From huge clubnights and Alfresco Disco NYE to pub back rooms this is the essential new year's events list.
What's on NYE
Around mid November every year the same question is on everyone's lips - what's on in Bristol on New Years Eve?
This page aims to answer that question and provide complete listings for New Years Eve events in Bristol.
In Bristol there's a whole wealth of exciting nights out on New Years that frankly aren't available the rest of the year, with this in mind plan your night carefully and remember that tickets for popular events sell out fast.
Unique options for what's on Bristol new years eve are all listed below. Bristol's biggest venues like to really up the anti with venues like Lakota and Motion turning out some of Bristol's most spectacular club nights to date.
Hot on the heels of the NYE mash-up with SLACK ALICE & Satsumas, Schwet returns upstairs at The Stag & Hounds, for another outsider all-nighter in the atmospheric & intimate ‘Ancient Court of Pie-Poudre’.
Guest selector for the evening is Bucharest’s Agnes Aves. She promises an expansive 3-hour journey; unearthing obscure post-punk gems, oddball techno chuggers, dancefloor-ready Krautrock, outernational rhythms, mutant electro and bizarre experiments, plus resident DJs playing the usual unusual.
SOLD OUT: NYNN W/ GIANT SWAN
––– Giant Swan were one of Bristol’s breakthrough acts in 2017, decimating clubs and festivals across Europe with their brand of blown-out techno, as well as releasing their best 12” yet on Timedance.
Their first show of the year is this Saturday at the unique converted working mans' club The Brunswick Club, as part Howling Owl Records fifth & final 'New Year/New Noise' weekender. Last tickets
NEW YEAR / NEW NOISE
–––– Howling Owl Records’s annual celebration of ‘Art/Noise/Reaction’ climaxes over 3 nights at The Brunswick Club. Proceedings are topped by Philadelphia’s Moor Mother, her seething ‘hardcore poetry/blk girl blues’ rising to the forefront of experimental circles in ‘17. Bristol-boys-done-good Giant Swan are sure to brew up a cathartic blow-out, after a relentless ascent this year, becoming one of the most talked about live techno duos in Europe. S4U add a spectral quality to their 90s RnB romanticism, whilst Nervous Conditions are a promising young art-rock/post-punk gang. Plus expect more exploratory electronics from Vessel, E B U and many more.
What's on NYE
Bristol's best bands also work their balls off, missioning around the city playing multiple new years eve gigs. Unlikely buildings and pubs become one-off venues - booking bands, selling tickets (typically around £10) and welcoming ridiculously late licenses.
Refreshingly it's these pubs that can provide some of the best live music and intimate atmospheres to be found in Bristol on NYE 2015. This is the most complete run down of whats on in Bristol on the 31st December 2015 this side of the Bristol suspension bridge.
Tickets For New Year's Eve In Bristol:
BRISTOL'S INTIMATE NYE PARTIES
I'm always blown away by the scale of the lineups curated by Bristol's promoters over new years. Laurels are not rested upon and all the stops are pulled out. Motion's consistently immense new year's day line-ups are, without douby, some of the best this city has ever seen. But for many people, the ideal NYE in Bristol is a small party with a handful of their closest friends. Bristol promoters are well aware that small can also be beautiful, so we've listed 5 of the smallest NYE parties in Bristol below:
“A very special communal New Years evening of music, food and dancing in the raggedly glorious company of Irish folk heroes LANKUM, playing a specially prepared set to see the year in, plus guests including fun & feral Bristol duo AUTOBITCH and Brussels-based folkloric R n B craftsman THE LOVER BE.“
“We also have The Gumbo Show playing strictly vinyl before and after the band. They've played a number of great venue and they'll be digging deep through their crates to give you the best funk, soul and everything else to bring you into the new year.“
“Here we go then! New Years Eve at the Lion. Featuring Mr Tea and The Minions, oh yessss!! This is gonna be an absolute belter. The guys will be supported by Razzomo and Whiskey Biscuit. Followed by a DJ set from Yodelling Sheep. We're gonna have an absolute blast, all the fun and all the dancing to bring in 2019. Gypsy punk, ska, dub brilliance...
Doors at 7. See below for tickets.“
“New Years Eve marks a special time, the closing of doors and opening of others, and open doors we are! Taking over the full Bristol Bridewell Complex we are taking you on a journey through time and sound across 8 individually era-themed rooms and a whopping 7 Venues including: The Old Crown Courts, The Island, The Fire Station, Laser Quest, The Shed, The Café & The YMCA all joined together by a massive central court yard! ….That’s right doc’ it’s crazy!“