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December 2016

The Land That Time Forgot – NYE – Bridewell Complex

December 31, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 5:00 am
The land that time forgot, New years eve party

“We left Bristol Harbour on a foggy new years eve morning, barely able to see our hands in front of our faces we were exhilarated by the thought of celebrating the incoming year on Board the SS Great Bristol. Slowly we inched out to the open waters, beyond the severn estuary, all nervously wondering what lies in store for our journey of a lifetime.” Extract of Frost Michael’s diary 31 December 1916 This New Years, we are taking you back,…

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January 2017

Loose Lips x Treehouse in Bristol – w/Creta Kano & Laksa

January 20 @ 10:00 pm
Loose Lips at The Island, Bristol

To kick off their 2017 parties, two friendly crews are coming together for a wrinse out at Bristol's enthralling old prison cells. Sound provided by Jenga Soundsystem - 16kw Custom and Turbosound Rig. Loose Lips - https://www.facebook.com/looselips123 Treehouse - https://www.facebook.com/gettothetreehouse £5 / £8 22:00 - 03:00 LINE-UP: - Creta Kano (Pinkman/Happy Skull) https://soundcloud.com/creta-kano From Harlesden, London. Releases on Pinkman, Happy Skull & Bokhari. Forthcoming 12"s in early 2017. Radio/club play from Legowelt, Objekt & Shanti Celeste. - Laksa (Timedance/Mistry) https://soundcloud.com/laksauk…

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Timedance – 27th Jan – Ben UFO

January 27 @ 10:00 pm - January 28 @ 3:00 am
Time Dance, The Island, Bristol

It's fair to say keeping this one under wraps hasn't been easy... Timedance are very happy to announce that we have the one and only Ben UFO coming to play at The Island to kick out those January blues... Since reaching international stardom Ben has rarely played in Bristol outside of the super clubs, it's an honour to be able to bring him to one of the cities best intimate spaces for an all night set. As usual tickets will…

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Musu ft Suzanne Kraft & Nebraska (live)

January 28 @ 10:00 pm - January 29 @ 3:00 am
Musu ft. Suzanne Kraft & Nebraska (live) • The Island, Bristol

Musu are back for their first event of 2017 and together we’ll be descending to the old Prison Cells beneath The Island, bringing with us 2 artists we've had our eye on for quite some time now for a pair of Bristol debuts. First of, from Amsterdam we welcome Diego Herrera, best known for his recent output under his Suzanne Kraft moniker. Currently riding a wave of success following a string of acclaimed releases, most recently via his 'DJ Safety…

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February 2017

Woven #2

February 4 @ 10:00 pm - February 5 @ 3:00 am
Woven #2, The Island, Bristol

Woven are back for another night of crystal clear minimal techno and house in Bristol's most unique venue. This time around we've got a Turbosound Aspect sound system, professionally engineered for the unique industrial space within the old police cells. We're also bringing in the stunning custom built PotetentialDifference_ infiinity mirror lighting rig to amp up the atmosphere. Playing is a very special guest whose made his name in Bristol over the past few years as an accomplished techno producer. Often…

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IBT17 | The Dawn Feat. Matthew Herbert

February 11 @ 9:00 pm - February 12 @ 2:00 am
In Between Time - The Dawn, The Island, Bristol

'Wow, wow, wow, like nothing I've ever witnessed before!' AUDIENCE (THE STORM, IBT15 ART PARTY) THE IBT17 ART PARTY Feat Dj Sets from.... Matthew Herbert Shapes B.Please Bodywork We Like To Party Truce - Girl collective Feat. FRAU DJS + Duchess DJs Bristol Dawn Light Installation from Limbic Cinema Dresscode : Summon your night owl Unleash your dawn creature Be the art at the party Become sunrise or nightfall Firestation The Island For one night only, sunrise and nightfall wash…

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Young Echo – Demdike Stare (live) + special guests

February 24 @ 10:00 pm - February 25 @ 3:00 am
Young Echo at The Island, Bristol

Young Echo Sound is back at The Island! // Friday 24/2/17 • 10pm - 3am // We invite you to join us as we, once again, install a soundsystem into the old Police cell block in Bristol city centre for a night of sonic eclecticism, live performances, dubplate acrobatics and a general, sustained sense of dread throughout the entire evening.. We have an absolutely jam-packed line up for this one, and we're particularly excited to have the incredible Demdike Stare…

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Deep Discs // First Slice: Damiano von Erckert

February 25 @ 10:00 pm - February 26 @ 3:00 am
Deep Discs // First Slice: Damiano von Erckert in the Venue Space at the Island

We are extremely excited to announce that Damiano Von Erckert will be kicking off Deep Discs at the Island on Saturday 25th February. Damiano von Erckert (AVA. Recordings) - 3 hour set https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/damianovonerckert Damiano von Erckert will be bringing his wideranging selection of feel good dance music that will have the Island bouncing. Originating from West Germany, Damiano set up AVA. Recordings in 2011 which quickly gained notoriety, and now works with top artists such as MCDE, Lowtec and Tito…

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March 2017

Tech-No Prisoners Returns to The Island

March 10 @ 10:00 pm - March 11 @ 3:00 am
Mi Casa Su Casa, The Island, Bristol

Tech-No Prisoners Returns to The Island, Bristol. Tickets sold on Headfirst £8.00 - £15.00 www.headfirstbristol.co.uk Further Event information will be released soon.

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Timedance – 18th March – Steevio (live), Simo Cell, Anina

March 18 @ 10:00 pm
Timedance, The Island, Bristol

Steevio brings his modular set to The Island! The Freerotation festival founder has been stunning dances with his incredbile modular synth sets for some time now - and we are stoked to bring him to Bristol for an all too rare occasion. Simo Cell, will also be in attendance. The Parisian Livity Sound affiliate has been releasing some wicked records over the last couple of years. But his DJing has really came into its own in recent times. Expect a…

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April 2017

OrganChrist Live Stream via Monument

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
organchrist live streaming via Monument at The Island

OrganChrist based here in Lock Down Studios are live streaming  from their studio at the Island via Monument in Oslo. Monument is a blog, podcast and club concept with deep roots in techno music. Follow the page to receive notification of the transmission: https://www.facebook.com/MonuMnt/

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Loose Lips in Bristol – w/Lakker, Chris Farrell & Vertical Sofa

April 14 @ 10:00 pm - April 15 @ 3:00 am
Loose Lips in Bristol

After our last sell-out event, we're stepping it up and hosting a special Thai New Year celebration in Bristol's amazing prison cells. The Songkran festival is the traditional Thai New Year's Day and is celebrated from 13 April to 15 April. Its significance is based on the entry of the sun into the sign of Aries the Ram. In fact, April Fool's Day probably originated as mocking those who didn't accept the switch of New Year from April to January…

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Room 237 Presents Perc – ‘Bitter Music’ Album Launch

April 15 @ 10:00 pm - April 16 @ 3:00 am
Room 237, The Island, Bristol

--- LINEUP Perc Black Amiga Trigger Warning Context --- DETAILS Industrial techno pioneer and the man behind Perc Trax returns to the prison cells to launch his latest album, ‘Bitter Music’ Room 237 proudly welcome Perc back to Bristol to celebrate the release of his third album, 'Bitter Music', following 'Wicker & Steel' (2011) and 'The Power And The Glory' (2014). As before the album will see a release on his own Perc Trax imprint, giving Perc the complete creative…

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May 2017

Woven Presents: DARK SKY

May 5 @ 10:00 pm - May 6 @ 3:00 am
Woven presents Dark Sky, The Island, Bristol

We're back to our old haunt at the Old Police Cells, and this time around we are very excited to welcome bass music pioneers Dark Sky. Dropping their new album 'Othona' on Monkeytown Records in April, we're expecting to hear some new material from the duo who have been putting out outstanding techno and garage influenced productions since 2009. As usual we'll be providing serious sound-system pressure with a 20k Turbosound rig, as well as a custom built lighting set…

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Musu ft. Orpheu The Wizard (5 hour set) • The Island

May 6 @ 10:00 pm - May 7 @ 3:00 am
Musu ft. Orpheu The Wizard, The Island, Bristol

Orpheu The Wizard - 5 hour set! (Redlight Radio) After January’s excursion to The Island with Suzanne Kraft and Nebraska, we thought it only right that we make a swift return to The Cells with another one of our favourite selectors. This time around we’re joined by co-founder of Amsterdam’s Redlight Radio and one of the city’s key players – Orpheu The Wizard. Having cemented himself as one of Amsterdam’s most-respected DJ’s, with close ties to the much-admired Dekmantel team…

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GNOD Weekender

May 19 @ 10:00 pm - May 20 @ 3:00 am
GNOD Weekender, Bristol, The Island

Cacophonous Sarcophagus welcomes you to join us in celebrating 10 years of the Salford collective Gnod, with a monumental three day blow-out across three of Bristol's most unique venues. Fri 19 - The Island GNOD Giant Swan Organchrist Gesamtkunstwerk & SCHWET DJs ***************************************************** *TICKETS* Very limited weekend (£20) and Saturday (£10) tickets available only through Headfirst Bristol, on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm. Friday (£5) and Sunday (£6) tickets available on the door, and through all the usual outlets:…

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Bruce V’s Behavioiur

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Bruce V's Behavioiur, The Island, Bristol

The combination of Bruce and the ensemble Bevaviour will explore the full dynamic range of pin-drop fragility, occasional cascades of complex noise, and post digital sound system pulse. Seamlessly blending improvisation and original compositions. Bruce: Bristol based artist/producer and DJ releasing on Hessle Audio,Timedance and Hemlock Recordings. Expect deep, dark, and forensic sound design in soundsystem and club ready tracks that tease established norms. Expect a focus on the spaces in between the musical events. Expect a refusal to do what might be expected. www.soundcloud.com/iambruce www.facebook.com/officialbrucemusic…

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Young Echo Sound – Inga Copeland, John Bence (live), Anina

May 26 @ 10:00 pm - May 27 @ 3:00 am
Young Echo, The Island, Bristol

Responding to the cries of longing and the joyful tears of our loyal friends and fellow dancers, we return to the Old Police Cells once more, with a troop of talent from abroad and within. Alongside the full Young Echo collective, we welcome very special guests: * Inga 'Lolina' Copeland * * John Bence * * Anina * --- Inga Copeland - A truly unique force in contemporary music, hailing from Russia via Estonia before moving to London, Inga Copleland…

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Young Echo Sound – Inga Copeland, John Bence (live), Anina

May 26 @ 10:00 pm - May 27 @ 3:00 am
Young Echo, The Island, Bristol

Young Echo Sound - Inga Copeland, John Bence (live), Anina Responding to the cries of longing and the joyful tears of our loyal friends and fellow dancers, we return to the Old Police Cells once more, with a troop of talent from abroad and within. Alongside the full Young Echo collective, we welcome very special guests: * Inga 'Lolina' Copeland * * John Bence * * Anina * --- Inga Copeland - A truly unique force in contemporary music, hailing…

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Dot To Dot Festival

May 27 @ 9:00 pm - May 28 @ 3:00 am
Do To Dot Festival, The Island, Bristol

Performing Artist(s): Sundara Karma, Amber Run, The Growlers, Louis Berry, Honeyblood, Pinegrove, Cherry Glazerr, Tom Grennan, Picture This We’ve just announced our first wave of #D2DFest 2017 acts! Venue Address: Various - Bristol Bristol BS1 4RB,

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