Bristol’s spirit of open-mindedness, collaboration and celebration of different cultures creates a diverse club and live music scene. Nathan, Jackson and Jake are the groove-focused trio behind Worm Disco Club, an event born out of their desire to bring this diversity under one roof and celebrate collective togetherness. The name can be deceiving to the …

DJ, radio presenter, label boss and record collector Gilles Peterson has made one of the most significant contributions to music in current times. His unrelenting dedication, over three decades, to uncovering new, boundary pushing music has been recognised in countless awards, including an MBE. Gilles provides an almost steady stream of access into the world …

Bristol’s Worm Disco Club has been bubbling below the surface for years. Bringing globally-sourced grooves, tropical percussion, jazz, psych and more to venues across Bristol and beyond, Worm Disco Club deliver a fun party atmosphere that sits in that sweet spot between a live gig and clubnight – to those who know where to find …

Malian desert blues group Songhoy Blues formed in Bamako after being forced to leave their homes in Timbuktu, Mali during the imposition of Sharia law and resulting civil conflict. Their debut album Music In Exile blew up around the world, released initially on Transgressive Records, with a partnered North American release on super major Atlantic. …

Global fusion music duo Hang Massive bring their unique live show to the SWX stage. Combining electronic soundscapes with an adept use of the rarely-seen Swiss hang drum, they will perform tracks from their 2016 album Distant Light, plus some back catalogue classics. Singer songwriter and regular Hang Massive collaborator Victoria Grebezs joins them on stage. …

Afro Celt Sound System are up there as one of the most memorable live performances you’ll ever witness. Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, the European and African based collective will captivate you with global rhythms and roof-shaking beats. Featuring a host of outstanding musicians, this cross-cultural collaboration is a force to …

On Tuesday, Bristol saw the return of the legendary gypsy, punk revolutionists Gogol Bordello at The O2 Academy, with support from Dave Hause & The Mermaid. After an incredible warm up set from Dave Hause, fans began to stomp their feet and chant ‘Gogol, Gogol’ as time edged nearer for the bands big entrance. Before …

A gentle rumble of anticipation shivered into the corners of the tiny Lantern room as the awaiting audience prepared themselves for an evening of African rhythms and dancing. Set against the effervescent ambience of The Lantern’s famous lighting backline, the eager attendees settled themselves on the floor for a quick drink and chat in the …