With the help of an expert panel including some of the brains behind Crosstown Concerts, The MJR Group, The Blast and Parallel Dimensions, Nitelife is on the hunt for a new Bristol event worthy of a leg up to the sum of £1,000.

Nitelife is on the hunt for a new Bristol event worthy of a leg up to the sum of £1,000

Inspired by the energy of our brilliant city, the competition is sponsored by Bristol-based caffeine heads Reon, who want to give something back to the people working tirelessly to help make our nightlife culture so great.

Since setting up camp in Bristol a year ago, Reon have been getting themselves stuck into the local scene and their melt-on-the-tongue caffeine sachets – equivalent to a double espresso with a shot of vitamin B12 – are now stocked at live music venues across the city, including Doghouse and Basement 45.

Nitelife has been documenting Bristol’s music culture for over a decade, so we know first hand that it’s down to the individuals dancing to the beat of their own drum that our scene remains one of the best in the world

Nitelife has been documenting Bristol’s music culture for over a decade, so we know first hand that it’s down to the individuals dancing to the beat of their own drum, the people who create the nights that they want to go to (not what will make them rich quickest), and the people taking risks to tread new ground, that our scene remains one of the best in the world.

That’s why we want to give a new idea a helping hand with £1000 and coverage across Nitelife in the run up to the winning event…

What we’re looking for

An original idea that adds something to an already thriving scene. If you have an idea for a night that fills a gap, you’re the people we want to hear from.

Our judges will be looking for a new Bristol event that is creative, innovative, energetic and also feasible (headliners, licensing, security, etc.). Entries of all scales are welcome – whether the £1000 prize money will go towards a larger event or cover the cost of a more intimate party is up to you.

Equally, we love good music in all its beautiful forms here at Nitelife, so whether your event is electronic or heavy metal, tell us your idea and we could help you make it a reality.

Advice from the experts

We have enlisted the help of some of Bristol’s best promoters, who will be pooling their knowledge to help us choose the winning event this September.

One of those judges is Dan Chandler; with over a decade of experience working in the music scene, he currently helps head up Crosstown Concerts and is also one of the brilliant minds behind Bristol Sounds and The Downs festival.

He’s given us a few pearls of wisdom on how to successfully plan and pull off an event, including dealing with other promoters, managing budgets and retaining authenticity…  // READ DAN’S ADVICE HERE.

It’s important to engage with other promoters both locally and in other cities to make sure you’re not pissing other people off or stepping on anyone’s toes… It’s good to work with other people rather than butting heads over things.

Yes, there is competition, but everyone’s working to the same ends.Dan Chandler - Crosstown Concerts // Bristol Sounds // The Downs Festival

We’ll be rolling out some more advice from our other panel members – who join us from The Blast and The MJR Group – in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Twitter page.  

How to enter

Please make sure that you read the competition terms and conditions in full. There are a few important factors that could impact your entry, such as the time frame within which the winning event must take place, social media posts about your event, or acting on the behalf of an established promoter or company.

Once you’re happy, follow our entry form link below to tell us why you should be the winner of £1000. Competition closes at 11.59pm on 31 August.

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