Goldney Ball 2016

Aether

About



This June, Goldney will once again be host to one of the biggest nights of Bristol’s social calendar. Whether you’re celebrating graduating, finishing exams, or surviving first year, there is no better way to see out the year! This year, Earth, Water, Wind and Fire will come together to bring you a spectacular evening to remember. Guests will enjoy over 10 hours of live music and performances, across 3 stages... PLUS a casino, silent disco and food stalls from: Mission Burito, La Bonne Crepe and For Mice and Men. So dress up, and suit up - you do not want to miss this.




Goldney Ball Trailer



Headline Act



WILKINSON DJ Set
FT. MC AD-APT

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Filta

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Brooklyn Zoo

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DJ RAWW

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Hornstars

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BUJO

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Trip The Switch

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Toby Johnson

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Josie Blakelock

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Comedians



George Ridgen

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Sarah Keyworth

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Jack Campbell

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Eshaan Akbar

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WILKINSON DJ Set FT. MC AD-APT

Hailing from the leafy suburbs of South West London is Ram Records’ Wilkinson. His first insight into making music came aged of 9 when his parents bought him a drum kit. Mark ‘Wilkinson’ joined a few bands playing at venues as far as the Birmingham NEC and as close as the local old peoples home. This swiftly ended at the age of 14 when Wilkinson discovered his passion for dance music. In his final year at college he tried his hand at making beats, leading him to buy his first bits of production gear and turning his bedroom into a studio. A few years and part time jobs later, after driving his family mad with large amounts of bass loosening the brickwork of his house, Mark secured himself a studio not far from his home.

After fine-tuning his production skills, Wilkinson passed a few songs on to Hospital Records via Cyantific, which led to his first release on Hospital's ’ Sick Music 2 compilation. A few months later he sent a folder of tunes to Ram Records and within days received a phone call from Andy C inviting him for a meeting at the Ram HQ.

Fast forward a few years later and Wilkinson, now signed to Ram Records/Virgin EMI is being touted as of of the brightest new stars in dance music. Following his club anthems 'Tonight', 'Take You Higher’, ‘Need To Know’, 'Heartbeat and 'Too Close' and ‘Hit The Floor’ Wilkinson released 'Half Light' charting #20, Dirty Love which peaked at #10 and ‘Afterglow’ which became a top 5 hit on the UK Chart, selling 400,000 copies with 45 million Youtube views. His recent single ‘Hopelessly Coping’ peaked at #23 on the UK Top 40, whilst topping the Shazam and iTunes Electronic charts.

His debut album 'Lazers Not Included' went to number 1 on the iTunes Dance Chart in 10 countries and his tour schedule takes him across the globe. Summer 2014 saw him perform at the Radio 1 Big Weekend, Glastonbury, Wireless, SW4, Reading, Leeds, T In The Park & EDC Vegas. Since then he’s completed his sold out debut UK live tour and embarks on his second world tour including headline live performances on the Radio 1 Dance Stage at Reading & Leeds, supporting Underworld at Pukkelpop and his new summer residency at Amnesia, Ibiza. Having remixed and collaborated with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Chase & Status, Naughty Boy, Wretch 32, Katy B, Laura Mvula and Nero, he recently scooped ‘Best Single’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Live Act' at the National Drum & Bass Awards, not to mention the VEVO Viewers Award at the MVA’s.

Look out for his second album in 2016!

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Filta

With a keyboard led sounding attack, a rhythm section laying down our grooves for our man at the front to soar through a wealth of classic dance and pop tunes, we as FILTA would like to welcome you to our sound and our exciting live experience. From single tracks to our more adventurous medleys, our aim is to create and perform music that is unique in sounding, exciting and gives the listener the desire to move from our first beat to our last, our first note to our last. With a set covering many contemporary songs alongside classic dance anthems, we want to introduce yourselves to a huge completely live sound that is an experience some people may not have witnessed before. From festival arenas to smaller gigs, we are enjoying performing our music to a large number of venues, inviting people to embrace our sound and become part of our FILTA family. Last year we were very honoured to have headlined Welliestock, Altitude, Devon Dub Fest alongside performing at Newt, The Wurzels in Wellington, Tiverton Balloon Festival plus a number of exciting music venues around the South. This year is already looking very exciting with many festival slots confirmed including headline appearances at Cornwall VW Jambourine, Newt Festival, Welliestock, Gumbeerfest, Curry Rivel and Altitude with more to be announced soon. Filta had one goal when coming together. Knowing each other, our musical styles and tastes so well, the boys wanted to mix our love for great pop music with our love for huge rhythms, array of varying sounds, soaring melodies and contrasting textures. The result, FILTA.

Our current yet ever expanding repertoire includes: Insomnia, Shut up and dance, Waiting all night, King, Summer, Happy, Counting Stars, We found love, You've got the love, Rather Be, Uptown funk, Take me home, Outside, Stronger, Bills, Lady, Mr Brightside, Enola Gay, Love me again, Laserlight, Don't stop believing, Sex Machine, Respect, Titanium, Rhythm is a Dancer, Rollin in the deep, Starlight, Only girl, Pompeii, Everybody's Changing, Born Slippy, Zombie Nation, Firework, Locked out of Heaven/Roxanne, I will wait, Set fire to rain, I gotta feelin, Adagio for Strings, God is a DJ, Anything can happen, Levels, Wake me up, I need a dollar, Sandstorm, Cafe Del Mar, Don't worry child medley, Feel so close, Airwave, Heaven, Feel the love, to name but a few

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Brooklyn Zoo

"Brooklyn Zoo is Bristol's Hip Hop party!

Brand owner and head resident Patrick Nazemi is known for his eclectic mix in all styles of Hip Hop and Grime music, which has helped solidify the Zoo as being one of Bristol's most popular club nights. From working with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Xzibit and De La Soul in Bristol, The Zoo has sold out every venue worth talking about in our city - from Thekla and Lakota, all the way up to the mighty Motion.

Word has spread outside of the BS postcode with the BZ bringing their party to 8 other cities across the U.K. and even a weekly residency in Ibiza during the summer of 2015."

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DJ RAWW

DJ Raww is a resident for Bristol's biggest multi genre night, Ramshackle Bristol where he plays to crowds of over 1,500 people every week! His sets of multi genre madness are not ones you're going to want to miss out on!

Listen to some of DJ RAWW's mixtapes:here.

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Natalie James

So goes the quote, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”. Perhaps, then, it was to be expected that singer-songwriter Natalie James would find defining her own sound an unusual process. An artist that is somewhat of a paradox.

From the outside, one is acutely aware of a blonde, blue-eyed pop princess. However this makes her voice all the more unexpected. And in a day and age where music has become hopelessly predictable, the ability to surprise people is something rare.

Her music’s strength is also in the power of contradictions, catching a doubleness in her that is better heard than read about, capturing honesty in the voice. At once soft and harsh, her sassy lyrics and energetic, feel-good performance are underpinned by a soulful sound and authentic, sensual, lyricism. Punchy yet heartfelt. She waivers between a ready-to-take-on-the-world attitude, and despairing, sometimes cynical, lyrics.

Her videos leave much to be desired but what they do is hero her vocal performance and potential. A voice that once sat uncomfortably in a band, is much happier being a single narrative, a single female representative and role model.

Natalie James infects people with the energy she projects, lifting people’s minds and spirits.

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Hornstars

The Bristol Hornstars are the auditioned big band of the University of Bristol and get any crowd moving with their repertoire of swing, Latin and funk. Over the last few years the band’s reputation has grown throughout Bristol and the South West with Hornstars becoming a regular name at weddings, functions and parties. Recognition has also been gained further afield with the band being awarded three gold medals at the National Concert Band Festival finals. Back in 2008 the Hornstars performed on Britain’s Got Talent, getting through to the televised rounds. Around Bristol, the Hornstars have performed at the O2 Academy, Itchy Feet and countless student events throughout the city.

As well as local events the band also travels further afield, performing both around the country and internationally. In recent years tours have been run to Provence, Croatia, Barcelona and Lake Geneva.

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BUJO

BUJO are the unauditioned big band of the University of Bristol. Formed in 2006 the band has gone from strength to strength, developing a wide ranging, challenging and fun repertoire. The band plays anything from classic jazz, swing, funk, along with the odd bit of cheeky pop. The band has grown in experience and ability since 2006, playing many large University events, balls and functions. BUJO never fail to provide a lively, enthusiastic performance. Most recently the band has achieved recognition at the National Concert Band Festival, achieving a silver award in their début performance.

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Trip The Switch

Trip The Switch combine soulful vocals with catchy melodies. A modern blend of funk and soul, Trip The Switch are full of energy, heart and stellar vocals. Their songs are about love, life and politics with playful lyrics and heartfelt sentiments. Influences include classic artists such as Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers and contemporary musicians such as Jason Mraz, John Mayer and Jamie Lidell. They played in the Radio 6 Music Fringe Festival 2016 and can be found in clubs all over Bristol.

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Toby Johnson

A 19 year old acoustic singer/songwriter studying Film & Television at the University Of Bristol. He has been writing and performing music for over 5 years but has only recently began releasing his work to the world. He has featured on BBC introducing in the East Midlands and was awarded 20th most played artist of 2015 in this area.
"2016 is a big year for my music and I’m so excited to share it with everyone that attends the ball! See you there!"

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Josie Blakelock

Josie Blakelock is a singer-songwriter whose influences draw from soft-folk to grunge. Her music is often sparse and intimate, and her dark lyrics lend her songs a narrative feel. Based in Bristol, she has played at venues such as The Fleece, The Louisiana, and Mr. Wolfs.



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George Ridgen

•Finalist - Laughing Horse New Act of The Year 2014
•Finalist - Magners New Comedy Act 2015

• "Very Funny Stuff." - Steve Bennett, Chortle.

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Sarah Keyworth

• First Runner Up – Funny Women Awards 2015

•Semi Finalist – Amused Moose Laugh Off 2015
•Semi Finalist – Laughing Horse New Act of the Year

• “Charming” – The Independent 
•“Pulling in the biggest laughs” – Three Weeks
• “Excellently deadpan” – Huffington Post

Find the link to Sarah's website:here.

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Jack Campbell

• Winning English Comedian of the Year 2014
• Shortlisted for the BBC Radio New Comedy Award Finals

• "Funny and refeshingly inventive"- House of Stand Up
• "Gets hearty laughs,​100% funny"- Broadway Baby

Find the link to Jack's website:here.

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Eshaan Akbar

• Winner - Picadilly Comedy Club Comedian of the year 2016

• Finalist: So You Think You’re Funny 2014
• Finalist: Laughing Horse 2014

• Runner-up: Golden Jester 2014

Find the link to Eshaan's portfolio:here.

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Tickets

Meal Ticket:

Includes a 3 course, silver service meal in the main marquee with wine on the tables and a whole host of entertainment on arrival, during the meal and throghout the evening. Champagne reception is also included.

Last few - only avaiable in person.

Entertainment Ticket:

Access to all of the performances after the meal including the main act of the night

Tickets available online here

Further cash sales to be announced soon.

Yes, as long as you are a student at the University of Bristol, you can purchase a ticket for yourself as well as a plus one.
Yes,but the ticket has to be under your name.
Last entry will be at midnight
Re-entry will be permitted until midnight
No, you must be there for your plus one to be able to enter the venue
Yes, for them to enter you will just need to go to the entrance and provide evidence that they are your plus one.
No, alcohol cannot be brought into the venue, there will be bars where you can purchase your alcohol from.
No, all bars and stalls are cash only. Several cash machines located in Clifton village (just up the road) can be used to withdraw cash before the event.

Contact Details

For any further inqueries, please contact us at

Email : [email protected]




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