Vampire Weekend-esque guitar plucking, calypso rhythms and heady vocals are just part of the allure rising indie trio Cassia. Last year saw the band at major festivals including Reading and Leeds, as well as DHP family’s Dot-to-Dot festival (where they return for 2018 this May), plus their own spree of headline shows around the UK. …

With Sequences festival coming up at the end of the month, organisers The Blast have put together a playlist to give us a sonic sample of what’s to come at this year’s event. Still in its early infancy, the bass-centric festival made a big impression on the city in its debut year in 2016. It’s …

Fresh from opening the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival, Graeme Park, Tim Pickering and Peter Hook are coming to Bristol this Saturday night. With the help of a 40-piece orchestra and special guest vocalists, they will be recreating scenes from Manchester’s legendary Haçienda nightclub in the mid-80s and 90s at the height of acid house. …

London-based party-starters Regression Sessions are celebrating five years of hedonism with a UK birthday tour, finishing up at London’s Ministry of Sound. They’re stopping in at Bristol this Friday for a night of house music and silliness at Lakota. With a reputation for no holds barred production, at Regression Sessions, quality music and good times …

Can you tell we’re just a bit excited about Love Saves the Day? We’ve got one more stage partner playlist to share with you, this time from Bristol dub and roots label Hold Tight Records, who are taking over the Brouhaha stage all day Sunday. They’re bringing some of the biggest names in dub to …

Bristol drum and bass head RUN are taking over the 360 degree, fire-spewing Arcadia Afterburner stage at this year’s Love Saves Sunday, bringing the out-and-out best names in the game with them: Hype, Hazard, Friction, Dimension, Stokka, and the godfather of jungle, Randall who’ll be going B2B with 4hero. They’ve also recruited some fresh talent …

The South West’s favourite electronic festival Love Saves the Day delighted fans with the announcement of a whole new stage at this year’s festival. The Lost Garden will be home to two of Bristol’s party collectives, with Bitch, Please! taking the Saturday shift (Artwork, Cinthie, Jessie Perez) and on Sunday, the reigns being given to Who Cares. …

With the official start of spring out of the way, we are hurtling inevitably toward the beginning of the Bristol festival season and general good times: Love Saves the Day, returning to Eastville Park on 27-28 May. Although the main stage lineup – including Little Dragon and Fat Freddy’s Drop – was announced back in January, organisers …