Recommendations for your week: 15/04/2020

As we continue to adjust to life in lockdown, it’s music that keeps us connected and fills our days with snippets of joy. Here is our selection of recommendations for your week. Stay safe.

One World Together at Home

Anti-poverty movement Global Citizen has teamed up with the World Health Organisation for a live-streamed concert to benefit frontline healthcare workers. The line-up has been curated by pop superstar Lady Gaga and  includes Elton John, Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Michael Bublé, Sheryl Crow, The Killers, Christine and the Queens plus loads more.

The event will be broadcast live on the internet at 1am on Sunday 19 April, but BBC One will be replaying highlights between 7pm and 9pm.

This looks set to be a global event with music at the heart of it, and with a line-up of stars it’s not one to miss.


London Symphony Orchestra: Always Playing

Tune in every Thursday and Sunday for London Symphony Orchestra’s live broadcasts of previous concerts on their YouTube channel as part of the orchestra’s Always Playing series.

The LSO are reminding us of the sheer majesty of a symphony orchestra and the magic of being together in the concert hall.

See all of the upcoming concerts here.

Watch on the LSO YouTube channel here.

Folk on Foot Front Room Festival

This online festival was a wonderfully intimate experience, with folk artists such as Sam Lee, Bella Hardy and Jon Boden inviting us in to their front rooms for stripped back performances full of joy and humanity.


Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties

Tim Burgess, singer of 90s band The Charlatans, has been uniting the nation on Twitter with his nightly listening parties. Selecting a classic album or two each night, you are invited to listen along with Tim and the artists to share thoughts and memories and hear the inside story of some of your favourite albums.

We’ve already enjoyed listening along to many of these. You can find out what’s coming up and how to join in via the button below.


Thekla’s Isolation Discs Podcast

Our friends over in the harbour at Thekla have started a podcast talking to Bristol artists about their careers and their favourite songs. It’s certainly helping us feel connected to the Bristol music scene.

This week’s episode features IDLES. Find out more and listen via the button below.


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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