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St Paul & The Broken Bones

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Alabama eight-piece St Paul & The Broken Bones pack a soulful punch with their sound.

Blending gospel, R&B, rock’n’roll, funk and psychedelia, the band’s latest release The Alien Coast reflects the times with its narratives.

Yet whilst frontman Paul Janeway’s lyrics meditate on dystopian realities and the record offers a pensive fever dream, the group still captures a psychedelic radiance in the music.

And throughout it all, as on previous records, there is an intuitive collaborative musicianship which harnesses a captivating power.

Bristol Beacon Presents River Town 2022

Standing event

Age: 16+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19.00
Start time: 20.00

“Not content to just recycle the formula, St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ The Alien Coast is a profoundly bold statement of their creative evolution.”

Pop Matters

Support from


Toucan are the explosive ten-piece funk-pop band blasting out a blend of feel-good, contagiously funky hits. Leading the group is Irish songwriter Conor Clancy and with a team of top performers from brass to keys behind him, their sold-out shows have proven them to be an absolute must-see.

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River Town Offer

Book for any two of the following shows by Fri 1 Jul and get 25% off + free limited edition poster or postcard*:

The War & Treaty
Hiss Golden Messenger
Lee Fields
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Richard Hawley
St Paul & The Broken Bones
Dustbowl Revival


How to access offer

Information on how to collect your limited edition poster or postcard will be emailed to you after Mon 4 Jul.

*Subject to availability. While stocks last. 

The venue

O2 Academy Bristol

Getting to the venue

Location: O2 Academy is a 300m walk from The Centre and opposite The Hatchet Inn behind Bristol Beacon.

Address: Frogmore St, Bristol BS1 5NA


Bicycle racks can be found directly opposite the venue and at the bottom of Park street. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

The nearest multi-storey car park is Trenchard Street multi-storey car park, 183m from the venue.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

O2 Academy Bristol is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


College Green bus stops are 146m from the venue, with services to and from the city centre.

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O2 Academy Bristol has step-free level access into the venue and a ramp into the auditorium, with a dedicated accessible viewing area to the right of the stage.


There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs are allowed in the venue and auditorium.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.


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