Tobacco Factory

Live Music

Every Sunday we showcase some of the regions finest musicians from 8pm.

5 July


"Full of such bright, tuneful moments, this will really take-off in an intimate live setting" fRoots Magazine

"Brilliant - love this sound! If you want a bit of early summer, then get this in your ear-holes!" Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

"Such is the blast of sunshine this emanates, it might well cure rickets" Venue Magazine

12 July

JUST 3 / 8pm

Just 3 are a vocal harmony trio who perform their own arrangements of well known soul/motown, gospel and pop songs.

19 July


A one man blues cyclone –  a 6 foot 4, Delta guitar picking, blues shouting giant and fire-breathing harmonica colossus. Astonishing audiences with his box fresh, self-penned solid gold blues renditions, his copious recorded works have graced the airwaves from Luton to Laos, his travels have taken him from Birmingham to Bucharest. That’s why he is hailed THE ‘rising star of British blues’ and it’s very, very easy to hear why.

25 & 26 July


Upfest has always been serenaded by the sound of sweet music and this year will be no exception. We've roped in the expertise of some of Bristol's finest to deliver the rhythms that will get those feet moving and resonate those skillful hands of our painting artists, let the good vibes begin.

2 August


The captivating sound of Americana music has drifted far and wide from its Appalachian roots. And across the Atlantic, rural Norfolk-based country band Feral Mouth find common ground with many of its qualities; heart felt honesty, passion and communicability to the common man are foundations for their music. In a world where Pixies once presented a dark cynical alternative to the trends of the time, Feral Mouth take their place reclaiming that voice just when the rest of Folk music seems bound for the mainstream.

9 August


Originally from Somerset, Adam has forged his career in Australia having lived on the Sunshine Coast for the last 7 years becoming a firm favourite on the festival scene for his ability to turn his hand to so many instruments. Not your average solo artist, Adam often plays a multitude of instruments at once creating a full sound both unique and enjoyable for most venues. Gaining plaudits in both the UK and Australia and guest appearing live with other bands he astounds music audiences and peers with with his blend of guitar, lap steel, stomp-box, didgeridoo and harmonica combined with heart rending vocals.

16 August


Conjuring up the mood of 1930’s Paris, fused with the energy of a gypsy campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs are a group of musicians with a passion for gypsy swing music.
Irresistible rhythms,  lyrical melodies and their own little bit of ‘special sauce’ give us the ingredients for a heart warming, hip swinging sound.