One of our favourite little festivals is offering Nitelife readers a chance to win 2 x tickets to this year’s festival in Wiltshire on 3-6 August. Run by volunteers and with all surplus cash going straight to charities and other good causes, Fieldview has donated over £28,000 since its 2009 inception, spreading the good vibes …

Bristol producer Omari Champagnie, better known as OH91, has been quietly making waves on Bristol’s underground scene since his first release with Coyote Records in 2013. Keeping circles with the likes of the Bandulu collective, and with mentors including Sir Sypro and Grandmixxer, it’s clear that he’s been marked as a serious talent, despite only …

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 …

Despite the blazer-jeans-combo, middle-class, dad-rock vibe that now seems to follow the South Wales legendary rock outfit Manic Street Preachers as they enter their 31st year, their music has always been determinedly leftist and critical of the status quo, even in their more musically middle-of-the-road hits. And as they geared up to headline the second …

On the hottest June day recorded in 40 years, Colston Hall’s main hall filled with 2,000 sweaty people awaiting Tennessee punk-pop heroes Paramore, who are back after a four-year break. Tickets went on sale at the end of April, with the fairly steep £45+ ticket price clearly not putting too many people off; fans managed …

Last Wednesday not only marked the hottest day in June for over 40 years, but also the start of our new and pimped Summer Series, rebranded this year under the name Bristol Sounds. Located on our beautiful waterfront from Wednesday through to Saturday, each night welcomed a rare Bristol performance from some of the UK’s …

Bristol based and fresh-faced, Callum McAllister, Max Cole and Dom Mosley are Toodles & The Hectic Pity, a young and talented punk group beginning to gather momentum. Headlining a raucous lineup of Bristol talent, the boys will be smashing out a noisy set at The Exchange on 25 June. Like any great punk band, Toodles …

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 …

Chepstow Racecourse welcomed 4,000 fun-seeking ravers this June, kicking off the summer with the fourth instalment of Balter Festival. A three-day, adults-only event comprised of ten very different stages, Balter offers an array of eclectic underground music from the South West music scene and beyond. By definition, to balter is ‘to dance artlessly, without particular …

A gentle rumble of anticipation shivered into the corners of the tiny Lantern room as the awaiting audience prepared themselves for an evening of African rhythms and dancing. Set against the effervescent ambience of The Lantern’s famous lighting backline, the eager attendees settled themselves on the floor for a quick drink and chat in the …