Things to Do in the City Centre During Glastonbury

You might notice Bristol is a little quieter than usual during the 25th-30th June, but if you didn’t manage to get your hands on Glastonbury tickets – fear not! The City Centre BID has found a whole host of events going on in Bristol to make you forget your FOMO…


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at O2 Academy

Get ready for the mightiest dose of ska-core you’ve ever experienced, because The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are back! Heading out on a UK tour for the first time since 2011, you don’t want to miss the fathers of ska-punk perform tracks from their 10-album strong catalogue.

When: Sunday 30th June. Where: O2 Academy. Price: £23.


Fat Lip at The Lanes

Are you ready to party like your name is El Niño? Take it back to 2001 at The Lanes with a night of pop punk, emo and alternative anthems from the likes of Blink-182, Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Busted and more, and live Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit tribute acts!

When: Saturday 29th June. Where: The Lanes. Price: £3-£5.


Live music at Rough Trade

Over the Glastonbury period you will still be able to experience some top notch live music in the city at Rough Trade. They’ve got a whole host of live acts, signings and single launches between the 20th and 25th, including Black Midi, Laissez Faire and Ida Mae.

When: 20th-25th June. Where: Rough Trade Bristol. Price: varies.


Live music at The Stable

Every weekend The Stable put on a fantastic programme of live music, and Glastonbury weekend will be no different! Grab a pizza and a pint and pull up a pew in the cathedral to cider and you’ll be treated to free live music from Around About Dusk and The Grooveheads.

When: 27th and 28th June. Where: The Stable. Price: free.



Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John at Bristol Hippodrome

It’s been a while but the multi-award winning Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert is back and funny as ever! His first live show in six years, during which time he’s racked up an impressive number of TV appearances – including Qi, Have I Got News For You and Taskmaster – is raw, personal and brutally honest.

When: Thursday 27th June. Where: Bristol Hippodrome. Price: from £32.


Rainbow Casino Comedy Night

Join three hilarious comedians, including Britain’s Got Talent’s Barbara Nice, for a night of comedy at the Rainbow Casino for just £13! Tickets include 20% off pre or post show dinner at the Casino, £2 drinks promotions and a £5 bet.

When: Saturday 29th June. Where: Rainbow Casino. Price: £13.


Horts Comedy Night

Comedy Chest’s monthly comedy night returns to Horts on Thursday 25th June with a huge lineup including a headline act from Tom Glover, one of the West Country’s finest comedy talents. Doors open at 7:30pm and close at 7:50pm, so don’t be late!

When: Thursday 25th June. Where: Horts pub. Price: £2 – includes free pizza!


Workshops etc

Best of the New World Cellar Tasting at Avery

Avery’s Wine Cellar are hosting a tutored tasting to celebrate their long history with new World World wines, guiding you through either specially selected wines. Designed for people of all levels of wine knowledge from beginners with a thirst for knowledge to experts with their own personal cellar-full!

When: 26th June. Where: Averys Wine Cellar. Price: £30.


Workshops at Arnolfini

On Glastonbury weekend Arnolfini will be hosting workshops from East Bristol Contemporary and Koleka Putuma. On Saturday, make the most of summer and working as a contemporary artist outdoors, whilst on Sunday you can hone your poetry-writing skills and examine ideas of authorship.

When: 29th and 30th June. Where: Arnolfini. Price: varies.