Bristol Club Highlights - June 2019Posted on: 01 Jun 2019
It'd be stupid of us not to shine a light on the best of Bristol's bustling nightlife scene, and so with the Club Highlights series we'll be providing you with a monthly list of the best club nights in the city, taking into account some of the best-known acts and venues as well as some you might never have heard of. Our June picks include the first few events of Motion's 2019 outdoor party season, a 20th-anniversary celebration of the iconic cult film Human Traffic and parties hosted by Hospitality and Bitch, Please! that we just can't wait for. Find the full rundown below.
Where to start with this one. Motion is fully living up to its reputation as Bristol's premier club venue on the first day of June by welcoming some of the biggest names in electronic music through its doors for two huge parties, one after the other. Kicking things off (hopefully) under the afternoon sun will be an all-star cast of international DJs for the first Motion Open Air Club of 2019, with Motion resident Ellie Stokes, Dekmantel mainstays Juju & Jordash, Futureboogie regular Ruf Dug, globally-renowned honorary Bristolian Shanti Celeste, veteran Ukranian selector Nastia and headliner Hunee set to take the club by storm. We encourage anyone in attendance to stick around once the sun goes down, as the proceedings take a sharp turn towards classic house and disco, with iconic US artists Todd Terry and Joey Negro headlining Glitterbox's latest party until the early hours of Sunday morning. Do. Not. Miss. This.
Morse pres. Henry Greenleaf @ Pata Negra // Friday 7th June
In all honesty, we hadn't yet realised that much-loved central Bristol tapas spot Pata Negra was hosting music events, but upon discussion, we reckon they've got all the ingredients for a top-notch experience. Morse's debut at the restaurant invites promising young producer Henry Greenleaf to Clare Street for an evening of 'sideways techno' on Friday 7th June. Despite being at such an early stage in his career, Greenleaf has already established a clear musical direction which borrows from a wide range of genres including techno, jungle and footwork.
Palette w/D.Tiffany @ The Love Inn // Friday 7th June
The first party of Ellie Stokes' June residency at The Love Inn sees her invite D. Tiffany to Stokes Croft for a night of bass-heavy, break-laden electronic music. As part of the 2019 Palette residency series that has also featured lineups curated by the likes of Craig Richards and Bruce, this one will kick off a string of parties organised by renowned Bristol DJ and long-time Motion resident Ellie Stokes, which will also welcome Ciel, VAAL and Kiara Scuro to The Love Inn before the end of the month.
20 Years of Human Traffic @ Lakota // Saturday 8th June
If you ask all the UK's seasoned ravers past and present to think of a film that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the late 90s' scene, chances are pretty much all of them would pick Human Traffic. Justin Kerrigan's cult classic will form the inspiration for this one at Lakota, with an unbeatable soundtrack, mind-blowing production, old-school visuals and plenty of lasers on the menu, soundtracked by the very best 90s and 2000s anthems, borrowing from jungle, dnb, garage, house, trance, techno, hip-hop and everything in between. Nice one, bruvva.
Hospitality BBQ @ Motion // Saturday 8th June
Hospitality's programming expertise is second to none on the drum n bass scene, and they've managed to outdo themselves yet again with the lineup for their 2019 Hospitality BBQ at Motion on Saturday 8th June. Spanning the full spectrum of the 170bpm sphere, expect huge sets across three outdoor areas paired with some mouth-watering food from some of the city's favourite vendors. Provided the weather holds out, this one could very well be a highlight of 2019 for Bristol dnb heads.
Bitch, Please! w/ Derrick Carter // Saturday 15th June
Nationally-renowned Bristol-based label Bitch, Please! are one of the standout collectives in the city right now, and with good reason - they know exactly how to put together a top-notch party. Having put together some huge lineups so far they've gone all out once again for this one, inviting none other than Chicago house legend Derrick Carter to headline with Parisian DJ and producer Bambounou and Bitch, Please! residents providing the backup. The BP crew and Motion are committed to creating a safe space for any and all individuals to party as one, and will be operating a zero tolerance policy to behaviour that doesn't support their ethos of inclusivity.
Hugh Hardie Shadows & Silhouettes Album Launch Party @ Basement 45 // Friday 21st June
Renowned Bristol-based drum n bass producer Hugh Hardie invites his home city to join him in celebrating the release of his second studio album in this one on Friday 21st June, with tickets already moving quickly and expected to sell out well in advance. 'Shadows & Silhouettes', due out at the end of the month (28th June to be precise) on Hospital Records, is one of the most eagerly anticipated dnb albums to come out of the city in a long time, so this certainly isn't one you'll want to miss. Hardie will be joined on the night by Pola & Bryson, Whiney, GLXY, Phaction and MCs Seige and Medic on host duties.
For more information on any of the above shows, or to see ticketing information and updates, follow the links in the headings to the respective events. Ticket availability is correct at the time of writing, but is subject to change.
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 email@example.com.