Upcoming Events

Tuesday 19 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

END OF EXAMS PARTY with DJs Roots, Skanky B (Electrikal Sound System), Drowzee (Electrikal Sound System) +more tba playing DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage.  Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50.
Thursday 21 December

BONGO CLUB FUNKMAS PARTY: SOUL JAM, MISS WORLD, ANDREA MONTALTO

23:00-03:00 £5 all night / £4 student

🎅 Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.  We’re throwing a festive funk fuelled 5am special before everyone cosies up to eat far too much Toblerone and fall asleep in front of The Sound Of Music at 3 in the afternoon.  On the menu is a party snack platter full of mini Disco sausages, Brazilian boogie bites and vegetarian Funk spring rolls stuffed full of your favourite selectors – Sleigh Jam, Miss Feed The World and Andrea Montalto-ho-ho pulling out all the crackers, all night. No Christmas music (George Michael excluded). 🎅

Friday 22 December

HEADSET: 3RD BIRTHDAY

23:00 - 05:00 £3

ROOM 1 [Garage / Techno / House]: Ariose (Traum Schallplatten), Percy Main (Lionoil Industries), Sloan (Lezure), Skillis (Headset / Big n Bashy), J O E (Hometown / Savage Club); ROOM 2 [Old School Hip Hop]: Ritchie Ruftone (DMC World DJ Championships Winner 2013), Brother Most Righteous (Big n Bashy), Jonny Cashback (Four Corners).  Jim the Magician will be doing up-close magic in the smoking area from 12am – 1:30am.  5am Licence.  Free Pizza + other stuff tba.  Past guests: DVS1, Paleman, Hodge, Kowton, Peverelist, Beneath, Sticky, El-B, Groove Chronicles, Scott Garcia, Champion, Wen, Parris, Facta, K-Lone, Chris Farrell, Danielle NTS, Murder He Wrote

Saturday 23 December

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £5 b4 12 and £6 after / £5 all night (students)

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!  Upstairs: ‘Sound System Legacies’ will explore the legacy of dub / reggae / roots music and sound system culture on more contemporary club / dance music styles such as grime, dubstep, jungle, d n b, garage etc, featuring various guest DJs…  Look out for some of the mighty Messenger Sound System in here as well!

Tuesday 26 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

BOXING DAY JUNGLE & DNB SPECIAL with DJ Era (Electrikal Sound System),
Anikonik (Junglism Scotland), RootsM.O.B, Focus.  Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50.
Friday 29 December

ELECTRIKAL: WINTER DANCEHALL CARNIVAL

23:00 - 03:00 £7 / £8 / £8.85 / MOTD

 

Get ready to sweat it during the cold season at the hottest Dancehall & Bashment party in Edinburgh – bringing you the wildest bashment & reggaeton vibes, expect an exotic sun-soaked paradise with an immersive decor experience!!  BASHMENT / DANCEHALL / SOCA / REGGAETON / REGGAE / DUB. Powered by the Electrikal Sound System. FACEBOOK. TICKETS

Saturday 30 December

MUMBO JUMBO w/THE GOGO

23:00 - 03:00 £5

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!

Sunday 31 December

HEADSET HOGMANAY

23:00 - 05:00 £5 (early bird) / £10 (sold out) / £12 / £15

Room 1 [Garage / Techno / House]: HodgeTelfortAriose (Traum), Ami K (Hi & Saberhägen), Shapework DJs, Skillis (Headset).  Room 2 [Hip Hop / Funk / Reggae / RnB]: Soul Jam (Sneaky Pete’s), Brother Most Righteous, DJ Jonny Cashback (Four Corners), Skanky B & Drowzee (Electrikal).  Headset Hogmanay at our original home of The Bongo Club.   D&B Sub Sound System.  Licensed Beer / Smoking Garden.  Sofa Room Upstairs.

Friday 05 January

MESSENGER PRESENTS SOUND SYSTEM LEGACIES

23:00-03:00 £5 b4 12 and £6 after / £5 all night (students)

Sound System Legacies explores the legacy of dub / reggae / roots music and sound system culture on more contemporary club / dance music styles such as dubstep, jungle, d n b, garage etc, featuring various guest DJs…  Look out for some of the mighty Messenger Sound System in here as well!

 

Saturday 06 January

HOTLINE

23:00-0300 £3 b4 12 / £5

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.  A night created to increase the representation of women and non-binary artists in the club scene, LGBTQ+ friendly.  ALL GIRL DJs ALL NIGHT LONG  playing  RNB / HIP HOP / SOUL / DISCO / HOUSE + MORE

Wednesday 10 January

MR TRAUMATIK (LIVE) + DIGITAL INSTRUSION | DANOX & HAXBY (CHARITY EVENT)

23:00-03:00 £8 (special offer) / £10 (adv) / MOTD

Having wowed the crowd at the Liquid Room in November, award-winning drum ‘n’ bass MC Mr Traumatik plays his second ever gig in Scotland at this special one-off event for charity.  With over 140k followers on Spotify, 60k on Soundcloud and literally millions of plays on both Spotify and YouTube, he is one of the hottest up-and-coming artists in the UK’s renascent drum ‘n’ bass scene.   Support comes from DJs Digital Intrusion plus Danox & Haxby (up from Newcastle, having recently supported the mighty Andy C on home turf) and ALL proceeds go to C.R.Y. (Cardiac Risk in the Young) in memory of George Wall (RIP) – being total stars, everyone involved has agreed to waive any fee/s.  Should help chase those January blues away!  

Friday 12 January

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 13 January

SOULSVILLE

23:00 - 03:00 £5

Est. 2010, this is Edinburgh’s institutional shot of Deep Rhythms and Rugged Grooves.  Residents Cameron Mason and Calum Evans will be spinning the finest cuts of Deep Funk, Latin Rhythms and Rare Groove into the early hours from 11pm -3am. Strictly party vibes. Main Room: Deep Funk // Latin Rhythms // Rugged Blues // Rare Groove. FACEBOOK

Wednesday 17 January

DUNT CLUB

£3 (adv) / £5 / £7

Details TBC

Thursday 18 January

CZESLAW MOZIL (LIVE): 'CZESLAW SINGS SOLO ACT AGAIN'

19.00-22.00 TBC

This internationally acclaimed Polish singer, composer, accordionist and TV personality stops in Edinburgh on his UK tour. Having grown up in Copenhagen (where he opened the Kulkafeen bar) and graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Mozil has had two records certified Gold and one Platinum and was a juror on the Polish version of X Factor on TVN, no less.  An avowed lover of waltzes, he improvises melodies and proves that classical music doesn’t have to be boring by combining elements of avant-garde fantasy, cabaret and folk with a punk-rock vigour and poetic mood.  Solo, he showcases piano and accordion skills, featuring hits and favourites from the albums Debut, POP and Czeslaw Spiewa Milosza.  Each song is prefaced by anecdotes about the origins of its creation and similar autobiographical accounts.  Mozil’s style will appeal equally to fans of Balkan, klezmer and gypsy music.  czeslawspiewa.com

Friday 19 January

SUBSTANCE

23:00 - 03:00 TBC

Recognised by the authoritative Resident Advisor to be “one of Edinburgh’s most important outposts for house, techno and bass”, Substance brings a wide ranging collage of classic and cutting edge underground electronic music to the Bongo.

Saturday 20 January

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £5 b4 12 and £6 after / £5 all night (students)

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!  Upstairs: ‘Sound System Legacies’ will explore the legacy of dub / reggae / roots music and sound system culture on more contemporary club / dance music styles such as dubstep, jungle, d n b, garage etc, featuring various guest DJs…  Look out for some of the mighty Messenger Sound System in here as well!

Friday 26 January

ELECTRIKAL

23:00 - 03:00 £6 / £8 / £10 // £8 with your name on the FB wall

Electrikal are back for our earth shaking series ‘WALL OF BASS’ at The Bongo Club.  For this event we move the DJ booth on to the dance floor and will be cramming in as much sound system as possible to create one massive wall of sound.  Lineup to be announced!  ALL THINGS BASS!  FACEBOOK

Saturday 27 January

MUMBO JUMBO w/THE GOGO

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 02 February

OVERGROUND BASS RAVE

23:00-03:00 £6

Room 1:
Bass/Jungle/Hardcore/UK Techno/Juke

Wrisk [Overground], Sloan [Overground/Lezure], Tris [Overground], Skillis [Headset/Big n Bashy]

Room 2:
Ambient/Electro
Dunt Club & Face-Off DJs

1 2 3 4
top