23:00 - 03:00 £4 - £10 // £12 OTD
“A big one for any fans of deeper and minimal Drum & Bass…” say the MB crew. “Hot on the heels of our sold-out 4am Kru party, we are thrilled to present the next Midnight Bass Selectors event. As part of a special collaboration between Midnight Bass, Disorder, and Bristol’s Overview Music, we’re delighted to host a double headline event featuring Austrian DJ & Producer Wingz and Overview’s label head, Peter Piper. This is set to be the Edinburgh leg of the label’s 6th-anniversary tou which has taken the label and it’s artist to nearly every corner of the UK. We expect tickets to move quickly for this one as the go-to end of exams party this December!” RM 1 // Wingz (Overview Music) Peter Piper (Overview Music) Energy (Overview Music) Harry Jackson (Disorder) Pollyanna (Sunday Service) Deeplee B2B D/Russ + MC Verbivore. Check out this UKF article about Wingz. RA FOR EARLY TICKETS
16:00 - 22:00 £17.50
No Strings Attached launches a new residency at Bongo with the fifth instalment in the ‘Day Culture’ party series that has seen them packing out venues around town post-pandemic with the likes of A Love From Outer Space, Manfredas, Ivan Smagghe and more. They welcome Glasgow’s legendary Optimo (Espacio) duo, JG Wilkes and JD Twitch, plus Edinburgh’s own Eclair FiFi. Twitch & Wilkes have each played at Bongo in their own right a few times (with Twitch dropping a storming set most recently, in October, for the Hobbes Music Tenth Birthday) but not together, while this will (somewhat amazingly) be Eclair FiFi’s first date at the Cowgate venue, in spite of her setting clubs on fire the world over for many moons now. A bona fide killer line-up for what’s sure to be another bona fide killer NSA party! TICKETS SCOTLAND
23:00-03:00 £8 // £9 // £10 // £12
‘Alien Disko are back again for one more 4 hour rave of 2023 at the Bongo Club and we thought we’d end the year with a massive bang!’ they say. ‘We’re inviting along a producer / DJ whose name is very well known and loved in the underground music industry, and whose sounds have been a pinnacle to Alien Disko events. From forming one of our favourite labels, Amen4Tekno, creating their very own genre (‘Speedbass’) and then playing some of the best sets we’ve ever experienced…’ MAIN ROOM: Mandidextrous (Amen4Tekno / RAM / Program), Rodent b2b F:N (Alien Disko / CandyFlip), Teknocrat (Alien Disko), Pollyanna b2b Kay Dee (Alien Disko / Sunday Service / Repetitive Beats). UPSTAIRS: Egebamyasi (EGGSLUT / FOXBAM INC / Acid Nation), Foxtrot (EGGSLUT / FOXBAM INC / Tek’in’burgh), Ma Bla (6TM ANON / FOXBAM INC / BBL), The Horne (EGGSLUT). RA TICKETS
23:00-03:00 £0-£7 (£6 students)
23:00 - 03:00 £6+bf adv / £8 on the door
‘You are invited to come and dance to the sound of African funk, disco, boogie alongside Afro-house and a little bit of techno, with some Caribbean and Latin nuggets thrown in for good measure,’ they say. ‘Residents Astro, Geez Wax and Just_Arch will supply the sounds. It’s the funkiest party in town! COME TO DANCE!’ LINE UP: Chris Astrojazz, Geez Wax, Just-Arch *Contactless card and cash accepted at the door (unless sold out)*
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23:00-03:00 £8 // £10
‘The return of MC Yah IsReal in the dance bringing the Conscious Word Sound for your Cultural Satisfaction + Muzikal Upliftment…’ say the Messenger crew. ‘Sat Dec 16 Dubwize n Otherwise Link Up + Gather Messenger established 1987 Bongo Club resident since 1997 1st independent heavy duty, high powered sound system north of the border. Original Roots + Culture Experience Good vibes every time. ‘Hold a Good Medi Rock & Come In More Life More Love Online ticket sales end 2130, tix available on the door.’Powered by the Messenger Sound System. FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM
23:00-03:00 £0-£7 (£6 students)
23:00 - 03:00 £6 // £8 // £9 // £10
‘We are back for our final event of the year, and for our headliner we have brought in the big guns….,’ say the Candy Flip crew. ‘Blowing up the scene with his unique, hybrid, signature production with his main focus on the sounds of Jungle, DnB and 4×4; as well as tearing up the dancefloor of clubs and festivals up and down the country, this is a well-known name you won’t want to pass up on. On support we’ve invited along some of Edinburgh’s finest local DJs to keep the dancefloor heated with all things DnB, Jungle, Breaks, 4×4 and more!’ MAIN ROOM: Bish (Jungle Nation/Born on Road), Lara Sinclair (Volens Chorus), Huxy (Midnight Bass), F:N (CandyFlip/Alien Disko) B2B Idylist. ROOM 2 – KINGDOM AUDIO TAKOVER: Ben King, GinX, Error, Defez RA TICKETS <- GRAB EARLY BIRDS HERE!
More big guns will be blazing as Jackhammer celebrates twenty-two pounding years! Massive live up for this one, as they welcome 90s techno legend Surgeon (Bongo debut), Gary Beck (one of Soma Records’ finest) and local star Stephen Brown with a live set, no less. LINE UP: Surgeon, Gary Beck, Stephen Brown (live), Wolfjazz & Keyte.
23:00 - 05:00 FREE B4 11.30 // £4 // £6 // £7 // £8
23:00-03:00 Free before 12 // £2.50 // £4 // £5 // £6.50
NON STOP DONK: DV60 B2B Wrisk present an Xmas gift for the ravers. NONSTOPDONKMAS! A tribute to all things Bounce, Hard House, Makina, Wigan Pier and of course Donk. These have fast become one of the most popular event series amongst our community, so we’re wrapping up the festive period with its long-overdue return. Scream if you wanna go fastaaa! LINE UP: DV60 B2B Wrisk. BAG FREE B4 12 & EARLY BIRDS TIX VIA RA
23:00-05:00 £12 // £15 // £18 // £20 // £25
“This NYE, we are buzzing to bring DnB Hogmanay to The Bongo with a jam-packed line-up featuring some of Scotland’s top DnB DJs, producers, and crews, as well as Burt Cope & Napes,” say the Electrikal & Midnight Bass mob, collaborating once more after last year’s massive party (and the one before). “With DJs across both floors of The Bongo Club, expect a soundtrack of house, disco, and garage in RM 2 from Edinburgh’s favourite party-starters! Our last three Hogmanay parties have sold out in advance. Don’t be left without plans!” LINE UP: RM 1 // Drum & Bass & Jungle: Burt Cope Napes Refracta (Program / Elevate / Onyx) Akintore (Midnight Bass) Torso (Invicta Audio) B2B Idefix (Midnight Bass) Rodent B2B Pollyanna (Sunday Service) D/Russ B2B Harry Jackson Phinnegan B2B T-O-D, Overground. RM 2 // House, Disco, Garage: Acts TBA.
23:00-03:00 £0-£7 (£6 students)
23:00-03:00 £7 // £8.50 // £10
Roots reggae rocking – foundation tune, fresh dubs, vibes alive, rockers, steppers, rub-a-dub. Scotland’s original [and biggest] roots and culture rasta reggae sound system, Messenger has been spreading the word on their own custom built bass-heavy rig since 1987, with a flame burning brighter than ever today. Powered by the Messenger Sound System. FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM