Little Simz, The Chemical Brothers and Jamie xx are among acts announced on the line-up of new music festival Forwards.
The two-day Bristol festival will take place September 3-4, and will harness “the history and power of live events to bring people together for music and positive change,” according to a statement, “with social initiatives and timely debate at its core”.
The festival aims to “reshape and challenge what metropolitan festivals can be today” by inviting debate with activists and political voices. The full programme is due to be announced in spring.
The event also plans to integrate CICs (Community Interest Companies) into the festival infrastructure to “nurture new talent, provide community catering at the heart of the festival and give back to communities through its own festival ecosystem”.
The annual event at Victoria Park, which champions electronic dance music as part of All Points East, will bring together the two musical pioneers to co-headline the event on August 20, 2022.
The electronic music duo also recently announced a huge open air concert in Yorkshire this summer.
Meanwhile, 2022 BRIT Award winner Little Simz is also set to perform at a number of festivals this summer, including Reading, Sziget in Hungary, and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound.