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 …

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 …

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 …

Anyone will tell you that Shindig is a family affair. Despite growing year on year, the south west festival remains a haven for likeminded partygoers to let loose and bask in the feel-good atmosphere, community spirit and all-round fun – with an increasingly impressive music lineup serving as a big fat bonus.  First release tickets …

The mighty NASS festival returns to Bath & West Showground next July – and they’ve just dropped some huge lineup announcements. On Friday, Chase & Status headline with their phenomenal RTRN II Jungle project, which sees the groundbreaking duo exploring their roots with some heavy 90s jungle ragers.  Last year, British rap pioneers The Streets …

Bristol Sounds is returning to Lloyds Amphitheatre in June 2020 for a five-night concert series, including an all-day event curated by The Levellers. A Crosstown Concerts venture, Bristol Sounds will be inviting some very special acts to Bristol’s largest and most picturesque city centre space as the sun sets over Bristol’s Harbourside each night. However, …

leading the charge in the new school drum and bass Part of DIY underground drum and bass crew and label Born on Road, Selecta J-Man has to be one of the most underrated names in drum and bass. His forward-thinking stye of production marries the best elements of jungle, dancehall, rollers and jump up; leading …

After the success of the inaugural Beat Horizon at Printworks London last year, festival organisers SoundCrash have announced the very good news that Beat Horizon’s second coming will include trips to Bristol and Manchester in January 2020.  With a lineup that pays homage to the forefathers, as well as the greats of today, Beat Horizon …

Boomtown have announced a brand-new event space in the heart of Bristol. Fans of the festival, or those who haven’t had the chance to attend, can rejoice as Boomtown will be bringing a taste of the most immersive and theatrical party in the country to Bristol.  Boomtown’s theatrical director hinted last year that Boomtown had …