Venues

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Colston Hall

Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall, playing host to Simple Things’ climactic headline performances in its vast main theatre as well as intimate sessions in the foyer and daytime DJ sets against the roof top terrace’s panoramic backdrop. Colston hall also houses the experimental lantern stage hosted by the Quietus.

Colston St, BS1 5AR

02 Academy

During the day, the O2 is home to a broad selection of cutting-edge live acts from John Maus to Lorenzo Senni, before being transformed into a late-night haven headed up by an extended set from Daphni

1 Frogmore St, BS1 5NA


The Island

Comprised of a former Firestation connected to a courthouse and a covered outdoor courtyard spread across three areas of music, the Island is an incredible DIY space to lose yourself.

Nelson St, BS1 2LE

The Firestation

Host to The Bug ft. Miss Red, Kahn & Neek, and JLIN amongst others, the blacked-out former fire station promises a breadth of forward-looking bass weight on a top-spec sound system.

Nelson St, BS1 2LE

Lakota and Coroners Court

Bristol’s historic Lakota club and the adjoining former courthouse provide a setting for the majority of the late-night component of the festival programme, running from midnight until sunrise with a plethora of DJs and live electronic acts.

Upper York Street, BS2 8QN

The Sportsmans

Another new addition to simple things for 2016, the Sportsman’s intimate back room serves as a the ideal venue for an eclectic mix of live bands.

40 Colston St, BS1 5AE