Vote Bristol in this year's DJ Mag Best of British Awards!

Vote Bristol in this year's DJ Mag Best of British Awards!

Posted on: 28 Nov 2018

It's that time of year again - voting is underway for the return of the prestigious DJ Mag Best of British Awards, and we've got a close eye on a number of categories this time around. Bristol has a heavy presence in the 2018 Awards with Eats Everything, Giant Swan, Alfresco Disco, Motion and more representing the Westcountry in several categories. Hit the link below to vote for your favourites now!



DJ Mag's Best of British 2018.

Now we all know down here that Bristol is an integral part of the British dance music scene, with a soundsystem culture that goes back decades, a club landscape good enough to rival the biggest cities in the country and some of the hottest emerging artists around right now providing the soundtrack week in week out.


DJ Mag's Best of British Awards give punters a chance to vote their favourite artists, clubs, labels and more into recognition, so get involved this year and show your support for Bristol music!


Two of the five nominees for this year's Best DJ title are based in Bristol - all-conquering techno maestro Eats Everything and established UK favourite and Mix Nights head Shanti Celeste are two of the city's most exciting musical exports right now. They face stiff competition in the form of Glaswegian man-of-the-moment Denis Sulta, drum n bass hero Andy C and genre-spanning mastermind Joy Orbison but will be hoping to clinch the title with your support.

Giant Swan. Image: Lua Ribeira Loui

Bristol-based duo Giant Swan are up against the likes of The Chemical BrothersFour Tet and Orbital for the Best Live Act title, but given the pair's immense rise in 2018 you wouldn't bet against them seeing off their heavyweight competition. Their brand of aggressive, no-nonsense techno and fierce individuality has won them fans across the UK and beyond, and their unrelenting live shows have quickly become the stuff of legend on the electronic scene.


No Best Large Club list would be complete without Motion, and as a result the Bristol venue has been shortlisted for the title again this year. Voted by DJ Mag last year as the 3rd best UK club and 16th best club in the world, Motion welcomes some of the biggest names of the worldwide electronic scene through its doors every year, and their current In:Motion series has certainly been one of the best yet.


Bristol party starters Alfresco Disco are up for the Best Club Event award, gaining attention for their infamous secret-location parties as well as the opening of their brand-new permanent residence, The Temple. The Alfresco collective have been running some of the most unique parties in and around Bristol for a long time now - it's about time they get some recognition.

Love Saves The Day Festival, Eastville Park.

The aforementioned 2018 In:Motion series is nominated for the Best Club Series award this year and rightly so - some of the lineups have defied the gravity of Motion itself, and props have to go to the club's programming team for managing to secure such a diverse range of events. From a huge double-header opening party that saw some of the world's biggest electronic artists play the club over the course of 24 hours to this weekend's hotly-anticipated 6-hour all-night set from Mr Scruff, the 2018 In:Motion series has certainly been one of the best periods for the venue since its opening. 


It was inevitable given the city's vast summer festival scene that Bristol would be represented in the Best Festival list, and sure enough, Love Saves The Day is on the shortlist alongside Boomtown, Junction 2, Hospitality in the Park and Parklife. Team Love's seminal Bristol event has sold out its 50,000 ticket allocation for the last two or three years running, so there's no reason why it can't come out on top in this one.


Voting for the 2018 DJ Mag Best of British Awards is underway now - head to the DJ Mag website for a full list of this year's nominees. Register your votes here and don't forget to keep up with 365Bristol for Bristol nightlife news, events and more!

Article by:

Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently completed a degree in Journalism at UWE. He is keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends live music and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at