Bristol Sounds announce first wave of artists for 2023

Bristol Sounds announce first wave of artists for 2023

Posted on: 05 Dec 2022

Bristol’s ever-popular open-air concert series is returning to Canons Marsh Amphitheatre next year with yet another stellar live lineup.


The music acts have today been announced for the latest edition of Bristol Sounds, with a brand-new all-day event dubbed ‘A Beautiful Day Out’ set to make its debut in 2023.


With shows announced from Thursday 22 until Saturday 24 June, Bristol Sounds looks to be bigger than ever with Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jacob Collier, 90s rock heroes James and much-loved folk rock band Levellers all headliners.


More acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 9 AM this Wednesday 7 December.





Last year’s Bristol Sounds saw triumphant sets from massive acts including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paulo Nutini, Elbow and First Aid Kit with thousands of music fans flocking to Bristol Harbourside over six days of music.


Kicking off Bristol Sounds’ 2023 roster will be kicked off on Thursday 22 June with multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Jacob Collier. The 5-time Grammy award-winning North Londoner is sure to garner a massive crowd with his energetic live performance and tendency to conduct the audience to sing harmonies and percussions. Tickets for this show can be found here.


Next up, on Friday 23 June, Manchester rock outfit James will grace the Canons Marsh Amphitheatre stage. A mainstay of the 90s, the Tim Booth-fronted band are best known for hit singles ‘Laid’, ‘Sit Down’ and ‘Say Something’. With a massive orchestral tour planned for 2023, James are sure to prove a hit when they head to Bristol in June. Grab your ticket here.


Saturday 24 June will see a very special all-day event, ‘A Beautiful Day Out’ take place at the harbourside. The jam-packed day of music will be headlined by The Levellers, another 90s mainstay who are used to big crowds having headlined Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage back in 1994 to a record-breaking 300,000 people. Tickets can be found here.


‘A Beautiful Day Out’ will also feature much loved 2 tone ska outfit The Selector, the Shaun Ryder fronted Black Grape, Scottish three-piece Peat and Diesel, Welsh comedy hip-hop group Goldie Lookin Chain, West-Country singer-songwriter Gaz Brookfield and Bristol’s very own Emily Breeze.

Pre-sale tickets for Bristol Sounds 2023 go on sale at 9 AM on Wednesday 7 December, sign up HERE.

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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 he 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 Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.