Future of Festivals Summit 2020

06 February 2020

Bristol is a Festival City, providing an annual programme of vibrant cultural activity. During the Spring and Summer seasons, the streets, parks, venues and fields bristle with culture, but no matter what time of year there is always something creative going on. In the last 5 years, the sector has grown by a third, with […]

New website coming 2020

06 February 2020

You may have noticed our website is looking a little out of date. We are currently developing a new website and will be launching in early 2020. Please bare with us!

The Return of Circus City

07 August 2019

Since the last festival in 2017, Circus City have been planning a truly exciting programme for their 2019 edition. This year’s unique line up has both a European and a local flavor, with shows brought to Bristol via process of local and international talent scouting, and the development of new experimental performances, some of which […]

AfroFest – brand new festival launches in Bristol

31 July 2019

This Saturday, the team behind Afrobeats Fridays, take over the outdoor space at Trinity Centre for a day long, family friendly celebration of African culture. AfroFest will feature a fashion show, dancing, live music from the likes of AFRICAN NGWASUMA, and a long line up of top Afrobeats DJs from Bristol and London. There’s something for […]

Full Programme Revealed – Cinema Rediscovered 2019

18 July 2019

The full line up for the fourth edition of Cinema Rediscovered (25th-28th July 2019) has just been announced. With over forty events, the festival offers a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe, in the way they were meant to be experienced […]

Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2019

12 June 2019

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival has now begun its glorious 16th year. The festival kicked off on June 4th and will be running through to July 28th, providing fabulous summer entertainment at handpicked, sensational locations. There are shows to cater for everyone, from serious fans of the Bard, to shows appropriate for the whole family. Here […]

The First Digital Festival of Nature

04 June 2019

Festival of Nature 2019 is in full swing. Be sure to join the largest celebration of nature, running until 9th June, at various locations around Bristol and Bath. The festival hosts free events and special ticketed evenings showcasing natural history and the extraordinary leadership figures of environmental communication and engagement that our region is known for […]

Interning with Bristol Festivals

22 May 2019

Hi everyone! My name is Maisie Woods and I am currently interning with Marietta and Liz at Bristol Festivals. I joined Bristol Festivals in February this year and will be working for them every Wednesday and Thursday each week up until August. I am 21 years old and a student at Leeds Beckett University studying […]


14 May 2019

Many will know Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival as one of the cultural gems in Bristol’s annual calendar. The Festival develops local talent and programmes world renowned musicians, occupying a distinctive niche in the international Jazz scene. After the ‘Beast from the East’ over Festival weekend in 2018, and now the relocation of the Festival […]

Music fills the city, as Bristol Folk Festival launches

29 April 2019

We are delighted to welcome Bristol Folk Festival as a new member and to add folk to Bristol’s festival credentials, as some of the UK’s best musicians head to the city for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. Bristol Folk Festival is brought to the city by a new team including former Bristol Festivals Chair and founder […]

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