A new multi-venue festival, Misery Loves Company will launch in Bristol this September

Twin Atlantic and Yonaka will headline.

Twin Atlantic and Yonaka are going to headline a new festival.

Misery Loves Company will take place across multiple venues in Bristol on 30th September. Partnered with Heads Above The Waves, a non-profit that raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people, one of its aims is to raise awareness around mental health issues.

Also on the bill are Kid Bookie, Mimi Barks, Pengshui, InVisions, TheCityIsOurs, Vexed, Love Is Noise, Lizzy Farrall, InMe, RXPTRS, Gurl, Kite Thief, Immerse and Lozeak.

Festival promoter Ian Chadderton comments: “The Bristol alternative scene means the world to me. It accepted me with open arms and everything I do is a testament to how I’ve grown over the last decade whilst immersing myself within this wonderful city. This festival is a chance for me to show the world why I fell in love with Bristol and a chance for me to give something back to the place that gave me everything.

“An important part of the ethos of the festival is for mental health awareness, diversity and inclusivity. We have partnered with an incredible organisation called Heads Above The Waves, who are a non-profit that raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people. They promote positive, healthy coping mechanisms and remind people that they are not alone. We are also striving to promote gender equality which is at the heart of our event, with 50% of the acts having female and/or non-binary members.

“MLC23 will have an incredible line-up of some of the UK’s most exciting bands crossing all genres from alt-pop to metalcore and I’m so excited to have 2 bands sharing the headline spot, Twin Atlantic and Yonaka who will both be playing full headline sets at our main stage at SWX.

“We have huge plans for Misery Loves Company and in the coming years we want to establish ourselves as a major festival in the UK, where we bring the biggest rock and alternative artists from across the world to Bristol.”

Visit miserylovescompanyfestival.co.uk for more information.

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