Upcoming Events

Saturday 16 February

MESSENGER: BOB MARLEY'S BIRTHDAY

23:00-03:00 £5 b4 12 and £7 after / £6 all night (students)

Come celebrate the mighty works of the legendary Bob Marley, undisputed King of Reggae and worldwide ambassador.  Pure shots of class from the original Tuff Gong but also stirring some of today’s cultural artists, who are carrying his musical flame the same way, into the pot.  Full Messenger Sound System to keep you rocking from start ’til it done! Vibes Galore… 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.  FACEBOOK

Tuesday 19 February

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  MULTI-GENRE GUESTS IN ROOM 2 EVERY WEEK. DRINKS DEALS: £1 shots; £1.50 tequila; £2 spirit mixers (rum, vodka, gin); £2.50 Red Stripe (500ml can). FACEBOOK

Thursday 21 February

ARTIISAN: TSVI

23:00-03:00 £5 / £6.50 (adv) / £8 (door)

For their third instalment, Artiisan are excited to welcome TSVI (Nervous Horizon) to the Bongo. TSVI has been making waves in London as a producer since 2014’s Malfunction EP, since then he has made excellent strides, founding the notable Nervous Horizon label alongside esteemed fellow producer Wallwork. A string of releases on Nervous Horizon have culminated in TSVI’s 2018 release, the enthralling Inner Worlds, an album which captures the imagination with a melting pot of Hard Drum, UK Bass, UK Funky and is described by Resident Advisor’s Andrew Ryce as an album of “emotive heights, addictive rhythms and sumptuous production”. A producer who holds the support of those such as Scratcha DVA  and Plastician, TSVI is bound to supply a breakneck live set consisting of whirling rhythms, textures and melodies. Fresh from a performance at Berlin’s Panorama Bar (Berghain), TSVI will be behind the decks at The Bongo Club for a blistering two-hour set – not to be missed!  “Club-wrecking drum tracks with a spiritual bent” RA  Resident AdvisorFacebookInstagramTwitter.

Friday 22 February

ELECTRIKAL: WALL OF BASS

23:00-03:00 TBC

Sound system and crew, part of a music and art collective specializing in BASS music. Custom built and comprised of the finest audio components, it operates at a huge 26KW and provides as much deep bass, punchy mids and clear highs as any party could require.  Garage / House / Bass / Drum and Bass / Dubstep / Future / 2step / Jungle / Bassline / Juke 

Saturday 23 February

MUMBO JUMBO + THE GOGO

23:00-03:00 £3 B4 12 / £7 after / £5 (concessions)

Mumbo Jumbo mixes it up a whole heap.  Resident DJs Trendy Wendy, Steve Austin and Eva Crystaltips play everything from disco, funk and soul to electro and house: Saturday night party music all night long.  But Mumbo is very much a LIVE dance party, as ‘Bongo’ David Bernard gets busy on the live percussion alongside Erb & Ting (alias Al Roberts and Groove Armada’s MC MAD), also jamming live (guitar & vox).  AND upstairs it’s The GO-GO, with DJ ‘Tall’ Paul Robinson and friends playing gassy and groovy 60s Pop and Beat, Mod Tunes, Soul, Rock N Roll, Garage, and Ye-Ye…  Two clubs for the price of one?! You bet!

Sunday 24 February

BASS FACE & HARBINGERS BRING YOU DRUMS & BASS (LIVE)

19:00-22:00 £5 (adv) / £7 (on the door)

It’s that time again – the now traditional BassFace and Harbingers joint gig! If you love drums (and bass…), then come and jump about with two of Edinburgh’s finest drum-based crews!  BassFace: Drums and drums and drums and BASS – now with added horns and strings!  Bringing you a mix of old favourites and brand new material, to make you make that face you make when a filthy beat drops…. with 20 live drummers!  Harbingers Drum Crew are Masters of the Edinburgh Drumcore scene, expect a twenty-five-strong wall of drums; with techno-inspired industrial ferocity, live drum and bass, and mind-splitting break-beat power. Feel the floor move beneath your new favourite genre.

Tuesday 26 February

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  MULTI-GENRE GUESTS IN ROOM 2 EVERY WEEK. DRINKS DEALS: £1 shots; £1.50 tequila; £2 spirit mixers (rum, vodka, gin); £2.50 Red Stripe (500ml can). FACEBOOK

Friday 01 March

KITCHEN SYNC: BATU

23:00-03:00 £1 (sold out) / £5 sold out) / £7

‘We make the trip back up to Edinburgh after hosting a night to remember back in October, soundtracked by Banoffee Pies. It would be fair to say that Batu had a pretty big 2018. His glorious concoction of off-kilter, psychedelic beats at Dekmantel Selectors turned more than a few heads with many touting it as the best set of the entire year. The premise of having him play an extended 3 hour set in the cave that is the Bongo Club was simply too good to pass on. Pandemonium to ensue.  Support comes from Newcastles finest export, Thom Parris, who is set to cause something of ruckus. We advise punctuality.’

Saturday 02 March

HINOL + POLSKA WERSJA (LIVE)

19:00-22:00 £20 (sold out) / £23 (adv) / £30 (door)

Zapraszamy na jedyny w Edynburgu koncert HINOLA promujący jego najnowszy album „Mej Duszy Dziecko”, który osiągnął status Złotej Płyty w niecały miesiąc po premierze. Hinolowi na scenie towarzyszyć będzie ekipa Polskiej Wersji Jano PW oraz niezawodny DJ Lem.  BILETY

Saturday 02 March

SUBSTANCE (SATURDAYS LAUNCH PARTY): AISHA

23:00-03:00 £3 before 12, £6 after

LINE-UP: AISHA (HUNTLEYS & PALMERS / LUNACY), MODUS (OUTER ZONE), GAVIN RICHARDSON (SUBSTANCE). For 2019, Substance shifts up to our new Saturday residency at the Bongo.  As is fitting for the launch, our residents par excellence will take centre stage, joined by a name which is everywhere all of a sudden: Aisha.  Her rapid afterhours sets as part of the notorious Lunacy crew have hit Glasgow with a jolt, earning big ticket appearances at the likes of Pressure and TRNSMT.  Her production is also highly promising, featuring for the likes of Huntleys & Palmers.   Our resident Dommm is similarly on the up, going from strength to strength under his Modus alias.  His debut EP has solid out quickstyle, gaining gushing support from everyone from all corners, including Resident Advisor, NTS (Moxie), BBC Radio 1 (Bradley Zero) and BBC 6Music (Tom Ravenscroft). Techno, house and electro, Substance style.  See you in the smoke.
Sunday 03 March

WEE DUB FESTIVAL (CLOSING SESSION): JAH SHAKA + MESSENGER SOUND SYSTEM

18.00-01.00 £10 (adv) / £13 (door)

The 2019 Wee Dub Fetival is co-headlined by a bona-fide godfather of the UK scene: Jah Shaka (with Adrian Sherwood at The Mash House on Friday).  Jah Shaka has been operating a South East London-based, roots reggae Jamaican sound system since the early 1970s. His name is an amalgamation of the Rastafarian term for God and that of the Zulu king Shaka ZuluWIKIPEDIA. FACEBOOK.  Shaka is regarded as the leading light in traditional soundsystem style dub music, whose dedication to the original roots style and spiritual marathon sets has gained him an almost mythic status globally – there is no more influential artist that Jah Shaka and his first appearance at Wee Dub is hotly anticipated.  Support from Bongo residents Messenger Sound System.

Tuesday 05 March

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  MULTI-GENRE GUESTS IN ROOM 2 EVERY WEEK. DRINKS DEALS: £1 shots; £1.50 tequila; £2 spirit mixers (rum, vodka, gin); £2.50 Red Stripe (500ml can). FACEBOOK

Friday 08 March

HEADSET: CERA KHIN & RIBEKA

23:00-03:00 £5 / £7

2 esteemed selectors make their Bongo Club debut with local support.  Cera Khin, born & raised in Tunisia, runs her label LazyTapes out of Berlin while holding down regular slots on NTS Radio & Noods Radio. Recently finished a string of shows in the far east. Ribeka is a rising star of Glasgow’s scene (along with partner in crime Sofay). Catch her smashing it out to crowds all over town, from in the intimate La Cheetah Club to Lunacy‘s afters spots in the early hours.

Saturday 09 March

SOULSVILLE

23:00-03:00 £5

Deep funk, rare disco and worldly soulful flavours since 2010.   Strictly party vibes.  FACEBOOK

Tuesday 12 March

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  MULTI-GENRE GUESTS IN ROOM 2 EVERY WEEK. DRINKS DEALS: £1 shots; £1.50 tequila; £2 spirit mixers (rum, vodka, gin); £2.50 Red Stripe (500ml can). FACEBOOK

Friday 15 March

FUNKTION

23:00-03:00 £7 / £9

Saturday 16 March

MESSENGER

23:00-03:00 £5 b4 12 and £7 after / £6 all night (students)

Original roots advertiser and cusom built sound system since 1987. Conscious Reggae Muzik / Dubwize.  Room 2: Sound System Legacies with DJ Skillis and crew.  FACEBOOK

Sunday 17 March

GROOVERS & BROKEN DISCO DO ST PADDY'S DAY

23:00-05:00 (tbc)

Groovers have teamed up with Glasgow based underground heavyweights, Broken Disco, along with their unique visuals provided by VJ Planet Arm, to bring you one hell of a St. Paddys day party. We’re talking the best LED light show the city has ever seen, a variety of banging music from the best DJs we know and love across two rooms, and one of our favourite underground venues in the country: The Bongo Club.

This collaboration born out of a love for amazing music and big nights promises to be THE place to be on the 17th March (Jedward can’t even sing, be real) Keep your eyes peeled for giveaways, offers and announcements!

The lineup looks a little like this:

Main Room
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Cooked Edinburgh
Broken Disco
Oscar James b2b Boy North Music

Room 2
________
Mason Dark b2b Breezy – BASSment
Queen Margaret Techno society
Frankie Elyse b2b TBC

Set times will be released closer to the date.

Visuals provided by: VJ Planet Arm (you really don’t want to miss these)

Ticket link on its way!

—— 5AM Licence Pending ——

Tuesday 19 March

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  MULTI-GENRE GUESTS IN ROOM 2 EVERY WEEK. DRINKS DEALS: £1 shots; £1.50 tequila; £2 spirit mixers (rum, vodka, gin); £2.50 Red Stripe (500ml can). FACEBOOK

Friday 22 March

ELECTRIKAL: HOT SAUCE BASHMENT & DANCEHALL CARNIVAL

23:00-03:00 £5 / £8 (door)

Get ready to sweat it out to the hottest Dancehall & Bashment in Edinburgh – bringing you the wildest bashment & reggaeton vibes. Lineup: DJ Yemster, LuckyBabe, Ziggy Gee. BASHMENT / DANCEHALL / SOCA / REGGAETON / REGGAE / DUB.


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