Something for everyone at Chandos Road's free festival of music, food and family fun

August 26 2016

THE Chandos Road Festival is only three years old but it has already become a firm favourite.

THE Chandos Road Festival is only three years old but it has already become a firm favourite.

 The standard of the acts it attracts to its main stage – sponsored this year by the Bristol Property Centre – sets this event apart from other street parties.This year’s headliner on Sunday September 25 is Ant Noel and the Peabody Drakes – a local band, featuring Ant Noel on vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano and violin. Jersey-born Ant is a Wells & Bristol-based musician creating original music that can loosely be described as folk-rock. He has released three, well-received albums and is a stalwart of the national festival scene. The gig starts at 5pm. 

The rest of the afternoon’s line-up includes the Kevin Figes Jazz Quartet, The Open Secrets (Bristol’s top Americana band), the Cuffy Flamenco Trio (a real favourite from last year), Redland Girls School Junior Choir and Lionel Richie and the Wardrobe. It all starts on the main stage at noon at the Hampton Road end of Chandos Road – and it’s free to attend.

There will be an acoustic stage at the junction of Chandos Road and Cowper Road, sponsored by the Zetland Veterinary Group. It will feature singer-songwriters, performance poets and choirs. 

The children’s entertainment will feature a puppeteer, face painting and play activities. paradise.

 The Aviator and Chums, can supply you with the best craft ales and beers, or you can sit out on the terrace at No Man’s Grace and sip cocktails or wine. For food, you can sit in one of the restaurants and have a meal, or pick up a burger or some street food while you soak up the festival atmosphere.

The Lord Mayor of Bristol will open proceedings.