REVIEW: Takeover 2022 at Bristol Beacon

Fran Pope reviews Bristol Beacon’s annual Bristol Takeover, the music and poetry festival celebrating up and coming bands, DJs, artists and poets. We showcase Fantastic Stranger, Irish Mellow and Cxption, Kutamba, Dreamwave, Quade, Iman West…

PLAYLISTS: Freestyle Finds #014

Freestyle Finds is a carefully curated a blend of the latest tracks from the internationally known to the Bristol underground. We find the new releases that stood out amongst the pile for us and share…

REVIEW: Loyle Carner, Marble Factory

Loyle Carner celebrated the release of his brooding third album ‘Hugo’ with an intimate signing & performance in Bristol for Rough Trade. Mitchell and Anna went down to capture the scene.

NEWS: Hip Hop Coffee Shop, Boston Tea Party

Put down the mobiles and pick up your mics! Yep, our friends at Hip Hop Coffee Shop are back once again like the renegade masters to welcome you to another round of their freestyle fellowship.

REVIEW: Beacon Calling

In the space of a week Bristol Beacon produced an eclectic festival of music at a variety of venues in the city. Freestyle Bristol sent our writers out to sample the artists on offer.

REVIEW: Aitch, Marble Factory

Nearing a decade into the Manchester Hip-Hop/Rap scene, releasing countless singles and collaborations, Aitch finally releases Close To Home – his debut album and brings his live show to Bristol

NEWS: Inspired Film Festival, Watershed

Bristol film collective, Cables & Cameras will stage another takeover weekend at the Watershed in September for INSPIRED – a packed programme of VR workshops, keynote speakers and short film screenings and previews to celebrate…


#AfterDark showcases the best underground artists in Bristol from the up and coming to the legendary. Amelia Kelly spoke with Kwazi about his rap career, interest in anime and making waves in Bristol.

NEWS: Access launches first Metaverse course in Bristol

Access Creative College, the UK’s leading games, music and media college has teamed up with metaverse specialists Condense and venture capital fund LocalGlobe, to offer up to 8 fully funded scholarships to start in September.

REVIEW: Siren Bristol, Harbourside

Last weekend, July 29 – 30, saw the first major event from Siren Bristol: a two-day programme of large-scale shows for serious dance music fans, all taking place at the the Harbourside. With two stages…

REVIEW: Bristol Harbour Festival

Another weekend, another festival. For the first time since lockdown Bristol’s free festival saw sunshine & crowds descend on the Harbourside for a weekend of music, dance & boats!

REVIEW: Love Saves The Day

With the festival celebrating its 10th anniversary at a new location, we sent our team to capture the highlights of the occasion

REVIEW: Sonic Horizons Highlights

Freestyle photographer Libby Smith went down to BIMM’s Sonic Horizons showcase at the Bristol Beacon last week to catch the vibes. 

REVIEW: Dreams of Paradise – Carasel

#AfterDark showcases the best underground artists in Bristol from the up and coming to the legendary. First up is Carasel with his latest release ‘Dreams of Paradise’.

NEWS: Communications Volunteer

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OPPORTUNITY: Events Volunteer

We’ve got an exciting programme of events coming up over the next six months and we’re looking for an Events Volunteer to come and help us make them happen!

SPOTLIGHT: Anna Cunningham, Photographer

Photographer Anna Cunningham shares work from her latest and ongoing project. The work is a personal exploration around not conforming, and expresses frustration, reassurance and comfort.

NEWS: Shiiku Fest

Shiiku Collective bring the vibes this weekend in the form of a mini festival bursting with creativity at Propyard, Feeder Road

SPOTLIGHT: The Everyday Magazine

Sometimes you have to follow your dreams. Jess Blackwell rediscovered her mojo for writing when she started blogging. She tells us how this small action helped spark a community of like-minded souls.

SPOTLIGHT: 4k.phtgrphy

Photographer Omar Powell of 4k.phtgrphy shares the vibrant art that can be found decorating the streets of Bristol, if you know where to look…

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