Motion maintain 2019 momentum with huge Spring/Summer programmePosted on: 12 Apr 2019
The club's fabled In:Motion series has undoubtedly become their biggest draw since it kicked off in 2011, running from September to New Year's Eve every year, but the next few months at Motion promise to bring some incredible parties to Bristol throughout spring and summer. With the likes of Bicep, Hunee, Flava D, Sasha, Derrick Carter and many more locked in to play a range of events between now and August, we've done the research so you can make your plans accordingly.
It's not easy to pick highlights from a list of events that ranges from expansive, feel-good open-air parties hosted by Hunee and Shanti Celeste among others, to the hard-hitters making up the remainder of the 2019 Perpetual series to unmissable Love Saves The Night afterparties on the May bank holiday weekend, but we've done our best to try.
In the immediate future we thoroughly recommend that you get yourself to at least one of the remaining Perpetual events, the first of which is set to welcome Berghain/Panorama Bar regulars DVS1 and Stephanie Sykes to Motion tonight, before none other than the all-conquering Bicep duo take control for a DJ set on Thursday 18th April alongside rising star Kornel Kovacs.
As we edge towards the summer at the start of May the Motion team have wasted no time in utilising their expansive outdoor spaces, kicking off both the Lock Yard and Open Air Club series' by inviting Bristol favourites Deep Discs (Lock Yard x Deep Discs, Friday 3rd), Joseph Capriati, Eats Everything, Heidi, Kettama and many more to play across two outdoor spaces. It remains to be seen whether the weather will hold out for these but Motion has been lucky with its day parties in the last few years - we reckon it's best just to book your tickets and keep your fingers crossed on the day.
Boiler Room's 2019 tour of the UK brings the renowned live streaming label to Motion on Friday 10th May for a very special event to showcase the area's expansive musical talent. The lineup is still TBA but you can bet some of Bristol's favourite DJs on the scene right now will be getting involved, and the usual BR guidelines apply - stay well clear of the cameras if you're pinging.
Saturday 1st June might just be the biggest date on the Motion calendar in 2019 as an Open Air Club day party featuring Hunee, Shanti Celeste, Moxie, Folamour, Ruf Dug, Max Abysmal and a selection of Motion residents is immediately followed by the return of Glitterbox in the evening, with disco royalty Todd Terry and Joey Negro set to supply the vibes until the early hours.
The previously mentioned Lock Yard series is an exciting constant throughout the next few months, as they collaborate with several local labels and party starters to produce a varied series running until late June. Fans of Deep Discs (3rd May), More Than (10th May), Dad Bod Boogie (17th May), Five10 (24th May), Club Banco & Strange Frequency (31st June), French Kiss (7th June), Midnight Shift (14th June) or Hyphen (21st June) should pay special attention here, with lineups set to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Our personal pick of Motion's 2019 Spring/Summer series falls on Saturday 24th August as iconic hip-hop DJ and producer Madlib headlines a night of smooth grooves and soulful sounds that will also see acclaimed London musician Henry Wu perform a live set under his famed Kamaal Williams alias. With The Heliocentrics and Carista also appearing on the billing, you can bet that we'll be situated front left for the duration, seeing out the summer in impeccable style.
For more information or to book your tickets for any and all of the above shows at Motion during their 2019 Spring/Summer series, check out their full listings page. To find out more about Motion itself or to follow ticketing and lineup updates, be sure to keep up to date with their Facebook page.
Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently completed a degree in Journalism at UWE. He's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.