Friday 1st February 2013 see’s a truly one off performance – Adhesive Live, at Colston Hall. Pioneers of digital music will grace the stage, performing alongside experts in the classical field. Expect the creation and delivery of live Jazz, Soul, Dubstep, Hip Hop and Drum & Bass from artists such as Roni Size, Joker, Nicole Jackson, Dr Meaker, Buggsy, Interface, William Cartwright, Laid Blak, Jay Wilcox, James Morton and Javeon McCarthy. All these artists will perform their music live on stage, accompanied by a fantastic 20 piece ensemble playing rescored adaptations of not only the music their fans know and love, but also new unreleased compositions never heard before. Envision a mix between Radio 1’s Live Lounge Sessions and the sophistication and musical variety of a “Live with Jools Holland” experience – then grow it to that of a full-scale 1800 capacity concert.
Central to Adhesive Live is the theme of togetherness and unity. The buoyancy of bass music has pushed Bristol-based artists to an international plateau only matched by the likes of Massive Attack and Portishead. The ‘Bristol sound’ has evolved from the city’s culturally diverse tapestry, merging everything from dub to jungle, bass to breaks. Adhesive Live seeks to unite this diversity with the epic grandiosity that only a classical orchestra can bring. Diverse musicality meets dance-driven rhythms culminating in a truly unique production – an amalgam of ages and styles, present in a vibrant city’s ever-changing musical landscape. Adhesive Live is a truly audio/visual extravaganza as along side performers their will also be live 3D animated visuals and video projections.
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.