Festivals In Bristol

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Are you an avid lover of festivals happening in interesting destinations alongside the energetic spirit of socio-cultural unison they inspire? In Bristol, you will discover a diverse range of enchanting festivals spread all through the year.
Give Seek South West a call if you want to learn the date of the next festival and what it commemorates.Beware that there’s usually a spike in tourism in Bristol during festivals and that it is important to plan every aspect of your trip, including your hotel booking, transportation around Bristol, and eating reservations, well ahead of time.

Bristol’s Best Festivals

Simple Things Festival

A crowd sitting on a lush grass-field

The Simple Things Festival is a collaboration between some of the leading promoters in Bristol, and for its seventh year, its characteristically adventurous line-up employs a diverse network of the best venues in Bristol. Music lovers from across the country should head to Colston Hall, which will once again act as the festival’s main hub, in addition to other well-loved venues in the city. Dance music pioneers Leftfield will be performing their entire iconic 1995 record ‘Leftism’ and Wild Beasts, the Mercury nominated art-rockers. Also included on the bill are Omar Souleymann, Dre Skull, John Maus, Kahn &Neek and others to round up an awesome weekend of music across Bristol. Fee for the festival is £37.62 incl. booking fee.

Address: At Colston Hall and other venues, Bristol BS1 4RB

Bristol International Jazz and Blues

A jazz band performing

This festival, produced by Colin Gorrie and Denny Ilett, is designed to appeal to a wide range of ages and tastes of music lovers. The Bristol International Jazz and Blues festivals celebrates jazz and blues in a way that promotes easy access to these important music genres by a wide and diverse audience from young school children to professional OAPs.

Address: Colston Hall and other venues, Bristol BS1 5AR

Phone: +44 844 887 1500

Bristol Cocktail Week

Ferries on a river

Bristol Cocktail Week features tea parties, fabulous cocktail quizzes, absinthe-soaked artists and lots of saucy gypsies. Activities available for visitors to participate in include: sampling the range of whiskey at the Ardbeg, taking part in music, picture and tasting rounds at the Bristol Cockail Pub Quiz, joining in for a masterclass on how to whip up the most engaging drinks for outdoor parties at home. You can also know more about the curious history gin in literature or enjoy an evening of Champagne Cocktails in the luxurious surroundings of Bristol Harbour Hotel’s Gold Bar.

Address: Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 1EB

Phone: +44 (0) 1179 294429

Mini Moon Festival

The Far East meets the West at the Mini Moon Festival. The event is in time for China’s Mid-Autumn festival – celebrating the moon, family, friendshipandharvest. The festival features dance, music, martial arts performances and stalls. Expect performances from Bristol Shaolin temple wushu academy, Movema (world dance fusion), Ethereal, GKR Karate,Simon B (from Guangzhou Underground), Chinese Lion Dance, Angels Dance Academy- Ada Bristol ,  DJ Belakia (Asian Hiphop + K/J-pop), Streetenvy Dance & Fitness Academy (Bristol, South Glos, Bath & Stroud). More performances include: manga, Origami, lantern making calligraphy, and dumplings.

Address: O2 Academy, 1 Frogmore Street, BristolBS1 5NA

SSW Top Tips:

  • Don’t miss The Bristol Hippodrome happening at just 0.07miles away from the Bristol International Jazz and Blues.
  • Take the walking tour and explore the big green treasure hunt just 0.07 miles away from the Colston during Bristol Cocktail Week.

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