Recorded over two days at Motion, this afternoon you can tune into the first online event from Bristol’s bass experts The Blast – and they’ve gone all out.  Presenting nine hours of bass music, the event is headed up by drum and bass royalty Kings of the Rollers (Voltage, Serum and Bladerunner) and resident MC …

Despite over 50% of music industry professionals seeing a 100% drop in income during the pandemic, creatives have continued to inspire and demonstrate their importance in an era of such insecurity. Offering far more than solace in a time of intimate isolation, the arts have remained at the heart and soul of our communities – …

Nitelife has been documenting Bristol’s nightlife culture in print for more than 13 years. Throughout this time, we have remained wholly independent and generate 100% of our income through live music and events.    As you might imagine, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to close our doors… Though rest assured, the doors are propped …

An annual celebration of Bristol’s bubbling music scene, The Bristol Takeover is usually held across the Colston Hall complex in partnership with a variety of Bristol based labels, promoters and platforms. This year, with the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in place, they are moving the party online and have invited a number of key grassroots Bristol …

While the UK’s live music industry remains in limbo during the coronavirus pandemic, it might seem easier to put thoughts of returning to the dancefloor to the back of your mind, in hope of quietening that ache many of us are experiencing with venues closed. Unfortunately, the next most serious threat to UK club and …

Following a super successful launch last month – which saw Bandcamp users spend 15 x times more than usual – Bandcamp has once again waved their fees for 24 hours, meaning that every penny spent on the site today will go directly to artists and labels.   consider investing in the artists that make music …

Since 2015, Bristol’s 1020 Radio has been showcasing street-level sounds from some of the best artists, labels and collectives from Bristol and beyond.  They’re already keeping our ears quenched through quarantine with a full schedule, seven days a week, 10am – late, with an excellently-curated programme from world music to techno; and now, they’ve announced …

On top of growing concern for the public health – especially those who may be vulnerable or isolated among us – COVID-19 has brought the live music and event industry to its knees. After 13 years in print, Nitelife magazine has had to pause press for the short term forseeable. We’ll be back documenting Bristol’s …

Returning in characteristically kooky style, Balter Festival have announced a huge line up for their seventh instalment this summer, from 29 May to 1 June at Chepstow Racecourse. Born out of Bristol’s thriving party scene and annually uniting ravers, party-goers and artists alike, Balter’s communal ethos blooms from a genuine love and appreciation of unique …

The much-revered Bristol Ticket Shop announced its permanent closure last week, after 30 years playing a big part in the city’s live music scene. With debtors owing large amounts to the business, as well as Bristol Ticket Shop owner Zoe suffering ongoing health problems, the Bristol institution has been forced to cease trading. the Bristol institution …