Murmurings of #Thekla35 have been spreading through social media, with a flurry of events announced over the past few days. The final announcements landed today, giving shape to four days of live music and club events to mark 35 years of Thekla. Here’s the full run down –  Thursday 2 May  // Club // Pressure: …

As the British appetite for festivals has grown exponentially, there has also been a rise of horror stories around poor festival organisation, often leading to thousands of disappointed UK punters. Anyone who was around to witness the torrential downpour that nonetheless failed to dampen Massive Attack’s blistering homecoming last year will also remember that bar …

The Downs festival returns to Clifton’s Downs this weekend for its second year, this time promising more of a fully-fledged day festival, where last year’s event seemed to fall somewhere between a festival and huge outdoor concert. Headliners (and co-organisers) Massive Attack headlined with their first homecoming show in 13 years, and very likely the …

After a phenomenal debut year in 2016, The Downs festival returns to Clifton Downs this September, bringing a lineup that is essentially all headline acts, including Elbow, Soul II Soul, De La Soul, Roni Size, David Rodigan and enduring dance music legends Groove Armada. Groove Armada this year celebrate 20 years since the release of …

Bristol legend Roni Size headlines a charity fundraiser at The Old Bookshop. Entry is free, but you can help raise funds for two very good causes by taking part in the charity raffle, buying some grub from Tasty Ragga – who are donating £1 per dish bought, or by chugging some very cheap beer courtesy …

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 …

After being successfully booking Massive Attack for their first hometown gig in 13 years last year, we were delighted when organisers (a joint effort from the teams behind Love Saves the Day and Bristol Sounds) announced that The Downs festival would become a permanent fixture on Bristol’s growing festival calendar. The lineup, announced today, includes …