The first wave of artists for this year's Simple Things festival has been unveiled.

Leading the announcement is Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who play the opening concert at Colston Hall. It doesn't stop there though (obviously) - you've got the likes of Battles, post-punkers Wire, Dean Blunt, Speedy Ortiz, Grumbling Fur, Chastity Blet, Penguin Cafe and Factory Floor.

Simple Things takes place in various locations around Bristol such as the Lakota, The Firestation, The Coroner's Court and the O2 Academy on October 23rd (opening concert) and 24th. For tickets, and the current line-up, head here.