Arts & Culture

Promoter AMAAD takes over Bristol’s former Propyard venue

Featured Image: A previous exhibition at Propyard

Bristol is set to welcome a new venue born out of the ashes of Propyard, an events space converted from a huge warehouse, that will host entertainment, comedy, sport and music, as well as pop-up food, drink and fashion markets. 

The space has been taken over by London electronic music promoter AMAAD (A Man About A Dog).

AMAAD is behind a number of festivals including Love Supreme, The Long Road, ION and Junction 2. The promoter will work with local Bristol promoters such as Team Love, The Blast and Dance Corp to bring a range of music events and more to the space.

Named ‘Prospect’, the venue is expected to re-open this summer, after Propyard closed earlier this year.

Propyard launched in 2021 in a former Ministry of Defence torpedo warehouse in the UK city, and hosted music events, festivals, exhibitions and parties.

In 2022, it held a large immersive Van Gogh exhibition, but started to experience issues in 2023.

According to a report from Bristol Live, ticket-holders for Winter Wonderland in December arrived to find the venue closed, before the entire event was cancelled. A New Year’s party provided a glimmer of hope, but the venue eventually closed for good in April.

“We can’t wait to get the doors open and welcome Bristol to our new home. It’s such an incredible space with so much opportunity in a city buzzing with talent and creativity,” said AMAAD founders Paul Jack and Will Harold.

“We have worked for many years with Bristol institutions like Team Love, and we’re collaborating with a network of local businesses and communities to create a venue that will serve Bristol’s cultural community, and become a hub of culture within the wider development of Temple Quarter and St Philips Marsh.”