Celebrating One Year Until the Hand in Hand Festival at Bristol Beacon!

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? Save the Date: 16th August 2024 ?

We’re thrilled to announce that in just one year, the vibrant notes of unity and diversity will fill the air as we open the doors to the Hand in Hand Festival at Bristol Beacon! Set near the beautiful Bristol harbour, this biennial celebration of LGBTQ+ choirs promises to be an unforgettable experience that resonates with the spirit of inclusivity and musical harmony.

A Special Partnership Unveiled: Bristol Beacon and Hand in Hand Festival

As we embark on this exciting journey towards the festival, we’re proud to reveal an extraordinary partnership that sets the stage for a harmonious celebration. We’re thrilled to join hands with the newly transformed Bristol Beacon, a renowned cultural hub reopening in November 2023 that is at the heart of Bristol’s artistic and musical scene. This partnership underscores our shared commitment to embracing diversity and fostering a sense of belonging through the power of music.

Accessibility for All:

Ensuring that the Hand in Hand Festival remains accessible to all is a cornerstone of our commitment. In collaboration with Bristol Beacon, we’re diligently working to create an environment where everyone can fully participate. The venue is fully accessible, and we’re proud to offer support that ensures inclusivity for everyone. To learn more about the accessibility measures in place, please visit: Bristol Beacon Access Information.

Why Bristol Beacon?

Bristol Beacon is located in the heart of Bristol, a venue full of welcome, warmth and light. In the one of the best and most accessible performance and music education venues in Europe. The performance spaces offer an array of possibilities for our choirs to showcase their talents.

There’s plenty of space to chill and watch the world go by in the Bristol Loaf Café or socialise with new friends in Bristol Beacon’s restaurant. Immerse yourself in the festival’s vibrant atmosphere and connect with fellow music enthusiasts.

The venue is located in the city centre, with good public transport links and is a stone’s throw from the Bristol’s vibrant harbourside.

For more information about Bristol Beacon and each of the performance spaces, visit their website.

Counting Down to the Festival


As we mark the one-year countdown to the Hand in Hand Festival, we invite you to share in our excitement. Mark your calendars for the 16th to 18th of August 2024 as we unveil more details about the festival, including lineup announcements, performance schedules, and ticket information. Performer registration opens on 1st October, and please note that choir registration must be completed before individual registrations.

Choir leaders, don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of the early bird choir registration, available until 30th September.

Stay tuned for updates on our website and social media channels. Together, we will create a symphony of unity, acceptance, and joy at the Hand in Hand Festival!