Bristol's most popular music venues are to host performances from internationally acclaimed musicians for eleven days across the city, beginning with classical Indian music from renowned sitar player, Anoushka Shankar, at St George's, on Friday 16th May and culminating in a seven-hour, FREE outdoor concert on Monday 26th May.
This will take place on two stages around Bristol's historic Habourside.
The Canon's Marsh amphitheatre stage will resound to the hip-hop rhythms of Fundamental alongside the Mighty Zulu Nation.
Nitin Sawhney will lead a special performance by young Bristol musicians.
Also playing is Kad Achouri with his mix of rap, reggae, hip hop French Chanson and Spanish flamenco.
Singer, Souad Massi with pan-African sound from Keith Waithe and local band Laid Blak will also join the vibrant music mix.
The second stage over in Anchor Square will feature up and coming local bands from music projects and initiatives across the city.
Expect to hear the sounds of jazz-funk, psych-rock, classical, opera, pop, ska-punk, breakbeat, film music and much much more at various venues across the city for the duration of the festival.
With names like Bryan Adams, the Dandy Warhols, Less than Jake, Erasure, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Hawkwind, as well as the Philharmonia Orchestra with Charles Mackerras, there should be something to suit everyone.
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