Tomorrow, Bristol will take one giant deep breath and dive into Submerge Festival. A brand new, multi-venue festival combining a mix of cutting edge electronic music, audiovisual art and live performances, Submerge will take over some of Bristol’s most scenic venues and provide a weekend to completely immerse all our senses and leave us gasping for more.

The festivals theme is ‘Fathoms’ and aims to represent a metaphorical  journey to the bottom of the ocean and back (hence the H20 puns, duh). Bringing together a diverse range of talented artists rarely seen together over eight performances at four venues, Submerge is hoping to mark its first festival with an epiphany-inspiring, completely unique weekend.

You can purchase a ticket for the entire festival, or just check out the events that most inspire you. Here’s a taster of the events we are most excited about…


Colston Hall /Friday 18th November/7.00pm-9.00pm/£16.50
Featured Artists: Emmanuel Biard, Gil Delindro, Koreless

Koreless is part of a new generation of electronic producers and his 2011 debut ep 4D is a Pitch favourite. The Glasgow-based millennial has built up an immaculate reputation and worked with the likes of Sampha and Caribou.  His sound combines a mix soulful electronics, 2-step and an almost evolved form of dubstep. We cannot wait for him to pulsate our eardrums whilst enjoying an incredible mirror and laser display set within the beautiful Colston Hall.

The Ascent

Coroner Court/Saturday 19th November/11pm-late
Featured Artists: Daniel Oliver, Horseplay, Johnsmith, Knickerbocker, Lucy Hutson, Octo Octo, Oozing Gloop, Project O, Rrose, Steakhouse Live & Stefan Goodchild

Brooklyn-based artist Octo Octo also debuted in 2011. Her and unique take on house music and late night club vibes are perfectly complimented with fantastic finely tuned compositions. Over the last few year’s she has performed in places like Berlin, Frankfurt and Barcelona and she is a perfect  addition to a late-night, surreal experience located at a former mortuary.


Coroners court/Sunday 20th November/10.00am – 6.00pm /FREE
Featured Artists: CUTS 

UK-based audio/visual artist CUTS came into the world at the tail end of 2012. The critically acclaimed artists combine abandoned spaces, white noise and sleep paralysis. This event will be the debut of their brand new film Exist and it premieres as a loop performance that you can pop along to throughout a hungover sunday.

Submerge Festival has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England, Watershed, Colston Hall, Mayk, Theatre Bristol and Crack Magazine.

This really is a unique weekend, not to be missed…

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