Self Esteem to headline Sunday at Bristol Sounds 2023

joining James, jacob collier, levellers & more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Mon 20th Mar 2023

Self Esteem

Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th June 2023
Bristol Harbourside, Canons Marsh Amphitheatre, Canons Way, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS1 5LL , England MAP
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daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Sat 17th Jun 2023

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Self Esteem to headline Bristol Sounds 2023


Today, the pioneering Bristol Sounds festival announces Self Esteem as the spectacular closing headliner on Sunday 25th June 2023 joining the line-up of eclectic global talent.


Self Esteem will close the final night of the five night gig series on the harbourside stage, following in the footsteps of Jacob Collier, James, The Levellers and more who take to the stage earlier in the week. The five-day event will take place from 21st to 25th June 2023.



Self Esteem is a maximalist pop artist who has taken the world by storm this year with punchy smash hits like ‘I Do This All Of The Time’. Rebecca Lucy Taylor,  aka Self Esteem, won the 2021 BBC Music Introducing poll and was nominated for the 2022 Mercury Prize for her stunning album “ Prioritise Pleasure”. Her accessible, empowering take on intelligent lyricism has delivered a number of patriarchy-smashing anthems perfect for the main stage. Self Esteem’s brutally honest performance will headline her biggest ever show in the south west taking to  Bristol’s harbourside for the first time, following a plethora of impressive names from Bristol Sounds over the years including Noel Gallagher, Paolo Nutini , First Aid Kit, Sigur Ros, Craig David and George Ezra. A full line up of special guests to Self Esteem will be announced in the coming weeks.


Appearing  at the Bristol Sounds event  on Thursday 22nd June, Jacob Collier is an eccentric multi-instrumentalist who has built a reputation for utilising the audience as one massive choir. His innovative techniques are making serious waves in the industry in 2023, but Collier started off his musical journey making self-made videos on YouTube at home. Since then, his world-class collaborations have sky-rocketed to include Stormzy, John Mayer, Lizzo and Mahalia, as well as a surprise appearance on tour with Coldplay. For the ultimate singalong, James (plus guests!) will take over the iconic stage  as the Friday night  headliner.  On Saturday The Levellers bring their  all day event “A Beautiful Day Out “ to the amphitheatre  with a line up featuring The Selecter, Black Grape, Peat & Diesel, Goldie Lookin Chain, Gaz Brookfield and Emily Breeze. A second acoustic stage line up will be revealed early next month for the Saturday line up.



Tickets for Self Esteem will be on sale from Thursday March 23rd 2023 at 9am from


To keep up to date with the latest information and news on Bristol Sounds 2023 follow on social media., @Bristol_Sounds @Crosstown_live on Twitter and @bristolsounds @crosstownconcerts on Instagram. The hashtag for this year’s event will be #BristolSounds2023


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