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2013 Bristol Harbour Festival - summer's on its way
Release date: Tue, 19/02/2013
Anyone looking forward to the summer can now put the weekend of July 26-28 in their diaries, as that’s the weekend to join in the fun and celebrations of Bristol’s biggest free event – the 2013 Bristol Harbour Festival.
And this year, following a successful three-year tender bid Richmond Event Management (REM) will be organising the harbour festival on behalf of the city council.
Festival goers can expect all their festival favourites from the festival market in Queen Square to the dedicated children’s area in Castle Park and from the dance stage in Millennium Square to the maritime activities in Bristol’s historic harbour. And there will be plenty of live music, street artists and circus acts too.
“We’re delighted to be working with REM,” says Councillor Simon Cook, Bristol’s executive member for culture, sport and capital programme. “The harbour festival is the city’s best-loved event, with local residents and tens of thousands of visitors joining in the carnival atmosphere around the harbourside.
“The festival’s three-year tender contract is a real demonstration of the council’s continued commitment to supporting culture and performance arts in the city. I’m looking forward to seeing what new elements REM will bring to the festival and am sure 2013’s event will be a summer treat to look forward to.”
Mike Richmond of REM, added: “To host the Bristol Harbour Festival is a great privilege and an exciting challenge for everyone at REM. The three-year contract means we can plan ahead and build up the festival year-on-year.
“The harbour festival will still have all those elements that people have come to love – but there will be some surprises too. We are looking forward to the summer and will be cracking on with our ideas to deliver an amazing 2013 event.”
For more information about the 2013 Bristol Harbour Festival visit the festival's website or visit REM's website.