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 …

Having finally escaped a restrictive publishing deal that has left her debut album as-yet-unreleased, Bristol producer Kayla Painter has just dropped a new five-track EP Auriga – unusually, on a limited run of 50 cassette tapes. Known for her highly thematic work, Auriga too centres around a key inspiration. Named after the Auriga constellation, the …

With the biggest lineup to date and what’s looking to be the best weather yet – with forecasts currently at 26°C of sunshine – Love Saves the Day 2017 was already headed for a good year. Now that all goodness has taken on a new meaning, when organisers announced today that Help Refugees charity will …

It’s crunch time. Anyone who doesn’t register to vote by 11.59pm on Monday 22 May will not get to vote in the general election on June 8 and thereby waives their right to have a say in their own future. In the last general election, 34% of UK people registered to vote did not vote …

Bristol producer Woz and Lobster Boy label favourite is preparing himself for an epic 130 mile five-day walk from London to Bristol, kicking off with a warm up party in London, which will see Woz, Klose One and secret special guests taking over Hoxton’s The Lion and Lamb from 6pm-11pm this evening. The early finish …

The rumour mill had many people in Bristol hoping that St Pauls Carnival – an important celebration of Bristol’s African and Caribbean heritage and a vital source of inspiration for much of the city’s culture and musical output over the past five decades – would make its return this year after two crushing years of …