Good food deserves good music – and we’ve got the festivities to match the feasting.
Each night of the Bank Holiday Weekend, we’re bringing live music with our ‘Food Connections Presents:’ events at the Travelling Barn on College Green. Featuring a brilliant consortium of Bristol bands, these evenings are guaranteed to have you on your feet and dancing, with headline acts The John Langan Band, The Turbans & Honeyfeet! And, of course, we’ll be keeping you fed and watered well into the night with a bar and street food village – would you really expect anything less?
Food Connections Presents will open on Friday the 29th of April with the aptly energetic and totally fabulous John Langan Band. Their deceptively stripped-down line-up unleash high energy, unhinged, and extravagant folk music, delivered with punk abandon. They’ll be supported by Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from well loved Bristol band Sheelanagig.
On Saturday, Food Connections Presents The Turbans, supported by Lori Campbell. The Turbans play with a unique style that never fails to ignite the crowd into a state of ecstatic dance euphoria. Playing repertoire from all over Eastern Europe and the Middle East; it’s a twisted sort of Balkan rock n roll that leaps from heartbreaking lyricism to pounding beats with the strike of a cymbal. Pint-sized freckled folk singer Lori Campbell is a Bristol must-see –a dynamic and sensitive live performer.
Because it’s a Bank Holiday, we’re allowed to sneak an extra night of partying – so on Sunday, Food Connections Presents Honeyfeet, supported by Boudica Boogaloo. Honeyfeet represent a real coup –
Manchester’s hotly-tipped ethio-trad & folk-hop exponents have the skill, charm and tunes to end our Food Connections Presents in style. Boudica Boogaloo are three of Bristol’s favourite musical gals, bringing three dirty harmonies, three stomping sets of strings and a hell of a good old-time. This show is not to be missed!
We’ve got other amazing performers at Bristol Food Connections. The inimitable Fanny and Johnnie Cradock will be accompanying a sumptuous feast with a wild evening of namedropping, bickering, very dodgy Français, and glorious songs.
We’re also delighted to present a live performance of Glittermouth, Understory’s musical chocolate bar at the Wardrobe Theatre. Glittermouth will be an utterly unique evening, starring a synaesthetic musician who tastes melodies. There will be brain scanning, anti-anxiety tea, superb music and, of course, chocolate!