Bristol City Centre BID
26/08/2023 12:00 pm

Old City Sounds

Old City, Bristol

Free-to-attend one-day music event will take over King Street, St Stephen's Church, St Nicholas Street and St Nicks Market.

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New for summer, family-friendly music event set to take over Bristol’s Old City in a celebration of the city’s songful soul on the last Saturday of the school holidays and the late August Bank Holiday Weekend.

All genres will be celebrated throughout four melodic zones, between 12 – 6pm on Saturday 26 August. 

Old City Sounds is being delivered by Bristol City Centre BID, supported by Bristol’s City Centre & High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, which is funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England’s Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets project, with the aim of supporting the recovery of Bristol’s priority high streets.

Please be aware that media (including video with audio and photography) is being collected at this event. If you do not wish to be included, please stand aside and/or make yourself known to the photographer or videographer. Media collected at the event will only be used in relevant communications by Bristol City Centre BID and Bristol City Council.

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Old City Zones

Old City Kids

Interactive musical renditions of children’s stories, bubble artists, face painting, circus performers, jugglers and giant garden games inside St Stephen's Church and on St Stephen’s Avenue.

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Old City Acoustics

A bumper edition of its summer busking series at St Nicks. Alongside Bristol Indies’ Market on Corn Street.

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Old City Eclectic

Classical and nu-wave players from across multiple genres of music on St Nicholas Street, including virtuoso flamenco guitarist Flamenco Thief, and the new soul vocals of China Bowls.

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Old City Jazz

Live jazz talent on King Street, spearheaded by Old Duke Jazz Festival.

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Old City Sounds Lineup

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