Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 28th December 17
Welcome to the gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. We have had such a great year and this New Years Eve rounds off an amazing year for music in Glastonbury.
Happy New Year to you all.
Gig of the weekSo little to pick between them so a joint one this week.
Sunday 31st DecemberNew Years EveUK:ID presents New YEARS EVE at The King Arthur
Neon Apocalyptic madness is gonna go down this New Years Eve!!! Come one, come all and witness in the new year with a fantastic mixed blend of musical talent, all contained in a crazy transformed room at The King Arthur. This is one event not to be missed.
Remember people dress to impress... in a Neon Apocalyptic kind of way... Best dressed person wins a free UK:ID T. Go crazy with this :)
DJ NLBeCool - 12pm - 1am
UK:ID - 11:10pm - 11:55pm
These Septic Stars - 10:05pm - 10:50pm
Oska Zaky - 9:20pm - 9:50pm
Tickets: £7 Adv - Available at The King Arthur £10 OTD
New Year's Spectacular. Swampgrass, Marsh Fires, Steve Henderson- Hawthorns Hotel
See in 2018 dressed in your finest 1920s outfit, sipping prohibited liquor and dancing until your limbs fall off. Prizes for best dressed and spot prizes all night. Expect blues, Swing and a whole lot of fun.
Music from Swampgrass
with late night electro swing to keep you dancing.
An evening finger buffet is included in the ticket price.
Advance tickets are £10 and have sold out the last two years so don't expect any door sales. If there are any tickets on the door they will be £15.
Thursday 28th DecemberLewis Clark- Hundred Monkeys Café
LEWIS CLARK- “An eclectic mix of folk, blues, and soul from one of Bristol’s busiest emerging talents
Friday 29th DecemberElectricFox-Moonwatcher-Invisible Gem- The King Arthur
A night of high octane soul powered rock and gypsy fuelled folk swing. They haven't played in town for over a year!!
Electric Fox are a 4-piece from Glastonbury/Bristol, stepping out and burning bright, Electric Fox are a rock band with fierce tunes and a whole lot of soul.
With their hearts worn proudly, these young men invoke an irresistible and vital world of hope,rising through feral and keen melody and rhythm that drives on a knife edge.
From moments of brooding tenderness the music ascends and writhes in an explosion of electric guitar, howling and twisting to uncompromising beats, so full to the brim with movement and feeling that it spills out into the audience, leaving them bouncing off the walls, their feet and hearts pounding.
Lyrical loving infused with a sense of humanity reverberates with a passion and sincerity that looks you in the eye. This is a band that sing their truth. And as the music takes on a life force of its own, Electric Fox want just one thing: to capture your heart and take you for the ride.
Moonwatcher are a three-piece indie-punk band from Somerset, consisting of Arthur Bachini, Flo Parker Bombosch, and Reece Crossley.
Invisible Gem World music trio featuring Voice,Violin,Piano,Guitar and Percussion. Bringing your heartbeat to the dance
Pixels ft Jurango + Pixels DJs- Bocabar/ Red Brick
Pixels returns to the Bocabar this winter for a night of festive fun. Whack on your snow shoes and wrap up warm, Glastonbury's coldest DJ's will be shelling down the walls of the Red Brick Building on December 29th.
XYZ Crimbo Limbo-Riflemans
XYZ have got you covered in that limbo time between Christmas Day & New Years Eve with another amazing FREE ENTRY event. It's the perfect excuse for a get together with friends for a catch up, a few festive drinks and more importantly the best chance to show off that knitted Christmas jumper you just cant wait to rock.
KICKBACK (Ghetto Dub) (Jungle/Drum and Bass)
GRIBZY (Future Follower) (House)
CONNOR C & MC FANATIC (Drum and Bass)
SMOKEY B (Hip Hop & Party Classics)
Mc Boxy & J-Gone
Saturday 30th DecemberThe Syndicate- G&P
A four piece Somerset band producing well crafted music for any event.
Invisible Gem- Riflemans Arms
Sunday 31st December
NYE Mardi Gras Party-Red Brick/Bocabar
Bocabar and the Red Brick Building are excited to present their New Year’s Eve Mardi Gras Party. Featuring live music from Bristol-based Baila La Cumbia (10 piece Cumbia band - Colombian-influenced dance music) along with wicked DJ line up in the main events space including DJ Max Pashm (House, break-beat, DnB) + guests. DJs Mr Slim & Squash (Funk, soul, disco, hip hop, reggae) + guests in Bocabar and a separate Silent Disco room (3 DJ channels). Cocktail and shot bar, projections, glitter and UV bar, and lots more. Dress code: carnival, mask, glitter, feathers. Limited number of Early Bird tickets £15 (SOLD OUT); advanced tier 1 tickets £18 (SOLD OUT) - tier 2 tickets £20; OTD £25 (if available). 18+
Assembly Rooms New Years Eve 2017
PsyTribal NYE shenanigans with ZETAN SPORE, Gloworm, Dawn of Reality, Holy Ghost, Toulliche and more.
After an unavoidable late cancellation of the Temple Ball, some of the folk helping with the event decided to pull together to make sure the show goes on.
Vesica Productions, The Rogue's Gallery and The Assembly Rooms of Glastonbury are preparing to host a most spectacular, vibe-secure NYE PsyTrance celebration. See you on the dance floor!
Late licence til 4am. Only £20 a ticket for a full 8 hours of dancing!
Tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop £20 plus £2 booking fee
The Rogue's Gallery, Glastonbury High Street available from 12 December £20 cash only
New Year's Eve at The King Billy!
Extractor are a rock, blues and occasionally pop band, who also write and play their own material. Anything from the classic sixties stuff by the Kinks and the Small Faces, all the way through punk and classic rock of the 70’s. We take a little detour to the pop of the eighties, such as the Eurythmics, with our own take on it, all the way through to some more modern songs by the likes of Feeder, Snow Patrol and Green Day.
UK:ID presents New YEARS EVE at The King Arthur
New Year's Spectacular. Swampgrass, Marsh Fires, Steve Henderson- Hawthorns Hotel
Monday 1st January
Happy New Year
Open Mic- Hawthorns Hotel
Tuesday 2nd January
The seemingly unstoppable Glastonbury Open Mic night is on every week at Hawthorns Hotel in Glastonbury. Sign up at 8pm and perform somewhere between 8.30 and 11pm (ish).
Open Mic-The King Arthur
Wednesday 3rd January
Future tickets on sale
Saturday 20th January- Neville Staple and Flipron Gig for Mind-The Bocabar
The Return of Judge Roughneck. There will be plenty of shouts of Rude Boy and full on dancing as the band will create a full on party for all of those that attend.
Flipron last headlined Night at the Abbey in Glastonbury where they entertained with a greatest hits set and were thoroughly enjoyable in the rain. Just don’t press that red button.
Saturday 24th February- Glastonbury Calling
Popular Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury which sold out last year have a limited number of discounted tickets on sale now. Over the Bocabar, Assembly Rooms, King Arthur, Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury Football Club and Riflemans Arms.
Newly announced are Banco De Gaia (DJ set), Bristol reggae veterans Talisman, Monarks, Lonely Tourist, Jack By The Hedge, In Brackets, Liquid State, Toby Marks [Banco De Gaia] and Andrew Heath ambient set with visuals from Patrick Dunn, Tom Clements, We Merry Kings, Marsh Fires, Village Hall Feedback, 2Drunk2Funk, Brave Ones, Steve Henderson, Papa John, Minor Works Unit, and Mark Kelly.
They join the previously announced acts which include Leylines, Moody Will and the Roll, Port Erin, Foreign Correspondence, View From The Beach, Sean McGowen, PG Haze, Moonwatcher, Dave Beech, Hoodoo Dub, Invisble Gem., and many more
The Godney Gathering 2018
Saturday 21st January
Over 50 acts, 10 hours and 1 amazing day. Family Friendly. reasonably priced tickets and refreshments, most dietary requirements catered for (e.g.Coeliacs, vegan, vegetarian). Wide and diverse range of artists to suit a range of ages and eclectic tastes.
Recommended out of town
Sunday 31st DecemberBest of Bristol: New Years Eve 2017- Hy-Brasil Music Club- Bristol
Some of the best of Bristol together for one hell of party this New Years Eve at Hy-Brasil Music Club! Each company involved have brought forward their favourite artist that will perform at the event - expect live music, DJs, one hell of an MC, prizes and more throughout the evening.
Elder Island (DJ Set) After a stonking debut at Lost Village Festival this summer, Elder Island bring their DJ set to Bristol for the first time. Join them for a boogie to some of the music that they love, alongside some dancefloor reworks from other major artists; plus a rare opportunity to hear some exclusive DJ edits of their own work.
The Gnarwhals Bristol's party starters return! Formed in San Diego in '79 this loveable skate-rock power trio has stormed the billboard chart time and time again with albums "Till Death Do Us Party", "The Robot House (Is Mega Sweet For Mega Party Boarding)" and more recently "Fuck Cameron".
Harvey Causon Calm and understated, Bristol’s Harvey Causon is not looking to blow you away with a wall of sound. You’ll be blown away instead by his soft, glitching electronica, deft take on contemporary R&B, and reeled by his rich vocals, that sound far more world wearied than his 19 years.
With nods to other contemporary producers Jamie Isaac and James Blake, Harvey’s sound is pop at heart; but his clever, minimal production, rich, heart stopping vocal and dulcet guitar tones set him apart.
No Violet Bristol-based 4 piece, No Violet, powerfully retain your attention with their enthralling performances of their idiosyncratic blend of fuzz-infused grunge/alt rock and semi-contorted math rock. Ellie (vox), Pete (drums), Rhys (guitar), and Kerry (bass) captivate their audience through a manipulating dynamic range that echoes early Pixies with an added split personality disorder. Having just released their 2nd single, ‘America’ in October 2017, they have featured regularly on BBC Intro radioplay and are moving into and even fuzzier 2018 with the release of their debut EP.
Rozelle bridge the gap between experimental electronic music and chart pop.
The group was brought together by songwriter and front woman Hayley Smith, who began writing short stories and poetry throughout her childhood. Fascinated by evolution, art and social complexity, her writing style speaks about life’s curiosities and what she sees.
Their live shows take you on a memorable journey, leading you through dreamy soundscapes with punchy upbeat dance rhythms. Rozelle create a sound that you can’t quite put your finger on.
They bring back a 90’s nostalgia, with a mix of electro sound bites and gritty guitars, but deliver an air of Wolf Alice with hints of Florence and the Machine, bringing a current yet entrancing vibe, which sits perfectly on festival stages
Wavey Wish UK Rapper from Bristol who grew up in the cultural and creative streets of st pauls. This has inspired Wish to carefully perfect his craft to become the poet/wordsmith he is today. Expect broad vocabulary of real rap from the Official Recordings artist
YOUTH are a four-piece alternative/rock band based in Bristol. Starting in 2013, they have slowly made a name for themselves within the local music scene and surrounding areas.
They gather influences from various different genres of music and have frequently met with people unable to quite put a finger on their sound.
Mixing intricate and emotive beauty with overdriven, reverb drenched noise, backed up by punchy and attacking drum sections.
New Year's Eve Party with The Leylines Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare
The Leylines West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Dan Thompson (electric guitar); Dave Burbidge (drums); Hannah Johns (violin); Matthew Wilkins (acoustic guitar); Sean Booth (bass); and Steve Mitchell (vocals/guitar).
The Leylines was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk, 100% heart-pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with frontman Steve Mitchell’s lyrics centred around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit.
The band released their debut album, ‘Along The Old Straight Track’ in June 2016, produced by Sean Lakeman, recorded at The Metway studios in Brighton and mixed by Al Scott. With this team on board, inevitably the record has drawn strong comparison to the likes of The Levellers, Mad Dog Mcrea and Ferocious Dog, whilst remaining an album by a band which have forged their own sound and identity.
With a fiercely loyal and ever-growing fan base, The Leylines guarantee to have their audiences up on their feet – and they will be having as much fun as their audience while they’re doing it!