What are you doing this bank holiday Sunday? What does one do on a bank holiday, besides the obvious and celebrate a day off for the banks? Well, cancel your day of celebration this Sunday, and make your way down/up/across to Bristol for Simple Things festival.

The line-up is pretty diverse, with genres spanning electronic to psych-folk to post-rock to glitch to scandi-pop (our very favourite kind of pop), there will be something for everyone, and who knows, with the promise of ‘secret’ venues, you might come across and fall in love with something you’d never have even dreamt of watching before.

  • Date: Sunday 6th May.
  • Time: 2PM-4AM. That’s right. FOURTEEN HOURS OF MUSIC.
  • Place: Various venues (‘existing’ and ‘secret spaces’) across Bristol.
  • Where do I sign up?!: Tickets are £35 with a £3 booking fee. You can buy them here.

Who to see….

Team Me

If you’re a regular 405 reader, or even if you only drop by for a cup of tea every now and then, you will know that we BLOODY LOVE TEAM ME.


She needs no introduction; it’s going to be packed, get there early.

Boy Friend

A friend of ours once said that an ‘egyptian wrinkle’ sounded really rude. We can’t even begin to fathom what he was attempting to refer to, but the song ‘Egyptian Wrinkle’ is beautiful, otherworldly and chilled. Nothing seedy here, no siree. Definitely ones to watch whilst drifting in and out of post-dinner bliss.

Stealing Sheep

Self-described as ‘Folktronic indie-pop’, Stealing Sheep have been making waves this year, with excitement building for their up-coming release in the Summer.

Gross Magic

Returning to the early 90s, Gross Magic manages to blend rough, distorted riffs with a rocky-horror pop sensibility, and it's catchy as hell. We’ll be making sure that Gross Magic is at the top of our list at Simple Things, having missed him at various venues over the last six months, it's damn time.