Colston Hall to celebrate its 150th birthday with Bristol concert

Colston Hall to celebrate its 150th birthday with Bristol concert

Posted on: 11 Jul 2017

The specially-assembled and star-studded Outlook Orchestra takes place in ten days time on Saturday 21st July in the Lloyds Amphitheatre, with turns from the likes of Roots Manuva and Loyle Carner.

Colston Hall 150

Happy birthday, Colston Hall! Where have the years gone? This year will see the hallowed hall hit the big 150, and it would be remiss not to properly celebrate the century-and-a-half of musical history that the venue has contributed to Bristol’s cultural landscape.


To aptly recognise their milestone, Colston Hall is throwing a party a stone’s throw from the venue, in the Lloyds Amphitheatre on Friday 21st July. The concert will feature a performance from The Outlook Orchestra, a collective assembled specially to celebrate soundsystem culture with a 100-minute live mix, which includes artists like Loyle Carner (below), General Levy, Congo Natty and Roots Manuva - the latter of whom will also play a full-length live set.

Loyle Carner


The guest vocalists appearing with The Outlook Orchestra are as follows: 

Roots Manuva
Loyle Carner
Pharoahe Monch
Horace Andy
Dawn Penn
Congo Natty with Nãnci & Phoebe
Footsie (Newham Generals)
Killa P
Foreign Beggars
Jenna G
Ruby Wood (Submotion Orchestra)
MC Jila (Gentleman’s Dub Club)
Jesse Appiah


Gentleman’s Dub Club’s Tommy Evans, who is leading the orchestra, said: “After an extraordinary night at the Royal Festival Hall in January we can’t wait to play in Bristol in the summer! We’ve got a massive new extended line up and a set list that is going to go off! But what makes this gig so unique is that it specifically aims to recognise and acknowledge the huge contribution Bristol has made to the history of sound system culture and bass music in the UK. It’s going to be really, really special."


For more information about this special event, and to buy tickets, head over to Colston Hall's website.

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