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Glastonbury’s Shangri-La is opening a new venue in Bristol, Lost Horizon HQ

It will launch as a 240-capacity bar and arts centre on 1st July

The team behind Glastonbury's Shangri-La district is set to open a new venue in Bristol.

Billed as “a creative playground” for the iconic festival district, Lost Horizon HQ will showcase art, live music and performance throughout the summer. With an initial capacity of 240 (120 inside and 120 in its beer garden), it will officially launch as a bar and arts centre at 1-3 Elton Street from 1st July.

Once restrictions are lifted, artists and DJs including Beans on Toast, Dr Syntax and Binbag Wisdom will perform to a total capacity of 350 people.

The news comes a month after it was revealed Glastonbury is only permitted to host a reduced, 50,000-capacity event, Equinox, this summer. Back in January, the festival was officially cancelled due to coronavirus.

Lost Horizon's Creative Director, Kaye Dunnings, said of the new venue: “At last, a lifelong dream of ours is being realised - a creative headquarters where our culture and community can thrive year round - and can be experienced by everyone."

“With inclusivity at our core, we will raise the bar with our new venture, forging collaborations and partnerships within the city and beyond on our ever evolving exploration into human connection.”

As well as live music, the venue will host ShangrilART takeovers every Saturday, soundtracked by playlists from ShangrilART’s artists. There will also be a revolving exhibition available 24/7 and new exhibitions added fortnightly to the indoor space.

Keep up to date with the venue here.