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…
Bristol’s newest club night Platinum showcased the sounds of drill & hip hop at Lakota with a guest appearance from Fumez The Engineer
Vocalist Akin Soul and Ava Joseph were joined by a backing band drawn from the cream of London’s Jazz scene to celebrate the silver anniversary of Erykah Badu’s debut album. Libby Smith was there with…
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.
Murkage Dave made an appearance at Strange Brew last week and we went down to take a look for Freestyle Bristol
Launched in 2019 by Bristol-based DJ Rishi, the no_one series returned to Thekla on Friday, October 14 for a hotly anticipated night featuring local DJs alongside nationally recognised names.
Award-winning bluegrass, Americana, folk and roots band the Slocan Ramblers astounded the audience at their Bristol Folk House gig with their immaculate technical skills and transportive intensity
Jay Electronica returns to Bristol for what will be one of the biggest nights this year
Dean Lane Hardcore’s annual gathering of skateboarders, music & graffiti came together this month and Freestyle Bristol photographers were on the scene.
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.
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
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…
Libby Smith goes Superstylin’ at the first night of Sirens Festival with Groove Armada and friends.
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!
Nile Rodgers & Chic let the good times roll at the Harbourside and we sent the OG down for the party
As the festival returns we sampled two nights of the UK’s finest musicians
Bristol Sounds returned after a two year break for a Saturday night dance fest on the docks.
As the event returned last weekend we sent Libby Smith down for the evening to capture its sight and sounds and enjoy a few cheeky ales
With the festival celebrating its 10th anniversary at a new location, we sent our team to capture the highlights of the occasion
Lewis Daly explores the new feel and vision of the latest album from Will And The People ‘Past the Point of No Return
We review Sault’s latest offering ‘Air’; an elixir for the soul sent to refresh and uplift us from the darkness of society’s ills.
Freestyle photographer Libby Smith went down to BIMM’s Sonic Horizons showcase at the Bristol Beacon last week to catch the vibes.
#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’.
This latest offering brings a mature eclecticism, with all the uniqueness Twigs is loved for, that plays with multiple genres and enjoys them for what they are
The third play under the Wise Children theatre company demonstrates the company’s excellence – but how successful is the transition to stage for this revered gothic literary work?
Little Simz drops her best work to date with her new album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – Chris Knight gives us his verdict.
“Just when I thought Sault couldn’t get any better they dropped a new one – Nine. Again, a hard-hitting but thought provoking narrative, this time the focus is London Gangs.”
A one-woman play about growing up opposing the female narrative.
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