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Fanfares Bristol 2014

Friday 05 to Sunday 07 September 2014

Welcome to a weekend of Anglo-French 'fanfare' style street music in Bristol

Le weekend starts here as Bristol's very own Ambling Band celebrate their recent award winning success in Versailles with the help of their French contemporaries Le GrandMachinChose. We will be playing around central Bristol throughout the weekend. Please join us.



Where and when to see and hear us.

  • Friday 05 Sept

    Colston Hall Foyer

    Le Weekend kicks off in the foyer of Bristol's Colston Hall with a set each from the Ambling Band and Le GrandMachinChose. Entry is free.

  • Saturday 06 Sept

    14:00 to 17:30
    The Big Harbourside Busk

    Busking around Bristol's Harbourside, including the roof of the M Shed and the deck of the Balmoral at approx 14:30 and Brunel Square outside the ss Great Britain at 15:45. Look out for us playing our way around the harbour on board the Tower Belle.

  • 20:30 to 22:30
    Party for Pete
    The Fleece, Bristol

    We will be closing this all-day party for St Peter's Hospice. Tickets £8 from

  • Sunday 07 Sept

    11:00 to 12:30
    13:30 to 14:15
    Make Sunday Special
    Bristol Old City

    Finishing our weekend at the last Make Sunday Special of the year. Find us wandering the old town area around Corn St and Small St. Both bands will play together as a finale before we wave goodbye to our visitors at about 12:30. The Ambling Band will then play again at 13:30.

  • Please

The Bands

The Ambling Band

Bristol, UK

Le GrandMachinChose

Nantes, France