Ibibio Sound Machine

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Ibibio Sound Machine

Electronic afro-funk band…

Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, the music of Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post-punk and electro, and electronic London. These worlds collide via the storytelling lyrical thread of Eno’s vocals in the Ibibio language of Nigeria. The end result is evocative Nigerian poetic imagery set against an edgy Afro-Electro soundscape.

Ibibio Sound Machine’s pulsating first single ‘Let’s Dance’ and also ʻTalking Fish’ earned places on the BBC 6 Music playlist. The follow-up to their self-titled debut album is ‘Uyai’, which means beauty in the Ibibio language and refers to the strength and free spirit of women in general and, in particular, the courage of the women in Eno’s family. ‘Uyai’ purveys a darker, edgier tone to their first effort, which the band says, “maybe reflects the difficult journey the band took from making the first album to completing the second one”. Ibibio Sound Machine is comprised of Max Grunhard on saxophone and synth, John McKenzie on bass, Ghanaian guitar legend Alfred ‘Kari’ Bannerman, Jose Joyette on drums, Brazilian Anselmo Netto on percussion, synth/horn men Tony Hayden & Scott Baylis and vocalist Williams.

Tickets on sale:

Mar 09, 2019   Starts 07:30 PM to 11:00 PM

TICKET PRICE – £14 adv + bf

AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

CONTACT NUMBER – 0117 935 1200

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Art Battle Bristol

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Art Battle Bristol

a night of live competitive painting

Watch the paint fly before your eyes and the creative process unfold during 3 fast-paced rounds and help vote to determine the Champion!
All artwork created will also be available via silent auction.

Be a part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists by applying online at artbattle.com/register!

Come and check out featured artist Rosie Caley create on the night as well!

*Follow us on Instagram @ABBristol!

Sponsored by Daler-Rowney

Art Battle® is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. The medium is acrylic paint and the tools allowed are brushes, palette knives or any non-mechanical implements. At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take the work home. Art Battle happens in 50+ cities worldwide, check artbattle.com for local listings!

WANT TO PAINT IN ART BATTLE?  Apply via http://artbattle.com/register/

Mar 22, 2019  Starts 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Venue: Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW

TICKET PRICE – £10 / £5 conc adv

AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

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Asian Dub Foundation at Trinity Centre

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Asian Dub Foundation

British rapcore, dub, dancehall and ragga band

Presented by D’ark Promotions

After nearly 20 years of raging against oppression and injustice, it is sometimes easy to forget that this multi-cultural British crew are also one of the most musically inventive, explosively exciting live bands on the planet.

Now, their strongest line up yet combines their trademark fusion of punk rock, electronic beats, reggae, bhangra and hipVhop that has attracted many famous fans, from Primal Scream to Radiohead, Sinead O’Connor to Chuck D, all former touring partners and studio collaborators.

+ special guets tba

Tickets and more info coming soon

May 17, 2019   Starts 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM


AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

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Nubiyan Twist

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Nubiyan Twist

A blend of jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and reggae

+ support

**Unfortunately this show, originally taking place on Thursday 8 November 2018 will now be rescheduled for Saturday 2 March 2019 due to their forthcoming album release date being delayed**

We hope that you are able to attend the new date and we can confirm that all tickets will remain valid. However, if needed, refunds are available if you can no longer attend.

Leeds-born collective Nubiyan Twist blend jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and reggae in a groove that is “wholly satisfying and addictively tasty” (London In Stereo). In their live shows, the “tightest of tight” (Narc) band becomes a 10-piece powerhouse of virtuoso players. At the centre of this perfect storm is Nubiya Brandon, whose soulful vocals are “the beating heart of the group” (London In Stereo). With Huey Morgan, David Rodigan and Craig Charles already in their fanclub, Nubiyan Twist’s show at Trinity Centre is set to bring down the house.

Mar 02, 2019

Doors: 19:30 – 11.00pm

Starts 07:30 PM to 11:00 PM

TICKET PRICE – £15 adv + bf

AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)

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KOAN Sound

Polychrome Official Album Launch – EXTRA DATE
Electronic music production duo from Bristol

KOAN SOUND return to Bristol for their first hometown headline show in 3 years, on the back of the upcoming debut full-length album ‘Polychrome’.

The special one-off show will feature brand new visual and stage production, as well as guest support from Sorrow and Monuman.

Official Album Trailer

KOAN Sound
(Brand New Live Visual Show)

with special guests:

‘Polychrome’ is available to stream and purchase from 07/12/18.
Tickets can be bought bundled with the album now from https://koansound.com/store

14/02/2019  Starts 19:00 to 23:00

TICKET PRICE – £10 / £12 / £15 / £20 adv + bf

AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

© Sarah Koury / KoLAB Studios

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Slum Village (live) x Abstract Orchestra

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Slum Village (live) x Abstract Orchestra… Detroit hip hop legends

BAM!BAM!BAM! presents

Slum Village (LIVE) x Abstract Orchestra

Detroit hip hop legends Slum Village join forces with the UK’s orchestra hip hop powerhouse the Abstract Orchestra.

Slum Village have been carrying the torch for old school, funk and soul filled hip hop since they burst onto the scene with their debut Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol 1 back in 199

T3 and Young RJ will be teaming up with the undisputed kings of orchestral hip hop the UK’s very own Abstract Orchestra, an 18-piece outfit who’ve been blending jazz orchestration and hip hop beats to critical acclaim.

This killer combination is guaranteed to deliver all of your favourite joints for a high energy dose of hip hop.

Words to the wise. Slum Village are legends without a doubt and Abstract Orchestra have been selling out shows across the country with their J Dilla and Madvillainy shows.

Do. Not. Sleep. These tickets will fly.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 9am.

“They own it…..it sounds like my brothers records…yet they make it their own” – Illa J on Abstract Orchestra


Starts 19:00 to 23:00

TICKET PRICE – £18 adv + bf

AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

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Tech N9ne

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Tech N9ne

American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer

BAM!BAM!BAM! Presents
Tech N9ne debut UK tour!

“one of the greatest rappers in the game” Hot New Hip Hop

“He’s been a beast for years” NPR/Tiny Desk

The independent underground wouldn’t be what it is today without pioneers like Strange Music co founder Tech N9ne. In less than two decades he himself has earned three gold records, sold over two million albums and made multiple appearances on Forbe’s Hip Hop Cash Kings list. He’s collaborated with artists as diverse as Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Eminem and Boyz II Men just to name a few.

Tech N9ne continues to up the ante for all other touring rap artists. Bringing his memorable hits to the masses, songs like “I’m A Playa”, “Caribou Lou”, “Riot Maker”, “Fragile”, “Don’t Nobody Want None” and “Hood Go Crazy”, he proves he can deliver live as well as in the studio. 2018 has proven to be another stellar year which saw The Wall Street Journal shine recognition upon his game-changing touring.

His most recent solo album Planet appeared all over Billboard – #1 on the Rap Chart, #1 on the Independent Chart, #1 on the R&B and Hip Hop Chart. Tech N9ne continues to earn the respect of his peers from diverse genres, all while roaming the world as the hardest touring artist in Hip Hop.

Tickets on sale NOW!

02/02/2019  Starts 19:00 to 23:00

TICKET PRICE – £16 adv + bf

AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

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Teachings in Dub Weekender Pt 4


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Tippa Irie
Mungo’s Hi Fi
Mala & Sgt. Pokes (Old Skool Set)
Solo Banton
Gorgon Sound
Maasai Warrior

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Festival of Light. Sun 4th Nov 2018


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Festival of Light

Trinity’s Free annual fireworks party

Our annual festival of light party with food and live music returns!

Join us in the Trinity Garden for a festival of light celebration with a aerial performance from Sunken Circus followed by live music from the fabulous Bristol Reggae Orchestra + support from Dutchie

Gates Open 6pm (please arrive early to avoid disappointment)

Live Music inside from 8pm

Entry: Please note priority will be given to those with flyers which are used as tickets – these can be picked up from the Trinity Centre as of 18th October and 1 flyer can cover up to 4 people.

For all those coming don’t forget to dig deep – this year the suggested donation of £3 per person helps us to put on free events like the Festival of Light so that everyone can enjoy.

Bristol Reggae Orchestra is a collective of 25 local musicians, who all love music of Jamaican origin. They draw their musical influences from reggae and ska, and also jazz and classical music; playing a mixture of their own original tunes and arrangements of well known classics, from the likes of Bob Marley and Lord Tanamo.
The Orchestra brings together a culturally, ethnically and socially diverse group of community musicians, composers and arrangers from the City of Bristol. Members have various musical backgrounds and experiences The orchestra is globally unique, and one of the UK’s most inspiring and uplifting community projects.We look forward to welcoming them back to Trinity for the first time since 2014.
“Bristol Reggae Orchestra likes to bring its music to audiences across the city and more widely, to entertain all age groups and provide opportunities for members to develop their individual and collective musicianship and related skills. We are always looking to expand our membership. Please speak to one of us after the gig if you’d like to join us”

**Please read this if you are planning on coming to the Fireworks**

The event starts at 6pm. People who have flyers will have priority entry (but flyers do not guarantee entry). There will be two queues, for those that have flyers and those who do not, please make sure you the join the correct queue. This event will be busy. Flyers will be at Trinity, with 4 people max per flyer (including small children and babies). The flyer run is limited, when they are gone they are gone. We will post on the event when the flyers are ready to collect.

We have a suggested donation of £3 per person, so don’t forget to dig deep when you come in!

For everyone’s safety we will be undertaking bag checks so please don’t bring sparklers or alcohol, as they will be taken off you. This is a dog free event and will be noisy, so for those of you who are sensitive to noise (or have small children) you may want to bring ear defenders.

Outdoor activities are subject to the weather, live music inside will continue regardless.

Anyone who has access requirements please let us know before the event by calling the office 0117 935 1200 or email to info@trinitybristol.org.uk

On the day we cannot guarantee a response to any Facebook or Twitter messages (4 Nov).

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