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A rave night in Bristol

Bristol Rave Events

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Bristol's Rave Scene

Bristol has long been the South West's rave mecca with bus loads of ravers coming to hardcore nights from lesser endowed cities like Bournemouth and Bath since the nineties. At the heart of Bristol's hardcore and old skool scene has always been Lakota, the only venue (until recently) large enough for huge, multi-room raves. The venue's industrial warehouse feel and non-central location also made it popular with Bristol's free party crews who's multi-rig 'linkups' (most notably the Gener8r parties) have also made Bristol a national attraction for oldskool, mash-up and breakcore nights.

The Black Swan in Easton is Bristol's other key rave venue, attracting promoters like Mongrel (formerly at the Croft), Tiki and Avalaf. Keep an eye on Lab's listings for occasional Wrong Music events and even check Whats on at Bristol's Motion for the odd large rave event like Battlegrounds.

Bristol Rave in the time of Covid
Bristol is easily the rave capital of the west, it’s clear from just the name of Rave on Avon - a multi-day multi-venue rave event where the streets of Bristol open themselves to fans of the whole spectrum of rave: drum n bass, hardcore, trance, techno house. Bristol never descriminates! But the only raves hitting the news recently was an illegal rave - the first of its kind in Bristol to receive a £10,000. Obviously no-one would condone raving in Bristol at this time, no matter how much we want it. The question on everyone’s lips is: what will raves look like after covid? Facemasks on entry? Dwindling crowds checking track and trace apps on their phones. Let’s hope Bristol can get its rave on, in the way remember, as soon as possible.

Our recent rave recommendations

Whether pelting 4-4 pumpers, arpeggio electro or old school breakbeats, Terenzi and Tiffany’s hallmark psychedelics keep them at the forefront of trippy techno. Morse: Roza Terenzi b2b D. Tiffany at The Loco Klub.
Womxns Disco Collective carry on the legacy of lesbian disco nights in Bristol with an evening of disco, house, and old school garage classics. Male free zone. Misscoteque (Postponed to August 3rd) at Crofters Rights.

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There has been a surge in producers over the last couple of years who are heavily influenced by the sounds of early 90s rave music and now blending together UKG, hardcore, oldskool, jungle and drum & bass creating a new hybrid sound for the present day dancefloor!!
Earlier this year the UK mourned the loss of one of its most iconic stars. Keith Flint’s energetic and hyperactive performances as the Prodigy’s dancer and lead singer made him one of the most charismatic and recognisable figures in British pop music. Best known for his unique horn-like hairstyle, body piercings and tattoos along with ferocious vocal delivery, it is not surprising that this man belted out some of the most influential song’s in rave music culture.
This year Glastonbury Festival's Babylon Uprising crew celebrated 5 years of hosting their stage at the festival. The crew and their venue have become a crucial destination for any discerning Glastonbury raver wanting to hear fresh, underground carnival rave music.
UPSTAIRS>> LONG LIVE THE ANIMALS soundsystem/record label and party reprobates. dedicated to the decline of all mankind and the rise of the Animals. We will be playing all sorts of the worst styles of rave music such as oldskool hardcore, jungle, breakcore and tekno shit. https://www.facebook.com/groups/309753495747408/
. The only rutfuk to crash land this winter before we take a short break from all things bristol, to celebrate our demise we are again packing the swan with another all singing all dancing frenzy of void powered circus, live bands and rave music... Get ready!!

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Trending Night Clubs in Bristol

Motion Dare 2 Lakota The Island Lost Horizon Propyard
Dare to Club
DTE x space•lab with Guy Contact, DJ Life & More
Guy Contact, Solar Suite, DJ Life, IN2STELLAR
Presented by Gravy Train.
The Love Inn
Resident Session #34 Millie Mckee LIVE
Millie McKee brings her LIVE set up to the Inn for an extra special - potentially one off performance.
The Loco Klub
Bitch, Pride! Bristol Afterparty Feat Or:la
THE Pride Afterparty you don't want to miss out on!
Dare to Club
Vinyl Destination 2
All vinyl event, covering 1990-2000, old skool/jungle
Depth Perception
Deeper electronic exploration
The Loco Klub
Queer Techno Rave - With a Family Feel :)
The Love Inn
Warehouse Preservation Society & Dave Harvey
Long time affiliates of the Future Boogie and NTS clangs the WPS are true proprietors of their craft.
Basement 45
Strange Brew
Heap (Neubau) + The Abominable Slowman Ft Kelan
Heavy duty sluggish obscure cuts, diggers delights and decadent and debaucherous vocals from Vienna to Bristol
The Trinity Centre
AnExperience Presents ... SHeNaNiGaNs
Let's get silly, Let's get strange & Let's make friends and forget their names x
Dare to Club
Our 3rd event at Dare to Club, this time we are edging towards the Techno to compliment the old skool and jungle.
Dare to Club
Vinyl Destination 4
Our 4th and final all vinyl event of the year