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The 2 Bears will be special guests at Hullabaloo and it’s FREE!

17 September 2015 -


The Make Noise Electronic Recycling Tour arrives in Edinburgh on Thursday 1st October with special guest headliners The 2 Bears and it won’t cost you a penny to attend!

Having previously held parties in Newcastle, Brighton, Belfast, Bangor, Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, London, Cardiff and Bristol and hot off the heels of their very first Make Noise festival tent at On-Blackheath, Make Noise returns to Scotland for two more dates this autumn.

The Make Noise manifesto remains the same: programming cutting edge electronic music events in some of the country’s best clubs and making entry 100% FREE in exchange for a piece of electrical recycling. Club-goers just need to bring something to hand over at the door: a broken mobile phone, hairdryer or laptop – anything with a plug or a battery!

Since it began, Make Noise has packed out clubs and recycled tonnes of electronic waste.
Make Noise heads to The Reading Rooms in Dundee on Wednesday 30th September 2015, and The Bongo Club in Edinburgh on Thursday 1st October 2015.

The dates will see headliners The 2 Bears and Heavenly Jukebox DJs take to the stage, with Edinburgh support provided by Hullabaloo residents Trendy Wendy & Steve Austin.


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Music Can Change Your Life

09 September 2014 -


We also have 25 of these fly Music Can Change Your Life mugs to give away for FREE to the first 25 Freshers through the door on Tuesday (I Love Hip Hop), Wednesday (Champion Sound) and Thursday (Hullabaloo) during  Freshers Week!


If you don’t have a wristband already, just show your matriculation card at the bar to prove you’re a Fresher and we’ll sort you out, if we have any left…


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Bongo Lives! ’14 FESTIVAL (27th Apr-4th May)

15 April 2014 -



One year on from re-opening in the underground and The Bongo Club is well and truly settled in our new home at 66 Cowgate. After the success of the inaugural Bongo Lives! Festival in 2013, we’re back for another celebration of the arts and music we all love.

As this year also marks the 20th birthday of our sister organisation Out of the Blue, it seemed like a great reason to have an even bigger celebration.

Without you, we’re nothing.

Community is at the heart of everything we do and the aim of Bongo Lives! 2014 is to celebrate the community that is the backbone of any vibrant arts and music scene. Without the love and hard work of our supporters, The Bongo Club and Out of the Blue wouldn’t be the stalwarts of the Edinburgh music and arts scene that we are today.

If Edinburgh is a village, as the local saying goes, our village is made up of people who support the arts through thick and thin. We’ve had our ups and downs at both Out of the Blue and The Bongo Club but we’re still here and we’re not planning on going away anywhere soon!

With the vital support of many people, we intend to flourish as an integral part of Edinburgh’s cultural landscape for thousands of local people and visitors alike for many more years to come.

Big Narstie


Check out the special guest acts playing at Four Corners (Diesler of Tru Thoughts / Ninja Tune fame) on Fri 2nd May, Big n Bashy on Sat 3rd May (Base Defence League, featuring grime artists Big Narstie (pictured above), Big H and Logan Sama), plus the one-off, May Bank Holiday special with house/techno player Saytek on Sun 4th.

The Black Diamond Express portrait


Bongo Lives! is all about The Black Diamond Express (pictured above), Thurs 1st May, which is sure to be hopping as they prepare for their big Canadian tour in June plus an evening curated by the excellent Braw Gigs, Sat 3rd, featuring Muscletusk headlining.

Rally & Broad


We’ve four companies and seven events in total (including the ‘Wonder’ Workshop), not least the mighty Rally & Broad (pictured above) and Creative Electric with newcomers Illicit Ink and Edinburgh Stage School supplying the rear-guard action.



There’s the launch of Brian Kellock and Dick Lee‘s inspiring Spirit Of Jazz workshops and a brand new Bongo commission for Kirsty Whiten (see picture above) – much-loved former Bongo/OOTB regular and rising star of the international art world.

With all our regular midweek club nights, I Love Hip Hop (Tuesdays), Champion Sound (Wednesdays), Hullabaloo (Thursdays), also running as usual, if you’ve not made it down to the ‘new’ Bongo Club in the last fifteen months, what better opportunity to do just that? See you at the bar!




This is just the start of these celebrations (set to continue for the rest of 2014) down at The Drill Hall but the Arts Market and Open Studios (Sat 3rd May)are sure to be a real highlight for many.

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