As the nights start to get longer and darker, ravers get ready to return to the warm warehouses after a summer of festival dancing. Bristol’s In:Motion team has been busy brewing up an autumn lineup of killer nights to chase away those winter blues. With 25 hefty parties planned on the In:Motion lineup for the fall season, each one promising to explore a different party space within the warehouse complex, ravers can expect to move to some of the world’s biggest beats.
currently ranked the world’s 16th best club according to DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs list – Motion conjures images of wild all-nighters and some of the best dance music in the world
A well established name upon the British club scene – and currently ranked the world’s 16th best club according to DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs list – Motion conjures images of wild all-nighters and some of the best dance music in the world. While Motion brings in huge names all year round, their annual autumn-winter series In:Motion has become a pilgrimage destination for the hardcore clubber.
Kicking things off next weekend with a massive two-date ‘24hrs of Dance’, In:Motion officially opens at the hands of iconic selector David Rodigan
Kicking things off next weekend with a massive two-date ‘24hrs of Dance’, In:Motion officially opens at the hands of iconic selector David Rodigan on 28 September, alongside Redlight, DJ Zinc, The Heatwave and many more, bringing us through till 6AM. Starting the season as they mean to go on, the In:Motion team are opening up the warehouse again a few hours later, barely giving the sweaty ceiling a chance to stop dripping, for their second opening party – this time from 3PM though to 7AM. Floating Points leads a slew of dance legends across the 16-hour rave, including Floating Points, Amelie Lens, Joy Orbison and Midland. We’re giving away tickets away to both over on our In:Motion 24hrs of Dance ticket competition.
The In:Motion in house team along with a host of collaborators have outdone themselves once again this year, laying on the big-name headliners thick and fast including Jeff Mills, Deadmau5, Chase & Status, Annie Mac, Ben UFO, Todd Terje and High Contrast.
It’s not just big artists, but huge dance music institutions that give In:Motion its appeal, with big league team-ups including Hospitality, Bugged Out and Drumcode.
It’s not just big artists, but huge dance music institutions that give In:Motion its appeal, with big league team-ups including Hospitality, Bugged Out and Drumcode
Without a doubt one of the dates that caught our eye was junglist haven, Jungle Jam (10 Nov). Headlined by the almighty veteran Congo Natty, backed up by Serum, Benny Page and Randall. Ever pervasive in British club culture, jungle music remains a prominent and popular theme on the Bristol underground scene, represented on the night by local legend Dazee.
Drum and bass dream team and jump up champions SASASAS leading a night of heavy drum and bass on Boxing Day, with The Prototypes, Logan D & Eksman, Mampi Swift B2B Crissy Chris and more in tow, including Bristol favourite Carasel.
There are also some special all-night-longs to look forward to, including Mr Scruff (30 Nov) and Skream (29 Dec), as well as longer sets from George Fitzgerald and special guests (28 Oct), Deadmau5 (18 Nov) and special guests, and absolute legends of the game Groove Armada and special guests (29 Nov).
is Halloween really even Halloween without Shy FX at Motion?
Finally, is Halloween really even Halloween without Shy FX at Motion? The Blast have been bringing the sound system legend in for their Carnival of the Dead Halloween Party (2 Nov) without fail for the past few years – and with good reason. This year the Original Nuttah is joined by Casisdead, Kahn and Neek, and Chimpo & Killa’s Army, with a Critical Sound takeover in room two including Kasra, Ed Rush and Foregn Concept.
For the full 25-date In:Motion schedule and tickets, head over to bristolinmotion.com