23-29 Feb 2024
Bristol UK
23-29 Feb 2024
Bristol, UK
Simple Things is best known as a multi-venue music event in Bristol’s city centre. The event has grown to become one of the most celebrated in Bristol’s musical calendar, critically acclaimed for our commitment to innovative and forward-facing music culture.
We are celebrating our 10th anniversary in February 2024 with a weeklong programme of events. These will take place between 24-29 February, with the primary Simple Things day and night programmes on Saturday 24 February. Tickets are available here. Details and tickets for additional events in the programme will follow.
Simple Things is also a promoter in the city, hosting standalone gigs and club nights all year round. Check out who we’re bringing to Bristol in the coming months.
Saturday 24th February 2024
Wristband Collection: from 12:00
Start Time: 14:00
Event Finish Time: 01:00
Wristband Collection: from 12:00
Start Time: 22:00
Event Finish Time: 06:00
Click here to download the Simple Things 2024 Map PDF.
General Admission
Simple Things 2024 - Day Programme
Day tickets give you access to all venues listed on the Day Programme on 24 Feb 2024. These are Bristol Beacon, SWX, Rough Trade, Strange Brew, and Sportsmans, from 14:00 onwards.
Simple Things 2024 - Night Programme
Night tickets give you access to Strange Brew, The Island and The Love Inn on 24 Feb 2024, from 22:00 until 05:00.
Closing Concert - Fever Ray
Our Closing Concert with Fever Ray will take place on Thursday 29 February from 19:00 at Beacon Hall in Bristol Beacon. Tickets are running low and are now only available via Bristol Beacon.
Ticket Information
Day tickets are available via Crack Tickets, Headfirst, Dice and Bristol Beacon. Night tickets are available via Crack Tickets, Headfirst and Resident Advisor.
When you purchase a ticket you will be sent a confirmation email, please double check your junk and spam inboxes for this if you can’t see it in your inbox. To get your confirmation re-sent or to check on your order, please contact the ticket provider you purchased your ticket from.
Day Tickets: Wristband Collection
Tickets will need to be exchanged for wristbands in order to allow entry into the venues. Simple Things Day Wristband exchange will take place at Bristol Beacon from 12:00. Please note: tickets will not be accepted on the door. If you have a ticket for more than one person, we encourage everyone attached to that ticket to arrive together. If this isn’t possible, ensure all parties arriving separately have their digital version or individual ticket printout.
Night Tickets: Wristband Collection
Tickets will be exchanged for wristbands at any of the Night-time venues from 22:00, you can also collect night-time wristbands with your day wristband at the Bristol Beacon Box Office.
Please only buy tickets from authorised agents. Beware of touts and unauthorised ticket agents selling tickets as there is no way to guarantee their authenticity. You will be refused entry if you attempt to use a counterfeit ticket.
If there are any other ticketing issues, please contact tickets@crackmagazine.net
Refund and Resale Policy
Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable unless in the case of a cancellation of the event by the promoter. If you purchase your ticket from a third party, please ensure you trust the person who you are buying from. Tickets can only be scanned once, and ID verification is required, so you must bring a copy of the purchaser’s ID at the wristband exchange.
Low-Income Ticket Scheme
We want to make our event as accessible as possible - please contact tickets@crackmagazine.net if you would like to attend but are facing financial difficulties.
If you are on disability based benefits, you may be eligible for a free companion / PA ticket. Please consult the Accessibility Page to find out how to apply or email accessibility@teamlove.org.
NHS Discount
We are offering discounted tickets for NHS staff via Tickets For Good, please head to their website for more information.
Other Concessions
Crack Magazine Supporters get 25% off Simple Things tickets. Become a Supporter here.
BIMM, Saffron and Gather Round members get 25% off Simple Things tickets. Speak to your organisation or representative for more details.
Venue Entry
At wristband exchange, ticket holders will be issued with one wristband which grants entry to every venue. Specific venue access will vary depending on whether you have purchased a Day or Night ticket (see venue list). It is not possible to pay for access to individual venues or performances.
We advise that you arrive in good time if there is an act that you want to watch as we cannot guarantee entry to each venue if it reaches capacity. If a venue reaches capacity, a one-in-one-out system will ensue.
Please ensure you bring a valid ticket and ID for the wristband exchange.
IMPORTANT: Please take care of your wristband – any removed from the wrist, lost or tampered with, will be deemed invalid and not replaced. You will be refused admission if you do not have a valid wristband. Day event tickets are NOT valid for entry to the night programme and visa versa.
Age Policy
Day programme: Ages 14+ can attend until 21:00, if accompanied by someone over 21 at all times. However, this does not apply to Sportsmans which remains an 18+ venue throughout. A full, general admission ticket must be purchased for any under 18s. Please note that individual venues reserve the right to change their age policy if deemed appropriate. If there is a specific act you would like to attend, it is worth speaking to the venue directly to avoid disappointment.
Night programme: Strictly 18+. Challenge 25 will be in operation at all venues. ID will be required on entry and you may also be asked to verify your age at the bar.
You will be able to re-enter each venue with your wristband. However, general re-entry will be at the discretion of the venue, so please check before exiting a venue what their re-entry policy is at that time.
Once full capacity is reached in any venue, a one-in-one-out system will be in operation.
Line up
Our line up can be found here. We still have lots of exciting performances TBA. Sign up to our mailing list for festival announcements in the coming months.
Set times will be available to download in full closer to the event via Clashfinder, in addition to being visible at each venue. Set times will also be available on our social media platforms.
Event Services
Medical and Welfare
Each venue will have quick access to first aid and will know how best to proceed in the event of any emergency.
If you begin to feel unwell or see anyone who appears to be in distress for any reason, then please inform a member of staff immediately. Look after yourself and be considerate of those around you.
Lost Property
Each venue will operate its own lost property policy. If you find or lose something, please speak to a member of staff at the venue or contact the venue directly post-event.
A Cloakroom for small items will be available at the below venues. The amount charged per item is at the discretion of the venue.
  • Bristol Beacon
  • SWX
  • The Love Inn
  • Lakota and Coroners Court
  • Strange Brew
Getting to Simple Things by...
Simple Things takes place in the city centre so there are plenty of options for parking. Please note there is no on-street parking located at any of the venues. The closest car parks to each venue are listed below:
  • Bristol Beacon - Trenchard Street Carpark (500ft)
  • SWX - NCP Bristol Nelson Street (0.1mile)
  • Sportsmans - Trenchard Street Carpark (0.2mile)
  • Rough Trade - NCP Bristol Nelson Street (0.1mile)
  • Strange Brew - NCP Nelson Street (320ft)
  • The Love Inn - NCP Bristol St James Barton (0.6mile)
Please check individual car parks for their opening times and prices.
Bristol Temple Meads (1.5 miles) First Bus Services 8 and 72 run from Stop TC outside Bristol Temple Meads to the centre.
Bristol operates either Hackney Bristol Blue carriages that can be flagged or pre-booked private hire. The BRAXI app can facilitate booking. Taxi ranks situated in the city centre include:
  • Colston Avenue
  • Small Street
  • Nelson Street
Please note there is not an official bike park for any of the venues, but there are plenty dotted around the city. Bikes are left at the owner's risk.
Code of Conduct
We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and fun environment for everyone. Simple Things will not tolerate discrimination in relation to ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, faith, physical or cognitive disability, learning difficulties, neurodiversity, health or mental health related vulnerabilities, political beliefs, or any other kind.
Our Code of Conduct is designed to reflect our values and foster a culture of respect to allow everyone to enjoy our festival. It applies to everyone involved in the event; staff, crew and volunteers, festival-goers, guests, performers, and artists - we will all be held to the same standards.
Each of us is responsible for our own actions and for looking out for others. Be aware of situations taking place around you - don’t be a bystander, speak up and seek help if you need it.
Simple Things has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment or assault. In the event of a breach of our Code of Conduct, we reserve the right to take any action we feel appropriate, including immediate expulsion from our events or reporting incidents to the police.
We will not tolerate harassment of any kind. For the purpose of this Code of Conduct, this includes:
  • Threatening or menacing behaviour
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal abuse
  • Discriminatory slurs and derogatory language of any kind
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
If you witness or are subject to harassment whilst at Simple Things, then please report it to a member of staff.
Simple Things is excited to be returning in 2024. As a festival, we welcome all D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent attendees and aim to provide an enjoyable experience for all. The following information provides basic details about the accessible provisions available at each venue.
Accessible Facilities that we offer:
  • Personal Assistant Tickets to those that need them (to be eligible you will need to provide one of the following forms of documentation; PIP, DLA, Access or Nimbus Card or War Disablement letter).
  • Viewing Platforms or Areas (in some venues)
  • AccessibleToilets (in some venues)
If you have any other requirements please feel free to contact us by emailing accessibility@teamlove.org.
The accessible facilities will only be available to ticket holders who have pre-registered their requirements. To register your requirements, please fill out this form. This is to ensure that we have time to put appropriate provisions in place. Information Packs will be sent out to anyone who has successfully registered a few days before the event. If you have been approved for a Personal Assistant ticket these will be available for collection on the day from the foyer of Bristol Beacon.
Venue Information:
Strange Brew
This has step-free and level access throughout. Accessible toilets and allocated viewing areas.
Bristol Beacon
Bristol Beacon has level access with a lowered box office. It is opposite Trenchard Car Park (NCP) with Blue Badge Spaces if people are driving. There are lifts to all floors, each of which has an accessible toilet. Induction or assistive listening systems are available along with large print menus if requested.
SWX is a multi-floor venue with stairs. There is a passenger lift located at the back of the venue and within a staff only area. There is also a dedicated viewing area and accessible toilet available.
Rough Trade
Rough Trade Bristol is fully wheelchair accessible. This is a standing venue but seating can be provided when needed, please ask the staff at the venue. It has accessible toilets and assistance dogs are welcome.
Sportsmans is situated uphill from Bristol Beacon. They have a removable access ramp at the entrance and inside they have accessible toilets. All of the inside area is based on one level.
The Love Inn
The Love Inn has an accessible ramp available for the entrance. There is also an accessible toilet.
Lakota & The Coroners Court
Lakota is situated in Stokes Croft and does not have any accessible ramps to enter the building. There are two steps at the entrance. Once inside there are no lifts to floors 2 & 3 so to gain access to these, you will have to climb several sets of stairs.
The Coroners Court is a temporary venue that Simple Things have licensed for the purposes of the event, therefore access is unfortunately limited on this occasion as it involves travelling up flights of stairs into each room.
Induction Loops
There will be an induction loop at the Main Accessibility Wristband Exchange in Bristol Beacon. Induction or assistive listening systems are available from Bristol Beacon also.
Assistance Dogs
We welcome assistance dogs across the festival. If you are bringing one with you, we ask that you let us know in advance by contacting accessibility@teamlove.org.
Strobe effects will be used at this event however, there will not be any specific announcements prior to their use.
If you have any queries, please contact accessibility@teamlove.org or call 0117 941 1611. Or, if you require the form in an alternative format please email accessibility@teamlove.org.
Please note: The disabled access facilities are for festival goers with permanent disabilities – pregnant women and people with recent injuries such as broken legs, hip replacements etc do not qualify.
Simple Things is a multi-venue event based in the centre of Bristol therefore each venue has its own access provision.
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