VIDEO: The Specials at Bristol Harbourside

On Friday 19 July 2019 we skanked in the rain as The Specials returned to Bristol to perform at Bristol’s Harbourside for their biggest show in the city to date.

Proudly presented by Colston Hall, the 5,000 strong crowd sang along with ska classics ‘Message To You Rudy’, ‘Rat Race’ and ‘Too Much Too Young’ as well as tracks from their latest release ‘Encore’. And we’re sure more than a few of them “went out Friday night and came home Saturday morning!”


Track: Message To You Rudy (Live)
Artist: The Specials
Recorded live at Coventry Cathedral July 2019

Video produced by Colston Hall and Mechanical Mouse
Filmed and edited by Mechanical Mouse
Video thumbnail photo by Dominika Scheibinger

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