Following the success of the BBC 6 Music Festival in February, Bristol looks set to reinstate its position as one of the most important cities for contemporary music with the arrival of the Bristol New Music Festival 2016.
Taking place next month at venues across the city, the festival will showcase some of the worlds most explorative and fearless acts spanning a wide range of genres and styles.
Read our festival highlights below.
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard: Requiem for 114 Radios
Opens Fri 13 May, Colston Hall Cellars.
114 domestic radio sets join together in harmony to perform a dramatic new version of Dies Irae from the Roman Catholic requiem mass.
The installation takes place in the rarely accessed cellars of Bristol’s Colston Hall – the perfect space for this remarkably mystical performance.
Max Richter Ensemble
Sat 14 May, Colston Hall, 7.30pm
German-British composer Max Richter performs from his astonishing new album Sleep – an 8 hour lullaby exploring the relationship between music and the subconscious.
The performance will also draw on pieces from the composer's landmark album The Blue Notebooks.
Immix Ensemble & Vessel
Sat 14 May, The Lantern, 8pm
Liverpool-based group Immix Ensemble join forces with Bristolian producer Vessel to present Transition - a live realisation of their collaborative 2016 record on Erased Tapes.
Tickets are available now from the Colston Hall website.