Chandos Road Festival returns
The Chandos Road Festival has become a firm favourite in the local festival and street party scene and returns for its fifth year on Sunday, September 23.
This free festival attracted hundreds of local, and not so local, people last year, generating very positive feedback from everyone who attended. With a variety of superb adult and children’s entertainment, tasty food, good drinks, interesting stalls and community information, it’s a great Sunday afternoon party not to be missed.
This year, the festival committee is focusing on providing more entertainment for families and young people, with the return of Chris Brown as ‘Mr Browns Pig’ or ‘The Pirate’, the Lions Club are bringing their frogs, and there will be great activities for younger children at the Chandos Atelier.
Organiser Fiona McVey says: “There will be a succession of great artists on our Main Stage, sponsored by Bristol Property Centre. This year’s headliners are ‘Gee Baby I Love You’, a terrific local band, returning for their second year. If you saw them last year, you will know that this is a gig you shouldn’t miss.”
The rest of the afternoon’s superb line-up includes local Redland singers, The Riff Raff Choir, The Shrinks, The Blue Badgers and Elea Calvert. There will also be two smaller stages this year, sponsored by Zetland Vets, where local performers will be entertaining the crowds. The organisers are keen to hear from any local artists who would like to take part and have a go. If you want to try your hand on one of the stages, please leave a message on the Chandos Festival facebook page: www.facebook.com/chandosfest
The Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Cleo Lake (councillor for Cotham Ward) will attend in the afternoon to give her support to proceedings.
The event begins at 12 noon on Sunday, 23 September at the corner of Lansdown Road and Chandos Road. The Main Stage acts start at noon, and there’s a big finale at 5pm. It’s totally free to attend so what better way to round off the summer!