Most nights after the curtain has come down in the theatre, the bands will be tuning up front of house. We look to bring some of the best local and touring festival bands to our stage to pluck your heart strings or get you dancing on the tables. We want to provide a stage for both local emerging talent and top-notch touring acts to strut their stuff.

What's On?

Summertime Family Festival

Summer is HERE! It’s time to get out that planner and work out how to keep the little ones entertained all summer long. Have no fear! We have lined up a week’s worth of activities from space adventures to party games and science experiments there’s something for everyone. Monday 21st Old Market Assembly Wardrobe takeover … Continue reading Summertime Family Festival

Smiley and the Underclass

Infused with the bass-heavy vibrations of Dub music and the deadly concoction of lyrics and guitars reminiscent of The Clash and Bob Dylan, Smiley sings the revolution blues with a rhythm guaranteed to get you movin’. Keep up to date with this event on our Facebook page.

James Morton

Bristol saxophonist James Morton,  plays vocal-toned, riff-driven soul and funk, heavily influenced by the music of James Brown, hip-hop and jazz , when James Morton is on the stage you are in for a night of top drawer music. Keep up to date with this event on our Facebook page 


Back from the festival circuit and ready to get you dancin’ it’s The Inexplicables. This Bristol group specialise in giving audiences a unique blend of live dance music, championing fresh takes on hip hop, reggae and drum and bass, with hints of jungle, jazz and roots. For more information on this check our Facebook … Continue reading Inexplicables

Avec Sans

Bringing some dreamy electro pop to Old Market Assembly and providing the perfect soundtrack to a late summer evening, we’re really excited to welcome Avec Sans to our stage. Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James, from Manchester and Trinidad respectively, now living in London and fresh from a summer of festivals, you … Continue reading Avec Sans

The Breath

The Breath is Stuart McCallum (The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. The band mix Irish folk influences with mesmerising guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks that will take your breath away. For more information on this event click here for the Facebook … Continue reading The Breath

Orchestre Du Montplaisant

Born in London, l’Orchestre du Mont-Plaisant is a quartet that brings together world rhythms and moody cinematic moments playing blues and dance pieces, with notable influences from Congolese Soukous, African highlife, Ethiopian jazz, cumbia, whiff of Middle-East and Turkish Psychedelia. ”I put the music on and it blew me away!” Cerys Matthews – BBC radio … Continue reading Orchestre Du Montplaisant


With sparky percussion veteran Myke Vince alongside newer generation players like saxophonist Thomas Sefia, Snazzback deliver groove-driven jazz, funk and Latin numbers with all the pizazz that goes with being snazz. For more information see our Facebook event

The Destroyers

A collection of rogues and misfits surfing a tidal wave of horns, fiddles and guitars! Rapidly exploding from the ‘Balkan Brass’ genre they emerge as an anarchic orchestra of blazing passion and breathtaking originality. So enter the big top and be immersed in the winding world of the hurdy-gurdy, the sonorous land of the tuba … Continue reading The Destroyers

CC Smugglers with support from All Our Exes Live In Texas

CC Smugglers This Bedfordshire-based band started out as “guerrilla buskers”, hijacking queues waiting to see other artists, or commandeering underground trains and escalators. They got their big break by playing outside every UK tour date of the two-time Grammy Award-winning Old Crow Medicine Show. . So impressed were the Old Crow Medicine Show with a … Continue reading CC Smugglers with support from All Our Exes Live In Texas