The Bristol Swing Festival is now in its fifth year!

Richard J. Andersen
Christopher Allen
Europe's first, best and only Lindy Hop and Circus event will take place over the 4-day Easter weekend 3rd-6th April 2015. (we used to be the only swing circus event in the world but now there is one in Mexico as well).

Every year our aim has always been to be the event that thinks of everything. We try to create the perfect Lindy Hop festival, with an added Bristol twist. According to your feedback we get pretty close each year. So what new things can you expect next year?

  • a 3 hour workshop each day with some of the hottest teachers around: JB & Tatiana, Ron & Sharon and Bic & Simone for the main level classes.
  • the return of our dedicated beginners stream: 9 hours being nurtured by the fantastic Rob & Tine.
  • a brand new Solo Jazz stream working for three solid days with Trisha.
  • a brand new fixed Level 2 and above class. This will be taught by Ben & Ash. There will be work to do leading up to the festival as well as follow-up work. This stream will be more a structured learning experience than the rotating classes. 
  • an expanded range of circus skills choices, now including stage fighting, performance and clowning, as well as the 'traditional' dance camp skills of chinese pole, aerial trapeze, and tight wire.
  • a jaw-dropping cabaret showcasing some of the best in circus and dance
  • the Jack 'n' Jill, which will return to its best Bristol twist of just having as much fun as possible ;-)
  • plus the return of old favourites such as our late night blues, and the unbelievably glamorous Bristol Dinner Ladies bringing you grapes on the dance floor at midnight. what's not to like?!