The biggest show, the best show, the same place, the same time, just a little less Home Cinema and even more Hi-Fi & Hi-Fi enthusiasts. The Bristol Show is the name everyone uses and now as The Bristol Hi-Fi Show it reflects the resurgence of the UK Hi-Fi market and the increasing number of serious and high-end Hi-Fi brands at the show.
Running Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th February 2019, and organised by Audio T, now in its 32nd year, The Bristol Hi-Fi Show is the largest and longest running consumer Hi-Fi Show in the UK. Held at the Marriott City Centre Hotel in Bristol every February, the Show has become the mainstay of the British Hi-Fi calendar and welcomes visitors and exhibitors from around the world.
The Show has not stood still and although it started very much as a two-channel event called Hi-Fi’87 it morphed into showcasing a lot of Home Cinema followed by a lot of vision products, necessitating the name change to Sound & Vision. Now the trend has reversed somewhat, and the Show has become more two-channel again, which has left the equal billing of Sound & Vision a little misleading. The organisers also received feedback from attendees, often commenting on the perceived lack of Home Cinema.
So, although there will be many well-known AV brands, they make up a smaller percentage of the whole and it was felt that the time had come to again drop ‘Vision’ from the name. In reality it’s the name that most people have always called the Show and the organisers hope it will now better reflect what the Show is about and make it clearer for future visitors, so they know what to expect.