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House Nights in Bristol

— 94 upcoming clubnights

Bristol's House Scene

House music is undoubtedly the star in Bristol’s crown. After decades of lurking in the shadows, a new generation of promoters are giving Bristol’s club scene something unrivalled elsewhere in the UK - nights to be proud of one off and parties that will never be forgotten. It’s taken 20 years, but the tired “Bristol Sound” catch-all has finally been laid to rest, by an unlikely candidate - house music.

Incubated in the basements of Take 5 and Cosies where the likes of Shanti Celeste, Steve Farrell and Hodge played intimate sets, a new approach to house music in Bristol began to blossom. This, coupled with nights like Futureboogie in the city centre, the stage was set for wide-eyed new promoters to take house music out of Bristol’s nightclubs and elevate things to the next level. Drawing inspiration from the unrivalled Alfresco Disco parties and the spectacular Carnyville events, promoters stopped putting on club nights and started throwing parties.

The quest by Bristol’s house promoters to find new spaces to throw parties had led to some of the most spectacular club nights Bristol has ever seen. There was a time when it was just Alfresco Disco tickets that sold out without announcing the venue (or headliners), but amongst Bristol’s innovative house promoters secret locations are becoming commonplace. The Island complex has seen raves thrown in prison cells, courtrooms and the fire station hall where Simple Things became the first to use the entire complex for a single clubnight. Since then, the journey through Bristol’s potential venues has been a joyous one, seeing bank vaults, churches, motorcycle showrooms, wood yards and even basketball courts used as venues for ticketed events.

Shapes are without doubt the runaway success in Bristol’s house story. 2011’s sweaty hedonistic parties showed the Blue Mountain club at it’s best since the Monkey!Knife!Fight! nights of yesteryear. Shapes strike the balance between big-room affairs at Motion, secret location events and inventive one-offs like their Final Frontier party living-up to it’s £40 ticket price.

While the bigger budget promoters like Shapes collaborate with veterans Just Jack and Futureboogie for some truly huge events, Bristol still has a broad spectrum of medium sized events. Dirty Talk continue to draw one of the best party crowds and newcomers like Banoffee Pies and Come Down With Me continue to explore new views. For those who like their club nights intimate - The Doghouse, Cosies and Take 5 are home to some great music-first promoters and Shambarber provides the ultimate soundtrack to any haircut.

what we said in 2010 (then classified as house & techno): While not known as an international hotspot for house and techno clubbing, Bristol has a thriving scene that's looking its healthiest in years. Promoters such as Empathy and Digital are persuing forward-thinking, deep, tech-house in the smaller venues like Dojo's, Timbuk2 and more recently Crash Mansion.

Larger house nights in Bristol include Play! and Monkey Knife Fight, both at The Thekla. Arguably the biggest house nights are found at Motion. Bugged Out! and Just Jack book some seriously big house names with past guests including Claude Von Stroke, Tiefschwarz and Steve Bug..

After the short-lived but glorious Cuisine club nights in 2006-2007 minimal techno in Bristol has, until recently taken a back seat. Morph and Headrush (both at Timbuk2) are the new blood for driving minimal techno in Bristol, refreshingly booking British techno producers (Perc, Bigger Than Jesus, Nathan Fake) but still catching Berlin's smaller names on occasion (Format B, Mark Henning).

Another welcome twist to techno in Bristol has come from an unlikely source. Bristol's take on dub-step has supplied an unexpected vent for cutting edge techno with the success of established nights like Appleblim's Apple Pips the significance of techno's influence on Bristol. Artists such as Pinch, Peverelist and Appleblim are routinely billed alongside dub-techno purveyors Scuba, 2562 and T++.

While few clubs in Bristol are genre exclusive, at certain Bristol venues you're more likely to find house, techno and minimal than others. Timbuk2 and Dojos are your most likely bet, while the Thekla (a boat) and Motion (a skatepark turned club) are always worth checking for the occasional big house and techno event.

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The Love Inn
Hyphen w/ Bogdan Dražić & Frank Rodas
Hyphen kick start their 2020 programming with a Friday show at our favourite watering hole; The Love Inn.
Take Five Cafe
Spectrum: Issue One
Spectrum Audio presents: Issue One
Zed Alley
Silly Buggers FM 001 - Juicy Fruits w Goldman Trax
Funky ventures and sexy strategies guaranteed on the dance floor.
The Old Crown Courts
90's Baby • The Guilty Pleasures [Bristol]
90's Baby • The Guilty Pleasures [Bristol]
The Love Inn
Cosmic Tropicana with Ruby Savage
We are super excited to be bringing Ruby Savage to the Love Inn for her Bristol debut!
HAAi Curates
HAAi, Peach, Optimo [4hrs], Roi Perez, Manami, Tosh Ohta
The Fun House: The Ringmaster's Dance!
After an incredible sell-out debut, we return - with a twist...
The Old Crown Courts
Alice In Wonderland's Magical Circus! • Boogieland
Alice In Wonderland's Magical Circus! • Boogielands Bristol
The Attic Bar
TUN UP! Ft. DJ Polo, Ngaio, Distro & NoFile
Entering into 2020 with a bang.. and with another January back-to-back special!
Gravity Bristol
The Love Inn
Helicon X C&C-Mixtapes w/ Shim, Skeleton King, Kai
Helicon and Calm & Collective collab to bring you the winner of our DJ mix competition
ABBA Disco Wonderland: Bristol
ABBA Disco Wonderland: Bristol
Crofters Rights
Beeswax w/ Jessica [Rhythm Sister] + Residents
Another debaucherous mid-week piss up with your favourite locals selectors.
The Love Inn
Tekno Disco at The Love Inn
Whether you've been to a Tekno Disco or not the aim is to put on the most energetic, wildest parties from artists and students alike
The Thunderbolt
Borrowed ATLAS/SFR/Bambi Redux/ReturningVideotapes
3 of Bristol's best new bands, plus Bambi Redux
Crofters Rights
Club Djembe's Winter Warmer with Tash LC
Club Djembe invite Tash LC, GotSome, Ngaio, DJ Polo & Glade Marie to shake off those January blues
Cue Ex-Terrestrial
Cue Ex-Terrestrial at Cosies
The Old Crown Courts
Distilled Presents: Mood II Swing
Distilled presents Mood II Swing at the Old Crown Courts
Emergency Room w/ Nicolas Lutz
Nicolas Lutz for 3 Hours...
Star And Garter
Peng Selections - Andy Compton & Admin
Andy Compton (from The Rurals/ Peng) invites Admin to play along side him, celebrating his Birthday day weekend.
Noche Negra
We Love House
House Classics & Club Anthems
Crofters Rights
Bodywork + Satsumas
An injection of much needed Vitamin C delivered by Satsumas disco juice.
Dropout Disco: Or:la, Andrew Weatherall, Courtesy,
You’re invited to a collective ritual in loving the unknown. Courtship displays by leading others, lovers and dysfunctional brothers from ac
Ruffnek Diskotek ft. Red Eye Hi Fi
Soca, UK Funky, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Rave & Bashment
Gravity Bristol
BED Mondays: Prince Harry’s Leaving Drinks!
It's a sad time for the country, the people's prince (no not Charlie Sloth) is leaving us!
Crofters Rights
Cipher: Decadance
After our sold out debut, Cipher presents: Decadance,our first rave of the decade,
Crofters Rights
Into The Wild - Back To Our Roots
We're going Back To Our Roots... lofi-house all night long.
The Love Inn
Eminent Agency Fundraiser - Off The Record, Bristo
Eminent Agency Fundraiser - Off The Record, Bristol
The Loco Klub
French Kiss presents: Saoirse (All Night Long)
We return to The Loco Klub for our first event of 2020, an all night long affair with the excellent Saoirse.
Take Five Cafe
Club Kilter House Party
Expect an anything goes music policy from disco to dubstep with house party decor
The Trinity Centre
Timedance - 5 Years
Timedance returns - this time at Trinity Centre, powered by the Sinai Sound System
Secret location
Der Liebe Presents: Prophecy 001
A day rave in a unique and new space, a church in the city centre
Apex Presents: FJAAK (Live) & Adiel
We invite Berlin duo Fjaak for our first big party of the year
Take Five Cafe
GlassHouse will be taking over one of Bristols most intimate venues. Expect a GlassHouse makeover for this exciting night.
Gravity Nightclub Bristol
BED Mondays: Valentines Traffic Light Party!
BED has always been here to give a helping hand.
The Lanes
Deep Discs x AKA: Dystopian Disco: Gigi FM
Deep Discs x AKA: Dystopian Disco: Gigi FM
Jamaica Street Stores
Loose Leaf: A night in aid of Tree Sisters
An evening of art and music revolving around all things old, new, strange and pure.
The Hatchet
Cosmic Cabaret - Release The Beast
Live House Music Band with an array of Dancers, musicians, art and MC
Blue Mountain
Dj Steves from Kurupt FM and People Just do Nothing coming down to Bristol for an exclusive show
Riz La Teef b2b A-Bee + more [All vinyl Garage]
All vinyl House, Garage and Speed Garage with Riz La Teef, A-Bee, Conspiracy Dubz and Ten Levels.
Dare to Club
PLU: AstralTurf #18 wt Josh Caffe
Queer Dance Party - Tickets go on sale TODAY (16th January), at 18:00/6pm
Queens Head Easton
Albeit Records ± Night Series w/ Bruno Schmidt
Dedicated record diggers in intimate Bristol spaces.
The Asylum
Brand new House and Techno night.
Gravity Nightclub Bristol
BED isn't a student night, it's a right of passage.
The Love Inn
Dazed Disco Bristol: 19th Feb
Playing the best in house & disco and everything in between. Also, some nostalgic bangers.
Familiar Strangers - EP & Label Launch Party
Expect genre-hopping leftfield club energy from Remotif and pals...
The Loco Klub
DIVIDE/ Loco Klub with: Max Chapman & more
Straight off the back of our success with Del-30, Understate & Natasha, we bring you Max Chapman, to The Loco Klub.
Crofters Rights
Dad Bod Boogie Presents: The Rightful Residents
Dad Bod Boogies residents bring you heaters from start to finish
Mall Grab presents Looking for Trouble
Mall Grab presents: Looking for Trouble
Set It Out w/ EVM128
Selectors Assemble's EVM128 returns to Bristol
Crofters Rights
On The Corner: LAANI (WWFM)
Electropic London Label - On The Corner - returns to Bristol with WWFM's LAANI
The Love Inn
Niceness | Youandewan
This is gunna be nice. This is gunna be Niceness.
Basement 45
The Library x Sweet Dreams: Lightforms
New club night showcasing special talent across Bristol with a focus on House and Techno music with mirrors, lights and confusion!!
Crofters Rights
Lost Signal
House, techno and a party
Jam Jar
Samedia Shebeen
An immersive tropical den direct from Scotland. Fiery afrobeat and Latin club sounds. Full decor takeover.
Take Five Cafe
Goldman Trax Present: Mood Swings
Goldman Trax present an unpretentious evening of house and disco.
The Gallimaufry
Feel Flows w/ LMR (Cue)
hosted by Manami & Neathway
The Loco Klub
Banoffee Pies x Headroom with Voigtmann
Banoffee Pies Records and Headroom Festival collaborate with Voigtmann at Loco Klub..
Secret Location
Musu x Colours w/ Zenker Brothers & Elena Colombi
Musu & Colours combine for a 3rd time bringing Zenker Brothers & Elena Colombi to a BS4 warehouse space...
The Old England Pub
The Bottle X Smile End: Damefrisør +Support
The Bottle and Smile End bring a selection of talented live acts and DJ's to The Old England, 7pm - late.
Jam Jar
The Jam Jar Presents: Tete De Pois & Iguanas
Join us for an evening on genre defying live music as we tip toe between the lines of contemporary styles such as but not limited to afrobea
Lakota Presents: Dan Shake & Mézigue
Arguably one of the finest selectors right now, Dan Shake is more than capable of switching between Samba, Techno, Acid and beyond without e
Honey Dijon, DJ Seinfeld, Eli Escobar & many more
Honey Dijon returns to Bristol with a stacked bill for a full session of house, disco and techno
DJ Red Sparrows Off The Beaten Track Show
DJ Red Sparrows Off The Beaten Track Show
Strange Circuits (USA) + Salac
Cult industrial electronica from the USA with local supports
The Loco Klub
Hidden | Romare
Romare is up there with the funkiest humans on the planet
Shall Not Fade: Kettama, Big Miz, Demuja & more
To celebrate 4 years of Shall Not Fade we bring our largest line up to Motion featuring KETTAMA, Big Miz, Demuja, Black Loops
The Cock & Tail
Mutual Vibes
Bristol's Funky/Disco & Tech House LGBTQ+Friends club night
Utopia Presents: Coeo & Fouk
The next Utopia has landed after two massive sell outs, this time we find ourselves in a parallel universe...
Jam Jar
Chai Wallahs Spring Gathering: Agbeko
Chai Wallahs Spring Gathering featuring Agbeko @ The Jam Jar
The Cube
Strap in and let us bathe in your gender fluids.
Secret location
Der Liebe Presents: Prophecy 002
A day rave in a unique and new space in the city centre
Secret location
Der Liebe Presents: Prophecy 003
A day rave in a unique and new space in the city centre