Coming back to Bristol for its second year, ‘Hospitality on the Harbour’ is taking over the Bristol Amphitheatre on Saturday as the climax of the music event series from Siren.
Words: Delroy Hibbert, @crossingthedanny
Images: Plaster, @weareplaster
Curated by legendary label Hospitality, Saturday’s packed bill of drum and bass giants will join jungle and DnB duo Fabio & Grooverider, who take to the Siren stage on opening night as part of their pioneering collaboration with The Outlook Orchestra, with support from David Rodigan, local boy Gardna, and more still to be announced.
Guest headliner Wilkinson will lead the Hospitality stage line-up on Saturday, alongside A.M.C, DJ Marky, Flava D, LINK and more… 2022 saw the release of Wilkinson’s 3rd solo studio album ‘Cognition’, the most successful drum and bass album of the decade, cementing him as a key front runner in the dance music scene. The man behind one of the biggest DNB singalong anthems of all time ‘Afterglow’ – Wilkinson has also worked with artists like Rag N Bone Man, The Prodigy, Ed Sheeran, Chase & Status, Wretch 32 and Naughty Boy scooping himself ‘Best Single’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Live Act’ at the National Drum & Bass Awards 2022.
Making their Bristol debut at the Harbour is new Hospital records collaborative act LINK. This newly-launched collective consists of four of the hottest artists in the scene right now. Expect a cross-genre showcase blasting out the sounds of old-school hardcore to precision cut drum & bass, and everything in between. All respected in their own right – Whiney, Unglued, Lens and Degs each bring their unique sound to the dancefloor, carving themselves out as trailblazers of the underground.
Hospitality staple, Flava D’s first venture into drum & bass came in the form of her track ‘Return To Me’, which featured on Hospital Records’ annual compilation ‘Sick Music 2019’ and was selected as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World. The Bournemouth-born producer has established an internationally-successful career playing and releasing all flexes of UK garage, grime and bassline. With the success of her label debut, the imprint welcomed her back to release ‘Human Trumpet’ and she became a regular name at their events and festivals worldwide.
Technical craftsman, lifelong drum & bass curator and Hospitality special guest A.M.C is bringing his renowned razor-sharp, four-deck performances and physical, impassioned mixing style to the mainstage. Four-times Best DJ winner in the Drum & Bass Arena Awards 2019-2022, A.M.C has worked with distinguished labels like Ram Records, Monstercat, UKF, Drum & Bass Area, Charge and Dim Mak to name a few. A.M.C’s announcement for the harbour comes fresh off the back of his incredible sold-out headline show at London’s Electric Brixton this month.
This amalgamation of worlds is a must-see event for any dance music fan, near or far. Enjoy two days of D&B classics and jungle hits at the 2nd year anniversary of Siren. Look out for the second stage lineup announcement for Hospitality On The Harbour x Sequences still to come, plus a huge announcement for the final event in the series due to take place on Friday 28th July with a very special headliner announcement coming soon.