Bloc Party and Elbow to headline five-day music festival

PUBLISHED: 14:07 11 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:14 11 May 2019

Twenty five thousands people are expected to attend the event.

Twenty five thousands people are expected to attend the event.


Elbow and Bloc Party are performing during a five-day music festival in Bristol next month.

Elbow are returning to Bristol to perform at the concert series.Elbow are returning to Bristol to perform at the concert series.

Bristol Sounds is set to be bigger than ever with an impressive line-up of live music acts.

The concert series will see a total of 25,000 fans enjoying live sets along the Bristol Harbourside.

Conal Dodds, co-founder of Crosstown Concerts, said: "We are on course for five sell-out nights this year, our biggest series to date.

"We have brought together some great musical talent alongside the headliners this year and will be opening the festival site earlier in the day to create a street food market on right on Bristol's harbour in June, which means music fans can head along after work for some dinner and catch some great music."

Bloc Party.Bloc Party.

The open-air event has expanded to five nights for the first time and will take place from June 26-30.

The hugely popular jazz percussionist Yussef Dayes will kick-start the festival on June 26, before Tom Misch takes to the stage.

On June 27, Ibibio Sound Machine will start the evening's entertainment with their electronic, afro-funk infused beats.

Australian outfit The Cat Empire will then perform their feel-good, euphoric roots pop in the amphitheatre.

The Bristol festival is set to be bigger than ever this year.The Bristol festival is set to be bigger than ever this year.

Opening for Bloc Party on June 28 are BBC 6 Music favourites, psych-pop foursome She Drew The Gun along with English singer-songwriter Liz Lawrence.

Main headliner Bloc Party will then take over the amphitheatre for their largest Bristol show ever.

The band will perform their 2005 debut album Silent Alarm in its entirety.

On June 29, the Villagers and Another Sky will perform traditional folk tunes, before the spectacular Salford-based Elbow take to the stage.

The Cat Empire are performing on June 27.The Cat Empire are performing on June 27.

Guy Garvey's powerful vocals, arresting lyrics and stunning music are set to draw crowds to the amphitheatre as the band returns to Bristol.

The series will end on a high note with pioneering jazz fusionists, Cinematic Orchestra bringing the event to a close.

Celebrating the release of their first album in over a decade, the band will perform a selection of carefully assembled jazzy tracks for the final night in support of the fourth studio album.

The show on June 28 has already sold out and tickets for the rest of the performances are expected to sell fast.

The five-day festival will take place at Bristol Harbourside.The five-day festival will take place at Bristol Harbourside.

To keep up to date with the latest information and news on the gig series, visit and or follow @Bristol_Sounds on Twitter and @bristolsounds on Instagram.

The hashtag for this year's event is #BristolSounds19

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