Bristol Sounds is an annual series of 5000 capacity open air concerts in Bristol’s historic harbourside. Previous headliners include - Paolo Nutini, The Pogues, George Ezra, Kaiser Chiefs, Seasick Steve, James Bay, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sigur Ros, The Last Shadow Puppets, Manic Street Preachers, Bonobo, Craig David, Hacienda Classical, Bloc Party, Elbow (twice!), Cinematic Orchestra, Tom Misch , The Cat Empire, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, First Aid Kit, Jungle, The War on Drugs.
Bristol Sounds 2023 will return from June 21st to 25th, and the first three shows have been announced: June 22nd – Jacob Collier, June 23rd – James, June 24th – A Beautiful Day Out with Levellers, The Selecter, Black Grape, Peat & Diesel, Goldie Lookin Chain, Gaz Brookfield, Emily Breeze.
For 3 years, Ritual Union made its name as Oxford’s premier one-day festival bringing acts such as Fontaines D.C., Self Esteem, Gaz Coombes and more. Crosstown brought the multi-venue music festival to Bristol for the first time in October 2022 with the help of another local promoter, 1% Of One. After a successful debut, Ritual Union returns to Bristol in March 2023.
Taking place across Bristol’s Nelson Street - SWX, SWX 2, The Lanes and Rough Trade, a Ritual Union ticket offers value for money, giving music fans the chance to enjoy some of the best established and up and coming acts the UK has to offer, all in the setting of one of the most buzzing musical cities in the UK.