Widely regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws, Fat Freddy’s Drop has navigated sunshine reggae and soul psychedelia before swerving onto a desolate Detroit superhighway at night. This euphoric vibe demands to be heard live, a potent mixture of jazz virtuosity and diaphragm-wrecking digital sonics.
Since forming in 1999, the seven-piece’s potent live energy has built a loyal audience of Fred Heads. In 2023 the band toured UK/EU, playing headline and summer festival shows at the likes of Apollo, London, L’Olympia in Paris, Waldbuhne Berlin and Galway International Arts Festival.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Freddy’s seminal album, Blackbird. The occasion was celebrated with the release of ‘Blackbird Returns’ an album of re-rubs and re-dubs from producer friends around the world, including Jazzanova, Marcus Worgull, Kid Fonque, Nightmares on Wax and Christoph El Truento & Lucky Lance.
Presented by DHP
Format: Standing in stalls, reserved seating in tiers
Age: Under 14s accompanied by an adult 18+
All timings are approximate and subject to change
“The epitome of old school cool.”
About Beacon Hall
Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon
at Bristol Beacon
Getting to the venue
Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.
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.
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.
Spaces for wheelchair users are in:
- row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
- row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
- rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)
Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.
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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