Bristol’s club scene has long been one of the best in the country, with many venues such as Motion, The Black Swan and Thekla contributing to the cities widespread passion for music of all types. Dance music, most particularly drum & bass, has saturated Bristol somewhat staggeringly, leading to the city becoming one of Britain’s dance music spearheads.
On the 5th of September, a new club and live events space opened its doors in Bristol, with the hype spreading thick and fast amongst the town’s population of students. Taking over as the new largest club in the city, SWX can hold a huge 1,800 people throughout its 3 arenas. A state of the art sound systems couples with incredible lighting and laser installations, not to mention an interactive video wall, which will leave even the most experienced clubbers open mouthed. Blank canvas arenas mean SWX is the perfect place to host any kind of event with opportunities to dress it up like no other in Bristol.
SWX’s spearhead party is Codec, the Saturday night knees up that will invite special guests to play in the clubs main room regularly throughout the academic year. The music policy will concentrate down to house, bass and hip-hop as well as old school and party anthems, with projection mapping, pyrotechnics and LED screens contributing to a multi sensory experience. Guests at Codec during the first season of events will be the likes of Jaguar Skills, Don Diablo and DJ SKT, with many more to be announced for the proceeding weeks.
Other events at SWX Bristol include Fear Fetched Fridays, which will see a ripe selection of house, pop and R&B being played by local residents and guests. There will also be exciting one of events like Make It Rain, which will offer students cheap drinks and the chance to win big cash prizes.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of SWX