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October 2018
£8 - £14

Goodness Bristol Launch: Overmono, Happa, Ifeoluwa

October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - October 13, 2018 @ 3:00 am
Goodness at The Island, Bristol

Feeding on from parties in London, Manchester and Oxford, we are super excited to dance in Bristol for the first time. Joining us at The Island are brothers in rave Tessela and Truss, bringing their big-hitting techno sound as Overmono to the cells. Bass music support will be provided by the highly talented Happa and local boss Ifeoluwa. Overmono (Tessela & Truss) Happa Ifeoluwa ------------------ ~ Overmono Poised between sounds retrospective and future, 2013’s ‘Hackney Parrot’, the first release on Tessela’s…

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December 2018

Bristol Family Jonkanoo Costume Festival

December 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Arts Mansion, Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton
Bristol, BS41 9JH
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Join Black* Artists On The Move and the Lord Mayor of Bristol Cleo Lake for the inaugural Family Jonkanoo Costume Festival! The roots of Jonkanoo go deep into West African masquerade tradition and fuze with European elements. Used in the Caribbean as a way to make fun of colonial masters and exercise cultural forms, Jonkanoo includes set characters such as Pitchy Patchy and Jack In The Green and occurs between boxing day and New Years Day. Create your own costume…

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January 2019

Pretty Pretty Good: Willow, Danielle, Monika Taneska

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

Bringing some heat to Lockdown, Pretty Pretty Good present Willow, Danielle, Monika Taneska Willow (Workshop Records) Danielle (Phonica Records, Dimensions Festival) Monika Taneska (Pretty Pretty Good) Please note that advance tickets only guarantee entry until 00:00. Get yours here! 

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February 2019

Beneath The Surface: Esa (3HRS)

February 15, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Police Cells, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Soul Shake x Rhythm Works Soul Shake returns to the Island Police Cells but this time collaborating with Rhythm Works. This will not be just scratch beneath the surface but delve into the realm of the unknown. Worldwide FM resident with releases on Dekmantel & Brownswood, Esa is venturing over to Bristol for his first outing in a hot minute. London based South African Esa Williams is a unique breed of talent challenging the electronic music scene by drawing influences…

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September 2019

Samurai Music X Noise Test

September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - September 14, 2019 @ 3:00 am
Police Cells, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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We're bringing a huge Samurai lineup to the Island this September - not to be missed... £10 advance MOTD http://hdfst.uk/E53972 The infamous Samurai Music label from Berlin, headed by Presha, has given rise to the prodigy that is Clarity and Seattle's Homemade Weapons. The label continues to push its unique, uncompromised, dark, industrial sound, swimming between Techno and Drum & Bass, which has given it worldwide acclaim. Since the labels launch in 2007 the label has grown steadily into some…

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Pretty Pretty Good: Courtesy, Andy Garvey, Alexis

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 4:00 am
Police Cells, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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The penultimate PPG in Bristol sees us bringing no less than three incredible artists to the confines of The Island's police cells for a very special dance to kick off our final season of parties. Copenhagen's Courtesy returns to the city; riding high as both a DJ and label owner, she'll be bringing her infectious energy and her driving, trance-influenced techno selections along for the ride. She's joined by a Bristol debut from a long-time leading force in the Australian…

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October 2019

Phonic Locker with Upsammy + Glances

October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 am
Phonic Locker with Upsammy + Glances at The Island

It's been some time since we last saw you. We've been plotting and scheming to bring you some serious music this autumn season. To kick things off with a bang we're bringing you the dangerously talented Upsammy alongside Bristol favourites (and residents) Glances to The Island cells. upsammy Glances UPSAMMY Thessa Torsing has been on a somewhat meteoric rise of late. Not more than a year after her first serious show as a Dj…

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November 2019

The Dark Side III: Anetha (Halloween Special)

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - November 2, 2019 @ 3:00 am
The Dark Side III: Anetha at The Island

This Halloween we bring you the final episode of the year of our Dark Side series in the most haunted space in Bristol: A basement in an old Victorian police station. Our bi-annual residency in the depths of the prison cells continues after bringing you an unforgettable night earlier this year with UK techno legend Regis. The Prison Cells will be transformed into a decadent haunted graveyard of mystery and horrors, with decor and Halloween installations, plus a custom Halloween…

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Deep Discs Presents: Darwin

November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - November 9, 2019 @ 3:00 am
Deep Discs Presents: Darwin at The Island

Deep Discs Presents: Darwin Deep Discs are returning to The Island with some serious heat from Germany's capital. Darwin, Berlin's latest underground music prodigy, is inbound to one of Bristol's most unique venues. DARWIN Canadian born selector Darwin has been a resident at Berlin institution Griessmuehle since 2014 where she also hosts REEF: a semi-regular party with a laser focus on UK club music responsible for bringing the likes of Pinch, Kode9, and Objekt for 24-hour raves that join the…

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Chop Shop Presents: Western Lore Records

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 am
Chop Shop Presents: Western Lore Records at The Island

Chop Shop is back, this time bringing you record label Western Lore Tickets £8/10 adv. available via Headfirst Bristol hdfst.uk/E56938 The Bristol-based label brings the best in Jungle and beyond, trailblazing new sounds and pushing the genre further and further. Their releases span a whole spectrum of moods, tempos and rhythms curated by producer, DJ and visual artist, Alex Eveson aka Dead Man's Chest. Response & Pliskin (Response- dnb) This pair of Mancunian brothers have been absolutely smashing it in…

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