Upcoming Events

Thursday 19 October

MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION

23:00 - 03:00 £8 / £6 / £5

The Mothership returns…  After the madness that ensued at a sold-out Studio 24 back in February, we are back to bring The Funk to the people all over again. This time we will be landing at Bongos, right in the heart of Cowgate. Our saxophonist is getting ready to join the DJ on stage as we journey through the history of funk in the main room. Upstairs, we will be exploring the influence of funk on techno and their shared links to Afrofuturism. Red Stripe will be behind the bar at the promo offer of £2.50, alongside shots for just £1. 10% of all proceeds from the night will be making their way to Drake Music Scotland, a great cause that gets disabled people involved with playing, performing and creating music.  FACEBOOK

Friday 20 October

FLINT & PITCH: RECLAIM THIS SCRIPT

19:00-22:00 £5 (EB) / £6

An evening of spoken word, music and provocations, in association with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.  Flint & Pitch brings together 5 diverse acts to creatively respond to the theme ‘Reclaim This Script.’ Can ‘reclaiming’ slurs bring empowerment? How best to change dominant narratives about the causes of ill mental health? How can we have better conversations about this, in life and through creative works? Come hear these broad themes explored in a night of poetry, song and more.  Featuring Janice Galloway, Vonny Leclerc, Marc Rooney (Pronto Mama), Maud The Moth and introducing Ross McFarlane. Hosted by Sian Bevan & Jenny Lindsay.  TICKETS

Friday 20 October

HEADSET: OLD SCHOOL GARAGE SPECIAL

23:00 - 03:00 £3 b4 12 / £6

Greenman, Skillis, Witness Residents.  Old School Hip Hop in Room 2

Saturday 21 October

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.  Upstairs: Let’s Have A Kiki! Calling all dancers and everybody ready to get down! This is a celebration of house music & ballroom (vogue), curated by London’s own DJ, MC and voguer Jay Jay Revlon (English Breakfast London, London Ballroom Scene) plus Edinburgh’s DJ Babs Flow
(Sounds of Soul UK, Sugarhill Edinburgh, I-Boogie). An established night in London’s East End calendar, this takeover is a party by the scene, for the scene. Do not miss this chance to Kiki Upstairs in the The Bongo all night 11pm – 3am. FACEBOOK

Tuesday 24 October

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

New weekly Tuesday powered by Electrikal Sound System.
DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more!
Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50. Entry: £3 guestlist / £4 otd.
Friday 27 October

11 YEARS OF SUBSTANCE I 10 YEARS OF HESSLE AUDIO

23:00 - 03:00 £15 / £18 / £22.50 / MOTD

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 28 October

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!

Tuesday 31 October

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

New weekly Tuesday powered by Electrikal Sound System.
DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more!
Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50. Entry: £3 guestlist / £4 otd.
Friday 03 November

ELECTRIKAL: THE EDINBURGH PANDA PARTY!!!

23:00 - 03:00 £6 in panda costume / £8 GL (w/name on FB wall) / £10

Here at Electrikal Sound System we have been enchanted by our furry panda friends since they first appeared at Edinburgh Zoo all those years ago… So the idea is simple – the dress code is a combo of black and white inna panda stylee and fancy dress is definitely encouraged. We will also have panda face painting on the night! Lineup: OFFMENUT RECORDS TAKEOVER FT: Phatworld, K-orse, Thorpey + Electrikal Sound, Al The Kemist (Spaceball / Junglism), Powered by the Electrikal Sound System.  BASSLINE / DRUM AND BASS / UK-BASS / DUBSTEP.  CHEAPER ENTRY WITH PANDA FANCY DRESS!  BEST DRESSED COMP!  FREE PANDA MASK FOR FIRST 200 IN THE DOOR!  PANDA FACE PAINTING! Competition prize: x2 Electrikal Panda t-shirts; x1 Electrikal Panda crew jumper; x2 Free tickets to the next Electrikal Sound System show;  x2 Tickets to the Edinburgh Zoo to see the Pandas.  FACEBOOK

Saturday 04 November

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!

Tuesday 07 November

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

New weekly Tuesday powered by Electrikal Sound System.
DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more!
Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50. Entry: £3 guestlist / £4 otd.
Friday 10 November

WHO'S WHO & SMALL FAKERS (LIVE)

18:30-22:00 £17.50 + BF / MOTD

Friday 10 November

UNITY x ELECTRIKAL PRESENTS: DJ APHRODITE

23:00 - 03:00 £8 (EB) / £10 (ADV) / MOTD

Electrikal Presents: Aphrodite & OM Unit at The Bongo Club from Electrikal on Vimeo.

DJ Aphrodite absolutely smashed it both times he’s played at the Bongo in recent history (2014 and 2016 – see 2014 video above) and he loved the vibes in Edinburgh so much that it was only fair that we brought him back to The Bongo Club again.  Aphrodite aka Gavin King’s career as a DJ and producer has spanned over 20 years. He is responsible for introducing, entertaining and moving millions of Drum & Bass fans across the globe, with tracks like ‘Stalker’, ‘Bad Ass’, ‘Ganja Man’ & his incredible rework of Luniz “I Got Five On It’. TICKETS

Saturday 11 November

HOTLINE

23:00-0300 £3 b4 12 / £5

HOTLINE : GIRL DJS ALL NIGHT (except gus lol) KEEP UR EYES PEELED FOR A PRE-PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT 👀  LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY.  LINE UP: MAIN ROOM W/MISS WORLD, FRANKIE ELYSE, BOB, GUISED.   UPSTAIRS W/BROWN WIDOW B2B.  FACEBOOK

Tuesday 14 November

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

New weekly Tuesday powered by Electrikal Sound System.
DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more!
Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50. Entry: £3 guestlist / £4 otd.
Thursday 16 November

SPOONFUL

23:00-03:00 £5 / £6 / £7

Spoonful is back!  Get yourself down to the Bongo for a lil’ spoonful of everything. The night will be a mixture of live music, funk, disco and some other spices. Come party with us, tell your pals, tell your mum, tell your mum’s mum. The lineup is to come. We ‘ve got some of the tastiest DJs, bands and artists to get you feeling at home and grooving. If you like to boogie – Do the right thing

Friday 17 November

HEADSET

23:00 - 03:00 £1 before 12 / £5

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

Saturday 18 November

CARNIVAL COLLECTIVE + THE EDINBURGH SAMBA SCHOOL (LIVE)

19:00-22:00 £8 (early bird) / £10 (adv) / £12 (door)

Carnival Collective No No No from Dolli on Vimeo.

All the drums and all the brass! Plus **ALL THE BASS!** This is gonna be a biggie! Carnival Collective are bringing their distinctive live drum and bass latin fusion all the way from Brighton. With kicking beats from The Edinburgh Samba School and extra support from the Carnival Collective Sound System DJs. FACEBOOK

 

Saturday 18 November

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

Tuesday 21 November

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

New weekly Tuesday powered by Electrikal Sound System.
DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more!
Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50. Entry: £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

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