Playlist: 45 of the best

We first opened our doors on September 20th 1867, for nearly 150 years the best musicians in the world have been performing on our stage. As part of our #45kfor45m campaign we thought we’d create a collaborative staff playlist of ’45 of the Best of the Best’ artists that have performed at Colston Hall over the years. This was no easy task. It would have been easier to say who hasn’t played at Colston Hall over the years (Madonna, Prince or Beyonce – if you’re reading this, you know what to do…).

This playlist simply scratches the surface of some of the music we have had on our stage, and it is by no means a conclusive list, we could have doubled the amount of tunes and still not run out of household names.

This playlist features everyone from Johnny Cash to The Cure, Nina Simone to The Clash, Bob Marley, Bowie, Grace Jones, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix… the list goes on (and on)

Get your ears round this, and if you haven’t clicked I’m In yet, please get behind our #45kfor45m campaign and help us do more of this for the next 150 years.

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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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