Bristol Harbour Festival 2008

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August 2008
Bristol's Harbour, Queens Square and Millennium Square., England MAP
Free
last updated: Mon 14th Jul 2008

The Bristol Harbour Festival, now in its 37th year takes place on Bristol's harbourside from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August 2008, featuring entertainment, fun and frolics for all ages.

The FREE festival will play host to international and local artists on eight stages with a music line-up as follows:

Saturday Programme
Amphitheatre: Lets Tea Party, The Ratfinks, The Popes, Kid Carpet, Laid Blak, The Hats, Natty, Barry Adamson, and Alex Wilson's Uplifting Roots.
Queen Square: Hot 8 Brass Band, The Carrivick Sisters, Javier Moreno, Asere, Beth Rowley, and Sheelanagig.
Grain Barge: Sweet Laredo, The Message, James Gardiner-Bateman & friends, and Edenheight.
Cascade Steps: Cajita, Ryan Inglis Band, Poetry: Peter Hunter, Rachael Dadd, Phil King, Poetry: Sarah-Jane Arbury, Stanton Delaplane, Poetry: David C Johnson, North Sea Navigator, The Cedar, Poetry: Malusi Young, and Babel.
Thekla: tbc, The Dusty Stars, Trip Wires, The Brazen, Halagoogoo, Hysterical Injury, Thomas Aplin and the Thief, Medallist, and Turbo Wolf.
Remix Stage: Daze, The Goodness, Go Dutch, DST, Emma Lou, Pike, Harry Penny, Multi-Verse Jam, DnB session, Young Bristol Arts Awards, Gallery 37 Plus performers, Twizzy, Shadz & The Root, and Elevation Band.
Louisiana: Jazz act (tbc), Winner of Yate Talent Contest, and The Rock Pirates.

Sunday Programme
AmphitheatreL: Maspindzeli, The Mangledwurzels, Ellingtonia, Dhol Foundation, Nuala and The Alchemy Quartet, Baraka, The She Creatures, and The Incredible Strange Film Band.
Queen Square: The Emerald Ensemble, Lorraine Ayensu, RSVP, Phantom Limb, The Blessing, and The Rawness.
Grain Barge: Nick Langston, Will Grealish & Fortune Plus, The Bones, Steve Payne & Jon Fenlon, and Forster King Band.
Cascade Steps: Mercado Mestizo, The Gala Band, Poetry: Rosemary Dun, Georgian Choir, Ruth Royall, Poetry: David C Johnson, Bobby Andersen, Poetry: Helen Gregory, Slow, Angel Tech & Friends, Poetry: Peter Hunter Wry, and Helele.
Thekla: Lasting Days, J Carter, Scribes, Ashowka, Kill It Kid, Nuala and the Alchemy Quartet, and more to be announced.
Remix Stage: Singing Group, Miss Lead Youth, Kez, Jinxsta, Messy Subjects, FLAVA Showcase, The Locarnos, Middleman, The Naturals, Frilla, and more.
Louisiana: Better Than Sax, Last Orderz, Mango Factory, and The Plan.

This year there will be the introduction of a 'Southbank' area along the harbourside, with impromptu street dancing, a dance programme is also organised for the Harbour Inlet, Cathedral Walk and Promenade Stage, plus an international music programme and after-parties in local venues.

The Amphitheatre will feature as always everything from big band to reggae and funk, with the Cascade Steps offering acoustic sets from local acts. The Remix stage, set in the Mud Dock area features a programme of Bristol's new musical talent as well as an array of workshops and surgeries for budding musicians who want to find out more about production and the creative arts.

The Queen Square will offer familiy entertainment at the children's festival, which will feature arts workshops, puppet performances and face painters, brought to you by the folks behind Shambala Festival.

There will also be a 2012 Carbon Challenge which is a sporting challenge to help show how energy is hard to generate and easy to waste.

The Millennium Square stage at the Harbour Festival will showcase Bristol's circus and street theatre talent, programmed by Cirque Bijou, with street performers from all over the world, aerial and acrobatic displays, juggling and comedy characters.

At the centre of the Harbour Festival are the ships and boats. Tall ships, feature vessels and hundreds of private boats from far and wide, anchor up for the festival, providing the backdrop to the entertainment and a fireworks display on Saturday night.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August 2008
Bristol's Harbour, Queens Square and Millennium Square., England MAP
Free
last updated: Mon 14th Jul 2008


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