Bristol festivals

Bristol Festivals to enjoy this summer

Bristol Festivals to enjoy this summer

Summer is here, and nothing could be better than spending time with friends enjoying the atmosphere at festivals in Bristol, one of the UK’s finest cities.

Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 459,300. Thought of as one of the friendliest places to live in the UK, many people come here to study and find they never leave. Bristol has been voted both the most liveable and kindest city and during the summer months, it comes alive with entertainment for everyone. During any one weekend, there could be three festivals happening at any one time so there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Bristol festivals

Let’s take a look at some of the top Bristol festival picks for 2019:

Bristol Shakespeare Festival

During the whole month of July, Bristol hosts the Bristol Shakespeare Festival with these world-famous plays being brought to life in unusual indoor and outdoor venues around the city. Whether it’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Romeo and Juliet you can immerse yourself in Shakespeare’s world. The festival takes place across Bristol from 1-31 July.

Bristol Comedy Garden

If comedy is more your thing then this festival is for you. What more can you ask for than lots of laughs, gourmet street food and an atmosphere that you’ll never forget? Well known British comedians flock to this city every year and 2019 is no exception with some headlining names. This summer comedy festival is the perfect remedy to any leftover winter blues and runs from 3rd to 27th July.

In July Bristol also welcomes Bristol Pride and NASS festival, an adrenaline- fuelled sports and music festival with diverse global music selection to suit everyone’s tastes including Drum and Base, Hip Hop and Grime. Also appearing are some of the best street artists in the world. This eclectic festival really brings Bristol alive.

The fun continues into August and September:

Valley Fest

A family friendly food festival welcomes everyone to the Mendip Hills overlooking the fabulous Chew Valley Lake. With activities for kids and dancing for everyone, this feel good festival really has it all. Headlining artists and DJs give young and old the opportunity to party together in the summer sunshine. Valley Fest takes place from 2-4 August.

The Downs Festival

If it’s more great music, you are looking for then this is the festival for you. With global superstars appearing this year including Lauryn Hill, Grace Jones and Neneh Cherry, this is an appreciation of music set on the stunning Clifton Downs, beside the Avon Gorge.

Bristol festivals

Events and festivals continue throughout September and include Madness on the Downs on September 1st and Bristol Doors Open Days from 13-15th September. This is Bristol’s annual celebration of architecture, culture and history and unlocks the doors of some of the UK’s most fascinating buildings and treasures.

The best way to experience these festivals and learn English at the same time is to study at International House Bristol. ­­­­­What could be better than to study with a world-famous language school in the dynamic colourful city of Bristol?

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