Bristol Beacon reopening: Free weekend party announced
The concert venue will open in November
An all-day free party will take place at Bristol Beacon to mark the reopening of the concert venue formerly known as Colston Hall. The venue has been subject to a huge rebuild, and is set to reopen on Thursday, November 30.
The opening night will see globally-renowned Paraochestra perform an a spectacular sound and light show with electronic artist Surgeons Girl, Charles Hazelwood and light artist Limbic Cinema.
Organsiers say it will the ‘multi-sensory experience which will light up the Beacon Hall for the first time’.
Following that, the venue will open its doors for a ‘housewarming’ all-day free party featuring communities and artists from across the city on Saturday, December 2. The weekend will then be rounded off by Penguin Cafe on Sunday, December 3.
The venue will feature a 2,000 capacity Beacon Hall, a 500-capacity Lantern Hall and a new 200-capacity Weston Cellar.
Chief executive Louise Mitchell said: “The team are busy putting the finishing touches to our opening season, where we will be showcasing a number of commissions and UK premieres, and inviting all of our city’s communities into the Beacon to explore the new spaces, celebrating creativity and inclusivity in a way that only Bristol can.
“In the meantime, we’re delighted to announce we’ll be welcoming back some fantastic artists and festivals and put our first tickets on sale.”
Bristol Music Charity run the venue, which is owned by Bristol City Council.