Bristol New Music – CANCELLED

We regretfully announce that due to the ongoing impact of Coronavirus, Bristol New Music will not be taking place as scheduled. As well as travel restrictions, we have a duty of care to artists, audiences and staff at this time. We will be working to reschedule events where poss.

But for now refunds on all tickets will be automatically issued. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Taking place biennially across Bristol, and returning for its fourth edition in 2020, Bristol New Music proposes an adventurous exploration of the city through sound, with artists from across the radius of contemporary music gathering for four days of newly commissioned works, sonic responses to rarely used spaces, landmark concert hall programmes, club nights, gallery exhibitions and screenings.

Programme highlights for 2020 include a site-specific commission for Manchester-based sound artist Kelly Jayne Jones, creating a bespoke installation-performance in the rarely-used subterranean vaults below Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, maverick Japanese conceptualist Asuna presenting his sonically and visually arresting 100 Keyboards project (wherein 100 battery-powered keyboards are laid in formation to create waves of overlapping sound) on the floor of St George’s Bristol, plus performances from Laraaji, Beatrice Dillon, Alvin Curran, Deathprod, Hezarfen Ensemble, Midori Takada and many more.

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Bristol New Music is a collaboration between five key organisations in the city: Colston Hall, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol. The 2020 edition is produced by Qu Junktions. With grateful acknowledgement of funding from PRS Foundation.

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This event is supported by PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development across all genres.


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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