Free one-day festival
Bristol Takeover 2021
In-person + Live Stream (Warning flashing/strobe lights)
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.
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
This event is funded by PRS Foundation, PPL, Youth Music, and Here For Culture, the Culture Recovery Fund from Arts Council England.
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.
+ more to be announced
The Book Club
Always bringing the performance aspect of a DJ to the forefront, turntablist Revrt is turning heads and decks in the DJ scene with a mix of DnB, Beats, Bass Music & Hiphop.
Conceived in Barton Creek, TX, USA (after missing a plane home…) Reuben’s Daughters is the musical brain-child of Bath-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Reuben Myles Tyghe.
One of the must-see vocalists in the UK Drum and Bass scene, Ruth Royall shares a special set following her collaborations with Mollie Collins, Grafix, Pola & Bryson and Paper Dragon.
Lower Ground Floor
13:00 – 01:00
The Foyer Stage is right in the heart of Bristol Beacon, with both aerial views from the balconies and front row action.
Foyer stage times
13:00 Samantha Lindo
16:00 Jemima Coulter
17:00 Herbal Tea
20:30 Run Logan Run
21:30 The Book Club
22:30 Ex Agent
23:30 Getdown Services
Stalls Bar stage
13:00 – 01:00
Nestled in the bar area on our first floor this stage will present artists in between performances on the foyer stage, so you never miss a moment of music.
Stalls bar stage times
13:30 Sun Spot
14:30 Kwazi and TAE
15:30 Amy May Ellis
16:30 Mass House
19:00 Reuben’s Daughters
20:00 Yama Warashi
22:00 Oslo Twins
00:00 The Rothmans
18:00 – 01:00
SWU.FM will be taking over our Terrace stage with a 7-hour performance and broadcast of resident DJs and artists.
Terrace stage times
18:00 Ruth Royall & Jon Savage
19:00 K Stylz
20:00 Ellis Roberts
23:00 Split Prophets
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