With the frost now making a regular and unwelcome appearance, Bristol’s biggest electronic festival and without doubt one of our favourite annual highlights, Love Saves the Day have decided to cheer us up with their first lineup announcement for Love Saves the Day 2018 – and it’s a biggun. Superstar DJ and producer Fatboy Slim …

New Bristol based collective SisterWorks have launched a Crowdfunder appeal to help raise the funds needed to host a day of female-led workshops centred around the creative arts, including music, art and dance, to be held across dBS Music studios this January. Run by an all-star team of 40+ women who have already made a …

Bristol’s own IDLES have taken a top 20 spot in Rough Trade Records illustrious 100 Albums of the Year 2017. Coming in at number 15 for their brilliant 2017 album Brutalism, IDLES share the honour with the likes of Aldous Harding’s Party, who topped the list, as well as Björk’s Utopia, Thundercat’s Drunk and Kelela’s …

One of Bristol’s most iconic live music and club venues is under threat from a new residential development. The Redcliffe Wharf development, which goes to the City Hall planning committee this Wednesday, outlines plans for 35 new 1–3 bed homes perched near the waterfront, almost directly across the water from Bristol’s famous party boat, Thekla. While the developments …

Deep Medi and Teachings in Dub are back with the third installment of their almighty Weekender, where the worlds of dub and dubstep collide for a two-night celebration of soundsystem culture at Trinity Centre. This year’s event takes place on 24 & 25 November and also marks 10 years of Teachings in Dub, so it’s …

DIY music and art collective Cosmic Soul Collective have been crowned the winners of #NITELIFENITEOUT. We launched the Bristol-wide competition this summer in a bid to seek out an independent local promoter offering something unique to our already-excellent nightlife scene. We promised the winner £1000 to help towards their next event – courtesy of Bristol-based …

Music technology higher education institute dBs Music has had a big impact on the city since opening the doors of their first Bristol campus in 2012. Many of their currently enrolled students are already making some of the biggest new sounds in the city, including certified Bandulu member and Papercranes label owner Hi5ghost, Blast resident …

The Bristol band community is standing up against hate, after an allegation of homophobic behavior hit Twitter over the weekend. The tweet describes an extremely hateful comment from one member of a Bristol band towards Luke Rainsford, an acoustic punk artist who was in the city to play at Fat Lip festival. Within minutes, the …

The Downs festival is back for its second installment this September, bringing the likes of Elbow, Seasick Steve, Groove Armada, Roni Size, Soul II Soul, De La Soul and our favourite reggae selector Sir David Rodigan MBE to Clifton’s Downs. With the sunshine evading us for another weekend, the Downs Festival team have decided to …

Previously getting better year on year, it only makes sense that this year’s In:Motion series stands to be our best one to date. Running from the end of September right up to New Year, In:Motion is Bristol’s answer to The Warehouse Project, bringing in huge names from all across the electronic sphere and lending a …