Thursday 26April

JAH WOBBLE & THE INVADERS OF THE HEART + LANES (LIVE)

19:00-22:00

Original UK post-punk legend John Wardle, aka Jah Wobble (ex-PiL), will be among the most unique acts ever to have graced the Bongo’s stage.  He has worked with a diverse huge array of musicians (and music genres), including Brian Eno, Bjork, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, Julie Campbell (aka LoneLady), Baaba Maal, Shara Nelson, Can’s Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit, Pharoah Sanders, Bill Laswell, Sinead O’Connor, David Holmes, Francois Kevorkian, The Orb, Andrew Weatherall, Adrian Sherwood, The Shamen, Bernie Worrell, Suggs and The Edge (among myriad others).  Support from excellent multi-instrumentalist (drums / percussion / trombone) & composer Tim Lane‘s brand new project LANES.  And the hugely respected ALEX FIENNES will be sound engineering the gig.  Jah Wobble will play a TWO-HOUR SET.  Oh yes!  ‘I honestly can’t remember the last time I played Edinburgh! I know we did New Year 1998 near the castle. Deffo not done it for years that’s for sure. Only major city in UK I can say that about’  (Jah Wobble)  As you can see, we’re rather excited about this one.  Don’t sleep! 

 

£10 (early bird - sold out) / £14 (adv) / £16 (door)
Friday 27April

HOTLINE x APH STUDIO

23:00-0300

Hotline is back, following its recent First Birthday, collaborating with an all girl ECA collective to have art and visuals within the club night.  All girl / non-binary DJs (line-up TBC). LGBTQ+ friendly.   Expect everything from disco to dance and donk….  FACEBOOK

£5
Saturday 28April

SPH BAND CONTEST (HEAT 2)

17:00-22:00

Second round of the SPH Band Contest, featuring more live acts battling it out for supremacy:

JAMIE ROBERT ROSS
RIOT VANS
HOUDINI SAID NO
SMOKING JEFFREYS
MORE TBA

£7
Saturday 28April

SOUND SYSTEM LEGACIES: OM UNIT & GROOVE CHRONICLES (JUNGLE SPECIAL)

23:00-03:00

It’s a break-out, one-off session for Sound System Legacies (which now happens upstairs at Messenger Sound System every month), exploring the finest sounds in Jungle, Dubstep, Garage, DnB and Dub, as they celebrate the legacy of reggae music and sound system culture on today’s club sounds, and all via the FULL Messenger Soundsystem.  UK dons Om Unit & Groove Chronicles headline this special, with an old school Jungle session! Last time he played the Bongo (supporting Aphrodite for Electrikal, back in 2014), Om Unit delivered a top notch selection, so expect nothing less than the best, while Groove Chronicles (aka original UK Garage legend Noodles) has played the Bongo so many times lately, he’s practically a resident!  Proc Fiskal & Skillis support.

£6 (sold out) / £8 / £10
Tuesday 01May

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00

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.  FACEBOOK

 
£3 guestlist / £4 otd.
Thursday 03May

ESCALATE

23:00-03:00
 
In search of R&B anthems and classic hip hop with a bit of grime thrown in?  From old school hip hop to new hits, DJs The Black Bird Collective promise to have the dance floor heaving with brand new club night Escalate.  Think Kanye, Dre, J5, Jay Z, Missy, Eminem, Skee-Lo, Wiley, Giggs, Dizzee, Stormzy, Big Shaq, Kenrick Lamar, Drake, DJ Khaled, Eve, MIA, R Kelly, 50 Cent, Fatman Scoop, Mark Morrison, Montell Jordan et al….. FACEBOOK
 
 
£4 / £5 / £6
Friday 04May

HEADSET

23:00 - 03:00

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

TBC

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UK legend Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart play the Bongo, Thurs 26th April

UK legend Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart play the Bongo, Thurs 26th April
We’re more than a little bit excited to be hosting the first Edinburgh show in some twenty years by ex-PiL bassist and all-round UK legend Jah Wobble, a unique character, a unique artist and a musician par excellence...

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