Harbouring a musical talent? Applications are open to perform at the 2023 Bristol Harbour Festival

Harbouring a musical talent? Applications are open to perform at the 2023 Bristol Harbour Festival


Bristol Harbour Festival is calling out for local talent to perform at this year’s harbourside celebrations


The iconic city-wide Bristol Harbour Festival will return from the Friday 14 – Sunday 16 July 2023 and organisers are calling for singers, songwriters and performers to submit their applications to perform before the deadline on Friday 21 April.


Previous editions of the Bristol Harbour Festival have seen more than 80% of the acts and entertainment on offer coming through the Expression of Interest application form. Once again, festival organisers are on the look-out for even more artists and entertainers to wow crowds and communities from across the city in the unique setting of the harbour.


Bristol Harbour Festival is one of the UK’s biggest free-to-attend events, attracting around 250,000 people across the weekend in what is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Bristol’s rich musical, maritime and cultural heritage. More information about this year’s festival will be announced shortly.


The wide-spread stages that create the iconic festival include stellar acts including multiple music stages, a theatrical stage bursting with circus performers and trapeze and the much-loved on the water entertainment.

To submit an application and join in the city’s celebrations, head to the Bristol Harbour Festival website and complete the Expression of Interest form before 5pm on Friday 21 April 2023. To keep up to date with all Harbour Festival news, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Miranda Rae is a Producer and Presenter with over 25 years experience of working in radio and music industries including her own weekly show on BBC Radio 5 for which she won a Sony Award and many years on the infamous Galaxy Radio where Miranda played a pivotal role in the UK’s music scene. Miranda assists in overseeing, and helps to curate over 50 programmes a week. The role is multi-faceted and includes training, broadcasting, producing, programming, supporting emerging talent, social media, PR & publicity, event management and stage management, employing many technical skills including editing and using many different software as a user and a programmer.