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Showcasing rising stars at the Haze Sessions

Our one-day music event – The Haze Sessions – returns for a second time to the Passenger Shed, Brunel’s Old Station on Saturday, 6th May 2017.

This year’s Haze Sessions boasts a diverse line-up of acts tipped for big things by the music industry: Little Comets, Elder Island, Eva Lazarus and The Afronaughts and Harry and The Gondolas.

Supporting our new cloudy cider, Thatchers Haze, guests will be treated to expertly crafted music by an expertly crafted cider with complementary cider to complete the festival vibe.

As the official cider of Glastonbury Festival, Thatchers already has a strong association with live music. The line-up has been hand-picked – with the help of BoomTown’s head of music, Kaptin Barrett – to showcase live acts currently making waves.

Hot on the heels of their fourth album Warhead, Little Comets are no strangers to the indie scene, with an impressive back catalogue of EPs and albums that have charted in the UK since their formation in 2008. Famed for their impromptu gigs in unorthodox venues (including a Marks & Spencer bakery aisle!) Little Comets’ blend of tricky percussive rhythms and Afro-beat­tinged guitars has seen them labelled as the ‘British Vampire Weekend’.

Get to know the name Elder Island because this Bristol-based trio is destined for the big time. Their newly released album Seeds in the Sand – mixed by Sam Wheat and Liam Nolan who produced chart toppers for Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Ellie Goulding -serves up sizzling synths and angelic, otherworldly vocals. With support from musical powerhouses Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Gilles Peterson and widespread critical acclaim, their infectious sound is about to go global.

Eva Lazarus has been making waves on the Bristol music scene for a few years now, both as the front woman for Dub Mafia and with her own crew ­backing vocalists The Afronaughts and DJ Snareophobe. As a singer, songwriter and MC, Eva Lazarus is all about the big afro, big voice, big beats and big bass. Collaborating with the likes of Stanton Warriors and Dub FX, and gaining support from Radio 1 and Rinse FM, the recent release of her debut EP marks the start of big things for Eva.

Hailing from Somerset, Harry and The Gondolas are a three-piece Nu-Folk ensemble whose raw, foot-stomping tunes are infused with dynamic harmonies and bubbly bass lines. They have risen in the UK folk music scene, producing two stand-out EPs and recently embarking on tours in Europe and Australia. Likened to Mumford & Sons, Benjamin Frances Leftwich and Ben Howard, Harry and the Gondolas are a festival favourite in the making.

Tickets are available from or by calling the Colston Hall box office on 0844 887 1500.

The Haze Sessions will take place on Saturday, May 6th 2017 at The Passenger Shed, Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol. The event is strictly over 18s.

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