Boomtown presents AREA 404: a new, permanent event space in Bristol

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Behind the scenes with St Pauls Carnival 2019’s new director

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PREVIEW // Rave on Avon: End of an Era – what’s on?

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Boomtown have announced a brand-new event space in the heart of Bristol. Fans of the festival, or those who haven’t had the chance to attend, can rejoice as Boomtown will be bringing a taste of the most immersive and theatrical party in the country to Bristol.  Boomtown’s theatrical director hinted last year that Boomtown had …

Since self-releasing her Mixtape 01 back in 2017, Bristol producer Lucy Helyer aka L U C Y  has enjoyed a fast ascent towards the top of the underground music scene. Her genre-bending sound has already earned her a spot on some bucket-list lineups, with big support from Butterz, Bandulu and Swamp81, as well as B2Bs …

Bristol’s biggest annual LGBT+ celebration is in full swing. A fortnight of Pride festivities have been taking place across the city since 28 June, beginning with the Stonewall flag unveiling outside City Hall. The flag is raised in remembrance of the series of protests by members of the gay community rising up against a police …

St Pauls Carnival is a celebration of the rich African-Caribbean roots that flow through Bristol. The streets flock with locals and visitors who come to experience the music, art, food and culture that connect this city to Caribbean and African shores. It is a tradition that is cherished by locals and its importance to the …

Following original poster artwork from street artists Tony Riff and 45rpm, the third and final instalment of our A3+ pull-out poster series in collaboration with NASS 2019 comes from Bristol’s Mr Penfold.   Mr Penfold has a certain authenticity to his work that is immediately identifiable even before you spot his tag. His experience across …

Their sound has been described as infectious and genre-bending, and they’ve made Bristol their playground in 2019. Despite only having two single releases under their belts at this moment in time, Bristol trio INDIGOs look set to be the latest products of BIMM’s impressive conveyer belt of talent. the illegitimate lovechild of Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins …

Scott Lavene is a maverick, a storyteller in its purest form. He tells tales of everyday life that anyone can resonate with, in his own gloomy take.  Originating from Essex, Scott’s musical journey has taken him around the country and as far as New York City to film the video for his latest single Methylated …

Bam!Bam!Bam! present new one-day event Amaglam Shapes at SWX this June, which will be headlined by the sensational Masego – with support from Oshun, Fatima, Maisha, and Leven Kali to create a jazzy R&B infused lineup. a blend of jazz, trap, hip hop and soul With a style of music which is hard to categorise, …

Though Bristol favourites Dot to Dot, Shindig and Love Saves the Day already kicked off the summer’s festival season in a very big way over the bank holiday weekend, there is still plenty to look forward to. We’ve rounded up our favourite festivals yet to come in the South West, as well as a couple …

It’s that time of year again, the famous Stokes Croft engulfing street party will be having its final hurrah in this location before moving to a new one next year after 11 years of good times, and it will be taking over 11 of your favourite venues with huge amounts of local talent to offer …