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The Handsome Family

+ Frontier Ruckus

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Consisting of songwriting and marriage partners Brett and Rennie Sparks, The Handsome Family have been defining the dark end of Americana for over 30 years.

Their work has been covered by many artists including Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird and, most-recently, Phoebe Bridgers.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Format: Reserved seating

Age: Under 14s accompanied by an adult


Performance Times

Doors: 19.30
Frontier Ruckus: 20.30
The Handsome Family: 21.30
Finish: 22.30

All timings are approximate and subject to change

No one does Americana gothic better than The Handsome Family do and it’s great to have them back.”

Americana UK

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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