Though it takes place outside the quaint city of Winchester each August, Boomtown Festival has always felt like an extension of Bristol. Not only does the city annually clear out as we drive east to make up a significant portion the Boomtown population, the festival is also run out of Bristol and built out of …

SIKA Studios is a network of creatives, built from the underground up. Combining skate and graffiti culture with hip hop, grime and other underground musical genres, SIKA Studios are celebrating their 10th birthday this year.  As well as putting a spotlight on a number of homegrown artists over the past decade through their live events …

Chris Farrell has been an integral part of Bristol’s music scene for many years now, working alongside his fellow music-heads to help shape the sound of the city. Chris has his fingers in many pies, though most of us will associate him with local record label Idle Hands that he co-founded with Tom Ford, aka …

The UK festival circuit is one of the strongest in the world, with crowds flocking from all corners to attend one of the countless spectacular summer events. But with such a strong selection of festivals comes heavy competition, and a challenge to stand head and shoulders above the rest. Rest assured though, Shindig Festival have got …

Make way for Jungletek pioneer Mandidextrous and her energetic 190bpm techno and jungle infused sounds. This DJ and producer has been in the music game for over ten years, and after moving to Bristol four years ago, Mandidextrous has firmly planted her roots within Bristol’s eclectic music community.  Aside from touring across the UK presenting …

Rob McGee is the founder of Bristol-based international booking agency Electric Harmony. Over the past six years, they’ve build a sturdy reputation for recognising unsung talent, having previously worked with Bristol superstars IDLES, and currently represent swathes of hotly tipped acts, including Bristol’s own Harvey Causon, Rozelle, No Violet and Sleeptalking, to name just a …

Many of us will have been first introduced to Koast through his prolific MC career. Having hosted some of the biggest nights of Bristol’s dubstep golden era, including Subloaded and HENCH, he was also part of rap and dubstep collective Central Spillz, who scored a Ninja Tune release in 2012 with US dubstep producer Starkey. …

Louisa Jones is no stranger when it comes to building a platform for women in music. The Dutty Girl founder has been in the music game for over fifteen years. Known behind the decks as Diss Miss, Louisa established DJ and MC collective Dutty Girl with the launch of new female-led clubnight in 2003. She …

Taking over Mr Wolf’s on the third Saturday of every month is NightBus, a borderline concept night that wants to standardise the idea of paying to see unknown bands – and simply trusting it will be good. NightBus is the lovechild of Paul James and Rhys Friery, who – although they both make a living from …

Bass music purveyors The Blast have been a part of the Bristol scene for well over a decade now, from involvement in Bristol’s iconic Blowpop nights in the early days, to now running around 70 shows a year across Bristol and London, including festival stages around the world and their own fully-fledged festival, Sequences, which …