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Let All The Children Boogie: Fringe Festival at Watershed

Posted on Wed 20 Jan 2016

Films, events, curated DJ sets and more - let's dance!

The power and influence of popular music was never more poignantly evident than in the powerful response to the death of David Bowie last week. We realised just how much his music and presence are part of the fabric of our lives.

Whilst we mourn we also celebrate, and as the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival takes over Bristol next month we present a range of films, music and events which feature influential icons such as Janis Joplin and Mavis Staples, Bristol talent from Tricky and Fresh 4 to BBC Introducing the next generation of new music talent.

There will be films, there will be DJs, there will be dancing and there will be Bowie; there will always be Bowie. Check out the full season of films, events and DJ sets here - some are already selling out so get in there while you can!

Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove says:

“We are delighted to present this fresh season of Fringe events where we celebrate the life of influential music icons like Janis Joplin and Mavis Staples, alongside Bristol legends Fresh 4 and Tricky and showcase new and emerging Bristol talent. Plus four nights of top guest DJ sets in our Café/Bar (all free) will make for a great atmosphere at Watershed over the BBC 6 Music Live weekend."

Throughout The Fringe season Scott Hendy (Boca 45/Malachai) will be our resident DJ in our lively Café/Bar, spinning tunes with special guests from Thu-Sat 19:30 – midnight  and Sunday 14:00 – 20:00.

Entry to The Fringe DJ events are free, and with guests ranging from John Parish (PJ Harvey), John Stapleton (Wanted Records), DJ Cheeba (Ninja Tune/Solid Steel), Billy Fuller (BEAK>) and Fresh 4’s DJ Krust, Suv and Flynn spinning everything from Bristol sounds, 60s/70s psych, rock, soundtracks, soul, funk, reggae and blues – there’s something for everyone here.

Let’s dance.