Following much debate and discussions alongside the renovations of the venue, Colston Hall will be changing its name when it reopens in 2020.
The Bristol venue was named after slave trader Edward Colston who founded the location in the 18th century. However, the building’s name has been criticised by groups and musicians for several years.
Looking forward, Bristol Music Trust, who currently manage Colston Hall have decided that the name will be dropped as it doesn’t reflect the values “as a progressive, forward-thinking and open arts organisation.”
Bristol Music Trust, added:
“We want everyone to feel like they can come to the Hall and enjoy our amazing music. So when we reopen the new building in 2020, it will be with a new name.”