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 events including panel discussion, a skate jam and lots of live music. We’ve put together a comprehensive run down of everything that’s going on citywide at Skiddle Spotlight: Bristol between 6-7 March –
Wednesday 6 March
What: Coffee House Sessions with Harry Heart
Where: Bristol Uni Students’ Union
The Balloon Bar’s Coffee House Sessions launch their Wednesday afternoon gigs as part of Skiddle Spotlight, with Aussie-via-London multi-instrumentalist Harry Heart. The pop-up sessions will offer a chance to catch rising talent in an intimate environment.
What: Skiddle Spotlight: Panel Discussions
Panel One – Bristol’s Independent Venues
The first panel discussion explores the challenges independent venues and spaces face and how they, the promoters who use them and gig-goers must evolve in the face of an ever-changing city.
Panel Two – Mental Health in the Music Industry
With research showing that over 80% of people working in music suffer with stress, anxiety and depression, a panel of industry experts including Crosstown Concerts, Thekla, Trinity, Help Musicians UK, Music Venue’s Trust and more, as well as artists Dutchie and GotSome, discuss what we can do to reduce this saddening statistic.
over 80% of people working in music suffer with stress, anxiety and depression
What: Bump Roller Disco with DieMantle
Where: Pennywell Project
Bristol’s Bump Roller Disco takes over the Pennywell Project warehouse, teaming up with Bitch Please! for this special edition. Pennywell market will also be in full swing with street food vendors and a lively bar. Drag Queen Bingo will also been attendance, plus a headline appearance from DJ Die and Dismantle’s DieMantle project.
What: ESO: Riz La Teef (UKG Set)
Where: Jacob’s barbers
Bristol promoters ESO specialise in all things grime, garage and other bass-orientated sounds. They’re bringing Riz La Teef to Jacob’s barbers-meets-apparel joint on Park Street for an intimate UKG special, alongside some ESO Residents including Jook and Fonzo. For free entry and free drinks, grab your free ticket here.
What: Bethbethbeth presents: Heater
Where: The Arts House Cafe
Skiddle teams up with DJ and fresh talent unearther BethBethBeth to launch her new event series, Heater. Featuring unsigned, underground talent across the electronic spectrum including grime, dubstep, UK techno and beyond; the launch party will feature 14 artists over four hours, including a set from the talented Bethbethbeth herself. Get your ticket here.
What: Open Skate Jam with Daddy G
When: Lloyds Amphitheatre
Bristol skate enthusiasts Fifty Fifty are hosting an open skate jam at Lloyds Amphitheatre with cash prizes for the best tricks. With none other than Massive Attack’s Daddy G on soundtrack duty, alongside Awon 78 and Bash Money, this one is well worth checking out whether you’re on four wheels on not.
cash prizes for the best tricks
What: Kingdem Tour: Rodney P, Blak Twang, Ty
When: The Fleece
Skiddle have linked up with Bristol hip hop connoisseurs Bam!Bam!Bam! to help promote their very special Kingdem Tour show, where you’ll have the chance to see three hip hop titans share the stage. All legends on their own terms, Rodney P, Blak Twang and Ty have come together to present their Kingdem Tour. Tickets for Kingdom Tour are available here.
What: Dubcult Private Live Streamed Party
Where: Private Location
Bristol 140 obsessives Dubcult will be live streaming from a private location in Bristol, showcasing some of Bristol’s best new dubstep producers. Only 15 tickets are available for those wanting to attend the session and perhaps get involved in the open deck hour that will be kicking off the five hour stream. Grab one of a very limited amount of tickets here or click ‘going’ on their Facebook event page to get notified of the stream.
Only 15 tickets are available for those wanting to attend the session and perhaps get involved in the open deck hour
What: Gardna & Friends
Where: The Attic
Our favourite dubwise MC and Boom Sound label head Gardna has put together a smashing lineup at his spiritual home, Attic Bar. With guests including Eva Lazarus, Fat Stash and a DJ set from Gentleman’s Dub Club, good vibes will be in excess. A few tickets remain here.
What: Pressure: The Vaccines DJ Set
Skiddle are collaborating with indie club night Pressure to welcome The Vaccines’ Árni Árnason to Thekla, who will be playing a selection of the best indie and alt rock tunes from his collection.
the stuff of junglist dreams
What: Kings of the Jungle: General Levy, Grooverider and more
Fiesta Bombarda and Skiddle have teamed up on a lineup that is the stuff of junglist dreams. Lakota’s Room One will see a live performance from jungle royalty General Levy, a history of jungle set from Grooverider and more, while Fifty Fifty pick up where they left off earlier, with a Room Two takeover with Daddy G, Bash Money and Avon 78.
Photo by Dominika Scheibinger
6-7 March – Skiddle Spotlight: Bristol, across Bristol