Rave on Avon to return to the airwaves this weekend for 2021 edition

Rave on Avon to return to the airwaves this weekend for 2021 edition

Posted on: 11 May 2021

The festival have curated a huge lineup for their latest 1020 Radio takeover.


Much-loved Bristol festival Rave on Avon are going back on the air this week, hosting the second Rave on Avon Weekender on independent Stokes Croft-based station, 1020 Radio.


Organisers have had no choice but to postpone Rave on Avon for a second consecutive year due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, and will be broadcasting live across Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May in its absence.


After three successful years in Stokes Croft, the festival is still waiting to make its full debut in brand-new surroundings, having announced a move to Old Market in early 2020 before the pandemic brought things to a halt.



Following on from the success of their first-ever live-streamed event in March 2020, this year's Rave on Avon Radio Weekender is set to showcase some of Bristol's most talented electronic artists.


The takeover falls just two weeks after the 1020 team made a long-awaited return to their HQ in Stokes Croft, having been unable to operate as normal for more than a year due to the pandemic.


The Rave on Avon mission statement promises to “support and promote local artists, music and culture in Bristol and the South West”, combining a local focus with a selection of top-drawer acts.


From midday on Saturday 15 May, listeners across Bristol and beyond can tune in to 1020 Radio and explore the sounds of an extensive lineup of revered DJs, including Ellie Stokes, Fouk, Manami and more.


Spanning house, techno and disco through to drum & bass, UK garage, jungle and much more, the two-day takeover will be offering a taste of Bristol's sorely-missed nightlife scene after more than a year of cancelled events.


For more information, to tune in this weekend or to browse full lineups and set times, head to the 1020 Radio website or find Rave on Avon on Facebook.


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