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    The Downs Bristol, the city’s largest music festival returns

The Forwards Festival 2024 in Bristol

The very popular music festival takes place in The Downs on 31 August - 1 September 2024


Forwards Festival Bristol 2024

The Downs Bristol is one of the biggest festivals in Bristol. With 3 stages, the festival aims to present a contemporary curation of music while paying homage to Bristol’s long-standing history of being a music city. Forwards Festival returns on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 2024. 

Forwards Festival Lineup

The lineup in 2023 included Erykah Badu, Bonobo, Raye, Confidence Man, Ezra Collective, Aphex Twin, Primal Scream, Arlo Parks and Leftfield. 

2024 headliners are to be announced.


The two-day event is for all the family and ensures younger music fans have a great time; the Children’s Area is returning bigger and better than ever, with activities, workshops, dancing and much more. 

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Bedrooms at Future Inn Bristol

Bristol Hotel

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the night. The hotel is in the heart of the Bristol city centre, offering various-sized bedrooms, including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family. Under 12's stay for free. The hotel is opposite Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, close to the popular and free tourist attractions. Alongside parking for £9 per night and free WiFi throughout the hotel, there are many home comforts. 

Make a Reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or email reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Chophouse Restaurant

Bristol Restaurant

Chophouse Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after the event. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. All produce is local, and the food is homemade on-site. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £26 daily from 5pm. Under 5's always eat for free.

If you are staying in the hotel, room service is available 24/7. 

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our local selection includes Buttcombe, Bristol Harvey Cream and Bristol Rum. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails

Reservations can be made on 0117 304 1010 or by emailing chophouse@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online: 


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