A huge gathering of local promoters, artists, production companies and record labels came together to get the festival happening, with great support from Stokes Croft businesses, venues and residents.
The opening Venn was a feverishly diverse musical rally featuring a huge collection of maverick players and protagonists filling a range of venues across Stokes Croft in Bristol, at a time when this hotbed of musical overlap and bubbling artist activity felt underrepresented in the city's cultural narrative.
Venn was a collaboration between Qu Junktions, Blackout Arts, Clean Cut, Polar Produce, Under_Score & Motorboy
Thursday 13 May 2004 — Sunday 16 May 2004
- Jah Wobble's English Roots Band
- Devendra Banhart
- Leafcutter John
- Bilge Pump
- Bronnt Industries Kapital
- DJ Quest
- Janek Schaefer
- Alasdair Roberts
- Venn Tag Team
- and many more
Various venues, Stokes Croft, Bristol