The team behind one of the UK's most prolific underground music venues, Motion Bristol, have moved to quashed rumours of closure by revealing a jam-packed programme to mark the beginning of a new decade, featuring the likes of Chase & Status, Rudimental and Honey Dijon.
The beloved venue - voted 'Best Large Club' by DJ Mag in 2018 - had faced speculation over its future due to property development plans around its location on Avon Street. However, according to owners it's 'business as usual' as they prepare to welcome over 150 names from the realms of house, techno, disco, DnB and hip-hop.
Kicking off proceedings on Friday 24th January, premier hip-hop party-throwers Beat Horizon will takeover the club, throwing a one day, multi-room celebration featuring drum n bass pioneering Goldie, alongside Wu-Tang Clan legend Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Roni Size, LTJ Bukem and more.
Revered Aussie-born DJ HAAi will return to Motion to curate her very own party, showcasing a four hour set from JD Twitch and JG Wilkes, collectively known as Optimo, with support from Peach, Roi Perez and HAAi herself.
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Acclaimed drum n bass imprint, Hospital Records, and two of Bristol's leading bass event brands, RUN and Dazed, will also take on hosting duties over the upcoming months, providing sets from renowned names such as Mefjus, London Elektricity, Sub Focus, Macky Gee and Danny Byrd.
Other notable artist due to appear over the next four months include the likes of West Coast hip hop champion The Game, Princess Nokia, Melbourne EDM sensation Will Sparks, Greg Wilson, Artwork, Friction, Sonny Fodera, Mall Grab, DJ Seinfeld and hypnotic techno marching band Meute, amongst others.
The schedule of events will come to a close on Saturday 25th April, with a scintillating live show from Bristol-based electronic outfit, Icarus.
Quite a statement of intent from Motion, we think you'll agree.
Purchase tickets for upcoming events at Motion Bristol by following the links below...
Beat Horizon - Friday 24th January 2020
HAAi curates - Saturday 25th January 2020
Dazed presents - D Double E & Sir Spyro - Wednesday 29th January 2020
Hospitality Bristol - Saturday 1st February 2020
Will Sparks, Sub Zero Project & Corey James - Friday 7th February 2020
RUN 2020 - Saturday 8th February 2020
Mall Grab presents Looking for Trouble - Friday 21st February 2020
The Blast presents // Holy Goof + lots more! - Saturday 29th February 2020
Sonny Fodera presents Solotoko - Friday 6th March 2020
Honey Dijon, DJ Seinfeld, Eli Escobar, Object Blue & more - Friday 13th March 2020
Shall Not Fade: Kettama, Big Miz, Demuja, Black Loops - Saturday 21st March 2020
DNB Allstars x The Blast - Saturday 28th March
The Blast presents // Chase & Status + support - Friday 24th April 2020
Header image credit: Chase & Status / Motion Bristol