With so many options of what to do on Easter bank holiday Sunday where to go can be a difficult decision – but this year there’s one event in particular that stood out far above the rest! 14 hours of music throughout 2 indoor stages and 1 outdoor arena at one of Leeds most unique and artistic venues – Canals Mills.
With legendary acts such as Maya Jane Coles, John Talabot and Joy Orbison gracing the decks your guaranteed to spend your time in a blissful, bank holiday haze jamming to the best house, electronic and garage music. Teaming up with Wax:On and Mono:Cult, responsible for some of the most hyped about events of the underground house scene, this is guaranteed to deliver the best music and atmosphere alike.
“We can promise that we’ll be pulling out all the stops to make this a staple event in the Canal Mills calendar, and you can say you were there for the first one!”
For full line-up and ticket information visit the Facebook event page here.
With the legendary house/techno night nearing it’s 3rd birthday, the much anticipated announcement of this semesters Teknicolor line-up has delivered an exciting eclectic mix of highly talented DJs. Returning acts such as Heidi and Darius Syrossian are due grace the Mint decks and blast some beats through the epic Funktion One soundsystem; along with many ‘Tek virgins’ including Flashmob, Ben Pearce and Catz n Dogz. Spanning term time every Thursday from January to April full listings are available below.
Being host to this popular underground house event is the Mint Club. With it’s impressive cutting-edge lighting system, known as the ‘disco panel’, lighting up the roof above a sea of fist pumping ravers the atmosphere is never far from electric.
‘The Teknicolor team remains committed to providing a fun and unique party environment for its colourful Thursday crowd with its most ambitious line-ups to date. Firmly in tune with the most influential labels, the hottest artists from taste-makers like Circoloco, Ostgut Ton, Noir, Culprit, Leftroom, Hot Creations and Futureboogie will bring their sounds to one of the UK’s most pioneering weekly events’.
With many previous events selling out the intimate 550 capacity venue be sure to book your tickets ahead of the event to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased here from £6 + BF.
… and with over 500 bands, DJs, comedians, cabaret acts and circus performers, her replacement is not to be sniffed at. From 23rd – 25th September Bristol is host to the third BrisFest, which will be transforming the centre into a colourful mish-mash of music, comedy, street theatre, circus and art.
When the Ashton Court Festival closed down in 2007, after more than 30 years trading, Bristol was bereft. Attracting around 60,000 people each year, the locally-minded event was one of the largest free festivals in the UK and the highlight of Bristol’s summer calendar.
Fortunately a group of dedicated volunteers stepped up to create an “accessible, affordable festival” which they hoped would be “an asset to the city”. BrisFest also gives back to the community in a big way, feeding Bristol’s rich music scene: industry talks and demo panels are available to which aspiring bands and DJs can bring CDs to get feedback and network. The team is even putting up the organisers of nearby festivals such as Boomtown Fair and Shambala in hotels and setting up a VIP meet-and-greet service, allowing local acts to showcase their talent and gain slots at summer festivals.
This year’s performers are a diverse bunch, including representatives for hip-hop, jungle, drum & bass, punk, dub and reggae: big names include Nicky Blackmarket, Congo Natty, Rodney P and Skitz, Laid Blak and First Degree Burns. If the music doesn’t grab you there’s plenty more to see and do: a wander through the festival will throw up stilt walkers, jugglers, fire shows, a silent rave and even boat parties. What’s more, the entire site has been painted head-to-toe by internationally recognised street artists and will be brought to life after dark by interactive light projections.
Tickets start from just £8 (and the boat parties from £6!), so if you’re in the area there really is no excuse not to go down and explore. If you’ve just moved here to start at University of Bristol or UWE you can consider this an induction to your new city. Welcome to Bristol.