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A house night in Bristol

House Nights in Bristol

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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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Bump Roller Disco
Peachin' R&B Wednesdays @ BUMP Rollerdisco
Rollerskating // food // tunes // bar // cocktails
The Loco Klub
THE WORLDS unFAIR with The Invisible Circus
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Strange Brew
Room 237 w/ DVS1 & Black Amiga
DVS1’s status as one of the world’s most revered DJs and prominent voices in the preservation of true club culture
Dare to Club
HighRise Hub
Good Life Bristol: Motel Malice Halloween Special
DJ BORING, O'Flynn, Laurence Guy, Manami, A For Alpha, Tibasko
Familiar Strangers- Gallegos, Boulderhead, Remotif
After last year's sold out label launch party, Remotif brings Familiar Strangers back to Cosies for another massive-yet-little rave up
Folamour's Fright Night
Don’t miss out on a one off, immersive Halloween experience as Folamour returns to headline a spooky evening of disco and house
Halloween Free Rave w/ Hammer (Feel My Bicep)
Belfast-born Hammer joins us for a night full of the finest House, Techno and Disco Hits
The Old Crown Courts
Oktoberfest Halloween!
House / Disco / DNB / Jungle / UKG / Oktoberfest & Oompah Classics!
The Attic Bar
The Full Moon & Attic Bar Halloween Party
Mad Apple Circus / Father Funk Church of love Halloween Special / Duvet Vous? Meets Boogie Truckers Uptown takeover
Club Blanco Halloween // Welcome To The Factory
Club Blanco w/ Joy Orbison, Evan Baggs, GiGi FM +
Crofters Rights
Worm Soundsystem - Halloween with Papaoul
We return for the last Saturday of the month madness with special guest 'Papaoul'.
Basement 45
Daytime UK BASS halloween event at Basemaent 45.Bristol
The Old Stillage
NFR Halloween Special
Halloween at The Old Stillage!
The Old Crown Courts
Boogielands: Halloween Horror Festival!
Boogielands is proud to present the Halloween Horror Festival!
The Farm Pub
Halloween with DJ Dad & DJ Lexxi at The Farm!
We just love Halloween ere at The Farm! We go all out for it… this year we have the formidable duo DJ Dad & DJ Lexxi on the decks!
Strange Brew
Slaughterhaus: Haunted Haus
Halloween Drag Cabaret and Party with Drag DJ's and GoGo Dancers!
The Old Crown Courts
Old Crown Courts: Halloween 2021
Join us this year for one of our last Halloween parties!
HighRise Hub
Apex Halloween: Nastia & Jay Lumen
We take over HighRise Hub on Halloween for techno all day.
Fun House of Horrors
Lose yourself in the spooktacular immersive world of the Fun House of Horrors this Halloween!
Take Five Cafe
The Constitution: The 'Pre'-Quel
Disco, Dub & Fudge - The Constitution Returns!
The Loco Klub
Bandista Presents - Launch Party
Bandista Presents - Launch Party - melvy., Miya the Sun, Dash Villz, RumDumplin, W/ Special Guest Eton Messy
The Groove Syndicate
The multi-genre takeover
Jam Jar
Tropical Tea Party Ft. Jinx In Dub, Hippo & more..
Tropical Tea Party takeover the Jam Jar Ft. Jinx In Dub, Kongo Dia Ntotila, Hiphoppapotamus & friends & much more!
The Trinity Centre
Christian Löffler (live)
Tickets - https://bit.ly/3d0ewU3
Dare to Club
Chronicles : The V for Vendetta Masquerade Ball
Party to over 10 rave genres as we return our debut masquerade themed event!
The Loco Klub
K-Lone b2b Facta
GLASSHOUSE hosts K-Lone b2b Facta (All Night Long) at the Loco Klub for an all Bristol affair!
Crofters Rights
Bodywork + Warp Speed Chug
A meeting of minds and muscles...
Ruffnek Diskotek ft Cando & Jackson Worm
Soca, Dancehall, UK Funky, Tribal, Latin Funk and everything inbetween at the legendary Ruffnek Diskotek!
10 Years of Eats Everything with Shermanology
The Bristol leg of the '10 Years of Eats Everything Tour' sees Eats perform with Shermanology for a night of house and techno!
Crofters Rights
Cipher: 2nd Birthday Party
After two years of madness we host our third residency instalment celebrating two years of Cipher!
Strange Brew
Atypical Club Series
Atypical Launch Party w/ Cruise, Bill, Eksish & Ultum
The Old Market Assembly
Alfresco Disco DJs at The Old Market Assembly
Alfresco Disco DJs all night long at The Old Market Assembly
Into The Wild with Harrison BDP
Into The Wild with Harrison BDP
Jam Jar
Islandman & Athletic Progression
2 international bands at The Jam Jar
Romare is up there with the funkiest humans on the planet
123 Space
Suki Sessions 02
All things pretty and party
Crofters Rights
West Collective
Disco and House night
The Love Inn
Niceness w/ Joe Delon
For our third outing, we are delighted to announce that Joe Delon will be joining us at The Love Inn.
Disko Haus w/ Jossy Mitsu & Bad Girls Club
Fabric & Rinse resident Jossy Mitsu w/ Bad Girls Club Takeover
Mall Grab & Friends
Mall Grab & Friends
Lakota Presents: Partiboi69
The legendary Partiboi69 lands in Bristol for what promises to be an unforgettable night of hip house and much more!
The Loco Klub
Into The Wild w/ Eclair Fifi - All Night Long
Into The Wild presents Eclair Fifi - All Night Long
The Loco Klub
Materials: DjRUM, Sempra & Yushh
Materials: DjRUM, Yushh + Sempra
The Trinity Centre
Crazy P
English electronic group
ABBA Winter Wonderland: Bristol
The ABBA Disco Comes to town for our Winter Wonderland theme!
Crofters Rights
Niceness w/ Hamish Cole & Tho
We are over the moooon to announce our next Niceness bash! Two of our absolute favourite selectors and total legends; Hamish Cole & Tho.
Ashton Court
The Egg
The Egg Live band - Electronica dance music band
The Trinity Centre
Ross From Friends
Killer 3-man, electronic, live show
Secret location
Der Liebe Presents: Prophecy 003
Daytime rave in a secret church location