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Lockdown listens

Since the world has been on lockdown, the music community has not let us down with playlists, live streams, listening parties and much more. We asked our Artistic Director, Todd Wills, to select some of his favourite live performances to share with you.

We’ve curated these from YouTube into a handy playlist. So fire up the iPad, grab a drink, and settle down to watch our pick of some of the best live concerts available online featuring John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Roxy Music and more.

Listen to Todd’s selection of live performances in full below via the Youtube playlist:

Track Listings

John Coltrane – Belgium (1965)
Gong – Melkweg, Amsterdam (2006)
VULFPECK – Live at Madison Square Garden
Nina Simone – Live in Holland/England (1965/1968)
Townes Van Zandt – Live Solo Sessions (1995)
Dead Kennedys – Live in Oregan, Portland (1979)
The Sex Pistols – Winterland (1978)
Arvo Pärt – Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste
Dr. John With The Meters and Professor Longhair Earl King – Swamp TV Live (1974)
ROXY MUSIC – Stockholm (1976)
Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians – Philadelphia (2016)
Radiohead: In Rainbows in the Basement (2008)

“I could do this all day but probably shouldn’t so I’ll leave it there” – Todd Wills

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Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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