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Upcoming Events

Friday 03 December

THE BEAT ROUTE

19:00 - 22:00 £4

‘The Beat Route is back!!’ they say.  ‘It’s been two years but we are back to bring you some spicy West African rhythms and high-energy dancing!’  Performances starting from 7.15pm (set times TBC).  Tickets: £4 (pay on the door – cash or card).
Friday 03 December

HOMETOWN SESSIONS: 30 YEARS OF IRATION STEPPAS

23:00-03:00 £8 // £10 // £12 // MOTD

NB DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING + Q&A WITH MARK IRATION AT THE CAMEO BEFORE THE SESSION.  ‘Join us at The Bongo Club for a night of high quality dub reggae sound system – headlined by one of the greatest to ever do it,’ they say:  IRATION STEPPAS (DJ SET), playing DUBZ up to YEAR 3000 style, celebrating 30 Years in DUB; HOMETOWN PROMOTION SOUNDSYSTEM – Glasgow’s Reggae Rockers playing Rub a Dub inna Dance Hall Style; MC CAMPEAZI – The Scottish Sound System scene’s original Raggamuffin Master of Ceremonies. Tickets start at £8 (very limited) and are also available on Eventbrite, via Facebook or direct.

Saturday 04 December

PULSE 12TH BIRTHDAY: BLAWAN

23:00-03:00 £10 (sold out) // £13 // £15

Blawan returns to Edinburgh as part of our 12th Birthday celebrations and also his first appearance at The Bongo Club in 6 years. LINE UP: Blawan, Darrell Pulse, Sean Laird, Shaun Johnston. TICKETS

Tuesday 07 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Friday 10 December

DROPKICK + DANIEL MCGEEVER & BAND + THE VAPOUR TRAILS + SHAUN MCLACHLAN (LIVE)

19:00 - 22:00 £15

Dropkick celebrate their recently released ‘Best of’ compilation with an evening of amazing Scottish melody makers. Hailing from the east of Scotland, Dropkick have drawn on influences such as Wilco, Teenage Fanclub and The Jayhawks to produce their own blend of harmony-driven, power-pop for well over a decade.  This is a rescheduled show, partly to finally celebrate the 2020 release of the band’s new record, The Scenic Route, while also focussing on the ‘Best of Dropkick’ compilation, released since then. “Those who have yet to latch onto them are surely missing something special….Indie, powerpop, accomplished harmonies, alt.country tendencies. What’s not to love?” (The Herald).  Support from The Vapour Trails, Daniel McGeever (and band) and Shaun McLachlan (Delta Mainline).

Friday 10 December

SSL XL (3RD BIRTHDAY): JUNGLE & DNB SPECIAL

23:00-04:00 (4AM TBC) £5 // £8 // £10

SSL XL turns 3… Join us for an evening of Jungle pressure at Edinburgh’s original underground venue – The Bongo Club (est. ’96) Massive line up of DJs & selectors from around Scotland, playing on the newly upgraded Messenger Sound System across 2 rooms ROOM 1 [Jungle / DnB / Breaks] Creep Woland Mrs Magoo Skillis Tez The General + more tba. ROOM 2 [Dancehall / Dub / Roots] Brother Most Righteous Steadfast Sylvatica + more tba. Past guests: Sully, Om Unit, DJ Storm, Noodles, Proc Fiskal, Mez, Grandmixxer, Sicaria Sound, Riz La Teef, Commodo, Vivek, Slimzee, Spooky, Ishan Sound, Foamplate, Tubby, Noodles, K-Lone, Facta, Mother, Creep Woland, Mrs Magoo, Anikonik, Uno MC, Onyx Stone, Dego Ranking, Riddim Tuffa, Electrikal Sound, Messenger Youth, G-Mac, The General, Deburgh, DJ Crud, Deburgh, Delahunt, Plaq, DV60, Webber, Big Alf, Skillis, Vaj Power, Kami-O, Feena (4am tbc).  TICKETS

Saturday 11 December

SOULSVILLE INTERNATIONAL

23:00 - 03:00 £3 // £6 (adv & students) // £8 (door)

“Final party of 2021 and we bring the curtain down with a brother from across the tracks: Tuesday Gonzalez Soul Jam founder and Sneaky’s mainstay for over a decade (time flies..),” they say.  “Tuesday brings the business with his own uncompromising style of chugging boogie and glorious soul-affirming-disco.”  Deep Soulful Sounds • Ruckus Worldwide Rhythms.  ALL TICKETS VIA RESIDENT ADVISOR

Tuesday 14 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Tuesday 14 December

MIDNIGHT BASS: CREATURES

23:00-03:00 £3-7

Creatures, ZDS (2) + more TBA. Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. TICKETS NB PLEASE READ OUR COVID POLICY HERE: NO TEST = NO ENTRY!  STAY SAFE. 🙂

 

Friday 17 December

DISCO MAKOSSA

23:00-03:00 £6 (advance) // £8 (on the door)

“After a totally scorching re-entry at the Bongo in October, Disco Makossa is back for more,” they say. “Residents Astrojazz, Geez Wax & Just-Arch will hold down the main room with a journey into African flavours of funk, disco, synth, house and techno. Upstairs we invite the long-running and much respected Reggae Got Soul crew to spin just that. COME TO DANCE!” TICKETS *Contactless card and cash accepted*

Saturday 18 December

DARREL HIGHAM & THE ENFORCERS + CUTTIN' A RUG, THE THREE 'N' EIGHTS & BEST BAD INFLUENCE (LIVE)

18:00 - 22:00 £10

A Christmas Night of Rock n Roll and Rockabilly Music.  A living legend plus three of Scotland’s talented Rock n Roll / Rockabilly bands bringing their own style to Edinburgh.  Plus one of Scotland’ s best known Rockin DJ Paul Downie spinning some discs and Compere.  TICKETS
Saturday 18 December

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £7 / £8

Originally established way back in 1987 (!), Messenger, the original roots advertiser, consistently programmes the heights of conscious reggae music, dub-wise and otherwise!  Upstairs: 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 DJ Skillis plus guests…  Look out for some of the mighty Messenger Sound System in here as well!  2 Floors of music – Don’t miss!  Powered by Messenger Sound System.

Tuesday 21 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Tuesday 28 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Friday 31 December

ELECTRIKAL: DRUM N BASS HOGMANAY

23:00 - 03:00 £10 // £15 // £17 // £22 // £25 // £30

‘For Hogmanay we take over the Bongo club after our previous NYE party sold out – which was in an old Victorian swimming pool,’ they say.  ‘This is the only drum & bass party in Edinburgh for NYE… featuring some of the best crews in town!’ Main room: Nectax, Refracta, Anikonik (Electrikal / Junglism / EQ50), Imolu (Hospitality), Midnight Bass takeover, Junglism takeover, more t.b.c. Party tunes in room two all night.  TICKETS
Tuesday 04 January

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Friday 07 January

HEADSET

23:00-03:00 TBC

Headset features Skillis and friends playing garage, techno, house and bass downstairs, with old school hip hop upstairs.

Past guests:
Hodge, Kowton, Peverelist, DVS1, Slam, Beneath, Paleman, Mosca, Cera Khin, Wen, Parris, Facta, K-Lone, Laksa, Piezo, Cooly G, Sticky, El-B, Groove Chronicles, Roska, Scott Garcia, Champion, Murder He Wrote, DJ MA1, Chris Farrell, Bake, Danielle, Daisy Moon, Mother, DJ Crud, Greenman, Ribeka, Redstone Press, Partial, Hi & Saberhägen, Telfort, Percy Main

Saturday 08 January

SOULSVILLE INTERNATIONAL

23:00 - 03:00 £1 - £8

International soulful sounds.

Tuesday 11 January

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Friday 14 January

OVERGROUND

23:00-03:00 TBC

“Edinburgh’s new club night Overground launched early this year and has quickly become the place to discover a new breed of lo-fi, raw house and techno” The Skinny, 2016

Past guests include Legowelt, Happa, Mall Grab, Tasker, Minor Science, Rudolf C, Shedbug, DJ Seinfeld, Rommek, Asquith +more

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