Everything you Need to Know for Bristol Harbour Festival 2017

Everything you Need to Know for Bristol Harbour Festival 2017

Posted on: 07 Jul 2017

Bristol's iconic Harbourside area will be transformed into an array of food, crafts, live music and so much more on 21st - 23rd July for the Bristol Harbour Festival, 2017! One of the most popular events of the year for us Bristolians, and a real calling card that summer is indeed here, this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. 

The crowds were huge at last years Harbour Fest, so hopefully it will be the same again!

The FREE event will see a plethora of amazing stalls and markets from all over the city, and further afield, come together to celebrate the incredible maritime history of Bristol's Harbour. 


When it comes to LIVE music, the Harbour Festival knows exactly what you want. To mark Colston Hall’s 150th anniversary, plans have been revealed for a special outdoor performance featuring some of the UK’s best musicians and special guests at the Lloyd’s Amphitheatre on Friday 21st July.


Launching the Bristol Harbour Festival weekend, the 20-piece Outlook Orchestra will perform a 100-minute live mix celebrating some of the biggest tracks heard across dancefloors on sound systems worldwide, coupled with a full live set by UK rapper and producer Roots Manuva.


Other confirmed guests, for the weekend include Roots Manuva, Horace Andy, Dawn Penn, Loyle Carner, General Levy, Congo Natty with Nanci & Pheobe, Newham Generals, Killa P, Foreign Beggars, Jehst, Flowdan, Jenna G, Ruby Wood (Submotion Orchestra), MC Jila (Gentleman’s Dub Club), Jesse Appiah, with live effects and dub mixing from Mad Professor and Adrian Sherwood.


The multi-faceted, multi-venue Bristol Harbour Festival returns to the banks of the river for three days of nautical-themed japery, art and music. Participating locations include the Amphitheatre Stage, Thekla, the Grain Barge and the SS Great Britain. So make sure to grab a map to avoid missing your favourite gig or stall. 

Fun for everyone at Bristol Harbour Fest 2017

A circus zone, maritime events, space for your youngsters to play, a dance village and more food, drink and craft stalls, spread out across the city than I care to even possibly imagine. This will more certainly be a highlight of your summer.


Around the festival, you will see official programme outlets where the Harbourside Festival team can answer your questions and hopefully sell you a programme. The festival stewards who are recognisable by their AP Security polo shirts will help you in any way possible. 


For any further information, please visit bristolharbourfestival.co.uk or alternatively connect with any of the team through their Facebook or Twitter channels.

Article by:

Matt Dailly

Matt, originally from Belfast, has only lived in Bristol for a year now and is studying Media & Journalism at UWE. He wants to concentrate his writing and media skills in Bristol's culinary culture, delving into what fine feasts the city has to offer and where the best places to go for food really are. Along with an aspiration to interview some of the influential people shaping Bristol and some who are simply passing through, Matt really is trying to make Bristol his new home! For any other info check out his Facebook or Twitter