October Club Highlights: 9 huge parties coming up in Bristol this month

October Club Highlights: 9 huge parties coming up in Bristol this month

Posted on: 04 Oct 2021

Join revellers and music lovers all over the city on some of Bristol’s most loved dancefloors with some of the city’s most loved promoters and labels.


As students and Bristolians alike head back to the music venues of Bristol, promoters are busy curating some of the best parties the UK has to offer! 


From smaller, newer venues such as Strange Brew to the likes of Motion, October is a busy time for nightlife - particularly with the annual Halloween celebrations taking place at the end of the month.  


With this in mind, in no particular order, here are our nine exciting club highlights for the month of October.


Back to the Future w/ Kalita, Good Block & more! @ Strange Brew | Friday 1 October


Kicking things off with one of Bristol’s newest venues, Strange Brew, as Back to the Future present ‘A Night of Cosmic Global sounds’ with Kalita Records and others. 


The London-based, Kalita Records, are headlining the night with their celebrated blend of disco and Afro. Others playing include Good Block (a producer and DJ duo of Richard Foe and Andrew Watson) and Noods radio resident, Satsumas, with his mix of New Wave and Synth Pop.


This eclectic lineup should be the perfect recipe for a dance-heavy start to October! Tickets available here.

NNHMN // YOKEL (feat. Avon Terror Corps artists) @ Crofters Rights | Saturday 2 October


Moving straight into the first Saturday of the month, we head to Stokes Croft where Berlin-based duo, NNHMN, bring their experimental electronic music project to Crofters Rights. 


The project defies the borders between Techno and Synth Wave as the sound is inflected with distorted vocals - this night would certainly be a good pick for those interested in what Bristol’s weird and wonderful electronic music scene has to offer.


Support for this event comes from YOKEL, an EBM artist affiliated with the brilliant Bristol-based label, Avon Terror Corps.


Dazed Presents: Macky Gee @ Motion | Tuesday 5 October 


For those more interested in a night of Drum & Bass, as part of UWE Bristol’s welcome week to new students, Dazed are bringing D&B legend, Macky Gee, to Bristol. The artist is partnered with UK Garage star, Sammy Virgi - known throughout the scene for his joyful and distinctive sound.


Known for his innovative and heavy bassline, Macky will certainly draw a crowd. Particularly with the arrival of new students to the city, all of whom will be excited to see what the city has to offer from its biggest venue! 


Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Club @ Thekla | Friday 8 October


Funk and Soul legend, Craig Charles is returning to Thekla with a night not to be missed. The BBC 6 Music DJ will be on the decks, playing through decades of classic tracks.


He is joined on this occasion by live Funk outfit Crinkle Cuts and Soul and House disc jockey, DJ Emma among others.


Tickets can be found on the Thekla website.


Hidden - Optimo All Night Long @ The Loco Klub | Friday 15 October


Electronic promoters, Hidden, are taking over The Loco Klub this October bank holiday weekend and it’s going to be a good one.


Optimo, the act formed of the legendary JD Twitch and JG Wilkes, will be bringing their House and Techno blend underneath Temple Meads for an unpredictable dance experience.


Complementing the Glaswegian outfit will be the excellent Noods Radio’s James Dyer and Ellie Stokes. 


Dad Bod Boogie Presents: Big Miz @ Crofters Rights | Wednesday 20 October


House and Techno extraordinaire, Dad Bod Boogie, is back at Crofters Rights. This time bringing revellers techno artist, Big Miz. 


Hailing from Scotland, the producer and DJ has long been a staple of the underground house and techno scene so we expect there to be a real buzz around this event.


Bristol Mix Sessions x Eloisa x Goldfat @ Basement 45 | Friday 22 October


Drum & Bass event promoters, Bristol Mix Sessions, are back, bringing fans two exciting new UK-based D&B labels. The event, created as a means of discovering and giving a platform to up-and-coming artists, this time presents Eloisa and Goldfat. 


After the two previously Bristol Mix Sessions at Basement 45 sold out before doors opened, those keen would be recommended to get their tickets early.

Mungos Hifi x Electrikal x Jungle Cakes @ Motion | Saturday 23 October 


Moving onto Bristol’s most popular nightclub and their night hosting Scotland’s biggest soundsystem, Mungo’s Hi Fi.


The penultimate weekend of October sees the Glasgow-based collective bring their unique blend of modern bass music, Reggae and Dubstep to the South West. This distinctive sound has given the outfit an impressive underground following - making this an unmissable event.


Support comes from renowned fellow soundsystem Bass consortium, Electrikal, as well as Jungle artist, Jungle Cakes.


This event puts Mungos Hifi and Electrikal together for the first time, making it one of the most important this month. Tickets are flying out for this one so punters would be advised to get them early here.

Good Time - Halloween Special @ Thekla | Sunday 31 October


Following on from a successful event at Thekla in the summer, Good Time will be taking over the boat once more for a Halloween special.


The promoters are bringing a stellar lineup of Gentleman’s Dub Club Sound System, The Next Man and Gardna on board to showcase an array of Sound System talent.


The event is throughout the day, with doors open at 15:00 and close at 21:00 - enough time for plenty of dancing.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.