Our autumn / winter diaries have been in a state of limbo since In:Motion announced their opening weekend parties last month, giving us a small taster of what was to come, including The Martinez Brothers and Jackmaster on Friday 29 September, followed by a massive party with The Blast including My Nu Leng, Caspa, Matt …

Wiltshire’s little gem of a festival wants to officially extend the Fieldview family to Bristol. Less than 45 minutes away by car, Fieldview has a likeminded ethos to many of the festivals in our own postcode in terms of sustainability, supporting local talent (of all kinds), and just generally being good eggs. The non-profit music …

Bristol recently received the very happy news that St Pauls Carnival will definitely be back in 2018, thanks to new funding from Arts Council England. However, as the first weekend of July approaches – when the event usually takes place – we’re still left with a Carnival-shaped hole in our weekends. Luckily, the people of Bristol …

The creators of Summer Series are back this year under a new name and with a whole extra day of live music. Bristol Sounds, a series of outdoor nightly concerts, is taking over Lloyd’s Amphitheatre on Harbourside from 21 – 24 June. They’ve snagged some of Glasto’s biggest acts on their way through the South …

Yet again, Love Saves the Day have pulled off a programme that’s almost too good – leaving us, at least, in the painful position of having to choose between some of our favourite acts. Born out of pure love of music six years ago, and expanding year-on-year with the help of some brilliant local stage partners including The …

In keeping with their namesake, To The Moon are celebrating their first birthday with an outer space themed party this weekend. The cosy boutique and vintage shop-come-party bar has proved to be a bit of a hidden gem to those who’ve veered slightly off the beaten track in Old Market and stumbled across the joint …

Rave on Avon returns this weekend, taking over Stokes Croft for a fifth year. The area’s independent venues have each curated a whole host of events to cater for Bristol’s famously diverse musical tastes and output, from heavy DnB and jungle at Lakota, to hip hop, swing and soul at No.51. Taking over the stretch of …

The Motion team has once again outdone (already high) expectations for the first party to be held at its new open-air club opening this August: Yard. Detroit pioneer and all-round genius Jeff Mills fronts the lineup for what is a very rare UK appearance – holding the potential to sell out the new 4000 capacity space …

In case you haven’t noticed, the entire underground music community in Bristol has been rallying around SWU.FM (South West Underground) in support of their massive fundraiser at Motion this Easter Sunday. It’s a party worth going to by any stretch, but supporters are drumming up a sense of duty owed by enjoyers of Bristol’s underground to cough …

The Trinity Centre’s annual free Garden Party returns 14 May from midday to 9pm with a host of Bristol talent, including Sepia, Sounds Of Harlowe, Run Logan Run and this year’s headliners, Dubkasm. This year marks 41 years for Trinity Centre as beating heart of Old Market – renowned for its amazing space and natural …