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Free one-day festival

Bristol Takeover 2021

In-person + Live Stream (Warning flashing/strobe lights)

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Bristol Takeover is back this November with another free festival celebrating Bristol’s music scene.

Showcasing the best bands, DJs, musicians and emerging artists our city has to offer, Bristol Takeover is a free festival packed full of amazing local artists you already love and ones that you’re yet to discover.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

This event has enhanced Covid-19 safety measures. 

Returning as a live, in-person event for the first time since 2019, and following two digital festivals in 2020, stages throughout our foyer will be programmed back-to-back with an outstanding line-up of Bristol talent.

Artists including GROVE, Langkamer, Jemima Coulter, Griz-O, Samantha Lindo and Sun Spot feature on our Foyer stages, with a selection of acts hand-picked by local promoter 1% of One, and loads more to be announced. On our top floors, SWU.FM will once again be taking over our Terrace stage with their resident DJs and artists for an epic 7-hour performance also broadcast live on their FM radio waves.

With 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.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

In-person standing event and live streamed

All ages

This event is funded by PRS Foundation, PPL, Youth Music, and Here For Culture, the Culture Recovery Fund from Arts Council England.

Live Stream

Free via Vimeo and YouTube

(Warning flashing/strobe lights will be used during the performances)

All performances from our three stages will be simultaneously live streamed for free throughout the day, giving you the opportunity to experience our city’s diverse creativity from home if you can’t make it in person.

Foyer and Stalls Bar stages

(Warning flashing/strobe lights)

13:00 – 01:00

Terrace stage

SWU.FM Takeover

(Warning flashing/strobe lights)

18:00 – 01:00


+ more to be announced



Foyer stage times

13:00  Samantha Lindo

14:00  Lebo


16:00  Jemima Coulter

17:00  Herbal Tea

18:00  Griz-O

18:30  GROVE

19:30  Tungz

20:30  Run Logan Run

21:30  The Book Club

22:30  Ex Agent

23:30  Getdown Services

00:30  Peacelily

Stalls bar stage times

13:30  Sun Spot

14:30  Kwazi and TAE

15:30  Amy May Ellis

16:30  Mass House

17:30  STANLÆY

19:00  Reuben’s Daughters

20:00  Yama Warashi

21:00  Zoobers

22:00  Oslo Twins

23:00  Langkamer

00:00  The Rothmans

Terrace stage times

SWU.FM Takeover

18:00  Ruth Royall & Jon Savage

19:00  K Stylz

20:00  Ellis Roberts

21:00  Millicent

22:00  Revrt

23:00  Split Prophets

00:00  Hyroglifics

The venue

Bristol Beacon

Covid-19 Safety Measures

This event has enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

We kindly ask that all our customers follow this guidance when visiting Bristol Beacon.

Please do not attend this event if you have Coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

We will not be providing lateral flow tests on the day.

Proof of double vaccination via NHS app

  or proof of a negative lateral flow test result taken within the last 48 hours. (Proof via email or text message.)

  Wear a face covering

  Follow one-way signage

  Card payment only, contactless preferred

  Be respectful of other people’s personal space