VegfestUK: 26th & 27th May 2018

This Bristol festival has been running for 16 years. What started as a small vegetarian food festival has evolved into a huge music and alternative culture event. This year Vegfest will be held at Aston Gate stadium, with a live music stages, comedy, dance and performance stages, plus food stalls and talks about alternative health and diet. The event concludes with a large dance party, combined with several after-parties around the city.

Vegfest UK Bristol 2018 website 

Bristol Pride Festival: : 6-15 July 2018

Bristol Pride is an annual free festival held in the heart of Bristol to celebrate the LGBT communities. The Festival has steadily grown into a week-long celebration of diversity and tolerance, that aims to provide a chance for all LGBT+ people, their friends, families and allies to stand up and declare they are proud of who they are and their loved ones.

The centre of the event is the Pride march but there are city-wide events encompassing music, performance, dance and comedy.

Bristol Pride website



Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival: 15-18 March 2018

From swing to funk, bebop to blues, Gypsy jazz to gospel, soul to rock ‘n roll, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival never fails to surprise and delight music lovers.

The festival includes  Chris Corcoran and his seven-piece band, Enrico Tomasso and his swinging high class quintet, the  legendary Big Swing jiving to the Bruce/Illet Big Band, jazz guitarists Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius, Cartoon Jazz II, a nostalgic and joyful look back at cartoon soundtracks from the 40’s to the 2000s plus a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Cream’s legendary 1968 ‘farewell’ concert with Cream ’68.

Visit festival website