Prevail Festival

Led by UWE Music Technology

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Presented across three levels, Prevail is a festival of new music, creative technologies and immersive performances.

Created and designed by breakthrough talent from across the University of the West of England, the work has been supported by artists from across the city including Squidsoup, Roxanna Vilk, Duncan Speakman, Jasmine Thompson and Fiona Rourke.

This event challenges and explores themes of identity, place and space in the city through innovative new ideas, art, and experiences.


2.30pm-5pm Exhibition open. Free entry. No ticket required

6pm – 11pm Bar opens. Explore the exhibition, followed by an evening of live performances and music from 8pm. Free, ticket required.


Non Conforming Bristol
A digital archive celebrating the style of a unique city, sharing stories and experiences through AR garments.

Joey’s Pod
Step inside the safe space of Joey’s Pod to experience music and light using a varying sensory scale bespoke to the user, understanding unique needs and reflecting these back.

Follow the journey of the River Frome with 360 VR video. Exploring what the river and city might have had it remained untouched.

Panacea is a 3D musical adventure taking the audience on a journey of anarchy and euphoria.

Colour and The Machine
Imagine creating music using blocks, inflatables and most importantly COLOUR!
an interactive and immersive music experience.

Umbrella Phone
A time to talk in a safe space with members of their community, enabling them to learn new things and ask questions within a time limit.

Shine A Light
Showcasing holographic interviews with influential and iconic Bristol figures, with rich and important stories from across the city.

Supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Led by UWE Music Technology

Enjoy your visit safely

Government coronavirus regulations eased on Monday 19 July 2021.

To continue working safely we will be kindly encouraging, all our customers to follow some additional safety measures when visiting Bristol Beacon.

Please make sure you read and understand our safety measures before attending.

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Supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund

  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage.

  • At UWE Bristol, we’re focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise.

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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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