NEWS: Harbour Festival offers opportunity to local artists

Bristol Harbour Festival is calling out for local talent to perform at this year’s harbourside celebrations

Bristol Harbour Festival will return from the Friday 14 – Sunday 16 July 2023 and organisers are calling for singers, songwriters and performers to submit their applications to perform before the deadline on Friday 21 April.

Access College perform at Harbour Festival 2022 Image: Delroy Hibbert, @crossingthedanny

Previous editions of the Bristol Harbour Festival have seen more than 80% of the acts and entertainment on offer coming through the Expression of Interest application form. Once again, festival organisers are on the look-out for even more artists and entertainers to wow crowds and communities from across the city in the unique setting of the harbour.

Nat Oaks at the Thekla 2022. Image: Delroy Hibbert, @crossingthedanny

Bristol Harbour Festival is one of the UK’s biggest free-to-attend events, attracting around 250,000 people across the weekend in what is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Bristol’s rich musical, maritime and cultural heritage. More information about this year’s festival will be announced shortly.

Traditional Indian Dance in the Millenium Square 2022. Image: Plaster, @weareplaster

The wide-spread stages that create the iconic festival include stellar acts including multiple music stages, a theatrical stage bursting with circus performers and trapeze and the much-loved on the water entertainment.

Cirque Bijou, Queens Square 2022. Image: Plaster, @weareplaster

To submit an application and join in the city’s celebrations, head to the Bristol Harbour Festival website and complete the Expression of Interest form before 5pm on Friday 21 April 2023. To keep up to date with all Harbour Festival news, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.