New name for 2019 Bristol Show

The Bristol Sound & Vision Show has officially changed its name to The Bristol Hi-Fi Show – a move that sees it return to its audio roots.

A spokesman for the event said: “Although there will be many well-known AV brands [at the show], they make up a smaller percentage of the whole and it was felt that the time had come to 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.”

The organisers said that in previous years there had been a trend for manufacturers to display home-cinema and vision products at the show, but that, in more recent times, the event had seen a return to two-channel hi-fi.

The show started out as a two-channel event called Hi-Fi ’87.

Said to be the largest and longest-running consumer hi-fi show in the UK, the event is held every February, at the Marriott City Centre Hotel in Bristol.

Next year’s show – the 32nd – will take place from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24.