The same musical minds behind Bristol Summer Series – and co-conspirators of The Downs festival – are back on Bristol’s Harbourside this summer with not only a new name, but a whole extra day of live music, and a bigger and better lineup… On 21-24 June, Bristol Sounds is taking over Lloyd’s Amphitheatre for a …

With Bristol-born Chepstow-based Balter Festival a mere few days away, we had a chat with co-founder Elias aka gypsycore producer and DJ E-Coli about the new-ish, totally off-kilter festival that’s already attracted a cult reputation and following as it enters its fourth year this June. Like all of the best festivals, Balter was born out …

Bristol bass duo My Nu Leng have been a major part of the city’s electronic dance sphere for the last half a decade, turning heads with breakthrough track The Grid in 2012, and continuing on a steady path to success with Set It and more recent Bristol anthems like Soul Shake and brand new track …

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 …

Jazz fusion trio The Comet Is Coming brought a soundtrack for the end of the world to the Fleece on Thursday. Their pounding brand of highly rhythmic space funk saw a crowd split between electronic ravers and bearded jazz cats react in equally appreciative dancing. The Comet Is Coming are a band that look like …

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 …

Toronto-by-way-of-Brighton hip hop pairing Abdominal and DJ Format shared a stage for the first time in ten years at the end of 2015, for what was meant to be a one-off reunion tour. However, we gave them such a roaring reception that they’re heading out on tour again this month, stopping off at The Fleece …

With Rave on Avon and Love Saves the Day now in clear sight, the beginning of Bristol festival season is officially here – which means it’s time to stock up on some of those fresh wavy garms our city of urban revellers are known for embracing. Luckily, unisex 80s & 90s streetwear and leisurewear specialists …

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 …