ups ticketed separately.
The daytime bill is topped by Slowdive – one of British guitar music’s most enduring forces, who first came to prominence as pioneers of the shoegaze sound at the turn of the 90s. The band’s 2014 resurrection and 2017 self-titled album reinstated their relevance within contemporary guitar music, and re-positioned them at the forefront of the European live circuit.
Elsewhere on the line-up, South London breakout rapper Octavian joins the psychedelic, live analogue explorations of James Holden and the Animal Spirits, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s meandering jam rock sit alongside Kamaal Williams’ contemporary jazz fusion and the DIY positive-pop of viral star Jimothy Lacoste.
Continuing the festival’s agenda of representing artists at the cutting edge, the Flying Lotus-approved electronics of Iglooghost and the lo-fi experimentalism of Tirzah will also appear. Tirzah’s highly-anticipated debut album is out on Domino in August and features contributions from Mica Levi and Coby Sey.
The rest of the line-up is completed by: Warmduscher, Dena, Alaskalaska, Great News, Halo Maud, Yassassin, Fontaines DC, Helena Deland, Her’s, Rascalton, Sorry, Wooze, Parrots, Haze, sistertalk, Black Midi, Mellah, Post Animal, Lice and The Mauskovic Dance Band