Bristol Takeover 2021 at the Bristol Beacon

Bristol Takeover 2021 at the Bristol Beacon

Posted on: 09 Nov 2021

The festival, celebrating Bristol’s diverse and exciting music scene, is back this month at the city centre venue.


On Saturday 20 November, the one-day festival is back in person for the first time since 2019 with an online stream also available for those wanting to watch from their own home.


Entry to the event is free and tickets do not need to be purchased in advance.



After the festival was streamed online to great success in 2020, organisers have announced that the 2021 edition of the festival will be held in-person with all performances streamed for free on Vimeo.


Yet again, the festival offers 12 hours of back-to-back local live music with an excellent line-up partially curated by local promoter, 1% of One. The diverse roster of artists announced for the event so far include:


Folk artist, Amy May Ellis, will be bringing her atmospheric indie pop to the venue. Known for her intimate vocals and delicate instrumentation, the singer has been championed by the likes of BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music and Rough Trade.


Griz-O is an MC defined by his bold and direct approach to hip-hop with the Gloucester born artist uses his gift for storytelling to capture his audiences.


Genre defying Bristol-based artist, GROVE, will also be playing at the venue showcasing their unique blend of dancehall and punk. GROVE’s music is both aggressively political and profoundly personal and they have developed a fiercely loyal following over the past year.


Fresh from touring their debut album, West Country, indie rock band Langkamer will be returning home for Bristol Takeover 2021. Presenting a mix of punk and country music, the outfit are a growing force in the UK alternative music scene.


Dream pop/trip hop group, Oslo Twins, will also be playing the festival. Like Langkamer, the four-piece will be presented by 1% of One with their exciting brand of 80s and 90s lo-fi music ecquiped with pop melodies.


Joining this host of brilliant bands across the venue’s three stages are: Herbal Tea, Jemima Coulter, Kwazi and TAE, Lebo, Run Logan Run, Samantha Lindo, Sun Spot, Tungz, Yama Warashi and many more still to be announced.


SWU.FM will be once again taking over the Terrace stage with their resident DJs for a seven-hour performance that will be broadcast live on the radio station.


Bristol Takeover 2021 is a free one-day festival appropriate for all ages so whether you want to watch at home or head down to the Bristol Beacon, this looks like a must-attend event.


The event is funded by PRS Foundation, PPL, Youth Music and Here for Culture. For more information, head to the Bristol Beacon website.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.