Dan Chandler has certainly paid his dues in the Bristol music industry. Today, he’s one of the brains behind Bristol’s biggest city festival The Downs, helped mastermind the event that legitimised Lloyds Amphitheatre as a big name concert venue, and looks after tours for the likes of Nick Cave, Sleaford Mods and The Pixies up …

Ahead of sitting on the judging panel for our #NITELIFENITEOUT competition – where we’re giving away £1000 toward a new Bristol event – local promoter Dan Chandler has given us some pearls of wisdom for anyone hoping to break into the world of music events… With over a decade of experience in the live music …

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 …

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 …

Fresh from opening the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival, Graeme Park, Tim Pickering and Peter Hook are coming to Bristol this Saturday night. With the help of a 40-piece orchestra and special guest vocalists, they will be recreating scenes from Manchester’s legendary Haçienda nightclub in the mid-80s and 90s at the height of acid house. …

The creators of Summer Series are back this year under a new name and with a whole extra day of live music. Bristol Sounds, a series of outdoor nightly concerts, is taking over Lloyd’s Amphitheatre on Harbourside from 21 – 24 June. They’ve snagged some of Glasto’s biggest acts on their way through the South …

// WIN TICKETS TO HACIENDA CLASSICAL AT BRISTOL SOUNDS THIS JUNE // Manchester’s Hacienda Classical project is descending on Bristol’s Harbourside this month – with a full 40-piece orchestra in tow – as part of the Bristol Sounds concerts between 21-24 June. An ode to the iconic Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, their classical arrangements of 80s …

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 …

Brighton-based band British Sea Power formed in 2000 and have since released seven albums, becoming one of the most respected cult acts in indie rock. They hit the road this April with their new record, Let The Dancers Inherit The Party – kicking off their European tour at Bristol’s Trinity Centre. If you missed out …