FRIDAY 14/12 Christmas Festiv-al, Colston Hall. 6.30PM-12AM // Pieminister and Colston Hall team up for a Christmas shindig, with a two-course pie buffet and live music from The Cuban Brothers, The Allergies, DJ Cheeba and more. Tickets >> Snazzback: Beat Tape, The Gallimaufry. 9PM-1AM // Snazzback present a mix tapes style evening, cycling through hits …

FRIDAY 07/12 Brisco Beans #4, Brisco. 10PM-12AM // DJ Chris’tmas Arnold will be bringing a festive twist to his usual funk, hip hop, disco and reggae extravaganza at Brisco. FREE Franko Fraize, Hy-Brasil. 7.30PM-10PM // Rapper Franko Fraize is inspired by the likes of Skinnyman and The Streets, bringing his own refreshing twist and to the …

Once again Bristol promoters have risen to the occasion for Halloween weekend, with sound systems out in full force across the city. We’ve picked out 10 of the best nights on offer this weekend, offering a mixture of top local talent and some the biggest names in the country, whether you want to go large …

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 …