Harbour festival returns to Bristol

PUBLISHED: 20:00 11 July 2018

Bristol Harbour Festival will run on the weekend of July 20-22. 	Picture: Paulbox.

Bristol Harbour Festival will run on the weekend of July 20-22. Picture: Paulbox.

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Bristol’s 47th harbour festival is set to take place during the weekend of July 20-22.

Bristol Harbour Festival will run on the weekend of July 20-22. 	Picture: ShotAway.Bristol Harbour Festival will run on the weekend of July 20-22. Picture: ShotAway.

Music stages, dance areas, food markets, and circus acts will be there for people to visit across the three day event which attracts up to 250,000 visitors a year.

The festival will be held at Bristol’s floating harbour and the city is set to host one of the biggest free festivals in the country.

The annual summer event celebrates the city’s maritime heritage and is run by Bristol City Council.

The Spoken Word area which will be placed in Cathedral Walk in the city and is set to host poets and performers such as Toby Campion, Amani Saeed, Solomon O.B and Jonny Fluffypunk.

Bristol Harbour Festival will run on the weekend of July 20-22. 	Picture: Plaster Creative Communications.Bristol Harbour Festival will run on the weekend of July 20-22. Picture: Plaster Creative Communications.

Bristol poet Vanessa Kisuule said: “Bristol’s maritime heritage reveals something about the city’s character that bricks and mortar alone cannot show.

“This is a place of contrasts and divides as well as boundless opportunity.

“The harbour festival promises to be a remarkable display of everything there is to love about this city.”

The event is set to bring on-water displays to Bristol’s Harbour including a new 350m rowing competition, Power8 Sprints, which will take place during the weekend.

Bristol Harbour Festival will run on the weekend of July 20-22. 	Picture: Paulbox.Bristol Harbour Festival will run on the weekend of July 20-22. Picture: Paulbox.

Bristol Music Stage at The Amphitheatre promises to bring entertainment from musician Jimmy Cliff and Hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash, with more music available from the ss Great Britain, Grain Barge, Louisiana and The Redcliffe Wharf bandstands.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of modern circus, The Circus Playground is showing international and Bristol based acts including Circomedia graduate Helena Humm on a flying trapeze.

Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees said: “Year on year the festival provides inspiration and entertainment for communities across the city as well as the thousands who travel huge distances to take in its sights and sounds.”

“The Harbour Festival is one of the highlights of our internationally renowned cultural programme and the biggest showcase of Bristol culture and heritage there is.”

The event will be held at the floating harbour in Bristol and entry is free.

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