Final support acts complete stellar Bristol Sounds 2022 lineupPosted on: 14 Jun 2022
The celebrated open-air concert series returns to Bristol's Harbourside this month.
Final acts have been confirmed for the long-awaited return of the Bristol Sounds series, set to host six open-air gigs in six nights from Wednesday 22 to Monday 27 June.
Taking place at the atmospheric Lloyds Amphitheatre, this year's series will feature headline performances from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Paolo Nutini, Elbow, Jungle, First Aid Kit and The War on Drugs.
Support acts include Confidence Man (Noel Gallagher), The Magic Numbers and Jesca Hoop (Elbow), Kelly Lee Owens, Ibibio Sound Machine, Culpepper and Porij (Jungle), Katy J Pearson and Bess Atwell (First Aid Kit) and Soccer Mommy (The War on Drugs).
Tickets for Bristol Sounds 2022 are still available in limited numbers, but with Paolo Nutini having already sold out, the other shows are expected to follow suit. Find out more and secure your tickets here.
Very excited to be adding some brilliant supports to Bristol Sounds next week including @themagicnumbers @JescaHoop who will join @Elbow on the 24th. Joining @jungle4eva on the 25th will be @kellyleeowens @IbibioSound Joel Culpepper @porij_ and @Ujimaradio DJs. pic.twitter.com/3fhdgbsRPg— Bristol Sounds (@Bristol_Sounds) June 14, 2022
Bristol Sounds is making a welcome return to the city centre this summer, having been unable to go ahead in 2020 or 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The first wave of acts set to perform this time around was announced late last year, with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds set to open the 2022 series on Wednesday 22 June, joined by Australian electro-pop group Confidence Man.
The following day Paolo Nutini will perform live on the Harbourside for the first time since selling out the same venue back in 2014, before cult rockers Elbow take the stage on Friday 24 June, alongside London pop-rockers The Magic Numbers and US singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop.
Celebrated electronic duo Jungle will headline on Saturday 25 June, joined by Welsh producer Kelly Lee Owens, hotly-tipped four-piece Porij and the inimitable Ibibio Sound Machine, before indie-folk duo First Aid Kit take the reigns a day later, supported by Bristol's own Katy J Pearson.
Bristol Sounds 2022 will close with a performance from revered US outfit The War on Drugs, certain to provide a spectacular end to the series with a typically intense and ambitious live show, with support provided by Nashville solo act Soccer Mommy.
If - and granted, we Brits know all too well that it is a big 'if' - the weather holds out, Bristol Sounds 2022 could well emerge as one of the city's musical highlights of the year.
Final tickets for the series are on sale now - find out more and get yours here.
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