The same musical minds behind Bristol Summer Series (plus a big hand in the Massive Attack on the Downs festival last year and thousands more gigs between them) return on 21-24 June under new name, Bristol Sounds – giving us not only an extra day of live music on Bristol’s Harbourside – beating previous years’ three day offering, but with a lineup that’s on a whole other scale…
We hoped it was a mistake when Bristol appeared to be left off Bonobo’s current world tour, following the release of his Migration this January – luckily Summer Sounds had us covered, inviting the Ninja Tune-signed producer to open the run of super-special concerts on Wednesday 21 June.
Thursday 22 June sees real-life rock veterans Manic Street Preachers take to the outdoor stage, who are rumoured to be releasing a 13th studio album this year.
The poster boy for UK garage music’s heyday, Craig David takes the Friday night slot on 23 June after bursting back onto the scene in a big way with his 2016 dancefloor banger and 100% credible comeback track, When the Bassline Drops, featuring Big Narstie.
The closing night on Saturday 24 June welcomes Hacienda Classical – the classical orchestra performing club classics, like You’ve Got the Love and Voodoo Ray. Created by Mike Pickering and Graeme Park, longtime DJs at the former Manchester superclub, they recruited Manchester Camerata orchestra to complete the phenomenal live show.
Bristol Sounds takes place on Bristol Harbourside on 21-24 June. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 31 June. Head over to bristolsounds.co.uk for ticket links and more information.