Bristol Beacon

Bristol Beacon

Bristol's most famous concert and comedy venue.


Bristol Beacon is Bristol's most documented venue and there's little to write about it that hasn't been written tens of times already. To stick to the essentials, whats on at Bristol Beacon really varies, some nights you'll find comedy listings, other nights big name pop gigs. Music-wise, if a legend is going to play in Bristol, odds are they'll be in the Bristol Beacon listings.

A multi-million pound makeover in 2009 added not only a bling gold exterior but a new foyer performance space and bar which hosts occasional smaller or free entry events.

What's On At Bristol Beacon

Jon Hopkins + LUXE at Bristol Beacon
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ambient electronic minimal techno contemporary classical experimental
Future Islands at Bristol Beacon
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art pop synthpop indie rock post-punk
Ziggy Alberts + Steph Strings at Bristol Beacon
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alternative pop pop folk folk-pop singer-songwriter
Asha Puthli + Paradisco at Bristol Beacon
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disco jazz jazz funk soul funk
In memory of Jason Gaines at Bristol Beacon
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world jazz
Jake Xerxes Fussell + Sam Moss at Bristol Beacon
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indie rock folk singer-songwriter experimental
The Songbook So Far at Bristol Beacon
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pop synthpop singer-songwriter soul
Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time at Bristol Beacon
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comedy
Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time at Bristol Beacon
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comedy
No Such Thing As A Fish - Thundernerds at Bristol Beacon
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comedy talks
The 'How Long' 50th Anniversary Tour at Bristol Beacon
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pop rock classic rock
KīīōTō at Bristol Beacon
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singer-songwriter experimental jazz
Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity at Bristol Beacon
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comedy
Six60 at Bristol Beacon
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drum and bass pop R&B
Ocean Alley + Hockey Dad at Bristol Beacon
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indie pop psychedelic rock rock indie rock psych
The Girls Bathroom: Planet Tour at Bristol Beacon
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spoken word talks
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve at Bristol Beacon
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new wave pop rock singer-songwriter
Swami and The Bed Of Nails at Bristol Beacon
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rock alternative rock punk post-punk pop punk
Mary Lattimore + Walt McClements at Bristol Beacon
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art pop electronic electro classical
Beverley Knight at Bristol Beacon
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neo soul pop jazz soul
Ásgeir at Bristol Beacon
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alternative pop synthpop folk folk-pop singer-songwriter
Jordan Rakei + Dhruv at Bristol Beacon
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pop R&B soul
The Driver Era + almost monday at Bristol Beacon
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pop experimental pop indie rock
Claire Martin + The Martin Sjöstedt Trio at Bristol Beacon
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contemporary classical jazz swing
Douglas Dare at Bristol Beacon
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alternative pop art pop experimental pop contemporary classical folk
Steve Hackett at Bristol Beacon
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progressive rock rock classic rock art rock psych
Terry Reid at Bristol Beacon
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rock classic rock singer-songwriter soul
Hiatus Kaiyote at Bristol Beacon
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alternative r&b pop indie rock jazz funk
Barely A- CANCELLED at Bristol Beacon
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comedy
Jade Helliwell 'How Love Goes' Acoustic Tour at Bristol Beacon
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country folk folk-pop singer-songwriter
Nobody's Empire: An Evening with Stuart Murdoch at Bristol Beacon
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folk singer-songwriter
The Pretenders at Bristol Beacon
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rock punk
Blue Man Group: Bluevolution World Tour at Bristol Beacon
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pop rock experimental comedy
Roddy Woomble at Bristol Beacon
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electronic folk singer-songwriter
John Paul White at Bristol Beacon
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country folk singer-songwriter
Elijah Fox Improvised Piano Works Tour at Bristol Beacon
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jazz jazz funk
Public Service Broadcasting at Bristol Beacon
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rock alternative rock indie rock post-punk
Elijah Fox at Bristol Beacon
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contemporary jazz psych singer-songwriter jazz soul
The Cult 8424 – 40th Anniversary at Bristol Beacon
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experimental rock hard rock rock alternative rock post-punk
All-star band for Jazzata 40th anniversary at Bristol Beacon
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jazz new orleans jazz
Ben Howard at Bristol Beacon
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indie folk indie rock folk-pop singer-songwriter
The Antlers + Okkervil River at Bristol Beacon
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pop rock indie rock folk jazz
Squeeze 50th Anniversary at Bristol Beacon
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new wave pop rock indie rock anti-folk
Arooj Aftab at Bristol Beacon
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pop rock blues jazz
Bolis Pupul at Bristol Beacon
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electro synthpop
Submotion Orchestra at Bristol Beacon
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ambient contemporary jazz downtempo electronic experimental
AntMusic 2024 at Bristol Beacon
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glam rock new wave pop post-punk
World Tour at Bristol Beacon
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classical contemporary classical
Steve Knightley at Bristol Beacon
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traditional folk folk singer-songwriter
Les Égarés at Bristol Beacon
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big band contemporary jazz jazz
The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Bristol Beacon
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rock classic rock art rock psych
Infinity Song at Bristol Beacon
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lovers rock folk rock folk-pop singer-songwriter
Bellowhead + The Longest Johns at Bristol Beacon
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indie rock folk folk-pop
Ezra Collective at Bristol Beacon
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blues jazz jazz funk soul
Martin Harley at Bristol Beacon
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rock blues singer-songwriter soul
Beth Rowley + Alessi’s Ark at Bristol Beacon
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new orleans blues bluegrass blues singer-songwriter gospel
The Herbaliser Band at Bristol Beacon
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downtempo hip hop underground hip hop trip hop jazz
Grace Campbell at Bristol Beacon
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comedy
The Howl & The Hum at Bristol Beacon
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indie pop indie rock
Galliano at Bristol Beacon
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acid jazz trip hop jazz jazz funk
Beabadoobee at Bristol Beacon
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indie pop pop indie rock
Julian Lage at Bristol Beacon
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contemporary jazz blues jazz
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Bristol Beacon
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country folk folk rock singer-songwriter
Clark at Bristol Beacon
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electronic hardcore techno breakbeat techno electro
Confidence Man at Bristol Beacon
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techno electro breakbeat trance psych
Fat Freddy's Drop at Bristol Beacon
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reggae psych jazz soul
The Damned + Doctor & The Medics at Bristol Beacon
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new wave rock alternative rock punk post-punk
Buena Bristol Social Club at Bristol Beacon
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big band world jazz
Travis + Hamish Hawk at Bristol Beacon
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pop rock
The Bootleg Beatles in Concert at Bristol Beacon
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pop rock psych
The Unthanks - In Winter at Bristol Beacon
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traditional folk folk folk rock folk-pop jazz
Emily Barker at Bristol Beacon
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rock country traditional folk folk
B O D I E S at Bristol Beacon
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neoclassical folk
Brothers Osborne + Tyler Braden at Bristol Beacon
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alternative rock country
Caribou at Bristol Beacon
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art pop electro trip hop jazz
You Me At Six at Bristol Beacon
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pop rock pop punk
The Thrive Tour at Bristol Beacon
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spoken word talks
Tiny Piano Man at Bristol Beacon
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comedy
Small World at Bristol Beacon
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comedy
Kim Wilde plus special guests Cutting Crew at Bristol Beacon
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new wave soft rock pop synthpop
The Dead South at Bristol Beacon
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rock country bluegrass folk
Wardruna at Bristol Beacon
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metal freak folk experimental
The Fureys at Bristol Beacon
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traditional folk folk
Mike and the Mechanics at Bristol Beacon
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rock-and-roll soft rock pop rock
Palavering at Bristol Beacon
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comedy
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox at Bristol Beacon
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pop jazz jazz funk swing
The Flaming Lips at Bristol Beacon
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electronic experimental rock alternative rock indie rock psych
Steven Wilson at Bristol Beacon
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progressive metal progressive rock electro alternative rock post rock
The Waterboys at Bristol Beacon
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traditional folk folk folk rock singer-songwriter

Get a feel for Bristol Beacon

Our recent recommendations for Bristol Beacon

The greatest living AV artist brings his dizzying sonic architecture to Bristol New Music with Jlin - the undisputed queen of footwork (and beyond). Ready your mind for rhythmical quantum entanglements, time-stretching sound art and the biggest dose of future shock you’ll get all year. Ryoji Ikeda’s latest audiovisual live show mines material from his pulsating 2022 album of the same name

A full bill of uncanny AV experimentalism as avant-R&B innovator Klein brings her tripped out free jazz gospel drone mutations along with Aho Ssan’s cinematic, glitch-distortions and spectral improv hypnotism courtesy of a new collaboration between Dali de Saint Paul and Maxwell Sterling. Essential FFO: Mica Levi, EP/64, KMRU, AD93. A triple bill featuring Klein, Aho Ssan and new collaborative performance Penumbra

The last true original of outsider gospel, spiritualist folk blues and astral synth wonderment! Lonnie Holley heads an inspired and adventurous triple bill with Jules Reidy’s trance-like American dream-primitivism and Elaine Michener’s glossal vocal acrobatics. Essential FFO: Sun Ra, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Emeralds, Grouper, Diamanda Galás. A triple-header featuring Jules Reidy’s, Lonnie Holley and his band, and vocalist, composer and visual artist Elaine Mitchener

U wut? Grime royalty Manga Saint Hilare playing…for free? Always a favourite with the heads, one of Roll Deep’s unsung heroes - carving a solo path through the underbelly of UK rap with honest, soul-searching lyricism spat with full attack and silky flow. And you haven’t got a ticket yet because….? Free CrossTalk Afterparty

Free entry! Grime finally gets the museum exhibition/recognition we all knew it deserved with the Museum of London, RiskyRoadz and Jammer presenting grime history relics, documentary footage, photographs and murals from Bow E3 and the East London renaissance ft. Skepta, JME, Slimzee and Rinse FM like you’ve never seen before. Co-curated by: Museum of London and Roony ‘RiskyRoadz’ Keefe