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Saturday, 22 September 2012

BRISFEST THIS WEEKEND


This weekend sees 20,000 people head down to Ashton Court for this year’s Brisfest.
It'll be the first event of its kind there since The Ashton Court Festival went bust in 2007.
Hip Hop legends De La Soul will headline alongside Hawkwind, beatbox wizard Beardyman, Roni Size and Radio 1’s Jaguar Skills. They top the bill on a line-up which features over 300 acts representing the best musical talent from all over the South West including Babyhead, Laid Blak and Dr Meaker.
Brisfest was born in 2007 when a group of local people - passionate about ensuring the survival of a not-for-profit music festival in the city - got together after Ashton Court Festival declared bankruptcy. The story has now come full circle as Brisfest moves to its 'spiritual home' of Ashton Court.
It’s been an incredible journey since 2007 with hundreds of people working together to build Brisfest from the ground up.
We’re finally here at Ashton Court this weekend because of the energy, vision and dedication of every single one of you and for that we say a massive thank you, from the bottom of our Brisfest heart!
– BRISFEST’S POPPY STEPHENSON

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