Bristol Takeover 2019

A free one-day mini festival

This April we’re showcasing Bristol’s best bands, DJs, musicians, labels and emerging artists in a free one-day mini festival.

Following the success of 2017’s Bristol Takeover in celebration of our 150th anniversary, this year’s festival will showcase some of the best acts our city has to offer, on stages throughout our foyer hosted by some outstanding home-grown brands.

Bristol’s dedicated new music magazine Bristol In Stereo will be hosting our live foyer stage with independent DIY record label Breakfast Records bringing some of their hottest local talent.

Saffron Records, BIMM and Multi-Track present some of the city’s best emerging talent along with a ‘first look’ showcase of Multi-Track’s five 2019 Home-Grown Heat artists.

After they blasted out some of the best underground music with 10 influential Bristol DJs from our old 1950s box office at 2017’s Takeover, we had to bring back SWU.FM to host our Terrace stage ahead of their station re-launch later this year. And to top it all off Bristol-based speaker manufacturer Minirig are hosting our very own mini-house-party in a secret corner of our Foyer!

With over 12 hours of back-to-back, brilliant, Bristol live music on offer for completely free entry, make sure you save the date for Bristol Takeover.


Rough Trade Bristol Stage

At Rough Trade, Nelson St, BS1 2QD

12:30 – Pocket Sun
13:30 – Meilyr Jones
14:30 – Jasper Storey
15:30 – Fall-Out

Bristol In Stereo Stage

Lower Ground Floor

14:00 – Ellie Gowers
15:00 – Mouse
16:00 – Breakfast Records Showcase ft. Emily Isherwood, Kate Stapley, Langkamer
17:30 – Sounds Of Harlowe
18:30 – Rachel Dadd
19:30 – Chaouche
20:30 – Pet Shimmers
21:30 – Indigos
22:30 – Haze
23:30 – Spectres

BIMM Stage

Level 1

14:30 – Gabriel Templar
15:30 – Snazzback
17:00 – Mauwe
18:00 – The Desert
19:00 – Anna Lisa
20:00 – Harvey Causon
21:00 – Iota
22:00 – Wych Elm
23:00 – Cruelty
00:15 – Cuts

Multi-Track x Saffron Records Stage

Ground Floor

16:00 –  Alexi King
16:30 – China Bowls
17:00 – Mercy’s Cartel
17:30 – Kaya
18:00 – Lexus P
18:30 – Amelia
19:00 – Delocx
19:30 – Pariah

SWU FM Presents

Level 3

20:00 – Lakewest
22:00 – Chikaya (Live)
22:30 – Dedw8 (Live)
23:00 – Sir hiss w/ Juma
00:00 – Neffa T w/ Dimpson, Double, Emz & Jay 0117

Minirig House Party

Ground Floor

18:00 – 22:00 – Minirig DJs

Spotify Playlist

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Presented with

  • Bristol In Stereo is Bristol’s dedicated new music and listings magazine.

  • SWU.FM is Bristol’s leading underground music radio station.

  • Saffron Records is a record label that aims to provide young female musicians with high quality mentoring and artist development with established artists.

  • The British and Irish Modern Music (BIMM) Institute is a group of eight independent colleges with over 6,000 students that specialise in music education.

  • Minirig are a manufacturer of high quality portable audio products proudly based in Bristol UK.

  • Loudly and proudly presenting shows in venues of all shapes and sizes across the city.

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

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