Portishead’s Geoff Barrow to takeover Bristol venue

Barrow promising a 'mini-festival'

Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow is to curate a takeover of Bristol‘s Colston Hall.

Barrow‘s label, Invada, is to stage a one-day event at the re-launched venue called ‘Invada Invasion’ on September 26.

The venue’s three performance rooms will feature a variety of acts from Invada, plus Fuck Buttons, who played for Barrow at the Portishead-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in 2007, and Zu.

Barrow explained: “The lunatics are taking over the asylum…. There’s going to be lots of amazing noise and interesting things to stare at,” before adding it is going to be “like a mini festival.”

The Invada Invasion is the climax of a full week of events celebrating the £20m relaunch of the 142-year-old foyer, which has hosted performances host performances from Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Joy Division, The Clash, The Strokes and The Rolling Stones.

Other events celebrating its opening include a jazz festival, a comedy gala and ‘Nature’s Great Events’ narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

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