De La Soul to headline BrisFest at Bristol's Ashton Court

plus Hawkwind, Beardyman, Roni Size, and more

published: Thu 19th Jul 2012

De La Soul

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd September 2012
Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, BS41 9JN, England MAP
£31 for both days - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 20000
last updated: Fri 21st Sep 2012

Hip Hop legends De La Soul will headline BrisFest which will take place over two days on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September at Bristol's Ashton Court Estate for the first time in five years.

De La Soul
De La Soul
Also confirmed today are Beardyman, Hawkwind, Roni Size and Dynamite, Sheelanagig, Babyhead, Phaeleh, Laid Blak, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Joker & Buggsy, TC + MC Jakes, Serial Killaz, Zun Zun Egui, Dub Mafia, Bong-Ra, Dr Meaker, Komonazmuk, DJ Die, and The Egg.

The line-up will also include Dead Silence Syndicate, Jane Taylor, Siddy Bennett, First Degree Burns, Bashema, The Naturals, The Other Tribe, The Carny Villains, Al Tourettes, Dazee, Hello Lazarus, Idles, Martyr Defiled, The Sanity Days, Seasfire, Heg Doughty and the Wolf Chorus, Bristol Ensemble , The Hotel Ambush, Asbo Disco, Only Joe, Guido, Deepgroove, Jody Wisternoff, Empror & Duppy Beatz, The Bronze Medal, Mr Benn, The Magnus Puto Band, Coasts, Bite The Buffalo, Baraka, Jacanda, The Smokestack Shakers, Mikee Freedom, Armchair Committee, Gardna, Tribazik, Bastard Sunz, Javeon McCarthy, Cridge, Kahn b2b Neek, Three Kings High, Central Spillz, and Parasite.

Also heading for Ashton Court are 6Fears7, A Cancerian, Aftershine, Anakissed, Anorak, Archimedes, Arkist, Ayre Point, Aztecs, Bats About Bats, Becoming Rome, Ben One, Ben Pest (live), Benny Sensus, B.E.Z., Big Spin b2b Mr K & MC Drillz, Billness, Blacksmith, BoneMud, Boo Ghost, Brains In Vats, Branches, Breakwhore & Gizmode, Buried in Alaska, Call The Doctor, Cambion, Carasel ft JMan & Skint, Casino Trap, China Shop Bull, Christophe & Lukas, Towns, Tokyo Dub, Futureboogie, Convex, Cruelty Circuit, Crystal Seagulls, Danielle Celeste, Daz Willott & MC Energy , Desert Storm, D-Git, Dub Boy, Dubkasm, Emily Wright & Moonlight Saving Time, Emma McNeill, Reemo, Eraserhead, Everest Never Falls, Fat Sandwich, Fedka The Irritant, Flak, Foxdye, Frances Mary, Gathering Voices, General Levy, Scotty & Joe Peng, Gene Marie, Hope For The Hated, and Hope Remains Lost.

Other acts confirmed today include Hostile Theory , Ironside, J-Man, James B, Josimar, Kirris Riviere Blues Band, Little Tom, MC Junior Red, M.A.K., Mind For Murder, Moments Before Oblivion, Ned Kelly, Nick Harris, Oli Timmins, Paul Garry, Peter D & Alphabetical, Project MK Ultra, P.R.U., Ramjack b2b Bobbie Dee ft Son Of Jack, Raxyor, Rebecca Cant, Roads To Nowhere, Ross Powis, Sadie, Lindsay & Bex, Sarana Verlin & Billy Brandt, Skellyman, Somnus, Split Prophets, Splitz P, Stivs, Tapeworm, Towers, The Dirty Rich, Inbredz, Three Headed Beast, Kickerbocker Glories, TMG & Brewmachine, Two Man Ting, Uprizing, Vapor, Velcro Hooks, Victoria Klewin & The Tru Tones, Violent Virtues, Waggles, Waifs and Strays, Wedge, Why Kill Ian?, and Zion Flex.

There will be 11 stages to choose from at the festival, curated by a diverse range of programmers including BBC Introducing, Jelli Records, Nokia (Wi-Fi), The Gryphon and Remix.

Also on site will be the Arcadia Spectacular 'Lords Of Lightning' show, traditional funfair, circus and cabaret, live graffiti, live stand-up comedy, workshops, kids area, street theatre and walkabout theatre, secret venues, bod and soul therapy arena, and more.

The site was previously the home of the annual Ashton Court Festival, which started in 1974, and folded in 2007. Following the final Ashton Court Festival, the Bristol Festival Community Group came together in a bid to ensure the survival of a community festival for the city, and BrisFest has been running since 2008 at its former location on Bristol's Harbourside. BrisFest has a capacity of 20,000.

A 2-day ticket is priced at £31, with £1 contribution to Aston Court Estate. The tickets include a free "Swift Pass" worth £20, allowing you to queue jump on entry and at bars with special fast lane, extremely limited availability. There is an option to buy an afterparty ticket priced at an additional £25. To buy tickets, click here.

Brisfest is a music and arts festival celebrating local and South West music, art, dance and food.

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd September 2012
Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, BS41 9JN, England MAP
£31 for both days - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 20000
last updated: Fri 21st Sep 2012


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