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John Kelly - CANCELLED

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An incredible musician with over 30 year’s experience of performing live, John Kelly’s infectious passion for music is matched only by his devotion to equality, inclusion and human rights advocacy. In his own words, he is a lover and a (non-violent) fighter.

The self-taught musician’s songwriting sits alongside that of his heroes and peers; containing all the conviction of Woody Guthrie, the fiery passion of Billy Bragg and the imaginative storytelling of Ian Dury & The Blockheads.

A committed Disability and Human Rights campaigner, John has travelled the world, enthralling crowds at protests, pubs, clubs, and even the Paralympic opening ceremony in 2012, where he played alongside Orbital and Sir Ian McKellen. In 2022, John took his bespoke ‘Kellycaster’ on the road for a number of high-profile gigs and festival appearances across the country, including the sold out launch of his debut album, ‘Better Late Than Never’ at the Southbank Centre.

This event has been cancelled.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Seated event

All ages: (Under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 17.00
Start Time: 18.00
Finish: 20.00

We regret that this show has been cancelled.
All ticket holders are being contacted and refunds will be issued from the point of purchase.

“a rollercoaster of emotion…foot stomping bangers, personal tales of political struggle & beautifully crafted folk songs”

Tom Besford, English Folk Expo

The venue


at Bristol Beacon

Our foyer space located within Bristol Beacon where we host events, performances and conferences.

Getting to the venue

Location: Bridgehouse is located within Bristol Beacon with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.

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 50m 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.


The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.

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Bridgehouse has level access from street level with lifts to all levels. For unallocated seated performances, seats can easily be removed to accommodate wheelchairs.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.

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