Sofa Sounds Bristol to Celebrate Its 5th Birthday

Sofa Sounds and Alternate present the fifth birthday festivities of the record label Sofa Sounds Bristol! The celebrations kick-off on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Trinity Centre in Bristol, UK. Slated performers for the event include one of DnB’s most powerful duos Dub Phizix & Strategy, DLR & Gusto, Zero T & Rider Shafique, and many more! Tickets for the event are powered by Ticket Fairy.

Hailed as Sofa Sound’s ‘spiritual home,’ the Trinity Centre in St Jude’s, Bristol, will once again be the venue for this huge event. The party begins at 10:00 PM and continues until the early hours of the following morning.

A Trinity Story

The Trinity Centre Bristol, which opened its doors in 1976, is a prominent community, art, performance, and music venue. This Grade II* listed one-time church welcomes over 60,000 visitors each year and is set against a backdrop of original designs, glazed stained-glass windows, and elaborate stonework. Known as the home of the Bristol Sound, its mission, as mentioned on its website, is “to empower communities through arts and make sure everyone has the opportunity to access and shape arts and culture in Bristol.”

MC, lyricist, and recording artist Rider Shafique talked to us about the Trinity Centre. “It’s always nice to perform at Trinity in the heart of the community. It’s a welcoming venue that understands bass music and has a good crowd,” he said.

Jakart, another popular drum and bass artist on the stacked line up, commented on Trinity Centre, saying, “Personally, Trinity is my favorite venue in Bristol. The presence inside and out gives you a sense of comfort to relax and be yourself. The bar staff are always lovely, as are the security, it keeps the energy high and means people can enjoy themselves properly, no bs.”

This event follows the sold-out ‘Return to Trinity’ party on March 5, 2022, by Alternate and Sofa Sound. Rider Shafique, DLR and Gusto, and Freddy B all made appearances then. The sound system at the venue will be powered by the UK’s RAZE Sound system, which is renowned for its excellent sound and crew. 

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The stellar lineup announced by record label Sofa Sounds will undoubtedly make this fifth birthday celebration one to remember. Dub Phizix and regular on-stage affiliate Strategy will bring the house down with their unparalleled style.

In a nod to the beginning, DLR (the head honcho of Sofa Sounds) and Gusto, who also performed at the launch of Sofa Sound Label Launch in 2017, will be returning for the fifth-year party! Back then, the launch was bolstered by a giveaway of customized stickers, with recipients encouraged to stick them in unique places and tag the brand on social media.

This year, Sofa is running a competition to win a Sofa Sound Bristol lightbox. “We’ve also got a great competition running this week which means you can actually win a Sofa Sound Bristol light box yourself!
Not only this but included in the prize are 2 Alternate t-shirts (big up to Rob), Sofa Sound t-shirt (big up to Jay DLR), 2 x 5 guest lists for any Sofa Sound nights aaaand 2x tickets to Alternate night! Jhheeeezz” says Jakart.

Rounding out the lineup and hitting the decks for the evening will be artists Zero T, MC Rider Shafique, veteran DJ and music producer Hydro, Drum and Bass duo Otoko B2B with Jack Hart, best known as Jakart, Trakker B2B with Minor Forms, and Freddy B.

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As to what attendees can expect at the Trinity Centre, Jakart revealed to us, “I’ll be warming things up from 22:00 with my good mate Leishman, aka half of Otoko. We used to roll out together a few years back, so we’re really looking forward to getting back on the decks together. Expect a variety of DnB flavors wrapped around the Sofa vibe with our own dubs thrown in, of course! Make sure you’re down at the start. See you on the dance floor!”

The team at TFword and The Ticket Fairy would like to congratulate Sofa Sounds on this momentous occasion and wish them the best in the years ahead!

Get your tickets for “Sofa Sound Bristol – 5th Birthday! via The Ticket Fairy HERE

Dub Phizix on Spotify |  Bandcamp 
Strategy on Spotify | Apple Music
Zero T on Bandcamp
Rider Shafique on Spotify
Hydro on Bandcamp
Trakkertheselecta on SpotifySoundcloud | Bandcamp
Minor Forms on Spotify

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