The undisputed home of drum and bass in Bristol, RUN is back with a special all day event with probably the biggest drum and bass day lineup we’ve ever seen. The occasion has even called for Bristol-bred producer Hugh Pescod aka Redlight to dust off his retired Clipz moniker for a very rare outing. Joining …

Roots reggae and singer songwriter Horace Andy is, without question, one of the soundsystem greats. Recognised instantly by his unique, distinctive vocal style, his single Skylarking is an out-and-out reggae classic the world over. His longstanding collaborations with Massive Attack – contributing to all five studio albums over almost two decades – means that Horace …

Bristol’s Body Clocks – aka Josef (Jo) Kašpar and Joe Craven – are a duo of electronic musicians whose psychedelic electronic sets have been slowly gaining attention at their own series of nights and beyond, with increasingly regular bookings across Bristol, including this year’s Harbour Festival. The next instalment of their Dialogue nights is coming …

This August, Lakota welcomes the inauguration of Trajections Festival, featuring a weighty lineup of some of the best hip hop, grime, jungle acts from across the UK, brought to you by the masterminds behind Boom Bap Festival; the only UK music festival entirely devoted to hip hop. In lieu of a proper Boom Bap Festival …

The Blast are unquestionably one of the biggest party promoters in Bristol – bringing us some of the best names across drum and bass, UK garage, dubstep and hip hop, including DJ EZ, David Rodigan, Andy C, Chase & Status, Shy FX and Giggs; as well as mixing in some fresh talent from Bristol and …

Bite The Buffalo are brothers Miti and Stof Goneos, who after growing up in the mining towns of Zambia, set their sites and sounds on the UK, creating their energetic garage rock sounds with the support of bandmates Cassidy Jones and Jake Salvador Meeking. The band released their debut EP Bromigos in 2012 and a …

After a phenomenal debut year in 2016, The Downs festival returns to Clifton Downs this September, bringing a lineup that is essentially all headline acts, including Elbow, Soul II Soul, De La Soul, Roni Size, David Rodigan and enduring dance music legends Groove Armada. Groove Armada this year celebrate 20 years since the release of …

Jackson is the solo jazz funk project of multi-talented Bristol musician, songwriter and vocalist Jack Baldus. However, when it comes to performing his music live, he enlists the help of a fairly impressive six-piece band. His live accomplices include no other than five-time UK DMC Champion DJ Asian Hawk, who sings and scratches simultaneously, as …

Bonding over beer and Bailey’s serving preferences (we’re firmly in the no-ice camp), we meet Bristol reggae and dub trio Evermoor Sound in the back room of Old Market’s To The Moon. Shuffled up together on the leather sofas, the two boys Dan and James scrunch shoulder-to-shoulder with vocalist Summer, creating a wall of togetherness …

A warm tribute to the camaraderie and rock ’n’ roll spirit that much of Bristol’s live music scene thrives upon, Wild Eyed are an easy-going group, snapping at the ankles of the city’s most polished musicians despite only playing as a fully formed band for less than a year. Fronted by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam …