Our guide to the very best St Paul's Carnival 2019 afterparties!Posted on: 14 Jun 2019
St Paul's Carnival is back in just three weeks' time, and with it comes another lineup of unmissable afterparties kicking off when the sun goes down on Saturday 6th July. You won't be able to make it to all of them, so we've taken the liberty of putting together a quick list of top picks to keep the party going - find all the info below.
The Official St Paul's Carnival 2019 Old-School Afterparty // The Malcolm X Centre
Taking the Carnival back to its foundations when it would last well into the early hours of the following morning, The Malcolm X Centre is set to host an unforgettable party soundtracked by classic tunes from a range of genres. As the Carnival soundsystems play their last songs and the day draws to a close, the party goes on with the official Old School Afterparty. Local DJs will be spinning tracks from the golden era of carnival throughout the night, from rare grooves to 80s soul classics, reggae, soca, dancehall and everything in between. Ujima Radio will be represented on the night by DJ Style and DJ Fagan, while pioneering Old School legend Donovan (City Rockas) and the ever-popular Scratchilus will also be taking over to put their own stamp on proceedings.
Join one of Bristol's favourite clubs this Carnival as they celebrate the cultural heritage of Bristol's musical history! As day turns to night Lakota will be opening up its doors for a party set to last until the sun comes up, featuring a huge lineup of established artists including Krust, Eva Lazarus, Ragga Twins, Benny Page, Uncle Dugs and a special guest Main Room headliner, with stage takeovers hosted by Rumble in the Jungle, Nozstock Festival, Bodynod and more. With a huge bill of Bristol acts and a portion of the profits going directly towards the organisation of future St Paul's Carnivals, this is set to be a huge community party that you'll be hearing about for a long time after the lights come up on Sunday morning.
St Paul's Carnival Afterparty w/ Pinch, Commodo + more // Blue Mountain
With a very limited number of tickets still available at just £5 a pop the Blue Mountain Carnival Afterparty is one of the cheapest options, set to make the most of the historic club venue with a mix of dubstep, bass, dub, roots & reggae spread across its two rooms. Fronted by Pinch, Commodo and Gorgon Sound, the extensive lineup of artists will be partying well into the night and celebrating the very best of St Paul's Carnival and Bristol's famous club culture.
St Paul's Carnival Afterparty // The Black Swan
You probably know what to expect from this one. A whole night of unrelenting drum n bass and 140, spread across three rooms, featuring the talents of Voltage, Upgrade, Dutta, Kursa, Amoss, Script and many more of Bristol's top DJs and producers. Tickets for this one are running low, with a limited amount of final release available at £16, so get in there quick to avoid missing out.
St Paul's Carnival Afterparty // Trinity Centre
Alternate and Adaptive Bristol will be linking up for the very first time in this one to bring a huge jungle & dnb Carnival Special to Trinity Centre! Featuring none other than Congo Natty to showcase 30 years of Rebel MC, a two-hour b2b from Spectrasoul Serum and Doc Scott, Dogger & Mindstate and GQ & Codebreaker alongside a slew of resident DJs and MCs, this is certainly one of this year's biggest afterparty lineups. Expect full carnival decor and a huge lighting setup inside and out at one of Bristol's very best club venues!
Party till late at The Criterion
The Criterion is one of the last and most important pubs in the St Paul's area, and you can bet that the party will be going on inside until the early hours of Sunday. Loved in the area and a pillar of the St Paul's community, The Criterion is open to all and will no doubt be hosting some huge Carnival celebrations well into the night once the main event finishes.
To buy tickets for any of the above parties, follow the links in the respective headings. Have we missed anyone out? Let us know through our Contact Page if you think there's a party that needs adding! For more information on St Paul's Carnival 2019 and to follow updates, respond to our Facebook event listing.
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.