Preview: Harbourside set for the triumphant return of Bristol Sounds

For Bristol music fans not available, committed or opulent enough to dive headlong into a five day, late June binge on Worthy Farm, Bristol Sounds has become a reliable salve to anyone suffering from Glasto envy. With the multi-date event expanding to an impressive line-up of six headline acts performing on consecutive nights from 22nd-27th June, it will serve – more than ever – as an exhilarating antidote to Bristolians possessed of the Glastonbury blues.

We are just a week away from the summer spectacular with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds set to grace the beautiful surroundings of Lloyds Ampitheatre next Wednesday 22nd June. The remaining line-up features headline slots from Scottish singer-songwriter and Ivor Novella nominee Paolo Nutini, Mancunian alternative rockers Elbow (fronted by the avuncular Guy Garvey), electro collective and repudiable live performers Jungle, precocious Stockholm sisters and gorgeous harmony merchants First Aid Kit and, finally, 2017 Grammy Award winning US neo-psychedelic rock group The War on Drugs.

The formidable bill is supplemented by a series of must-see support acts including Confidence Man, Soccer Mommy, Katy J Pearson and The Magic Numbers.

A slightly altered approach this year will see the weekend dates of Bristol Sounds start with afternoon kick off times, allowing gig-goers the opportunity to get things percolating earlier in the day before the night’s headliners take to the stage.

Event promoter Conal Dodds, of Crosstown Concerts, said: “After a long period without live music, the 2022 event marks a new and exciting rebirth for our harbourside series. We’re putting together a bill that represents the city’s diverse musical tastes and heritage and bringing some great names to play in one of our best locations with the backdrop of Bristol’s harbour.”

Tickets are still available for all dates of this year’s Bristol Sounds, except for Paolo Nutini’s performance on Thursday 23rd June. See image at the top of this page for full line up information, including the support acts.

For tickets information, visit See Tickets