Bristol's weekend highlights: 21st - 23rd April

Bristol's weekend highlights: 21st - 23rd April

Posted on: 21 Apr 2017

As usual Bristol has a number of treats in store for you this weekend, with myriad examples of sport, music, theatre and art taking place across the city. Click the links below for more information or to buy tickets:



Gloucestershire Cricket vs Durham - Brightside Ground

Gloucestershire Cricket

Gloucestershire’s third four-dayer of the season gets underway on Friday, when they host northern upstarts Durham in the second tier of the County Championship. Morale will be high following their innings-and-six-runs demolition of Leicestershire last week, here’s hoping for an even bigger margin of victory this weekend!




Record Store Day - Rise

Palace Bristol

The Triangle vinyl emporium is offering a jam-packed programme of live music this Saturday to mark the 10th birthday of Record Store Day, which coincides with the usual host of exclusive releases. Performing live in store will be bluesy quartet Palace (above), The Evil Usses, Hannah Lou Clark and Bristol local Fenne Lily. The vinyl countdown begins now!


Bristol City vs Barnsley - Ashton Gate

Bristol City vs Barnsley

A run of three successive positive results has well and truly put the wind back beneath the wings of the Robins, taking them four points clear of the relegation zone. Saturday’s opponents Barnsley sit nine points above City, but a full house at Ashton Gate could see them rocking at this 3pm kick off.


The Shimmer Band - The Lanes

The Shimmer Band

Prodigal indie sons The Shimmer Band return to their native Bristol on Saturday, bringing with them enough sunshine to perforate the Spring drizzle. Catch their intimate DJ set at The Lanes after they have headlined at the Bierkeller.




Jehst - The Fleece

Jehst Bristol

Jehst has been at the forefront of the UK hip hop proliferation since the turn of the millennium, releasing a string of albums in the subsequent years to warm critical response. Catch him at The Fleece on Sunday night.


Singin’ In The Rain - Hippodrome

Singin' In The Rain

Drizzle is the precipitation most notably associated with Bristol, so, naturally, which musical is more suitable for performance in the city than Singin’ In The Rain? Taking on production duties are The Big Act, the local drama school who specialise in in ultra-quick turnarounds, who will rehearse the play only 48 hours prior to performance. If previous productions We Will Rock You and Fame are anything to go by, their latest puddle-dunking adventure is set to cause a splash.

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Sam Mason-Jones

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