Bristol Harbour Festival 2024: Line-up, road closures and weather forecast - what you need to know

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Bristol’s annual dance, music and arts extravaganza is set to return this week to celebrate the city’s iconic harbour.

Bristol Harbourside Festival’s jam-packed programme will feature family activities, circus performances, visiting vessels and mega live music as it showcases the best of Bristol’s music scene, world-class circus and on the water activity.

The free festival will feature over 120 hours of entertainment across seven stages and attracts over 250,000 visitors.

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This year’s festival will also feature Dragon Boat Racing, steamboat processions and a “very special” flotilla to close the show.

When is Bristol Harbour Festival 2024?

Bristol Harbour Festival will taking place from July 19 to 21.

Where is Bristol Harbour Festival 2024 held?

Bristol Harbour Festival is based in the streets and squares around Bristol’s historic harbour. Locations include:

- Bristol Harbour, Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SP

- Bristol Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square, Harbourway, Bristol, BS1 5LL

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- Millennium Square, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB

- City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

- Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4QS

- Thekla Car Park, The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol, BS1 4RB

- The Grove, Bristol, BS1 5TT

- Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4AH

- Anchor Square, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5TT

- Harbourside Market Steps, Bristol BS1 5TX

Bristol’s biggest free dance, music and arts extravaganza (not to mention lots of boats and waterborne activities) is is set to return from July 19.Bristol’s biggest free dance, music and arts extravaganza (not to mention lots of boats and waterborne activities) is is set to return from July 19.
Bristol’s biggest free dance, music and arts extravaganza (not to mention lots of boats and waterborne activities) is is set to return from July 19. | [email protected]

Bristol Harbour Festival 2024 - full line-up

Amphitheatre

Friday, July 19

- MC - Kathika from 6pm to 10pm

- Xaman X from 6pm to 6.30pm

- She’s Got Brass from 7pm to 7.30pm

- Bloco B from 8pm to 8.45pm

- The Bhangra All Stars from 9.15pm to 8pm

Saturday, July 20

- Old Time Sailors from 11am to 1pm

- Emily Magpie from 2pm to 2.45pm

- Nat Oaks from 3.15pm to 4pm

- Langkamer from 4.30pm to 5.15pm

- The Beatles Dub Club from 5.30pm to 6.45pm

- Eva Lazarus from 7.15pm to 8.15pm

- Grove from 8.45pm to 9.45pm

Sunday, July 21

- Andy The Strange B2B Miss Grace from 11.45am to 12.15pm

- Hélélé from 12.15pm to 1pm

- Andy The Strange B2B Miss Grace from 1pm to 1.30pm

- Laid Blak from 1.30pm to 2.30pm

- Andy The Strange B2B Miss Grace from 2.30pm to 3pm

- Bass Choir from 3pm to 3.45pm

- Andy The Strange B2B Miss Grace from 3.45pm to 4pm

- Gabriel Templar from 4pm to 4.45pm

- Andy The Strange B2B Miss Grace from 4.45pm to 5.15pm

- Imprints from 5.15pm to 6pm

Bristol Rising (Queen Square)

Saturday, July 20

- Liv Charley from 11am to 11.15am

- Biba from 11.15am to 11.35am

- Elarbe from 11.35am to 11.55am

- Hannah Mae from 11.55am to 12.15pm

- Rosie from 12.20pm to 12.35pm

- Dandelion from 12.40pm to 1.10pm

- Marns from 1.30pm to 1.50pm

- Ssadcharlie from 1.50pm to 2.10pm

- Ava Zarate from 2.10pm to 2.30pm

- Rellz & Y.B Mics from 2.30pm to 2.50pm

- Laura Dia from 2.50pm to 3.10pm

- Sambee from 3.10pm to 3.30pm

- Jraggz from 3.35pm to 3.50pm

- Akira from 4pm to 4.20pm

- Lakedown from 4.30pm to 4.55pm

- Tara Devi from 5.05pm to 5.25pm

-Elo1se from 5.30pm to 5.45pm

- Senshun from 5.45pm to 6pm

Bristol Harbour Festival will feature over 120 hours of entertainment across seven stages and attracts over 250,000 visitors. There will also be multiple boat races throughout the weekend.Bristol Harbour Festival will feature over 120 hours of entertainment across seven stages and attracts over 250,000 visitors. There will also be multiple boat races throughout the weekend.
Bristol Harbour Festival will feature over 120 hours of entertainment across seven stages and attracts over 250,000 visitors. There will also be multiple boat races throughout the weekend. | Plaster

Sunday, July 21

- Liila So from 11am to 11.30am

- Ali Austin from 11.45am to 12.30pm

- Milia Maya from 12.45pm to 1.30pm

- Ace Cic Takeover from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

- Charly Ot from 3.30pm to 3.55pm

- The Underneath from 3.55pm to 4.10pm

- The Pavillion from 4.25pm to 5.05pm

Sedated Society from 5.20pm to 6pm

Radio Takeover (Queen Square)

Saturday, July 20

- Nuneera Pilgrim from 6pm to 6.10pm

- Tianna from 6.10pm to 6.25pm

- Wordlife Showcase from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

- Mary Mina from 7.30pm to 7.45pm

- Frilla Presents La La Land with Ms Lex and Millie Whitestone from 7.45pm to 8.45pm

- Krush & Guests from 8.45pm to 9.45pm

Dance Tent (Queen Square)

Saturday, July 20

- D Wild Fitness from 11.05am to 11.20am

- L.A Dance from 11.25am to 11.40am

- Swindon Youth Dance Centre from 11.45a to 12.15pm

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- Hype Presents: Little Hype, Carnival Crew & Dance Competition from 12.20pm to 1pm

- Gerry’s Attic from 1.05pm to 1.35pm

- Cocreated Community Dance from 1.40pm to 1.55pm

- Pranartana School of Indian Classical Dance from 2.10pm to 2.40pm

- Yama from 2.45pm to 3.05pm

- Anna K from 3.10pm to 3.40pm

- Hare and Lion - Kennedy Junior Muntanga and Jessica Chambers from 3.50pm to 4.20pm

- Bristol Ballroom from 4.30pm to 5.20pm

- RSVP Drummers from 5.30pm to 6pm

- Booty Bass & Babes from 6.30pm to 10pm

- Thai Chi Rosè - Booty Bass MC from 6.30pm to 10pm

- Tropicadance - Booty Bass Dancer from 6.30pm to 10pm

- Booty B3B - Inda Flo, Cheza Lucina & DJ Devolicious Go B3B from 6.30pm to 7pm

- Miss Venus Wailer - Booty Bass Dancer from 6.30pm to 10pm

- Inda Flo from 7pm to 8pm

- Cheza Lucina from 8pm to 9pm

- DJ Devolicious from 9pm to 10pm

Sunday, July 21

- Piloxercise from 11.05am to 11.15am

- Nandini Girish from 11.20am to 11.45am

- Rise Youth Dance from 11.50am to 12.15pm

- Movema - World Fusion from 12.20pm to 12.55pm

- Horizon Dance Company from 1.05pm to 1.40pm

- AE Dance + Fitness from 1.45pm to 2.20pm

- Funk Supreme from 2.25pm to 2.45pm

- Ayahuasca from 2.55pm to 3.30pm

- Sublime Dance Troupe from 3.35pm to 4.10pm

- Bristol Capoeira from 4.15pm to 4.55pm

- Afi Dance from 5.05pm to 5.45pm

On The Water

Saturday, July 20

This year’s festival will also feature Dragon Boat Racing, steamboat processions and a “very special” flotilla to close the show.This year’s festival will also feature Dragon Boat Racing, steamboat processions and a “very special” flotilla to close the show.
This year’s festival will also feature Dragon Boat Racing, steamboat processions and a “very special” flotilla to close the show.

- The Pyronaut from 11am to 11.10

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- Parade of Model Boats with My Future My Choice form 11.45am to noon

- Young Shipwrights Model Boat Race with My Future My Choice from noon to 12.30pm

- Cardboard Boat Race with My Future My Choice from 12.40pm to 1.30pm

- Boat Race Prize Giving Ceremony with my Future My Choice from 1pm to 1.15pm

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- Flyboard Displays with James Prestwood from 1.30pm to 1.40pm

- RNLI Water Safety Demonstration from 1.50pm to 2.20pm

- Bristol Empire Dragons Demonstrations from 2.30pm to 3pm

- Flyboard Displays with James Prestwood from 3.45pm to 3.55pm

- Bristol Adventure Sea Cadets from 4.30pm to 5pm

Sunday, July 21

- Chakras by Raheed Araeen with RWA Art Gallery from 11am to 11.45am

- Dragon Boat Racing with Bristol Empire Dragons from 11.50am to noon

- Bristol Gig Club Youth Demos from 12.05pm to 12.25pm

- Clifton Pilot Gig Club from 12.05pm to 12.25pm

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- Flyboard Displays with James Prestwood from 12.30pm to 12.40pm

- Dragon Boat Racing with Bristol Empire Dragons from 12.50pm to 1pm

- RNLI Water Safety Demonstration from 1pm to 1.30pm

- Avon Fire & Rescue Service from 1.30pm to 1.50pm

- Dragon Boat Racing with Bristol Empire Dragons from 1.50pm to 2pm

- Family Model Boat Race with My Future My Choice from 2pm to 3pm

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- Dragon Boat Racing with Bristol Empire Dragons from 3pm to 3.10pm

- Flyboard Displays with James Prestwood from 3.15pm to 3.25pm

- Bristol Canoe Club from 3.30pm to 4pm

- Parade of Sail from 4.15pm to 5pm

Expression Stage (Millennium Square)

Friday, July 19

- Silent Disco Hosted by Disco Neurotico DJs from 6pm to 9pm

Saturday, July 20

- Get Inspired: How to Access Multi-Media Organisations in Bristol from 11.15am to noon

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- Panel Discussion - Scene and Heard: Decolonising Bristol’s Music Scene from 1pm to 2pm

- Honest, Insightful, Grassroot: A Chat with Lavinia Calamai about Inclusivity and Diversity from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

- Aviator Brass from 5pm to 5.35pm

- Thomas Wright and Carder from 5.50pm to 6.25pm

- The Original Barn Finds from 6.40pm to 7.15pm

- Jelly Roll from 7.30pm to 8.05pm

- Cindy Stratton and Marius Frank from 8.20pm to 9pm

Sunday, July 21

- RNLI Talk: 200 Years of Saving Lives at Sea from 11am to 11.45am

- Steve Price: “Three Channels Price” from noon to 12.45pm

- The Harbour Powering Homes: An Intro to Bristol Heat Network from 1pm to 1.45pm

- Rebecca Tantony from 3pm to 6pm

- Jonny Fluffypunk from 3pm to 3.30pm

- Clare Ferguson - Walker from 3.30pm to 3.50pm

- IAM13E from 3.50pm to 4.10pm

- Dizraeli from 4.10pm to 4.40pm

- Jemma Hathaway from 4.40pm to 5pm

- Tom Sastry from 5pm to 5.20pm

- Vanessa Kisuule from 5.30pm to 6pm

Family Playground (College Green)

Saturday, July 20

- Junkfish Craft Workshops from 11am to 5pm

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- Bristol and It’s Twin Cities - Colourful Crafts from 11am to 1pm

- Wildlife Hunt with Wildscreen Art from 11am to 5pm

- AARGH! from 11.30am to 12.10pm

- Cirque Bijou Presents from noon to 5pm

- Marky Jay from noon to 5pm

- Frenetic Engineering from noon to 12.30pm

- Circomedia Youth Circus from 12.10pm to 12.20pm

- Baby Racing from 12.25pm to 12.35pm

- Ciromedia Circus Workshops from 12.30pm to 2pm

- Pete Anderson from 12.40pm to 1.15pm

- Mermaid Pearl from 1pm to 2pm

- Frenetic Engineering from 1.20pm to 1.50pm

- Levantes Dance Theatre from 1.20pm to 1.40pm

- Go With The Flow Yoga from 1.30pm to 2pm

- AARGH! from 1.30pm to 2.10pm

- Khadia from 1.40pm to 1.45pm

- The Black Eagles from 1.50pm to 2.10pm

- Puppetry Workshops with Crow Nose Theatre from 2.10pm to 2.50pm

- Frenetic Engineering Presents Goldie Fiasco from 2.20pm to 2.50pm

- Circomedia BTEC and Higher Education Showcase from 2.50pm to 3.10pm

- Go With The Flow Yoga from 3pm to 3.30pm

- Baby Racing from 3.15pm to 3.25pm

- Pete Anderson from 3.30pm to 4.05pm

- Circomedia Circus Workshops from 3.30pm to 5pm

- AARGH! from 3.30pm to 4.10pm

- The Rock Disco from 4pm to 5pm

- Danni’s DAnce Academy from 4pm to 4.10pm

- Levantes Dance Theatre from 4.10pm to 4.10pm

- The Black Eagles from 4.40pm to 5pm

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There’s plenty to keep the kids amused at the Circus Playground on College Green.There’s plenty to keep the kids amused at the Circus Playground on College Green.
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Sunday, July 21

- Bristol and It’s Twin Cities - Colourful Crafts from 11am to 1pm

- Wildlife Hunt with Wildscreen Ark from 11am to 5pm

- The Wonders of the World - The Travelling Library from 11am to 3pm

- Storytelling Sessions at The Travelling Library from 11.30am to 1.30pm

- AARGH! from 11.30am to 12.10pm

- Cirque Bijou Presents from noon to 5pm

- Marky Jay from noon to 5pm

- Circomedia Youth Circus from 12.10pm to 12.20pm

- Baby Racing from 12.25pm to 12.35pm

- Circomedia Circus Workshops from 12.30pm to 2pm

- The Keepers By Brave Bold Drama from 12.30pm to 12.55pm

- Pete Anderson from 12.40pm to 1.15pm

- Khadia from 1.20pm to 1.25pm

- Dani Rola from 1.30pm to 1.35pm

- Pirate Drama Workshop with Acting Out from 1.30pm to 2pm

- AARGH! deom 1.30pm to 2.10pm

- Pirates of the Carabina from 1.40pm to 2.25pm

- The Keepers By Brave Bold Drama from 2pm to 2.25pm

- Puppetery Workshops with Crow Nose Theatre from 2.10pm to 2.50pm

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- Circomedia BTEC And Higher Education Showcase from 2.30pm to 2.50pm

- Baby Racing from 2.55pm to 3.05pm

- Pirate Drama Workshop with Acting Out from 3pm to 3.30pm

- Circomedia Circus Workshops from 3.30pm to 5pm

- AARGH! from 3.30pm to 4.10pm

- The Keepers by Brave Bold Drama from 3.30pm to 3.55pm

- Danni’s Dance Academy from 3.50pm to 4pm

- Dani Rola from 4pm to 4,05pm

- Party Peeps’ Family Foam Party from 4pm to 5pm

- Pirates of the Carabina from 4.15pm to 5pm

Thekla

Saturday, July 20

- Sarah Tonin and the Whore Moans from 1.45pm to 2.15pm

- Sam Paul from 2pm to 2.30pm

- Chasing Kites from 2.45pm to 3.45pm

- Danny McMahon from 3pm to 3.30pm

- Sunday Sweethearts from 4pm to 4.30pm

- Sober Sundays from 4.15pm to 4.45pm

- John Mouse from 5pm to 5.30pm

- Dreamwave from 5.15pm to 5.45pm

- The Belishas from 6pm to 6.30pm

- Ok Ewan from 6.15pm to 6.45pm

- The Sneak Eazies from 9pm to 7.30pm

- Gurl from 7.15pm to 7.45pm

- Piratitude from 8pm to 9pm

- Have A Good Afternoon from 8.15pm to 8.45pm

- Haga from 8.15pm to 8.45pm

- M/X from 9.15pm to 8pm

Sunday, July 21

- Eve Appleton Band from noon to 12.30pm

- Fantastic Stranger from 1pm to 1.30pm

- Tokyo Tou Company from 1.45pm to 2.15pm

- Kirris Rivere and the Delta Du Bruit from 2pm to 2.30pm

- Lunda from 2.45pm to 3.45pm

- The Keepsakes from 3pm to 3.30pm

- Hicktown Breakout from 4pm to 4.30pm

- MLY from 4.15pm to 4.45pm

- The 789S from 5pm to 5.30pm

- Blacklist from 5.15pm to 5.45pm

- Tyla X An from 6.15pm to 6.45pm

- Sonotto from 7.15pm to 7.45pm

- Beware of Leopards from 8.15pm to 8.45pm

- The Family BAttenberg from 9.15pm to 8pm

Fringe

Friday, July 19

- Live Music From Sing & Tonic at 6 O’Clock Gin At The Glassboat from 6.30pm to 9pm

Saturday, July 20

- Drop-In 30 Minute Gin Sampling Sessions at 6 O’Clock Gin At The Glassboat noon to 6pm

- Death Disco Street Party from 1pm to 6pm

- Banoffee Pies Present The Christmas Steps Courtyard Day Part from 2pm to 8pm

- Blue Moon at the Aquarium from 6pm to 11.30pm

- Coffee Club: Live from 6pm to 10pm

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- Cut A Rug With: The Zu Zu Men at No.1 Harbourside from 11pm to 1am

Sunday, July 21

- Live Music From Sing & Tonic at 6 O’Clock Gin At The Glassboat from noon to 6pm

- Coffee Club: Live from 6pm to 10pm

The cardboard boat race will also be returning.The cardboard boat race will also be returning.
The cardboard boat race will also be returning. | Plaster

Bristol Harbour Festival - Road Closures

The following roads will be closed for the festival:

- The Grove from July 19 at 4pm to July 21 at 9pm

- Prince Street from July 19 at 4pm to July 21 at 9pm

- Narrowquay from July 19 at 4pm to July 21 at 9pm

- Assembly Rooms Lane from July 19 at 4pm to July 21 at 9pm

- Queen Square from July 19 at midnight to July 21 at 11pm

- Mill Avenue from July 19 at midnight to July 21 at 11pm

- Queen Charlotte Street from July 19 at midnight to July 21 at 11pm

- Middle Avenue from July 19 at midnight to July 21 at 11pm

- Wapping Road from July 20 at 6am to July 21 at 8pm

What is the weather forecast for Bristol Harbour Festival 2024?

According to the Met Office, there will be sunny intervals changing to partly cloudy by night time, with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C on July 19.

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BBC Weather predict it will be sunny with a gentle breeze and highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C.

However, on Saturday, the Met Office predicts it will be cloudy changing to light rain by lunchtime, with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C.

Whilst BBC Weather predict there will be heavy rain and a gentle breeze, with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C.

On Sunday, according to the Met Office, there will be sunny intervals changing to partly cloudy by night time, with highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C.

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BBC Weather predict it will be sunny intervals with a moderate breeze and highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C.

How much does it cost to come to Bristol Harbour Festival?

The weekend event in completely free.

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