Members of Massive Attack, Portishead, and more will play in hot air balloons above Bristol in the coming weeks.
Dubbed The Sky Orchestra - A New Dawn for Bristol, the mid-air concert has been comissioned by theatre company Bristol Old Vic and will feature a number of performances from local artists.
Bristol venue Colston Hall has begun removing the name of Colston Hall from the building ahead of a title change.
Coming a week after protestors toppled a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston from outside the music and arts venue, Bristol Music Trust, who own Colston Hall, told the BBC removing the name was a "symbolic moment".
Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja AKA 3D has released a collection of limited edition prints in aid of Bristol Food Union’s Feed The Frontline campaign.
The prints will be on sale until 17th May, with 10 of them to be selected at random and given a unique, spray painted finish by Del Naja. All proceeds raised will go to Bristol Food Union’s Feed The Frontline campaign, which Massive Attack donated £10,000 to last month.
As the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to force a number of event cancellations or postponements and club closures, Bristol record shop Idle Hands has issued a stark warning on how the pandemic might affect small, independent businesses.
"This is a worrying time for everyone and a situation none of us are used too," reads a social media post penned by the shop's owner, Chris Farrell. "Events are moving fast and we have to accept that major disruption is on its way. If Italy is anything to go by shops like Idle Hands will be forced to close indefinitely."
The third largest arena in the UK is set to open in Bristol, the YTL Arena.
Following the announcement of plans to build an arena at the city's Filton Airfield, Bristol City Council’s planning committee made the decision to go ahead with the new venue, which will be headed by Malaysian investment firm YTL. The venue looks set to open in 2023, with the infrastructure costing around £5 million, and to generate £1.5 billion locally in 25 years.
Bristol’s Pressure Dome label will kick off 2020 with a new split EP from Joe Craven and Human Resources, set for release on 7th February.
The label’s third release finds local producer Human Resources and Dialogue party starter Joe Craven offering up two weighty UK techno cuts each, heavy on the bass with flourishes of breakbeat and dub woven throughout.
Crave’s ‘Hurt Potential’ opens the EP with a buoyant, but subtle, rhythm, making for a perfect warm-up to stoke the dancefloor into life early in the night. Check it out below.
Motion Bristol has shared the acts and events kicking off its 2020 season.
Following the end of Motion's In:Motion season, which ran through October to December last year, the club will welcome over 150 artists to the venue in the first part of 2020.