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.
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
Click the link for full lineup and maybe some £10 tickets if you're quick:
? TICKETS: hdfst.uk/E50462
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.
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
Photo of Wych Elm by Simon Holliday: simonholliday.com/
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.
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:
“KICKING OFF & THE NYE COUNTDOWN - The 45s
45's are an international party band consisting of Bobby, Jimmy and Dessy. A covers act for people who don't like covers acts. They ROCK the place every time, a Rhythm section in Jimmy Curry and Desmond Rogers as tight as the government !! Topped off by the 'SUPERLUNGS' of the one and only Bobby Anderson."“
“We have teamed up with Exeter's multi award-winning cocktail bar, Doctor Inks Curiosities, to bring you an exuberant cocktail lounge, serving decadent cocktails that will quite simply take your breath away! Dr Inks will keep the drinks flowing all night, forget the usual endless New Years Eve scramble at the bar, relax, these guys are the creme de la creme of customer service and attention to detail! You'll be well looked after, that we can promise you. The champagne will of course be flowing all night, be sure to pre-order your midnight tipple!“
“You have been invited to a hidden rooftop NYE party in the heart of Bristols Old City.
This years Blind Tiger party will be taking inspiration from Studio 54, one of the best-known nightclubs in the world, formative for its role in the growth of disco music. Come and celebrate the arrival of 2022 in the true Blind Tiger fashion! This years party will feature Live DJs, Cocktails, Canapés and the Blind Tiger Casino will be returning bigger and better than before.“