In an era where ‘secret’ warehouse raves are hosted by My Nu Leng and the police will shut down a 30-strong house party, it’s safe to say that the traditional rave scene that Bristol’s party culture was built on is no more. Thanks to the party-pooping Criminal Justice and Public Order Act passed in ’94 …

Bristol shares a postcode with some of the country’s best small and mid-sized festivals, with more hidden gems within an hours’ drive. Announcements for this year’s summer festival season are coming in so thick and fast we can almost feel the sun on our cheeks already. Bristol’s largest festival, NASS snagged some of the UK’s …

The Louisiana is hosting a fundraiser this evening for the musicians who lost more than £30,000 of equipment between them in a fire that devastated a warehouse on Netham Road last month. Thankfully no one was injured in the blaze, although the many musicians using the building lost everything overnight. The Louisiana sound engineer and …

Bristol titan Rob Smith is a true originator of the Bristol Sound, originally putting Bristol on the map in the mid 90s with Smith & Mighty, and continuing to influence the scene today under his dubstep moniker RSD. This Christmas he’s put his well-earned industry clout to good use, pulling together friends and connections from across …

Bristol was recently hit with the gutting news that Trinity Centre is the latest local music venue under threat from residential developments. Fortunately in this case, there is still time to halt these plans in their tracks and protect Trinity’s future as a music venue.   Developers have put forward plans for 12 new flats …

DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards took place at EGG London last night and Bristol headed in strong, with at least one nomination in every category. The results are in and, as always, Bristol proved it can punch well above its weight in the industry. Alfresco Disco scooped Best Club Event. Launching in 2005, the …

NASS is the first (near) Bristol summer festival to lift the lid on their lineup, announcing their Friday and Saturday night headliners, plus a generous handful of other major hitters set to play across the four-day festival at Royal Bath & West Showground next July.  UK rap giant Giggs takes Friday’s headline slot, with relentlessly …

IDLES are very vocal about the part Bristol has played in their phenomenal rise to success. On the release of their second, UK number five-charted album Joy As An Act of Resistance, frontman Joe Talbot told Nitelife:  ‘All of the promoters in Bristol were really supportive of us from the start (…) If you’re passionate …

Bristol’s new student-run record label HUBB Records has dropped the second in a string of 10 releases from BIMM students planned for this summer. On Friday, rap-metal trio Profiler’s new single Burn hit the digital shelves. Taking strong influences from Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Deftones, they brilliantly evoke the sounds of 90s nu metal with …

If you missed out on Boomtown tickets this year, eco-conscious travellers and those wanting to camp in the new Boomtown Springs area can get hold of tickets for this year’s festival now. As Boomtown festival prepare to embark on Chapter 10 this August, festival organisers are promising their biggest and best affair yet, with festival …