The organisers of HOME festival along with Banjax, Funkagenda, WERK and BCFM are throwing a 24-hour rave this January in the name of mental health charity Mind, who offer support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem, as well as campaigning to improve services, and raise awareness and understanding. Alongside a 24-hour itinerary including a sober …

Bristol-based photographer Ania Shrimpton is raffling off her signed IDLES print to raise money for  Wallace & Gromit’s The Grand Appeal, the Aardman Animations–backed charity that raises funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital. The framed 24” x 16” photograph, signed by all five members, was captured at Simple Things festival in October, where the noisy Bristol …

In true Christmas spirit, three key players on the Bristol underground music scene have joined forces to release an album with the sole purpose of raising money for charity through their shared love of music. Providing a platform for the vast amount of great music emerging from the city’s underground, radio station SWU.FM have collaborated …

Bristol’s The Jam Jar is a popular community arts space playing host to a diverse range of creativity. Since its opening four years ago, the venue has not only facilitated the city’s thriving creative scene, it has also supported and encouraged its growth. The iconic venue has hosted artists from all over the world as …

Thekla have announced that they will host a one-day festival on Sunday 28 January, called Beat the Streets. While the lineup is being kept under wraps for the moment with a mixture of great local and national acts promised, the important thing to know for now is that ALL proceeds from ticket sales and the …

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 …