thursday 19/12

Jerry, Crofters Rights. 7pm – 10:30pm // Jerry have establish themselves in the thriving post-punk scene by playing alongside bands such as DUDS, Autobahn, Rapid Tan and Haze. Pay OTD

friday 20/12

Wasabi, Old Market Assembly. Doors 10pm // A hectic group of nine Bristol-based musicians, bringing jazz, psychedelic guitar and brass for a spicy-sounding treat that will combine high energy and a high degree of musicianship. FREE

friday 20/12

Hip Hop Coffee Shop #10, Boston Tea Party. 7pm – 11pm // The 10th installment of HHCS promises to be another blowout, as Bristol wordsmith Habitus dons the mic alongside Riski and The Caravan Collective. Tickets >>

Cocoon: Sven Väth, 10pm – 6am // Cocoon Recordings boss Sven Väth curates a night of house and techno giants at Motion, including Ilario Alicante, Dana Ruh and Boxia. Tickets >>

AFT Records Christmas Party, Attic Bar. 8:30pm – 2am // An annual installment on the AFT calendar and this year theyre upping the tempo with jump up king Logan D, along with a crazy B2B2B2B2B of AFT residents. Pay OTD

saturday 21/12

Craig Charles’ Funky Christmas Party, O2 Academy. 9pm – 3am // The legend Craig Charles delivers a selection of the funkiest beats that the whole family can get down to. Be sure to also see the live performance from funk and soul band Daytoner. Tickets >>

thursday 26/12

Bad Manners, The Fleece. Doors 7pm // A Christmas tradition that never disappoints, Bad Manners head to The Fleece for another Boxing Day bash as a part of their tour with Buster Bloodvessel. It promises to be a jolly one. Tickets >>

Boxing Day, No. 51s. Doors 10pm  // Nurse your Christmas hangover at No. 51’s with pizza and cocktails being served all day, as well as DJ 24Kt spreading plenty of leftover Christmas joy. FREE 

sunday 29/12

Cut Throat Francis, Crofters Rights. 7:30pm – 11pm // A Bristol based Balkan swing band, with tongue in cheek songs, combining folk instruments, swing rhythms and upbeat Eastern European flavours. Tickets >>

tuesday 31/12 (NYE)

Galli NYE, Gallimaufry. 9pm – 3am // Welcome in 2020 with revered Bristol selectors Manami and Neathway. With the tables cleared and an extra soundsystem being added, make sure to bring your dancing shoes. FREE

Kisstory NYE, SWX. 9:30pm – 4am // Some absolute anthems will be on show at SWX, as the likes of Sweet Female Attitude, DJ Policy and DJ Pioneer help you see out your year with some nostalgic classics. Tickets >>

TOP PICK: New Years Eve AREA 404

AREA 404 New Years Eve , AREA 404. 9pm-5am // After the success of their Halloween double-weekender, Boomtown’s AREA 404 opens its doors again for another special night to see out 2019, with a massive lineup including David Rodigan and Chinese Man – plus surprises round every corner. Tickets >>

Liquid Lunar NYE, To the Moon. 6pm – 1am // In To The Moon tradition, they’re seeing out the year with some euphoric liquid drum and bass, with a packed selection of DJs including a secret special guest headliner. FREE  

New Years Eve Disco Ball, No. 51s. 9pm – 4am // No.51’s DJ Alfie will be spinning disco classics all night long. With £5 entry before 10pm, head down early to avoid missing out on the fun. Pay OTD  

Studio 54 NYE, Bambalan. 7pm – 2am // A disco utopia at Bambalan, as the club will be theming their night on the iconic New York club Studio 54. Head down early for a delicious feast or show up late for a boogie until the early hours. Tickets >>

TOP PICK: The Blast NYE: My Nu Leng

The Blast NYE: My Nu Leng, Motion. 11pm-5am // A special one guaranteed as My Nu Leng take control for a special midnight set, with performances from Darkzy and Window Kid, as well as S.P.Y in attendance to see out 2019 with the finest in bass-heavy sounds. Tickets >>

READ MORE >> INTERVIEW // HOW MY NU LENG DOMINATED THE BASS MUSIC WORLD

Ultimate Power NYE, The Fleece. 9pm – 3am // The Ultimate Power DJs will take you on a ride through the very best power ballads, from forgotten classics, to the huge generation-straddling anthems by the likes of Journey, Bonnie Tyler, Bon Jovi, Toto, Queen, Whitney Houston, Aerosmith and many, many more. Tickets >>

Grain Barge NYE Party, The Grain Barge. Doors 9pm – 1:30am  // The Grain Barge will be sailing into 2020 with live music from The 45s, jazz group Mustard Allegro and DJs Blindbat and Michael Vinyl.  Pay OTD  

wednesday 1/1

Wait.. What? NYD Party & Fundraiser, The Star & Garter. 2pm – 1am  // After a successful 2019 in Ibiza as well as their first voyage into the Bristol club scene, the crew have decided to start 2020 with a positive message by raising money for the homeless of Bristol. FREE  

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