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Sat 1 Jun 2024


Nubiyan Twist

+ The Scorpios + corto.alto + Fantastic Stranger

Beacon Hall

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£27.25 incl. booking fee

9 people pose together in three rows in front of a illustrated background of pastel blues and pinks.

Nubiyan Twist are a blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers who have joined forces under the leadership of multi-instrumentalist & producer Tom Excell.

Since forming in 2011 at the Leeds College of Music, Nubiyan Twist have risen to become one of the leading groups in the fertile UK music scene. Known for their eclectic blend of styles and powerful sound, the virtuosic nine-piece band’s thrilling exploration of tight musicianship and infectious grooves have consistently mesmerised audiences.

Over 12 tracks on new album ‘Find Your Flame‘, the band weave together global grooves, soul and jazz, intertwined with electronic elements, horn-led melodies and spontaneous improvisation and guest appearances from Nile Rodgers, Seun Kuti, K.O.G. and more.

With support coming from The Scorpios & corto.alto, and Fantastic Stranger in Bridgehouse, join us this June as we kick off summer with a sun-soaked soul and jazz celebration.

After the show the party continues in our atmospheric Cellars with DJ sets from Afriquoi and Nathan Worm. 

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Format: Standing with reserved seating in Lower Tier

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


Performance times

Doors: 19.00
corto.alto: 19.30
Fantastic Stranger: 20.15*
The Scorpios: 20.45
Fantastic Stranger: 21.30*
Nubiyan Twist: 22.00

*Live in Bridgehouse during changeovers (free entry)
All timings are approximate and subject to change

Versatility with deep soul…an elegant yet earthy hybrid of jazz, UK soul and highlife”


Support from

The Scorpios

The Scorpios are a band originally form Sudan that meld Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss.

Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it does to Khartoum.



Limitation can be a creative force in a world where anything is possible, and for a young Liam Shortall, that pool of influence & opportunity was as diverse as any.

Corto.alto’s debut album Bad With Names showcases the most complete statement of his sound to date – a riptide demonstration of his multi-instrumental abilities ( trombone, guitar, bass, synths, programming, tuba, percussion), punchy improvisation and subtle electronic production that has stitched it all back together again.


Fantastic Stranger

Live at Bridgehouse

Fantastic Stranger are an explosive sax trio armed with delicate melodies, ferocious riffs and a heavy dose of improvisation.

The trio were born out of Bristol’s wildly explorative jazz scene – all in the name of creating atmospheres rooted in subtly building rhythmic tension before ramping up into a cathartic frenzy.

About Beacon Hall

Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon

The venue

Beacon Hall

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.

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 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

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.

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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