John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest

Formed by John Lees, Les Holroyd, Stuart ‘Wolly’ Wolstenholme and Mel Pritchard in Oldham in 1967, Barclay James Harvest “were pioneers of symphonic rock music, often recording and performing with a 60-piece orchestra” (The Guardian). Their “enchanting first four albums” showcased a “pastoral, whimsical, occasionally bombastic style of progressive rock laced with vocal harmonies, medieval folk references and orchestral arrangements” (The Independent).

They perform with founding member John Lees.

Over 14s only. This is a seated show

Were you at this show?

We'd love to hear your memories of the performance. Add your photos, reviews and memories via Twitter using the hashtags: #bristolbeacon and #show96024 and they will appear on this page


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.

More info Enter site