THE SPECIALS at Harbourside Bristol Fri 19 July 2019 from 07:30 pm


Colston Hall Presents The Specials

- No Reprints or Reselling

- Lead Name needed for each booking, bookers can be subject to photo ID checks.

Colston Hall is proud to present The Specials, one of the most influential and important bands in music history,  live at Bristol’s Harbourside on 19 July 2019 for their biggest show in the city to date.

2019 sees The Specials release ‘Encore’, their first album of new music in 37 years, on Friday 1 February via UMC /Island Records, and undertake a series of sold-out live shows across the country. The album release and tour coincides with the 40th anniversary of the band’s formation and the birth of the legendary 2 Tone label in 1979.

With their infusion of ska and punk, The Specials embodied the political anxieties of a polarised nation, giving voice to the dispossessed with iconic music such as 1981’s epoch-making ‘Ghost Town’. Across the decades, the impact of their music has never lessened. 40 years after the band’s inception, the music of The Specials resonates now as much as ever.

This Harbourside show will see the Specials return to Bristol, nearly 40 years since they played the Trinity Hall when the band’s star was first in its ascendency. This summer, in a city whose own cultural and social history reverberates in the electrifying music of this iconic band, the Specials will give Bristol an exhilarating and joyous live show to remember.

Notes: 14+ show / No Reprints or Resells
Tickets: £46.50   Sorry, we're sold out

The Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square are popular event sites located at the heart of Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside area. They are also situated close to the busy City Centre with its business and commercial districts as well as many cultural leisure venues. These sites can be used independently or combined to provide a versatile and hard-standing venue for a variety of events including music and food festivals, markets and promotional activities.


Address: Amphitheatre And Waterfront Square. Bristol, BS1 5DB * Click on the address to launch google maps.