Colston Hall's 150th Anniversary celebration grows!


Outlook Orchestra outdoor gig is nearly sold out, but there's still ways you can get involved...

The one-off outdoor Outlook Orchestra gig on Bristol’s Harbourside to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Colston Hall has scarcely 100 tickets left, but fear not there are still opportunities to get involved in the celebratory party.

Colston Hall has announced today the outdoor gig of orchestral proportions on Friday 21st July will be followed by an official after party that will take over the venue’s foyer. 

Lining up on the decks to keep the dancing going into the early hours is seminal Drum & Bass producer DJ Marky & MC GQ. The after party will also feature sets from two of the event’s special guests, the inimitable Pharoahe Monch and legendary Horace Andy .

All three floors of the Colston Hall Foyer will be open and there’s plenty more guests still to be announced to keep the fire burning.

Tickets to the after party are now on sale for £10.

If that’s not enough, ahead of the harbourside gig Multi Track, Bristol Plays Music’s latest into-industry programme, will host a panel discussion. from 5pm in the Watershed. The panel will disrupt and discuss the resonance of sound system culture with panellists including Mad Professor, Congo Natty, Nanci Correia – of Nanci and Phoebe notoriety – and  Gentleman’s Dub Club front man and Outlook organiser, Johnny Scratchley.

Tickets for the panel discussion are just £5 or £3 for existing Outlook Orchestra ticket holders.

The Outlook Orchestra concert will launch the Bristol Harbour Festival with a 100 minute live mix celebrating some of the biggest tracks heard across dance floors on sound systems worldwide, coupled with a full live set by UK rapper and producer Roots Manuva. 

The Outlook Orchestra has been specially assembled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Outlook Festival – Europe’s leading festival of Sound System Culture – and performs in Bristol to celebrate Colston Hall’s 150th anniversary. Confirmed guests for the gig include Roots Manuva, Horace Andy, Dawn Penn, Loyle Carner, Pharoah Monch, Congo Natty with Nanci & Pheobe, Newham Generals, Killa P, Foreign Beggars, Jehst, Flowdan, Jenna G, Ruby Wood (Submotion Orchestra), MC Jila (Gentleman’s Dub Club), Jesse Appiah, with live effects and dub mixing from Mad Professor & Adrian Sherwood.

The Orchestra is led by BASCA award winning composer Tommy Evans; the creative driving force behind both Submotion Orchestra and Gentleman’s Dub Club.

To book tickets for the after party or panel discussion call the Colston Hall Box Office on 0117 203 4040 or visit

To keep up to date with the latest updates follow @Colston_Hall on Twitter and @ColstonHall on Facebook.

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