Bug Jam Evening Gig Guide*
Bug Jam hosts FIVE music arenas including the Main Stage, Dance Tent, Retro Tent, BugWam and Fuelers Bar, on both Friday and Saturday evenings, catering for all tastes from indie and dance djs through to live bands and tribute acts.
No under 13s allowed in the Dance Tent after 11pm.
Evening Line Up
|Friday (8pm - 11pm)||Saturday (8pm - 11pm)|
The South Info
Soft Tone Needles Info
|Friday (8pm - 1am)||Saturday (8pm - 1am)|
Uncle Funk & the Boogie Wonderland Info
DJ Gary Garage
Doctor & the Medics Info
|Friday (8pm - 1am)||Saturday (8pm - 1am)|
Jaguar Skills Info
|Friday (8pm - 1am)||Saturday (8pm - 2am)|
|Ramshackle Info||Silent Disco Info|
FRIDAY - Main Stage
When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet... two years later 9 piece band, The South was formed. And so The South embarked on their journey. Celebrating the Beautiful South legacy and great songs of their own, the band continues performing the classic songs including: A Little Time - the number one single, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. All performed again live, these songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!
Fast forward to 2017 and its all change. Some members moved on, Up stepped long time sax player Gaz Birtles to take centre stage and take over the male vocal duties along side singer Alison Wheeler and with the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs along with songs from The South's debut album 'Sweet Refrains’ and maybe even new material in the future too. Come on! Let’s Carry On… Regardless!
Soft Tone Needles
The Soft Tone Needles are without a doubt one of the UK's leading Soul Bands. Hailing from the east of England, the band specialises in their own particularly authentic blend of Northern Soul.
The band formed through a collective love of rare soul music, swiftly making a name for themselves on the live circuit. Their shows are packed with energy and fluid musicianship as they escort their audience through some of the finest stompers, groovers, movers and shakers that Soul has to offer.
For a band packed with relatively young musicians they have a collective CV any musician would be proud of.
FRIDAY - Retro Tent
Uncle Funk & the Boogie Wonderland
The UK's biggest and best party band! Between them, the members of Uncle Funk and The Boogie Wonderband have recording, performance and touring credits with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Take That and the National Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the band’s line-up can boast West End and theatre shows credits such as Jersey Boys, Evita and Wicked. Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband’s cast of musicians have also performed on numerous TV shows, including as Strictly Come Dancing, Sunday Night at the London Palladium and The Royal Variety Show.
FRIDAY - Dance Tent
FRIDAY - Fuelers Bar
Every single Friday at the infamous O2 Academy Bristol, Ramshackle hosts the biggest weekly rave! Their DJs are some of the most in-demand residents in the country alongside exclusive special guest DJs. Expect a filthy mix of the best house, D’n’B, Bassline, Hip-Hop and Grime!
SATURDAY - Main Stage
London’s Noisettes are about to get seriously noisy again. After a three year break where the two founder members Shingai Shoniwa and Dan Smith got to take some time off the road and stretch out into other projects.
Shoniwa and Smith have come back together and have been writing together this year on a new EP with the working title of ‘Supergirl’ due for release this autumn.
The band first achieved commercial success and nationwide recognition with the second single off their second album, “Don’t Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)” which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in Spring 2009.
With Noisettes, it’s always best to expect the unexpected. Awash with stomping electro-rock and galloping funk grooves, the London duo live set consists of sleek pop songs steeped in soul, dizzy on disco and harking back to the days of blues and jazz greats. They’re a great live act, with masses of energy and a big stage presence.
SATURDAY - Retro Tent
Doctor & the Medics
Dr and the Medics were created almost at the dawn of the 80’s, by The Rev Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson. The band has had a very colourful and successful career as both recording artists and performers. Undoubtedly they are been best known for their massive 1986 No 1 “Spirit in the Sky,” which sold over 24 Million copies world wide and was number 1 in 23 countries! They are also recognized as a great live act, in 1985 the NME referred to them as “THE live band of the year.”
The band’s last chart entry was “Waterloo” which they recorded with Roy Wood, in addition the band have recorded 5 albums. They have developed a unique and sensationally flamboyant live show which features many hits from the 80’s, all given the Medics unique treatment! Such is the power of their performance that they produced the shock result of the TV show “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” when they won the studio vote for best act against Jackie Graham, Belinda Carlisle and………………… SHAKIN STEVENS!!!
SATURDAY - Dance Tent
Jaguar Skills is a British DJ who since 2002 has performed multi-genre, cut-n-paste style Djing mixes. He has released hundreds of mixtapes through various outlets, including BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra and has a weekly 10-minute mix on The Trevor Nelson Show.
SATURDAY - Fuelers Bar
Everyone in the bar is given a pair of headphones on entry. 2 DJs play at the same time on separate channels and you can choose which DJ to listen to, and adjust the volume on your headphones accordingly.
Party with friends in the most unusual way ever. Take off your headphones and you will hear no music, but simply the vocals of many happy, lively people (some great, most not-so-great).
*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.