Events

Friday 01 September

BONGO RE-OPENING NIGHT!

We’re back after our seven-week summer break!

Details TBC

Saturday 02 September

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £6 b4 12 / £7

Messenger Sound System, the original roots advertiser, consistently programmes the heights of conscious reggae music, dub-wise and otherwise!  Crazy to think now that it first started in Edinburgh back in 1987 and that it’s been keeping the fires burning, every month, at the Bongo for two thirds of that time.  That’s 30, THIRTY, years at the heart of Edinburgh’s reggae scene, and 20 years here at the Bongo!

Friday 08 September

ELECTRIKAL

23:00 - 03:00 TBC

Sound system and crew, part of a music and art collective specializing in BASS music. Custom built and comprised of the finest audio components, it operates at a huge 26KW and provides as much deep bass, punchy mids and clear highs as any party could require. Garage / House / Bass / Drum and Bass / Dubstep / Future / 2step / Jungle / Bassline / Juke 

Saturday 09 September

MUMBO JUMBO

23:00 - 03:00 £3 B4 12 / £7 after / £5 (concessions)

Mumbo Jumbo is a night with a mix of musical styles from funk and hip hop to house and electro care of resident DJs Trendy Wendy (The Street) and Steve Austin (Headspin).  There’s also live congas and percussion by Bongo Dave and rotating guests from the local circuit upstairs.  Mumbo Jumbo joins-the-dots between the genres, all sprinkled with character and liberal helpings of cracking vocals!  This is Saturday night party music at its best!

Friday 15 September

HOTLINE

23:00 - 03:00 £3 b4 12 / £5 after

 

HOTLINE, run by girls, for everyone and anyone, where you can freely dance however the hell you want.  Expect everything from disco to dancehall, house to hip hop, and of course lots of RNB. The night aims to be inclusive to everyone and anyone, LGBTQ+ friendly.

Saturday 16 September

BIG N BASHY

23:00-0300 £3 b4 12 / £6

Join Big n Bashy for a feast of musical delights spread over three rooms and two floors. Featuring the best in grime, dubstep, reggae and jungle, with Brother Most Righteous, Skillis and Deburgh.   Like our Facebook Page.  Follow us on the Twitter n that, ken.

Saturday 16 September

COASTS (LIVE) - THIS LIFE UK TOUR

19:00-22:00 £11 (includes CD) / £16 (includes vinyl) / £22 (includes CD & vinyl)

COASTS will release their eagerly anticipated new album ‘This Life’ via High Time Records on 18th August. Available to pre-order worldwide from 23rd June, this record is the follow up to their hugely successful self-titled 2016 debut album.  Packed full of poppy hooks, rocky riffs and big choruses, ‘This Life’ is the product of 12-months intensive studio work by the band. To celebrate the release of ‘This Life’, COASTS will be heading out on their biggest ever UK tour, taking in 38-shows during September and October. Having filled rooms from London to LA this will be a very special and intimate tour that you won’t want to miss.All Products and Tickets will be available for purchase on 23rd June from Music Glue. TICKETS include a copy of the album in your preferred format (CD and/or vinyl)!  FACEBOOK

 

Sunday 17 September

GA-GA ZIELONE ZABKI + CZAPA + DJEMBE DRUMMERS (LIVE)

19:00-22:00 £10 (adv) / £15 (door)

Polish legend of punk/ska music Ga-Ga Zielone Zabki has their 30th anniversary! They’re going to perform a number of gigs across Poland and UK – each will be different! They’re preparing a special set for Edinburgh – you can expect a lot of iconic songs from 80s and 90s! Amazing dose of really explosive punk rock made in Poland!  CZAPA have been peddling their Bad Brains/Skindred/Gentleman influenced ska/reggae around the UK since 2012 including a guest appearance at the London Scala. Vocalist Daniel Czapski is joined by guitarist Marecki, drummer Maciej Magic (Sons of Kal El/Red Cow Down), bassist Taff Williams & David on sax. Their first EP is due out in June.  To add more snazzy atmosphere to our event we invited an Edinburgh based group of djembe drummers! They will fill gaps between the other two live sets with awesome music for you.  TICKETS.  FACEBOOK.

Friday 22 September

HEADSET

23:00 - 03:00 TBC

Skillis (Big n Bashy) and friends playing garage, techno, house and bass downstairs, with old school hip hop upstairs.

Saturday 23 September

SOULSVILLE: MR BONGO

23:00 - 03:00 £4 (early bird) / MOTD

Regarded in the scene as thee go-to record label for classic, rare and hard-to-find gems in Latin, Brazilian, African, Reggae and Jazz music; MR BONGO for over 25 years has featured a recording roster that has established itself as one of the preeminent record labels in the UK if not the world.  Featuring artists such as Terry Callier, Seu Jorge, Maros Valle, Ebo Taylor and Prince Fatty, Mr Bongo have been sourcing and releasing records that have consistently smashed up parties worldwide since 1989. Thus, and in partnership with our good friends at the Bongo Club (no relation…currently), we are stoked beyond measure to present for one night the legendary MR BONGO.  Featuring MR BONGO with support from SOULSVILLE in the main room, and an upstairs takeover from local reggae and dub aficionados Jofis (Mighty Oak Records) and Fabz (I-Tal Faya/Dub Combe Records), we expect this to be the SOULSVILLE of 2017!   FACEBOOK

Friday 29 September

FLINT & PITCH

19:00-22:00 £tbc

Details TBC

Friday 29 September

SUBSTANCE: OBJEKT (PAN, BERLIN) + RIBEKA (MUTE)

23:00 - 03:00 £8 (early bird - SOLD OUT) / £10 (adv) / MOTD

 

TJ Hertz aka Objekt returns for our first party post summer break. An artist who continues to go from strength to strength as a producer and dj, headlining the best clubs and festivals the world over, whilst showing admirable restraint with a series of perfectly executed releases: the self-released EPs; Flatland on PAN; and, the Kern mix on Tresor. Ribeka makes her Substance debut, having co-founded the occasional and absolutely on-point ‘So Low’ party with JD Twitch, whilst being A&R for the expansive Mute sub-label Liberation Technologies.

Saturday 30 September

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £6 b4 12 / £7

Messenger Sound System, the original roots advertiser, consistently programmes the heights of conscious reggae music, dub-wise and otherwise!  Crazy to think now that it first started in Edinburgh back in 1987 and that it’s been keeping the fires burning, every month, at the Bongo for two thirds of that time.  That’s 30, THIRTY, years at the heart of Edinburgh’s reggae scene, and 20 years here at the Bongo!

Friday 06 October

ELECTRIKAL

23:00 - 03:00 TBC

Sound system and crew, part of a music and art collective specializing in BASS music. Custom built and comprised of the finest audio components, it operates at a huge 26KW and provides as much deep bass, punchy mids and clear highs as any party could require. Garage / House / Bass / Drum and Bass / Dubstep / Future / 2step / Jungle / Bassline / Juke 

Saturday 07 October

MUMBO JUMBO

23:00 - 03:00 £3 B4 12 / £7 after / £5 (concessions)

Mumbo Jumbo is a night with a mix of musical styles from funk and hip hop to house and electro care of resident DJs Trendy Wendy (The Street) and Steve Austin (Headspin).  There’s also live congas and percussion by Bongo Dave and rotating guests from the local circuit upstairs.  Mumbo Jumbo joins-the-dots between the genres, all sprinkled with character and liberal helpings of cracking vocals!  This is Saturday night party music at its best!


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