A musical guide to August bank holiday weekend 2019

A musical guide to August bank holiday weekend 2019

Posted on: 22 Aug 2019

It’s felt like a lifetime, but we’ve made it: August bank holiday, we adore you. And it's not too late to make some plans, either. 

Rejoice, music lovers! There's so much going on in Bristol this weekend, so we've picked out some of the best bits. 


Harbour Nights @ Arnolfini (FREE)

Last week, Harbour Nights was cancelled due to bad weather, so there’s even more reason to go this week, right? 

Every Friday throughout the summer, the harbourside sees DJs, live bands and street food vendors get together for a sun-glazed evening soiree: not a bad way to kick off a bank holiday if you ask us.


Eminent w/ Lerosa, Billie George, Hywel Gregory & Zobol @ Love Inn

Lerosa is back with his first album in eight years. A 10-track excursion through acid ripples, electro accents and deep house cuts, Bucket of Eggs is a pretty exciting insight into what’s instore for his Friday night trip to the Love Inn. 

Madlib, Kamaal Williams, The Heliocentrics, Carista @ The Marble Factory 

An icon in instrumental hip-hop and one of London’s biggest acid-jazz musicians in one gig? Get yourself to this one: it’s a must.

Stokes Croft Summer Party @ Lakota 

It’s a bank holiday, so use your Sunday wisely: why not head to Lakota’s summer party? Local DnB and jungle talent are set to take over the club for a day-long summer blowout; BBQ and a summery cocktail menu included.


Summer Garden Party: Alex Virgo, Elliot Adamson & more @ Motion 

Backed by Eats Everything and Patrick Topping, Virgo seems like a go-to choice to headline a summer party. Uplifting tracks born out of funk-infused samples, his records will sure make a pretty pair with Adamson’s house catalogue during their B2B.


Specialist Subject Records all-dayer 

It’s been two years since SPS set up shop in the Exchange. To celebrate, they’re throwing an all-day party alongside a (weather permitting) vegan BBQ. They’ve got Plymouth’s WOAHNOWS, London’s Witching Waves and many more. Glorious. 

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Article by:

Kate Hutchison

Kate Hutchison, co-Editor 365Bristol.com & Editor 365Bath.com 

Kate is a recent Philosophy graduate and freelance writer with a passion for digital content, music and lifestyle journalism. Find Kate in a coffee shop, on Twitter or email kate@365bristol.com