Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival

Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 March 2018

Love music? Then don’t miss the Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival which takes place every year at the Colston Hall and O2 Academy Bristol. With popular blues and jazz acts performing over three days, this is an event to remember and one sure to put a swing in your step.

What to expect

The festival welcomes many world-famous artists; from guitar and keyboard players, to beautiful vocalists. Taking to the stage will also be a variety of duos and quarters, as well as gifted bands, composers and solo artists – some of which have never before played in the UK.

Prices vary, and tickets must be bought for each act.

People dancing to jazz music in Colston Hall, Bristol

How to get there:

Travelling to the Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival is easy. Trains run into Bristol Temple Meads which is just a 20-minute walk from the festival.

Direct trains to Bristol Temple Meads

Things to see and do in Bristol

The Bristol Blues and Jazz Festival may appeal. But what is there to do in between acts, or when the event is over? Plenty.

Bristol is one of the most interesting cities in the UK. From the lively harbour, packed with bars and restaurants, to a fantastic range of galleries, cinemas and museums, you won’t be short of things to enjoy. The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a must-see, as is M Shed which will tell you more about the historic city of Bristol.

If you’re travelling as a family, be sure to visit We The Curious – a science museum fun for all ages, with plenty of hands-on activities for children. You can also head to Brandon Hill Park, and climb the steps of Cabot Tower for a stunning view of the city centre. Or drive over the Clifton Suspension Bridge – a symbol of the city.

And Bristol is also well-known for being the home of the SS Great Britain. This was once the longest passenger ship in the world, and is now a museum open to visitors.

There are more than 170 hotels in Bristol too. So if you want to stay for the whole three day music event, and tour the city at the same time, you can.