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Listen again: BBC Introducing at Bristol Takeover

On Sat 27 Apr 2019 we hosted Bristol Takeover; a free one-day mini festival showcasing Bristol’s best bands, DJs, musicians, labels and emerging artists. BBC Introducing joined us to chat to musicians, industry professionals and music fans live from the festival.

Listen again to their live broadcast below, available until 26 May 2019.

“It’s on days like today that Colston Hall really shines. It says to the city: “you know what, we can do this; we can put on 5 stages, celebrate diversity, different sounds and youth, and we can do it in a way that makes musicians feel comfortable.”

It’s a really exciting place for young, new musicians to get on stage.”

Sam Bonham – BBC Introducing

“Through funding from PRS Foundation and Help Musicians UK they’ve helped us to create this whole event and reach out and work with local emerging artists. This is an exciting new area for Bristol Music Trust as we’re able to work with a completely different part of the scene.”

Owen Parry – Multi-Track

Welcome to
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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