Colston Hall Record Fair


vinyl - CD's - collectibles - merchandise




November       4th




February         3rd 

April                7th

June                2nd

September      1st

November       3rd




The fair is located in the brand new foyer building of Bristol's oldest established concert hall. Now spread over four floors, the venue offers a light and spacious environment which has proved increasingly popular with the public and traders alike since our first event in 2010.


Entry is free to the public from 10am to 4pm, with multi-storey parking next to the venue. There are three large lifts to all floors and an excellent cafe & bar.


Traders from all over the South attend the event, with buyers from as far-afield as Japan, Russia & Poland.

Our fair is mostly vinyl, with a few CD traders. You'll find everything in the hall from £1 bargains to expensive rarities, and dealers specialising in most genres of music from the fifties to present day.


Our thanks again to all traders and buyers for your continued support. 



Directions by road 


Via M5: Exit junction 18, follow A4 (Portway) to the centre. Continue through the centre, until the road becomes one-way, (Lewins Mead). Take the next left, on to Lower Maudlin Street. At the top take a left on to Upper Maudlin Street. Continue past the Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital, (BRI ),  on your right, and take a slight left on to Colston Street. The Colston Hall is at the bottom of Colston Street, on the right. To park take a right just beyond the Hall and all day parking is available behind the hall in the Trenchard Street Multi-Storey car park. Sat-Navs  BS1 5AR

Via M4: Exit junction 19 (M32). Continue towards the city centre at the end of the M32, At the first roundabout (St James Barton Roundabout), take the second exit onto Marlborough street, signposted to Clifton. After passing the Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital (BRI) on your right, take a slight left on to Colston Street, The Colston hall is at the bottom of Colston Street on the right. To park take a right just beyond the Hall and all day parking is available in the Trenchard Street Multi-Storey car park directly behind the hall.  Sat-Navs  BS1 5AR

Look out for brown signs directing you to The Colston Hall.



Directions by public transport


Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest station, (BS1 6QF)  five minutes by taxi or a 20 minute walk.


Leave via the main exit, turn right on Temple Gate. Take the second exit of the rounabout and walk along Victoria Street until you cross the river, then turn left along Balwin Street. At the end of Baldwin Street, walk straight across the pedestrian area in front of you, Colston Street is on the far side of the pedestrian area on your right. The Colston Hall is just on the left.


Bristols Central Bus Station (BS1 3NU)   ten minute walk away.


Come out of the main entrance, turn right onto whitson street, at the top turn left onto Malborough Street, past the BRI hospital on your right, then turn slightly left onto Colston Street. The Colston Hall is at the bottom of Colston Street on the right.



Local record shops :


Four shops specialising in collectible vinyl are within a couple of minutes walk. Walk across the St Augustine's Parade, up Clare st and on to Corn St, and you'll find all four at the back of St Nicholas Market on your right, 

(BS1 1LA)Wanted Records, Payback Records, The Rock Shop and Face the Dawn. Well worth a visit when you've browsed the fair. 


Around Bristol you'll find several more record shops, new and secondhand, including - Plastic Wax (BS6 5QU), The Centre For Better Grooves (BS6 7BJ), Idle Hands (Bs2 8TP), Friendly Records (BS3 1HT), Prime Cuts (BS7 8AS), Rise (New releases - BS8 1QU)




Links & contacts :


For further information or advice just e-mail - click here


Colston Hall website - click here


Wanted Records website - click here  email  click here





Stall prices

2017 stall fees remain £40 for one table (provided), £35 per extra, still the most competitive price of comparable fairs in the U.K.




Regular traders .....

We will offer stalls via email two weeks after each event for the following fair. If offered a stall, please confirm your attendance by return email within seven days to facilitate the allocation of stalls to those still on the waiting list.

All traders are free to pay in advance if they wish to.

Traders who cancel within seven days of the event will be asked to forward full payment if we are unable to re-allocate the space at short notice.


New traders .....

If you wish to be placed on the waiting list for future events, please provide us with the number of tables required, genre and format of what you wish to sell and contact information. Be sure to respond to offers of a place, even if you can't attend, to maintain your place on the list.

All first-time traders should forward full payment within seven days of being offered a stall. E-mail



Ground rules on the day

Please avoid blocking access and fire exits when loading and unloading. Do not leave your vehicle parked unattended for long periods to allow everyone the chance to gain access.

Traders may set up from 7am onwards, though early arrivers should avoid any interruption of the fair set-up process, for obvious reasons.

The use of extra space or tables and the rearranging of stalls allocated is at our discretion at all times.

Please don't abuse the good will shown by us when doing so if you wish to attend in the future. If in doubt - ask.

The playing of music is welcome, assuming any request to lower the volume by either us or the hall staff is respected and observed.
For all traders sake, any suspicion of theft should be reported to us or the hall staff without delay.

All trading stops at 4pm, please load in good time to facilitate the clearing and cleaning of the foyer ahead of evening events.


Thank you.

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