Groundswell Rising Film Screening

Come and see this moving film on fracking and meet the executive producer..
Mark Lichty from Pennsylvania in the USA will be in Bristol for a screening of Groundswell Rising, a documentary about fracking in America and the social movement which has emerged from affected communities. It is informative, daunting, inspiring and hopeful all at once. Mark is the film’s executive producer and will be in England on a nine day tour.

Mark has long been involved in issues of social justice and change through organizations such as Common Cause, Project for Nuclear Awareness and others. He is an attorney and a former CEO of Bustin Industrial Products. He used to believe gas was a solution to future energy needs and spent tens of thousands of dollars converting his plant to gas, and had no issues with fracking at that time. When he subsequently became involved with the research for the Groundswell Rising film, he changed his position completely. He now believes fracking is the major issue of our times and, due to the health and environmental consequences, is a moral issue as well.

This is a great opportunity to come and find out more about fracking and hear first hand from someone who has lived side by side with the industry and has documented people taking charge of defending their communities against its inherent dangers. There will also be a chance to find out about the situation in the UK as fracking licences have been issued in many areas including in North Somerset, quite close to Bristol.

01/11/2016  Starts – 19:00 to 21:30 TICKET PRICE – Free, donations welcome

CONTACT NUMBER – 0117 9351200

TEACHINGS IN DUB at Trinity Tonight!

TEACHINGS IN DUB at Trinity Fri 19 August 2016 from 10pm to 5am






Earlybird: £11.00
Standard: £16.50















One of the few truly Independent venue with performances from the likes of Gorillaz, Daniel Johnston, Roni Size and Animal Collective as well as building a reputation as a venue for great club nights like Teachings in Dub and now Bump Rollerdisco.

Famous for hosting some of the most legendary band names (U2, Massive Attack, Portishead, The Wailers, Public Enemy and The Specials are just a few) Trinity can rightly claim to be the birthplace of the Bristol sound.

The venue has a current capacity of 650

18+ unless stated otherwise – You will need ID at the door
The Trinity Centre now operates a Challenge 25 policy. If you look under 25, please be prepared to show ID on entry & when buying drinks at the bar.

Address: Trinity Road, Bristol, City of Bristol BS2 0NW

6 Music Festival Details: Trinity Centre

Radio 6 Festival

Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol. BS2 0NW

Saturday 13 February and Sunday 14 February

10:30 Doors, 16:00 Curfew
Ticket Information:
Tickets for this event have now sold out. We’re sorry if you missed out; the demand for tickets was huge this year.

Please do not risk buying tickets through unofficial channels.

We understand your frustration that some people may place adverts on secondary ticketing websites. We do not agree with people selling tickets on for profit, however legally there is nothing we can do to prevent this happening.

The BBC reserves the right to ask ticket holders for their identification linked to the purchase of the original ticket upon entry to the event. We strongly recommend the public do not risk buying tickets that are being resold as we cannot guarantee whether they are genuine or if they are tickets that have previously been cancelled. Those offering free or paid tickets for sale are breaking the Terms & Conditions they agreed to during the booking process and, if discovered, we reserve the right to cancel their tickets.

If you did miss out of tickets there are still opportunities to be part of this year’s 6 Music Festival. Some ticket will be given away in on-air competitions on BBC 6 Music in the weeks leading up to the event so keep listening for more information.


Venue: Trinity Centre

Performing Live: Julian Cope; Saul Williams

DJ Sets: Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood & Mad Professor; Jah Lokko Soundsystem

In Conversation: Underworld & Lauren Laverne; Misty In Roots & Mary Anne Hobbs; Making Music in the West with Roni Size, DJ Queen Bee, Blanck Mass & Nemone

Poetry with Murray Lachlan Young, Deanna, Holly McNish and Kojey Radical

Comedy with Shaun Keaveny, Mark Watson, Cerys Nelmes and Alice Matthews

Also featuring an exhibition of the Bristol music scene in pictures by local photographer Beezer, an Independent Record fair, screen printing, tea and cake from the Women’s Institute.

Additionally, attendees are welcome to bring their music memorabilia along to be documented for The People’s History of Pop project, a new BBC Four series.


Venue: Trinity Centre

Performing Live: Floating Points (live); This Is the Kit; False Lights; Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock; Rozi Plain

Ring The Alarm – The DJ Derek Story: Gideon Coe hosts a discussion with Don Letts and Count Skylarkin’ after previewing an exclusive clip of a film about legendary Bristolian DJ Derek which Don has been making alongside Massive Attack’s Daddy G

In Conversation: Geoff Barrow & Gilles Peterson / John Grant & Cerys Matthews

Also featuring an exhibition of the Bristol music scene in pictures by local photographer Beezer, an Independent Record fair, the Jah Lokko Soundsystem, screen printing, tea and cake from the Women’s Institute.

Additionally, attendees are welcome to bring their music memorabilia along to be documented for The People’s History of Pop project, a new BBC Four series.

Event Restrictions:

You need to be aged 16 or over to attend this event. If you are 16 or 17 years old you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over.

You may be required to provide photographic ID in the form of a passport or driving licence. Please click here to view all 6 Music Festival By Day and By Night Terms and Conditions

Please note there is no readmission to the venue once the event has started.
Travel and Directions:

Please click here for travel and transport information for Trinity Centre, Bristol
Prohibited Items:

Please click here for all 6 Music Festival By Day and By Night Terms and Conditions which include a full list of prohibited items.

Please be aware professional photography equipment such as zoom lenses are not allowed in the venue. Selfie sticks are also not permitted.
Disabled Access Information:

Please click here for all disabled access information for Trinity Centre

If you require further information on access or disabled access ticketeting please email

Big up Teaching in Dub!

We welcome live & direct from France
Blackboard Jungle Soundsystem


Bristols thunderweight
Maasai Warrior Sound System!

Heavyweight session guaranteed – Trinity Centre

29 January at 22:00 to 30 January at 5:00

Local Somerset festival ‘Shindig Weekender’ is looking for talent by running an Online Contest.

Local Somerset festival ‘Shindig Weekender’ is looking for talent by running an Online Contest.Shindig Weekender Performer Image

Shindig Weekender Performer Image
Shindig Weekender is one of the country’s brightest, funniest, awesomi-est festivals of the season. Funk, Bass, Glitter, Love, Friends, Glitter, some of the Rock, all of the Roll, (and some more glitter) come together in a field near Bath in May like a tsunami of sweet, sweet Haribo!

With this year’s main acts signed off we’re now looking to cast our talent net far and wide to get the freshest, coolest, weirdest (in a good way) acts to join the party. If you think you’d like to be involved, and are able to perform in a secret location near Bath on the weekend of 27th May then we want you to get in touch.

Upload a video of your performance to youtube, email the link to, the closing date for entries is Feb 29th.

We want, throat warblers, budgie smugglers, axe jugglers, spandex, human cannonballs, fembots, fambots, manbots….whatever you do – come at us!

Full rules and how to enter

Prizes: The winners will get to play a set at the Weekender. The winner will also get entry to the weekend for themselves and one other with camping and parking included.

Shindig Online Talent Contest

Shindig Online Talent Contest

Rules of entry…

1. Upload a video of your performance to youtube (no longer than 10 mins), copy and paste these words into the description ‘This is my entry to the Shindig Weekender 2016 Online Talent Contest”

2. Email the link to your video.

3. Follow the page for judging updates.

Event: Shindig Weekender 2016, 27th-29th May near Bath, UK.

We are running a online talent competition to win a set at our Weekender.

Prizes: The winner will get to play a set at the Weekender. The winner will also get entry to the weekend for themselves and one other with camping and parking included. No travel is included in the prize so please bare this in mind if you live outside the UK.

The winner will be perform live alongside the cream of world wide dance music, cabaret and family entertainment or on one of our many stages at this years event. Different to previous online talent competitions we have run, this year we are opening it up to all performers, DJ’s, Singers, Bands, Poets, Cabaret we want to see submissions from anyone who thinks they have some really special to add to our event.

This year we invite you to make a video of your performance, upload it to youtube and send us the video. We will put all suitable entires into one play list and the winning act will be picked from the submissions. To help us select the best of the best we have invited 3 of our finest to judge the competition. JFB will be casting his vote on any DJ submissions, Barry Ashworth will be looking after the live acts and any bands while Dutty Moonshine will be on hand to judge all circus and cabaret submissions, GF Talent Management will be judging across all categories.

UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO YOUTUBE & SEND THE LINK OF YOUR ENTRY either via email to or via Private Message to the Shindig Weekender or Ghetto Funk Facebook fan pages.

There is an under 18 category.

You have till midnight on the 29th February to upload your video and send the link to us.Shindig Weekender Site Image
Shindig Weekender Site Image


Sat December 12, 2015 – 10:00 PM
The Twinkle Brothers
Bristol, United Kingdom, 2015
Trinity Centre
Trinity Road, Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
Twinkle Brothers Onstage At 11.30pm
The Twinkle Brothers formed by Norman (vocal, drums) and Ralston Grant (vocals, rhythm guitar in 1962, are one of the most famous original Jamaican reggae bands. The band expanded with the addition of Eric Barnard (piano), Kyle Hyatt (vocals, percussion) and Albert Green (congos, percussion)
After winning local talent competitions, they became famous for singing in a slick trio style, similar to the Mighty Diamonds.
With an extensive back catalogue of over 60 albums, they have worked with many of the greatest reggae producers including Bunny Lee, Lee Scratch Perry, Sid Bucknor, Phil Pratt and Duke Reid.
In 1975, the Twinkles released their best and most widely known record, Rasta Pon Top, a rasta-infused, roots-heavy demi-masterpiece that included soul and gospel vocal stylings within the deep grooves of reggae bass lines.

To truly experience this legendary band, you need to see them live, as Norman is famous for his energetic performances that deliver an inspiring night of vocal reggae sounds.
This is one band not to miss4fdd5bda058606fbc670e7633ac1057d

Jah Tubbys
Jah Tubbys was established in 1971, they have been playing their sound system and building sound equipment for nearly 45 years. Hosting regular nights around London in the late 70’s and establishing the Jah Tubbys and Y&D record labels by the mid 80’s, Jah Tubbys was a formidable force, playing with some of the biggest sound systems of the time. Nowadays, Jah Tubbys is recognised globally as one of the best sound systems and equipment builders around.
In the mid 80’s Jah Tubbys adopted a young mic man who went by the name of Jasmine Joe aka Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith is better known today as Aba Shanti-I. Aba Shanti-I is regarded one of the UK’s leading sound systems. Jah Tubbys current mic men include Errol Bellot, Dixie Peach, Gregory Fabulous, Prof. Natty and Mackie Banton.

Jah Tubbys World System has featured at Bristol Roots Syndicate before, last time we were blown away by the exceptional music selection and sound quality, so we have invited them back for another meeting of the dub-plates.

Pappa Root Sound System – Bristol
Pappa Roots sound was established in 2004, but the crew are veterans with operator David House also part of one of Bristol’s foundation sounds, Enterprise. Pappa Roots are a true Bristol Sound, and are known as one of the cities cultural defenders, running strictly conscious roots music.
The story of Pappa Roots began back in the 70’s in the hey day of sound systems, with Enterprise Sound, a true foundation sound system of that time and a life blood of reggae music. Sound systems spread a conscious message, to a community, that even if times were hard, you could go and hear the latest news, music and dance at the weekend.
Enterprise sound played against many of the great sounds of that time, Mafia Tone Hifi, Sir Coxsone sound, Fat Man Hifi, Lord Koos and Jah Tubbys, playing them in London at Cubies night club.
Every sound system has a unique character, as the choices that were made in their construction, what drivers, speakers, size of boxes affected the sound they produced. The builder of the system would work his magic, until he found his voice, sometimes a reflection of his musical style and personality.
Pappa Roots is the voice of David House, his history of the sound is deep sound system, and at its heart is the voice of the people and their roots

Fear & Loathing NYE


Expect an immersive party full of the wacky & A collection of amazing bands, DJ’s and performers will entertain you over two rooms in one of Bristol oldest and most iconic venues.

Expect a EPIC midnight spectical with fireworks, confetti, pyro technics, CO2, dancers & performers


Babyhead is an 8 headed ska, hiphop, dub monster!
From our head quarters in baby boomtown (Bristol UK) we extend our skank rock tentacles through the minds and ears of this little island and beyond. True vets of the underground with rep built on hyper interactive anarchic live shows, we been smashing sound systems big and small for a decade plus…. cos we cant, so we won’t and we don’t… um…stop.



Yes before you say it, we know we’ve already booked Ed & Darrison this year, but they smashed it so hard at Lakota back in March, we couldn’t think of a better hype team to finish off your New Years Eve in style! As a crew Tremor have been big fans and hugely influence by this duo for so long it only seems fitting to have them back for this special occasion.

Special Guest TBC
Can’t announce this one yet but its a corker!

Plus a HUGE support line up from:

Jinx in Dub ft. Parly B
C@ in the H@ ft. Mr FX
Dephicit & Summer Bright
Mr Tea & the Minions
The Phunk Junkies
Matt Ma G
Hookline & Sinker

All these acts will be spread over two stages one indoor & another outside in a large marquee.

Fear & Loathing themed dress highly encouraged



10:00 to 06:00


£15 / £20 / £25 / £30 adv + bf

Netsky Live + Support


SJM Concerts & Metropolis presents
Electronic artist and drum & bass legend Netsky is set to bring his incredible live show back to the UK this winter alongside his full band and a host of very special guests. The exclusive five date run will see him play some of the UK’s major cities, kicking things off in Brighton on December 8th, stopping in Bristol, London and Manchester and finishing in Birmingham on December 12th.Netsky’s rise up the ranks has been a sight to behold. He first made his name with Hospital Records in 2009 with a series of blistering releases including single ‘Memory Lane’ and his infamous self-titled debut album ‘Netsky’ , which propelled the talented young producer from Belgium into the premiere league. Starting out with an underground drum ‘n’ bass label like Chase & Status did before him, Hospital Records ended up being the perfect springboard for Boris Daenen to get to where he is today.14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

View the preview video here

Starts 19:30 to 23:00


£15 adv + bf

University of Dub Presents Roots Dance Power Power of the Trinity

Friday 27th November 2015
University of Dub Presents
Roots Dance Power
Power of the Trinity

10:00 pm until 6:00 am
Returning from Leeds, the ever inspirational soundz of
Iration Steppas
Vanguard of Dub, playing dubz inna year 3000 style

With Jah Tubbys World-System
& Crew from East London

And The Mighty Aba-Shanti-I
Earth Rocker Sound of Jah Lightning and Thunder

All tribes welcome / Upfull Behaviour / Daily Bread / Bars / Free smoking area / Record/ CD and craft stalls / Jah Guide

University of Dub’s monthly sessions feature three heavy weight sound-systems playing roots reggae music and special dub plates. The vibration in the dance is a togetherness of all nations enjoying high quality roots reggae music. Come and enjoy Jah vibes!


Doors open at 10:00 PM – Close at 6:00 AM

Age: You must be 18 years of age or more to attend this event (with or without a guardian) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. |

| Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned.image-5