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Bristol Sounds 2022: Final supports announced

The open-air summer concert series will feature an incredible six shows from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paolo Nutini, Elbow, Jungle, First Aid Kit and The War On Drugs

Bristol Sounds returns to Bristol’s harbourside later this month for six days of world class music. The open-air summer concert series will feature an incredible six shows that will take place from Wednesday 22nd – Monday 27th June 2022. Joining the big-name headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paolo Nutini, Elbow, Jungle, First Aid Kit and The War On Drugs are a slew of massive supports. 

Supporting Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on opening night are Australian indie electro pop band Confidence Man; Elbow will be joined by London pop-rockers The Magic Numbers and Jesca Hoop, who’s new album Order of Romance is out later this year. On Saturday night electronic pop duo Jungle will be joined by Kelly Lee Owens, who has collaborated with the likes of Björk, St. Vincent and John Cale. Ibibio Sound Machine, with their African and electronic influences also join Saturday’s line up, alongside RnB star Joel Culpepper, and Porij, who was described by the Guardian as ‘one to watch.’ Sunday 26 June sees Bristol local Katy J Pearson and Bess Atwell, described by Notion as ‘undoubtedly one to watch…with crystalline, often ethereal vocals and sweeping, soft guitar-led melodies’, take to the stage to support First Aid Kit. Closing the music event series on 27 June alongside The War On Drugs is Nashville’s Soccer Mommy

Jungle

FULL LINE UP

June 22 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds + Confidence Man (From 6.30pm) 

June 23 – Paolo Nutini + special guests (From 6.30pm)

June 24 – Elbow + The Magic Numbers + Jesca Hoop (From 6.30pm)

June 25 – Jungle + Kelly Lee Owens + Ibibio Sound Machine + Joel Culpepper + Porij + Ujima Radio (From 2.30pm)

June 26 – First Aid Kit + Katy J Pearson + Bess Atwell (From 4pm)

June 27 – The War On Drugs + Soccer Mommy (From 6.30pm)

The six concerts are expected to see over 20,000 fans enjoy live sets in the spectacular setting of Bristol’s Harbourside.

Event promoter Conal Dodds of Crosstown Concerts comments:

“This year will be the biggest to date for Bristol Sounds with a line-up representing the diverse music genres represented in Bristol and beyond. It is great to be back after a two-year Covid-imposed hiatus with some of the most epic line-ups we’ve ever had! Not only are the headline acts massive this year, we’re also lucky enough to be welcoming some fantastic supports for six days of non-stop music.”

Ibibio Sound Machine

Image: Jeremy De Luna