REVIEW // Hospitality Bristol BBQ: A tour de force of drum and bass talent

Hospital Records descended on Motion for the annual Hospitality Bristol BBQ, with smiles and glitter all round

They say the sun always shines on the righteous.. and yet again the weather delivered for Hospitality’s Bristol BBQ at Motion last weekend.

The Hospitality BBQ is not an event you would want to miss if you’re a drum and bass lover. Pure family affair with some dirty bangers, there are few music-loving communities as committed as Hospital Records fans. 

With midday start, the up-for-it crowd arrived studded with glitter ready to defiantly celebrate modern dance music culture and blow the cobwebs away. Not only was it wall to wall sunshine, it was a sea of smiles. Keeno’s smooth uplifting rollers eased us into what was going to be a journey into the jungle.

Keeno’s smooth uplifting rollers eased us into what was going to be a journey into the jungle

As the golden hour descended on the main stage, London Elektricity – AKA Hospital Records’ head honcho Tony Colman – kept the crowd entranced, grinning from ear to ear while playing some as-yet unreleased songs from his new album. 

It’s been four years since Hospitality (Hospital Record’s live events brand) first brought their BBQ series to Motion and it’s now a regular fixture on the Bristol calendar, providing a reliable tour de force of drum and bass talent.

a reliable tour de force of drum and bass talent

Meanwhile, away from the main stage, out back in the the Dock Yard a deep and dark journey back to 90s jungle commenced. With an all star line up, the likes of Nicky Blackmarket, DJ Die, LTJ Bukem, DJ Zinc, Breakage and Spy… It really doesn’t get any better that this!

out back in the the Dock Yard a deep and dark journey back to 90s jungle

Other highlights include Unglued – Hospital Records’ latest prodigy – who brought in a sub-shaking set comprised of prime jungle cuts, old and new.

Main stage headliners Kings of the Rollers – a drum and bass supergroup comprised of DJs Serum, Voltage and Bladerunner – delivered a non-stop hour of power, with primo MC Inja on vocal duty, to the screw-faced delight of the now tightly packed crowd of ravers.

Words by Garance Wood-Moulin

KINGS OF THE ROLLERS | BBQ MOTION | 08.06.19

What a day… that Kings of the Rollers set already a contender for highlight of the year for us ☀️🙌That was hands down one of the best shows we've ever had + the vibe was electric from start to finish! Thanks to all that made it down, we'll see you again in October for Hospitality Bristol 19.10.19 – who's joining??

Posted by Hospitality Bristol on Sunday, 9 June 2019

READ MORE >> ‘KINGS OF THE ROLLERS IS THE BIG THING FOR US NOW’: SERUM, BLADERUNNER & VOLTAGE UNITE

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