11 essential parties in Bristol this month

11 essential parties in Bristol this month

Posted on: 02 Nov 2019

Bristol's best club venues are gearing up for a huge month of DJ sets and electronic live sets in November.


Check out our picks for the very best of them including Eats Everything, Calibre, Peach and more:


Eats Everything's Digital Switch Off @ Lakota | Saturday 2 November


Bristol legend Dan Pearce is one of the world's biggest techno DJs right now, and he's back this month for a hometown show at one of his all-time favourite venues.


Having grown up partying and DJing at Lakota throughout his formative years, he's bringing his Come Rave With Me tour to the Stokes Croft club on Saturday 2 November.


Eats Everything's Halloween Digital Switch Off will be locking phones away at the door, meaning you can get as loose as you like without holding back. Not one to miss!

Eats Everything's Digital Switch Off @ Lakota.

The Blast Halloween: Carnival of the Dead @ Motion | Saturday 2 November


Bristolians should know the score by now when it comes to The Blast. Massive, sweaty, multi-genre parties headlined by some of the most exciting DJs and MCs from across the UK's bass scene: what's not to like?


With none other than Shy FX topping a lineup that also features Bristol veterans DJ DIE and Randall as part of their all-new Watch The Ride project, Bristol bass heads cannot afford to miss this.

The Blast Halloween Carnival of the Dead @ Motion.

Darwin @ The Island | Friday 8 November


Canadian-born Berliner Darwin has been turning heads across Europe in 2019, and she got the attention of underground music fans everywhere with her huge b2b set alongside Re:ni at this year's Dekmantel festival.


Renowned Bristol party starters Deep Discs are inviting her to the depths of The Island this month for an all-night odyssey in one of our favourite club venues.



Get Loose #1 @ Dare2Club | Saturday 9 November


Bristol-based DJ Bruce's 'Hough-can This Happen?' party at Dare2Club in August was a hit, put together last-minute after the cancellation of Houghton Festival.


Selling out in just a couple of hours, it saw revered selectors Hodge & Peverelist go b2b in the club's dungeon, while Manchester-based DJ Willow and Bruce himself bought the vibes to a packed-out main room.


The party was such a success that Bruce has put together another event at the same venue, so you can Get Loose all over again on Saturday 9 November.

Get Loose #1 @ Dare2Club.

10 Years of in:Motion w/Lil Louis, Carista + more @ Motion | Saturday 9 November


In August, we were hit with the news that this year's in:Motion series would be the club's last, as they gear up to fight a battle against property developers looking to move in on the land around their site.


in:Motion has been a defining series for the venue, so it's only right that they celebrate their 10th Anniversary in style.


Step forward, founding father of house music Lil' Louis, in-demand Dutch selector Carista and highly-regarded, Bristol-based DJ Manami.

10 Years of in:Motion.

Viva la Disco w/Joey Negro, Greg Wilson + more @ Lakota | Saturday 9 November


It's not often you get two bonafide musical legends playing in one city on the same night, but on Saturday 9 November, if that Motion lineup doesn't tickle your fancy, get yourself down to Lakota to catch disco icon Joey Negro in action. 


The Z Records head has been at the top of the game for almost thirty years, and he'll be joined on the night by established electro DJ and serial remixer Greg Wilson.

Viva la Disco @ Lakota.

PPG w/Peach b2b CCL @ The Island | Friday 15 November


Having split their events calendar between Sheffield and Bristol for the last three years, Pretty Pretty Good is sadly hosting their last-ever party here this month.


Determined to go out with a bang, they've confirmed the return of Canadian DJ Peach for a special b2b with rhythmic Seattle selector CCL on Friday 15.


Having brought the likes of DMX Krew, Willow, Pangaea and many more to Bristol during their time here, expect a massive send off for PPG at this one. 

Pretty Pretty Good @ The Island.

Calibre plus Special Guest (TBA) @ Lakota | Friday 15 November


Drum & bass veteran Calibre is no stranger to Lakota having played a number of times over his illustrious career, and the WAH gang are bringing him to Stokes Croft once more this month to headline another huge party.


With support from Ray Von, Serene and Sentience and a special guest DJ still TBA, we reckon this will be one to remember.

Calibre @ Lakota.

Utopia x Dad Bod Boogie pres. Folamour @ Lakota | Saturday 23 November


Folamour's stock hit the roof in the summer after this unreal set for Boiler Room at FLY Open Air in Edinburgh. The Parisian DJ is a master at reading a crowd and comes armed with a secret stash of huge club bangers wherever he goes.


Catch him headline Lakota for the first time this month, backed up by Portuguese DJ and Red Bull Radio regular Mafalda.

Folamour & Mafalda @ Lakota.

Snowbombing Launch Party w/Artwork, Jasper James + more @ Motion | Saturday 23 November


Motion revealed recently that they'd be hosting their very own stage at Snowbombing Festival 2020, so what better way to get in the mood than with a huge launch party at their world-renowned HQ?


Expect huge sets from Artwork, Jasper James, Ceri, Dusky and more as the Motion team get you in the mood for the 2020 edition of the celebrated Austrian ski festival.

Snowbombing Launch Party @ Motion.

Identified Patient @ The Exchange | Friday 29 November


One of an endless line of artists to emerge from the Amsterdam techno scene, Identified Patient injects a relentless energy into an almost unrivalled collection of rare cuts and left-field bangers during his memorable DJ sets.


Check out his set at Dekmantel Festival this year for a taste of what to expect, and be sure to get your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment.


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Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. 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 gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at matt@365bristol.com.