Gardna has been high on our radar since his 2016 summer anthem Sunday, in collaboration with local producer Kreed. The Bristol MC has been on a fast upwards trajectory ever since, linking up with Eva Lazarus and Inja the following year for his next certifiable banger, My Show. 2018 brought his Gentleman’s Dub Club and …

The latest signing to Gardna and friends’ Boom Sound label is Glasgow-based collective Samson Sounds with their track featuring MC Tom Spirals, Chatterbox. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping  Evolving out …

Ticket platform Skiddle doing a very good job of ingratiating themselves to Bristol’s music scene, with a two-day programme of events. Skiddle have taken the time to get to know the city’s true life forces and have programmed – with help from the people and artists working in Bristol – a fully-packed, two-day programme of …

Three disappointing summers have passed with a carnival-shaped hole in our hearts, but finally, St Pauls Carnival returns this Saturday in line with the carnival’s 50th anniversary.  The important celebration of Bristol’s African and Caribbean heritage has been a vital source of inspiration for much of the city’s culture and musical output over the past …

Tokyo World have just announced – without a doubt – their biggest lineup to date for this year’s festival on 22 and 23 September.  The festival has been closing our summers for the past five years, growing bigger and better every year. Last year saw Tokyo World expand from one day to a full weekend …

Wednesday // Wyvern Lingo, The Louisiana Best friend trio Wyvern Lingo originally bonded over hand-me-down albums by Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchel and Simon & Garfunkel, as well as being junior school alliances withstanding all obstacles that their teenage rites of passage had to offer. Now in their twenties, the group bring their individual …

Mouse Outfit MC Dr Syntax and longtime collaborator, producer Pete Cannon are ready to showcase their latest album Let’s Talk to their big Bristol fanbase. The talented MC and versatile producer are well known for delivering smashing shows on every occasion. Expect a night filled with banging beats, insightful lyricism and classical hip hop (with …

Wonderfully wacky Balter Festival is back for its fifth instalment at Chepstow Racecourse this June. Born out of a genuine love of music from a like-minded group of friends who wanted to put on a good party, this seriously fun off-kilter event, has gone on to capture the heart and imagination of many musical thrill seekers …

Known for its perfect balance of relaxation and revelry, and exceptionally friendly atmosphere, alongside a funky lineup that’s perfect for the beginning of summer; Shindig Weekender has earned a place in many festival lovers’ hearts as something intimate, unique and truly special. Known for its perfect balance of relaxation and revelry Set in the rolling …

Friday // The Hempolics, Attic Bar Out to put those organic rootsy vibes back into music, London reggae troupe The Hempolics are gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s best undiscovered talents, with support from the likes of Faithless’s Maxi Jazz (‘The Hempolics are the best band in the UK – but nobody knows it …