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The Housewarming

Our opening celebration

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Yellow illustrated text reading 'The House Warming' on a pink background with blue doodles of a speaker and a hand forming a peace sign

After our huge transformation, we’re celebrating the reopening of Bristol Beacon, with a huge FREE day-to-night party, created by Bristol, for Bristol.

The Housewarming will showcase the colourful spectrum of Bristol’s creative community. With over 60 acts, from grassroots groups to well-known faces, there’s something for everyone.

Every corner of Bristol Beacon will come alive with performances, to celebrate its rebirth with light, sound and of course, music.

Curious? Now is your chance to have a snoop around every room in the house:

  • Beacon Hall – Our  largest performance space will be buzzing all day with pop, jazz, funk, orchestral, mass singing and DJs with a few surprises thrown in too!
  • Lantern Hall – Space to dance with the stage set for Bristol’s alternative scene, local legends and community voices.
  • Cellars – Head underground into our new intimate Weston Stage, with a daytime youth takeover, and a night of emerging acts,  grime, rap, pop and R&B.
  • Bridgehouse – Explore all five floors of the foyer space, with kids activities, poetry, dance, DJs and music of all genres around every corner.

Like all good housewarming parties, everyone is welcome: friends and neighbours, old and new. The doors are open, so come along – dig out your sequins, grab your dancing shoes, we’d love to see you at our new gaff for a massive Bristol party to remember.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Opening celebration event with performances across various stages and spaces at Bristol Beacon.

Format: Standing, unreserved seating available

Age: Suitable for all ages

Free entry

No tickets are required, the doors will be open. RSVP for updates.

Doors open: 10.30
Event start: 11:00
Event finish: 02:00

All times are approximate and subject to change.

This event is supported by PRS Foundation

Stages & Times

Guidance Key

  Family friendly

  BSL signed

  Explicit content

  Intense flashing lights and strobe

Beacon Hall stage times

12.00 – Reggae Orchestra & Windrush Choir

13.30 – Chamber Orchestra & Concert Band

14.45 – Bridge Orchestra, Junior String Orchestra & Junior Wind Band

16.30 – The Big Sing with Gena Rose and Melody Makers Choir, Bristol Fashion Chorus, She Choir, Break Out Voices, Fly-By Choir and Bristol Choral Society

17.30 – Elles Bailey

19.00 – Da Fuchaman & his Fireblaze Band

20.30 – Ishmael Ensemble

21.20 – Funk Supreme

22.00 – Doreen Doreen

23.15 – Krust

Lantern Hall stage times

12.00 – Jazz Ambassadors & Jazz Blueprints

13.15 – BDP Recovery Orchestra and Rising Voices choir

14.45 – Fantasy Orchestra

16.15 – Solomon O.B & Deems Experiment

17.30 –  Lawi Anywar

18.30 – Lady Nade

19.30 – Ladye

20.30 – wych elm

21.30 – Knives

22.30 – Tlya X An

23.30 – BUFFEE

00.15 – Bristol Ballroom Community Mini Ball

Weston Stage stage times

12.00 – Bristol Youth Studios feat. Sennen Uma, Edith, Joe McNamara, Jayemm, DJ Lucas, DJ Kardi, Fear B

13.30 – DJ Jemz ft Bandyt 

14.15 – ACE 16-21 yr olds – feat. A.M.I.LI, Sanity, Dreamz 

15.15 – The Second Chance: Hope Creatives 

17.00 – AUGUST 

17.45 – Badliana 

18.30 – Kray-Z Legz 

19.15 – Whiske XMP 

20.00 – Jay0117 

20.45 – Chikaya 

21.30 – Javeon & Operate 

22.30 – Josephine Gyasi 

23.30 – The Yard Woman 

00.30 – Bruce 

Bridgehouse Stage stage times

11.00 – Opening Ceremony 

11.45 – ICHI 

12.45 – Monica Wat 

13.45 – Vilk Collective 

14.45 – Baila La Cumbia 

15.45 – Sisters of Swing 

17.00 – Future Proof artists hosted by Jazpa One: 

17:00 – xyzelle.
17.25 – B3nji
17:50 – Melissa Fear
18:15 – x-o1
18:40 – Mallavora 

19.30 – Suntou Susso 

20.30 – Joe Yorke 

21:45 – RSVP Bhangra 

23.00 – Up, Bustle and Out 

00.15 – Simon Panrucker 

01.00 – Ngaio’s House Party 

Terrace stage times

11.30 – Sparkles Glitter tattoos 

12.15 – Bird Making

13.30 – Junk Percussion making 

18.00 – John Stapleton 

19.00 – SPICYIVY 

20.00 – Queen Bee 

21.00 – She Is El Capo 

22.00 – Yusuf Suave 

Sound Lounge stage times

12.15 – Misfits poems 

13.15 – A Hero Like Me: Jen Reid storytelling 

14.15 – Travelling Light Youth Theatre 

15.15 – Jumpstreet Band Family Jam feat. Ayahuasca

16.15 – U-Can-Lele! 

16.45 – Senior Percussion Ensemble


Afro Leana


Ayahuasca Dance Group



Baila La Cumbia

Break Out Voices

Bristol Ballroom Community

Bristol Beacon Youth Ensembles & Community Groups

BDP Creative Communities: Recovery Orchestra & Rising Voices Choir

Bristol Choral Society

Bristol Fashion Chorus

Bristol Reggae Orchestra & Windrush Choir


Bruce (DJ Set)


Da Fuchaman & his Fireblaze band

DJ Jemz ft Bandyt

Doreen Doreen


Elles Bailey

Fantasy Orchestra

Fly-By Choir

Funk Supreme


Ishmael Ensemble

Javeon & Operate


Joe Yorke

John Stapleton

Josephine Gyasi

Jumpstreet Band Jam


Kray-Z Legz


Lady Nade


Lawi Anywar

Liana Sene


Mariachi Wey

Melissa Fear

Melody Makers Choir

Misfits Theatre Company

Monica Wat

Ngaio’s House Party

Queen Bee

RSVP Bhangra


She Choir

She is El Capo

Simon Panrucker

Sisters of Swing

Solomon O.B & Deems Experiment


STARE: a new exhibition of self portraits by Big Jeff Johns Art

Suntou Susso

The Yard Woman

Tlya X An

Travelling Light Youth Theatre


Ujima Radio broadcasting live

Up, Bustle & Out

Vilk Collective

Whiske XMP



Young City Poets: Altoma Elwasila & Nara Pring

Yusuf Suave


Kids area featuring glitter tattoos, big games, craft activities and lots more to discover on the day. 

Access and experience information

All performances feature amplified sound, and may include sudden lighting changes and flashing lights.

  Intense flashing lights and strobe

This event includes performances that has intense flashing lights and strobing that may not be suitable for some attendees.

Our The Housewarming Schedule and Programme includes information on which performances include flashing lights.

This event will include:

  BSL signed

  Quiet room

  Wheelchair access

For further details of the experience, please refer to our detailed access and experience guidance.

View detailed access information

Social Story

View our Social Story for visitors to the The Housewarming with clear and easy to read information about what to expect.

View social story


Schedule and programme

There are over 100 artists performing at The Housewarming. View our schedule and programme which includes information about performances including:

  • Family friendly
  • BSL signed
  • Explicit content
  • Intense flashing lights and strobe

View schedule and programme


We firmly believe that music should be shared by everyone. Please consider joining our Access Register to help us help you have the most comfortable experience possible.

Event Information


There is one main entrance for audiences, please enter via the Bridgehouse entrance on Colston Street.

Queues are likely. We recommend you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that completing the RSVP form does not guarantee you entry.


Bag Checks

We may ask to check your bag on entry to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Please cooperate with our security team if your bag is requested to be checked.

Large luggage items are not permitted at this event (larger than a small backpack).

There will not be a cloakroom at this event.



You are welcome to come and go as you please during the Housewarming. If there is a queue when you return to the event you will need to re-join it.



There is no cloakroom available at this event. Please keep your belongings with you.


Buggy Parking

There will be a buggy parking area on Level 3, Bridge E until 16:00.


Ear Protection

Ear plugs will be available on request from the box office or if you ask a Bristol Beacon Steward. We recommend the use of these for ages 12 upwards. For those with little ears requiring ear defenders rather than plugs, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to bring their own ear protection.



Bristol Beacon is a non-smoking building. For this event there is a designated smoking area on the concourse available from 5pm.

No smoking is allowed on the terrace on Level 3. Electronic cigarettes or cigarettes are not allowed anywhere inside the building.


Children under 18

This event can be attended by all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please be aware this event features lively performances with loud amplified music. We expect all performance spaces to be very busy, with standing room only.

We advise families and caregivers of children under 18 to take responsibility for their young people’s safety, particularly in the evening hours of the event. There will not be a creche at The Housewarming.


Lost People

If you are lost during the event, or have lost a friend or family member, please speak to a steward or a member of our Front Of House team who will help you.

If you have lost someone during the event please tell a steward or report to box office on the ground floor.



There will be a medic on site during The Housewarming to support anyone who may need medical attention. They will be based in a welfare room in Bridgehouse. If you need help, please speak to a steward or a member of our Front Of House team.


Quiet Room

If you would like a break from the noise during The Housewarming, Meeting Room 2 room in Bridgehouse will be open and available as a quiet room.

This space is intentionally left clear (apart from furniture) for anyone in need of some quiet time, and we ask that you only use this room as such.


Lost Property

Please report any lost items to our box office team: 0117 203 4040 or



We provide recycling bins throughout our buildings which are regularly cleaned by our team. Please use the right bin to enable your waste to go into the correct recycling stream and not into landfill.


Water Fountains

There are water refill stations in Bridgehouse. Feel free to bring your own reusable water bottle.


Food and Drink

We have 4 bars that will be serving drinks from 11.00-01:30.

Bristol Loaf will be serving a selection of hot and cold food until 19.00. Snacks and sandwiches will be available at all other bars throughout the event.

Please do not bring your own alcohol into the venue.

Reusable plastic glasses will be used at this event. There is a £1 deposit for plastic glasses.

More info


Box Office

Our box office will be open until 5pm during The Housewarming. You will be able to buy tickets for future events.



There are toilets on every level of Bristol Beacon.

A changing places toilet is available on the Lower Ground Floor of the venue.

Baby changing facilities are available in toilets throughout the venue.

We have Toilets for Everyone available and signposted on all levels of the venue. Toilets for Everyone are for all genders to use. Please do not assume anyone’s gender when using our facilities.


Photography and videography

There will be professional event photography and videography taking place at this event. If you do not wish to be photographed, please speak to a steward.


Safer Spaces & Anti Sexual Harassment

The Housewarming is a place for everyone to celebrate the opening of Bristol Beacon, and we all deserve to feel comfortable and welcome in our venue.

Bristol Beacon will not tolerate any forms of discrimination, harassment, violence or any other kind of offensive behaviour. If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable at any point during the festival, or witness any offensive behaviour, please speak to a member of staff or steward, who will believe you and make sure you are safe.

More info

The venue

Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Bristol Beacon is located in the city centre 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.

View detailed travel information

Let us know you’re coming

RSVP and we’ll keep you updated with the latest line-up announcements, stage times and everything you need to know about The Housewarming.

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