Live Music in Bristol 2022
This summer, we will be spoilt by the number of live music events. Here's where you can hear live music in Bristol in 2022. From live bands in Bristol, gigs in Bristol and open-air concerts.
As the birthplace of legendary acts such as Massive Attack, Portishead, Rob Ellis, Tricky and IDLES, Bristol is well known for its rich music scene.
Lover of acoustic tunes? Maybe more of a rock fanatic? Bristol has a whole catalogue of live music events, whatever your musical inclination is. In our Bristol gig guide, you'll find out where you can hear your favourite or new bands this summer.
It is an exciting time for music fans in or coming to the city. After a two year hiatus, many Bristol gigs and concerts were rescheduled – several times, we can finally enjoy live music with no restrictions. Here's our round-up of some of the best gigs coming to iconic venues and clubs.
Initially scheduled for 27 May 2021, The Killers are now performing at Ashton Gate Stadium on 26 May 2022. After releasing their sixth studio album, it's their most extensive UK and Ireland stadium tour. Their early unforgettable hits include 'Mr Brightside' and 'Somebody Told Me'.
After a two-year hiatus, Bristol Sounds are returning to Lloyds Amphitheatre over six days, starting on 22 June 2022. Rock the night away with cider in hand at a series of open-air, Harbourside gigs. See Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Paolo Nutini, Elbow, Jungle, First Aid Kit and The War on Drugs.
There are two chances to see Elton John on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Ashton Gate Stadium. The first date is Wednesday 22 June and the second Sunday 26 June. He's bound to play his biggest hits, including Rocket Man, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Tiny Dancer and Crocodile Rock.
The brand new music event series Siren is taking over the Amphitheatre on 29 and 30 July 2022. On Friday, catch the electric duo Groove Armada playing hists like Superstylin' and I See You Baby. Before Hospitality on the Harbour takeover with drum and bass heavyweights like High Contrast and Hybrid Minds on the Saturday.
Festivals are a fantastic way to enjoy the summer. Heading out with friends or family to enjoy the good weather (fingers crossed), some great food and drink, and the music. Bristol is home to some incredible festivals.
This May, experience four days of concerts, exhibitions, and workshops across Bristol. Highlights include performances of new pieces from Oscar-nominated composer Mica Levi and sound artist Kelly Jane Jones performing in the 'secret vaults' underneath the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Alongside celebrity chefs and great food, you can see chart-topping music stars at the Foodies Festival in May. Friday is 90s night, and Five and East 17 are the headliners. On Saturday you can see Blue and Gabrielle. Watch great performances from 50 emerging bands and soloists from the Bristol area.
Dance your way into the Jubilee bank holiday weekend at the electronic music festival Love Saves The Day. It celebrates its 10th anniversary with its biggest event held at Ashton Court Estate. The line-up is chock-a-block with huge names, including Chase and Status, Arol Parks, and Bristol's own Eats Everything.
The festival is celebrated on The Downs this year on Saturday 9 July 2022. Bristol Pride features multiple stages and will attract some of the biggest live music and entertainment names. The main stage will see Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Melanie C, Sonique, Saara Aalto, and Boney M perform.
Whatever your musical tastes, you'll find something to enjoy at Bristol Harbour Festival. The free festival brings over 250,000 people together to celebrate some of the city's best music and entertainment in July. Expect every genre to be covered, from disco and pop to reggae and techno.
Styled as the best tasting music festival in the South West. In August, you can expect music, food, workshops, well-being, and entertainment at Valley Fest. You can see Travis, the post-Britpop big hitter who will headline. There's also Clean Bandit, Faithless, Judge Jules and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club band. Others performing live music include Kosheen, Roni Size B2B, Nia, Archives eating Dynamite MC, Dread MC, The Mouse Outfit and Dizraei.
Previously known as The Downs Festival, it has been renamed Forwards. The live music event is annual, this year taking place on the 3 and 4 September 2022. Organisers have announced a spectacular first wave line-up with Jamie XX, The Chemical Brothers and Little Simz.
Tokyo World is a whole weekend over two days in Bristol's Eastville Park. It is Bristol's number one urban and dance music festival, held each September. And once the main music finishes, the festival will be laying on an afterparty each night for those eagle-eyed ravers keen to carry on till sunrise.
With so many live music venues, you will find somewhere to watch new or established talent every single week. Bristol's music venues cater to all tastes, from musical legends in revered concert halls to 25-piece Samba bands strumming under Banksy-covered walls.
Renowned for its vibrant music scene, O2 Academy Bristol hosts the most prominent international artists to the brightest new acts and is a clubbing institution. As always, the artists and music are varied. This year you can see Maximo Park, Shaggy, Connor Maynard, Bloc Party, Scouting for Girls and Thomas Headon.
The theatre often features shows from London's West End, but you get tickets to see some musical artists this summer. Including Ronan Keating and Jane McDonald. Of course, if you love musical theatre, some of the shows on the stage at the Bristol Hippodrome this year are Singing in the Rain, Mamma Mia showcasing the music of Abba, and The Cher Show.
The Trinity Centre, formerly Holy Trinity Church, is now an epicentre of live music in Bristol. It has hosted major music events since 1976 and is the recognised birthplace of 'the Bristol Sound'. There are gig dates for Lady Blackbird, Drake White, Showhawk Duo and Porridge Radio. See what's on.
Hidden away in the beautiful suburb of Clifton is the Redgrave Theatre. Alongside productions like the Wedding Singer, Rent and Oliver. Live music from Ye Vagabonds, Judy Collins, celebrating her 50 plus years in music, The Wall of Floyd, Martha Wainwright and Ray Quinn.
Thekla is a cargo ship which houses a music venue moored on Bristol's Floating Harbour. The line-up is always eclectic. This summer, you can see Madison Cunnigham, Charlie Simpson, William Prince, 90s band A1, The Dangerous Summer and Coco and the Butterflies. And this is only naming a few.
The Bristol live music venue is also a charity. Bristol Beacon's purpose is to share the joy of live music and host over 200 gigs each year. Highlights of gigs in 2022 include Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Belle & Sebastian, Brass Junkies and Tindersticks.
Can't decide where to head on your night out? Live music can be heard at various pubs in Bristol. Check out O'Neill's, the Crofters Rights at Stokes Croft, the Attic Bar, or the Cider Press has an open mic night on a Thursday. Or Sunday night jazz at the Old Fish Market. If you love jazz, be sure to check out Jazz at Future Inns.
Jazz at Future Inns
Stay the night in Future Inn Bristol. The hotel is in the heart of the city centre and opposite the entrance to Cabot Circus. You can walk, drive or get a taxi, or hop on the bus. Making it easy to get to all of the live music venues.
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