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MOTION BRISTOL ANNOUNCES OVER 20 SHOWS TO BEGIN THE DECADE, MARKING THE START OF A NEW CHAPTER FOR THE CLUB

After ending its flagship In:Motion series at the tail-end of 2019, it’s business as usual at Motion as the club releases a stacked program of events to signify the start of the new decade.
Quashing rumours that Motion may face closure due to developments around the locale, it’s more than safe to say that the club will continue to operate throughout the year with an agenda of celebrated talents heading up the vast space every week. Over 150 names from the realms of house, techno, disco, DnB and hip hop are set to make up the first four months of the year rounding up over 20 stellar shows to kickstart a new chapter for the club.
On 24th January Beat Horizon’s one day festival sees a multi-room celebration of underground culture featuring Goldie, Raekwon of the legendary hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli, Roni Size, LTJ Bukem and many more.
Following the biggest year of her career yet, revered selector HAAi is back on 25th January to curate her own party with a 4-hour set from Optimo, as well as performances from Peach, Roi Perez and more.

Wednesday 29th January sees a midweek party with Dazed led by one of the UK’s finest MCs, D Double E, with support from Sir Spyro. Waving goodbye to January, Cirque Du Soul invite Detroit Swindle, Elliot Adamson & many more for a raucous session on Friday 31st.
Acclaimed DnB imprint Hospitality takeover the club on 1st February with Kings of the Rollers, Mefjus and London Elektricity amongst many more. An essential player in the hip hop scene The Game performs on Monday 3rd February and on Friday 7th, Melbourne EDM sensation Will Sparks makes his Bristol debut.
RUN host the club on 8th February with a 2 hour set from DnB stalwart Sub Focus, Macky Gee, Danny Bryd & many more. Championing UK dance music, on 14th February, Rudimental return for a DJ set alongside Conducta, Randall and more, followed by a La Discotheque takeover on Saturday 15th with Artwork, Greg Wilson & lots more for a spirited disco party ‘til the early hours.
As February draws to a close, Aussie producer Mall Grab presents Looking For Trouble on Friday 21st with a personally selected bill of emerging talents. On Saturday 29th, The Blast presents Holy Goof, Redlight, A.M.C & more for a full immersion of DnB and bassline.
Rolling into a new month, Sonny Fodera presents Solotoko on Friday 6th March and on Friday 13th, the mighty Honey Dijon returns to the South-West with support from DJ Seinfeld, Eli Escobar, object blue and DEBONAIR.
Another one for the DnB heads, DJ Marky is back for a 2-hour set alongside Calibre & more on 14th March. Princess Nokia performs on Saturday 21st whilst Bristol-based imprint Shall Not Fade mark their 4th birthday with Kettama, Big Miz, Demuja, Black Loops & more. Dubbed a ‘Trap-Wave pioneer’, M Huncho performs a headline show on Sunday 22nd March.
DNB Allstars and The Blast finish up march with a Spring DnB Fest on Saturday 28th March featuring SaSaSaS and a slew of acts from the UK DnB community.
Bringing their ensemble of brass and drums for a night of hypnotic driving techno, marching band Meute takeover on Sunday 5th April with a dozen drummers and horn players from Hamburg, Germany. On the other end of the spectrum, The Blast are back once again with DnB pioneers and award-winning producers Chase & Status on 24th April for a DJ set with support from Friction and more.
And to round off the first four months of the year, Icarus returns for a scintillating live show on Saturday 25th April, firmly assuring that Motion is here to stay for the foreseeable future and will continue to cultivate the dance music scene in the South-West.
TICKET INFORMATION
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MOTION 2020 JAN-APR FULL LISTINGS:
Beat Horizon
Friday 24th January / Motion & Marble Factory
21:00 – 03:00
Talib Kweli
Goldie
Roni Size
Sampa The Great
Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon
LTJ Bukem
Mala
Swindle
Jeru The Damaja
Bristol Dub Club
The Insiders
Swindle
Lion Pulse Soundsystem
+ more
HAAi Curates
Saturday 25th January / Motion
22:00 – 05:00

(A-Z)
HAAi
Peach
Optimo
Roi Perez
Manami
Tosh Ohta
Dazed presents
Wednesday 29th January / Motion
22:00 – 04:00
D Double E
Sir Spyro
ANZ
no_one
+ more
Cirque Du Soul
Friday 31st January / Motion
22:00 – 04:00
Detroit Swindle
Elliot Adamson
Cirque Du Soul DJs
+ more
Hospitality
Saturday 1st February / Motion
22:00 – 06:00
Kings Of The Rollers + Inja
London Elektricity
Metrik
Nu:Logic
Fred V b2b Etherwood
Whiney [2hr Set]
Unglued
Keeno
Special guest: Mefjus
+ many more
The Game
Monday 3rd February / Marble Factory
19:00 – 22:00
Will Sparks
Friday 7th February / Marble Factory
22:00 – 04:00
Full line up TBA
RUN
Saturday 8th February / Motion
22:00 – 06:00
Sub Focus [2 hr set]
Macky Gee
Danny Byrd
Benny L
Doc Scott
Krust b2b Bryan Gee [Full Cycle vs V Recordings]
DJ Limited
D*Minds
Critical Impact
Special guest: Hedex
+ many more
Black Midi [SOLD OUT]
Wednesday 12th February / Marble Factory
19:30 – 23:00
Rudimental + Friends
Friday 14th February / Marble Factory
22:00 – 04:00
Rudimental [DJ set]
Conducta
Randall
Emerald
+ more
La Discotheque
Saturday 15th February / Marble Factory
22:00 – 04:00
Artwork
Greg Wilson
Will Tramp!
+ more TBA
Mall Grab presents Looking For Trouble
Friday 21st February / Motion
22:00 – 05:00
Mall Grab
Loods
Logic1000
Salary Boy
The Blast presents Holy Goof
Saturday 29th February / Motion
22:00 – 06:00
Holy Goof
Redlight
A.M.C & Phantom
Distinkt
Simula
+ more
Sonny Fodera presents Solotoko
Friday 6th March / Marble Factory
22:00 – 05:00
Full line up TBA
Motion presents
Friday 13th March / Motion
22:00 – 04:00
Honey Dijon
DJ Seinfeld
Eli Escobar
object blue
DEBONAIR
+  more
The Blast presents DJ Marky & Friends
Saturday 14th March / Marble Factory
22:00 – 06:00
DJ Marky [2hr set]
Calibre
Pola & Bryson
+ more
Princess Nokia
Saturday 21st March / Marble Factory
19:30 – 22:30
4 Years of Shall Not Fade
Saturday 21st March / Motion
22:00 – 04:00
Kettama
Big Miz
Demuja
Black Loops
KGW
M Huncho
Sunday 22nd March / Marble Factory
19:00 – 22:30
DNB Allstars x The Blast present: Spring DNB Fest
Saturday 28th March / Motion
22:00 – 06:00
SaSaSaS
Voltage + Evil B
TNA
1991
Kyrist
AC13