The Big Swing

The Big Swing is Bristol’s legendary vintage fling featuring Kansas Smitty’s House Band, the 17-piece Bruce/Ilett Big Band and Emily Wright & The Royals.

Jive, jitterbug and lindy hop the night away to a live soundtrack from the Golden Age of Jazz. All abilities are welcome – from complete beginners to swing aficionados – as well as those who prefer spectate.

Come and party like it’s 1945!

This event is part of Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival. For more information and to view the whole line-up, please click here.

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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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