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 …

The Downs is heading into its third year this August and their first lineup announcement has blown previous years right out of the water. They’ve planned an unbelievable 10 hours of live music, headlined by one of hip hop’s all-time greatest, Ms. Lauryn Hill.  The Fugees singer, rapper and five times Grammy award-winning solo artist …

The Downs festival is returning to Clifton Downs for its third installment this September. As per, it looks set to close the summer festival season with an almighty bang. the newly announced lineup combines major hitters with future megastars Brought to us by a tried-and-tested dream team made up from Crosstown Concerts and Team Love, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Following support from BBC Introducing, 6Music and NME, Cousin Kula’s unique live music psych-pop sound has built a dedicated fan base in their hometown of Bristol. Celebrating the release of their third single What You Know at The Gallimaufry, the 6-piece explore psychadelic landscapes through an amalgamation of synths, guitars and poppy vocals. 23 May …