Growing out of humble beginnings as a small, foodie-orientated festival, Valley Fest is the brainchild of Luke Hasell, who took over his family farm in 2014 when both his parents sadly died within a few years of each other. His first port of call was to make the farm organic, his second was creating Valley …

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 …

BBC 6 Music presenter, Worldwide FM founder, label head and world renowned record fanatic, Gilles Peterson has announced a Bristol show this October. With a leaning toward world-influenced music spanning soul, jazz, hip hop, house, electronica and more, he has some 30,000 records in his collection and the attentive ears of the world circuit: a …

WEDNESDAY 03/07 30/70, The Lanes. 8PM-11PM // Erratic Batting & BLG present Rhythm Section’s hip hop, jazz, R&B and neo-soul five piece 30/70. Tickets >> FRIDAY 05/07 TOP PICK: Teotima, Old Market Assembly London-based ensemble Teotima present an evening of soul and jazz, centred around a celebration of friendship, love and creativity. Tickets >> FRIDAY 05/07 Space …

With less than a month to go, Noisily festivals organiser’s are gearing up for round four this July. With its intimate capacity of four thousand, it’s already made a name for itself as a haven for underground electronic music for conscientious people who want to party. a haven for underground electronic music for conscientious people …

THURSDAY 20/06 Astral Tusk, The Gallimaufry. 8pm – 1am // Galli residents Astral Tusk are back with their fourth instalment. This month, they welcome Zeñel and AV Trio alongside DJ Notsoever to bring a blend of jazz and electronica. FREE THURSDAY 20/06 TOP PICK: Taking Back Sunday, O2 Academy Bristol The emo legends bring their 20th Anniversary Tour …

WEDENSDAY 05/06 Triple Cooked: Summer Rooftop Party, Bambalan. 4pm – 11pm // A rooftop house and disco event to celebrate the end of the exam period. Pay OTD WEDNESDAY 05/06 Emmy The Great, The Fleece. 7:30pm – 11pm // Indie-pop singer will be performing tracks from her impressive discography at The Fleece this month. Tickets >> THURSDAY 06/06 …

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 …

Balter Festival will once again consume Chepstow Racecourse next Friday for three days of music and mayhem. Founded by gypsycore producer E-Coli and run annually with the help of a likeminded group of friends, Balter is a cult favourite the world over.  Though there is plenty of entertainment to be found between sets, with water …