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The Bristol Festival re-launches as BRISFEST 2010!

Press release July 18, 2010 Culture

After two really successful years, the community festival re-launches under the new catchier name of BrisFest 2010. This is to mark the growth of the festival as it blossoms into a fully immersive urban spectacular, bringing the excitement of a summer festival to the heart of the city. With a new interactive website that reflects the vibrancy of the festival, it is hoped that BrisFest 2010 will attract audiences from far and wide for a taste of the fun and top class entertainment Bristol has to offer.

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See out the summer in style atBrisFest 2010, September 24-26th, one of the UK’s most innovative and exciting music and art festivals. Sleeping bags and wellies not required as the festival spans the Bristol City Centre with stages in the waterfront amphitheatre and a host of indoor venues.


Over 500 bands, DJ’s, artists, comedians as well as circus and cabaret performersmake up the hugely varied line up,offering entertainment from drummingand street theatreto salsa shaking and graffiti, all from the South West region. BrisFest 2010 is a celebration of Bristol and South West culture, created to inspire passion and creativity by offering a highly interactive event for audiences of all ages. Come and check out the crazy wealth of talent on your doorstep.


BrisFest 2010’s range of entertainment takes place across nine outdoor stages at Lloyds Amphitheatre, Millennium Square and Anchor square and is combined with BrisFest 2010’s now infamous nightclub takeover of 12 city centre clubs on the Saturday night.


Sit on the fresh grass and witness out ofthisworld art installations,lightshows, our very own ‘Brystal Maze’ and muchmore. 2010 will see the new expanded kids area with interactive workshops and themedareas including the Aztec, Industrial and Jungle Zones complete with live performers and interactive attractions.


Tickets from just £5 a day. Full line up will be released inAugustbut check out our brand new register for updates and find out more.



Oliver Mochizuki

Publicity Director

[email protected]07766 012365


Notes to editors:


BrisFest is organised by The Bristol Festival Community Group, set up in 2007 to launch a new community focused festival for the South West.


The volunteer led BFCG were granted full charity status in 2008 (Registered Charity no. 1124722) and key to the group's aims are public consultation, participation and involvement, making the BrisFest the only city wide publicly directed event. As well as organising the festival, the group runs a volunteer training programme including mentoring, skills swaps and work experience enabling members of the community to gain valuable experience in the events and music industry.


The Bristol Festival 2008 was a resounding success with a brilliant weekend enjoyed by roughly fourteen thousand people, winning Venue magazine’s Top Event of 2008.


The Bristol Festival 2009 was another fantastic event with around fifteen thousand people attending the event from across the UK on the 18th– 20thSeptember.


Prices start from just £5 a day in advance.


BrisFest 2010; a celebration of Bristol culture, inspiring passion and creativity. A music and arts festival showcasing Southwest talent from music and dance to cabaret and art.