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Bristol New Music 2022

The fourth edition of Bristol New Music (BNM) promises four days of commissioned works, sonic responses to rarely used spaces, landmark concert hall performances, workshops, film and club nights.


The weekend schedule can be found here.

A map of the festival venues can be found here.


Festival Pass Holders
Exchange you ticket for a wristband at the following times and locations:

Thu 5 May - 18:00 - 19:00
Mica Levi: star star star concert at St George’s Bristol

Fri 6 May & Sat 8 May - 11.00 - 18.00
BNM Festival Hub at Arnolfini

Day Pass Holders
Exchange you ticket for a wristband at the following times and locations:

Fri 6 May - 11:00 - 18:00
Bristol New Music Festival Hub at Arnolfini

Sat 7 May - 11.00 - 18.00
Bristol New Music Festival Hub at Arnolfini


For the opening concert, on Thursday 5 May at St George’s Bristol, BNM has co-commissioned an ensemble performance of new group compositions by Mica Levi, with support from Still House Plants.

Among site-specific works which draw inspiration from Bristol locations are artist Kelly Jayne Jones’ intimate multimedia performance deep inside the hidden vaults of Clifton Suspension Bridge, Áine O'Dwyer capturing the song and instrumentation of time, place and people in the Bristol neighbourhood of Easton, and Ellen Arkbro performing a new organ piece on the renowned Harrison & Harrison organ at St Mary Redcliffe.

Performances also come from Sarah Davachi, Coby Sey with London Contemporary Orchestra, Ligeti Quartet, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Shirley Pegna, Jabu, Helena Celle, Joanne Robertson, Wojciech Rusin and No Home and many more.

Bristol New Music takes place biennially across Bristol. It is a collaboration between five key organisations in the city: Bristol Beacon, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol.

Full programme announced with tickets on sale now.


Bristol New Music Consortium:
Arnolfini, Bristol Beacon, Spike Island, St George's Bristol, University of Bristol

Produced by:
Qu Junktions & Al Cameron

Design by:
Joe Gilmore

Web development by:
Richard Cool

Funded by:
Arts Council England

Media Partners 2022:
Crack, The Quietus, The Wire

Press & Marketing:
Sound UK

Arnolfini, St Georges Bristol, Strange Brew, St Mary Redcliffe Church, Clifton Suspension Bridge Vaults + more.

Please note Bristol New Music does not accept submissions to perform.

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