Forwards festival Bristol 2022: full set-times, entire line-up; weather forecast and ticket information

It’s a huge year for Bristol as it marks the beginning of the metropolitan celebration of the best in music, the Forwards Festival

Forwards festival is a new international music festival bringing artists such as Charli XcX, Jamie XX and The Chemical Brothers to The Downs in Bristol.

The festival - which is the first collaboration for AEG Presents and Team Love - is taking place, September 3 & 4, on Clifton Downs.

It looks to inspire a new breed of city music festivals, committing to positive change through social initiatives and forward-thinking discussions, alongside epic music moments.

The two-day celebration will see the likes of Charli XCX, Jamie XX, and The Chemical Brothers perform across two different stages - Charli XCX recently making news as a last-minute addition to the Leeds and Reading 2022 line-up.

BristolWorld is here to run down the set times for this week’s Forwards festival Bristol, along with a forecast for the weather this weekend.

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What is Forwards festival Bristol 2022? 

Charli XCX is known for being a voice of her generation

Forward Festival is a two-day, non-camping festival set to grace Bristol on September 3 & 4. Acts range from international popstar Charli XCX to mercury-prize nominee Little Simz.

When is Forwards festival Bristol 2022?

Forwards is a two-day festival taking place on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4.

Where is Forwards festival Bristol 2022?  

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Forwards will take place on Clifton Downs - a large green space situated next to Durdham Downs between the Clifton and Redland region of Bristol.

What is the entire lineup for Forwards festival Bristol?

The Chemical Brothers - known for their creative visuals - play on Sunday at Forwards festival

Saturday 

  • Harvey Causon
  • Willow Kayne 
  • Ishamel Ensemble & friends 
  • Floating Points 
  • Fred Again.. 
  • Kojey Radical 
  • Shygirl
  • Overmono (live)
  • Khruangbin
  • Jamie XX
  • Little Simz 
  • Charli XCX
  • Sudan Archives
  • Chrissi Kam-bu

Sunday 

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  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Roisin Murphy
  • Caribou 
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Spiritualized 
  • Kae Tempest
  • Self Esteem
  • The Comet is Coming
  • Warmduscher
  • Billy Nomates
  • Melt Yourself Down
  • Connie Constance 
  • Rozi Plan
  • Hypothetics 

What are the set times for Forwards festival Bristol 2022?

Forwards Festival set-times for Saturday include Jamie XX and Fred Again...

Saturday, September 3

Stage One:

  • 21.25 - 22.55: Jamie XX
  • 19:40 - 20:40: Little Simz
  • 18:10 - 19:00: Khruangbin
  • 16:45 - 17:35: Charli XCX
  • 15.35 - 16:15: Shygirl
  • 14:15 - 15:10: Ishmael Ensemble & Friends
  • 13:15 - 13:45: Kam BU

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Stage Two:

  • 20:20 - 21:20: Floating Points
  • 18:30 - 19:30: Fred Again…
  • 17:10 - 18:00: Kojey Radical 
  • 15:40 - 16:40: Overmono (Live)
  • 14:40 - 15:15: Sudan Archives 
  • 13:15 - 14:10: Opening Act

The Information by Night:

  • 20:30 - 21:00: Willow Kane
  • 19:40 - 20:10: Harvey Cuason

The Information Stage:

  • 17:15 - 18:15: Bristol Drugs Project
  • 16:00 - 17:00: Noods Levels
  • 14:45 - 15:35: Enviral
  • 13:30 - 14:30: Bristol Transformed

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Sunday, September 4

Stage One:

  • 20:30 - 22:00: The Chemical Brothers 
  • 18:45 - 19:45: Roisin Murphy 
  • 17:00 - 17:45: Sleaford Mods
  • 15:45 - 16:30: Self Esteem 
  • 14:30 - 15:15: The Comet is Coming 
  • 13:15 - 14:00: Melt Yourself Down

Stage Two:

  • 19:20 - 20:20: Caribou
  • 17:45 - 18:45: Spiritualized 
  • 16:30 - 17:15: Kae Tempest 
  • 15:15 - 16:00: Warmducher 
  • 14:15 - 14:45: Billy Nomates
  • 14:15 - 13:45: Connie Constance 

The Information by Night:

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  • 19:45 - 20:15: Rozi Plain
  • 18:55 - 19:25: Hypothetical

The Information Stage:

  • 16:00 - 17:30: John Barnes Interviewed by Lawrence Hoo
  • 14:00 - 15:30: Jay Rayner Interviews Jack Monroe 

The Information Panels:

  • 17:15 - 18:15: Big Team CIC
  • 16:00 - 17:00: Sex Talks
  • 14:45 - 15:45: Caring in Bristol 
  • 13:30 - 14:30: Black Excellence Bristol 
Sunday’s set-times include The Chemical Brothers and Caribou

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Where can I get tickets to Forwards festival Bristol 2022?

From day tickets to hotel packages, Forwards festival Bristol has a number of ticket packages on sale right now.

What’s the weather going to be like for Forwards festival Bristol 2022?

The Met office has advised that Saturday, September 3 should remain cloudy at a cool 21°C. However, you may need to grab a sturdy umbrella as there is an increased chance of rain and wind as the day goes on.

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Sunday is forecast to be more wet with areas in the south under threat of thick cloud and heavy or thundery periods of rain or showers.

The Met Office said: “Any periods of rain could be longer spells than recently experienced. Strong winds are also likely in places, perhaps with a risk of gales too.”