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Bristol New Music 2024

Elaine Mitchener, Jules Reidy & Lonnie Holley

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A vocalist performs on stage, surrounded by darkness.

A triple-header featuring Jules Reidy’s stretched out and subsumed dream pop, the open-form excursions of Lonnie Holley and his band, and a solo performance by vocalist, composer and visual artist Elaine Mitchener.

Bristol New Music takes place biennially across Bristol. It is a collaboration between four key organisations: Bristol Beacon, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol.

Presented by Bristol New Music

Format: Unreserved standing

Age: 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)


Performance times

Doors: 20.00
Start: 20.15
Finish: 23.15

All timings are approximate and subject to change

Supported by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation.

Lonnie Holley

US polymath Lonnie Holley has spent over forty years making art born of struggle and, perhaps more importantly, furious curiosity, which traverses multiple forms including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, music, and filmmaking.

His concerts are entirely improvised and always evolving, layered and informed by this living legacy of continuous praxis.

Jules Reidy

Hailing from Australia via Germany, Jules Reidy creates stretched out songforms for processed and acoustic instruments (especially guitars) that invoke American primitive folk, microtonal drone and unstable dream pop, and has released a string of excellent LPs like 2022’s ‘World in World’ and the hypnotic recent collection ‘Trances’.

Elaine Mitchener

British Afro-Caribbean vocalist, composer and movement artist Elaine Mitchener works in the space between contemporary and experimental music, free improvisation and visual art. She’s known for important solo and collaborative works at concerts and artspaces internationally, and in 2022 was awarded an MBE for Services to Music.

About Lantern Hall

Bristol’s home of dazzling new music

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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