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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a soul-shaking party at Colston Hall

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The full lineup for the night, starting at 7.30pm on Thursday 31st December, has now been announced. The evening’s festivities will be led by seven-piece band, Submotion Orchestra, known for their raucous fusion of soul, jazz, reggae, electronica and dubstep. Taking to the main stage will also be Bristol favourites Ibibio Sound Machine, who recently took the UK by storm with their unique party music. The party will be hosted in the Main Hall by contemporary dance duo Boys and Dance, with Bristol’s own Mr Benn Live and Direct featuring Eva Lazarus and Gardna, Bodywork DJs and We Like to Party DJs.

Playing to a sold out show at The Trinity Centre in Bristol last year, the Gilles Peterson favourites, Submotion Orchestra, continue to perform at festivals around the world as well as venues like London’s famous KOKO. Be prepared for their mesmeric and hypnotic sub-driven sound that will send Colston Hall throbbing into the early hours of the New Year.

Ibibio Sound Machine have been lighting up the festival circuit with their mash-up of high life, disco, psychedelia and electro-soul beats. They specialise in mixing Afro-beat and gospel styles with electronics to create a distinctive modern Afrocentric sound. Returning to Colston Hall after a sold out show in The Lantern in January, their reputation for being one of the most exciting live acts around is continuing to grow.

Mr Benn’s waist-winding, bassbin-bothering DJ shows and productions have earned him a loyal following, global gigs and collaborations with the likes of Massive Attack’s Daddy G. His live set will showcase his own productions with live vocals from rising stars Eva Lazarus and Gardna. After bringing some serious vibes to some of the biggest festivals in the summer, the crew are poised and ready to bring the fire into 2016.

The evening’s hosts, Boys and Dance, will be embarking on their biggest ever project after a two year hiatus – Around the World in 40 Dances. These diverse dance pieces and a range of other spontaneous entertainment and music will continue throughout the night across the venue, culminating in a main stage performance.

The decks will be spun by Bodywork DJs with their special brand of afro, disco and house music that is celebrated at tribal discos across the South West. Bodywork DJs are also recognised as the creators of ‘mayhemic discotheques and joyous work-outs with glitter, sweat and no regrets’.

Well known Bristol group We Like to Party DJs will also make an appearance with their resident DJs playing the best in turbo skiffle funk, soul, party, hip hop, 80’s and house music.

Early bird tickets were sold out in September but standard tickets are now on sale for £25.00 and can be purchased via Colston Hall’s website:

Get ready for a joyous soul-shaking party!

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