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.
Howling Owl Records' in-house answer to Fugazi: Milos Planes make tortured bursts of deft hardcore for kicking over bins in Stokes Croft.
With a new album rumoured to be brewing, the success of Breakfast Records favs The Gnarwhals and punk techno deities Giant Swan have suddenly turned the Naturals into Bristol's hottest super-group
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New Years Eve at the Swan is all about heavy-sub cross-genre niceness from the Psyched collective, pulling together local dub and steppas outlets Hold Tight Records and Dub From Above with DnB/Neurofunk firestarters Suck My Donk and the ruthless kicks, snares and bass of Kurrupt Recordings' Falling Abyss
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All 3 rooms of the Swan will be running things into the red with 3 heavyweight sounds; RC1, NSL Sound Void and Firmly Rooted. It's a family thing, at Bristol most notorious venue celebrating the best of Bristols underground music culture with the promise of 3 secret headliners still to be announced.
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.
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.
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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:
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What better way to ring in the new year than with a good ol' fashioned knees up at Bristol's finest venue? As we venture tentatively into 2020, Breakfast Records & Waxslax are pulling out all the stops for a fun-filled extravaganza with bands, DJs and karaoke. We've got some exciting acts in the pipeline, so start polishing your dancing shoes and practicing those midnight smooch moves.“
Grecian Snares could be considered many things; a unique cultural experience, an anti-supergroup, bespoke entertainment, or just a cry for help.Featuring the members of Scalping let loose for one night only from the shackles of their techno-whatever pretence, GS sees them showcase their ability to cover material outside of the Pendulum discography. Enlisting the powerhouse performance skills of Alfie “The Bonglord” Tyson-Brown (of Some Bodies notoriety) on keys as well as some special guests this promises to be the ultimate (at this price range maybe) NYE extravaganza experience. You will cheer, you will sing, you will laugh and possibly also cry or be sick (sorry!)Expect smooth jams, pop belters, face melters and plenty of histrionics - party!“
With a set inspired by the 12 grapes Latinxs eat at midnight, or the 12 mood swings she has an hour, or the angel who commented on her boiler room vid asking what she had to do get the gig (send your guesses in writing - closest answer gets a midnight-grape); your fave reggaaton thottie, PMS Casualty, will flit between RnB, reggaeton, pop bangers, club trax and whatever goes with the vibe of her NYE outfit. Bring sweeties, sweeties.“
“Come join us see in 2020 with a throwback 70's and 80's disco topped off with a live performance. The Abbaholics travel the UK entertaining thousands of people with an authentic cover of Abba's best songs. We are very excited to have them join us for New Year's Eve!“