Trinity’s in-house residency, workshop and live performance programme IGNiTE kick off their autumn season this Friday. Four powerful shows explore some of today’s most urgent societal issues across politics, race, gender, sexuality and disability. From living with disability on the breadline, to a part-rave part-theatre part-Grace Jones biopic that imagines a different future for people …

The undisputed calendar event of the year for sound system heads is back with their fourth installment and it’s got our hairs on end already.  A chance meeting on the Eurostar a few years ago between Deep Medi boss Mala and Dubkasm’s DJ Stryda sparked a beautiful meeting of minds that has resulted in Bristol’s …

In an ongoing effort to open the gates of the professional music world to all, Bristol music-access organisation Multi-Track is culminating the first year of their new artist mentorship programme Home-Grown Heat with an all-day industry takeover at Arnolfini on 27 October, with live performances from Home-Grown Heat’s first cohort: Splitz P, Charece and Solomon …

As the nights start to get longer and darker, ravers get ready to return to the warm warehouses after a summer of festival dancing. Bristol’s In:Motion team has been busy brewing up an autumn lineup of killer nights to chase away those winter blues. With 25 hefty parties planned on the In:Motion lineup for the …

Bam Bam Bam have been hitting Bristol with high calibre hip hop shows this year at a faster rate than Boris Johnson changes jobs. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket for GZA at SWX last weekend, well done you, but remove the smug glasses as there is plenty more …

Three disappointing summers have passed with a carnival-shaped hole in our hearts, but finally, St Pauls Carnival returns this Saturday in line with the carnival’s 50th anniversary.  The important celebration of Bristol’s African and Caribbean heritage has been a vital source of inspiration for much of the city’s culture and musical output over the past …

After a roaring debut in London and ahead of a string of festival appearances for 2018 including Green Man, Boomtown and Latitude, Lycra will be bringing their outrageous 1980s aerobics dance party to Thekla. Not only will the team be blasting classic 80s bangers, but aerobics instructors will be leading 10 minute dance classes throughout …

After a spectacular first run of events, we’re pretty damn pumped to open the doors of Baskerville Hall to Kallida Festival again this June. Once more, the 19th century mansion’s grandeur will be cloaked in visual, light and sound installations, as the team behind this burgeoning boutique festival have worked all year-round to ensure they …

Balter Festival 2018 is fast approaching with another three-day bender at Chepstow Racecourse from 8– 10 June. Easily one of the most eclectic festivals we’ve been to, with over 200 acts across 10 unique stages, we’ve asked Balter Festival founder and DJ E-Coli to let us in on a few of the acts he wouldn’t …

South West gem Fieldview Festival have announced that they will be taking an indefinite hiatus after this year’s festival in August. While we’re sad to see them go, we can take some consolation in the fact that they’re seeing things out with a bang – inviting longtime Fieldview friends The Mouse Outfit to headline.  The …