The Downs returned to a politically charged Clifton Down park in Bristol at the weekend, engulfing the centre of the picturesque British city with some of today’s best rock, soul and RnB. With a line-up that featured local legends IDLES, post punk monsters Fontaines D.C. and the iconic Ms Lauryn Hill, it turned out to be a surefire success. Judith Zandwijk checked it out.

FONTAINES D.C.

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GRACE JONES

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IDLES

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NENEH CHERRY

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MS LAURYN HILL

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