What Was SWX Bristol Before?

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SWX Bristol has recently undergone a major refurbishment. Before its recent re-launch, it was known as Syndicate. The club is a popular nightclub for the Bristol music scene, hosting a range of popular events such as ‘Make it Rain’ night, DJ nights and club nights.


The club will open in September after it closed for a week following a fire. It originally opened in 1964 with The Beach Boys and The Faces, but now it’s a brand new venue with a completely different look. It has new bar areas and toilets, but it has retained the sprung dance floor. The first headline show will be a headline gig from Sugababes on October 16.

The venue will feature three rooms, each presenting a different genre. One of the rooms will be occupied by BANKS, a collective of two artists who will perform genre-defying alternative pop. Another headliner is Rema, an Afrobeat artist who has attracted the attention of Drake and featured on FKA twigs’ most recent album. This artist will bring her acclaimed live show to Bristol.

The former SWX venue was forced to close due to a fire in July 2021. It closed for a total of nine hundred and thirty-three days, but reopened on 1 September. Since then, the venue has been undergoing a transformation and is now home to many events, including new ones and rearranged events.


The Nightclub at SWX Bristol is a superclub featuring big-name DJs and live performances. You’ll have the chance to party like a superstar, complete with inflatables, pyrotechnics, and live performances. It’s sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget.

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This nightclub has three floors and can accommodate up to 1,800 people. It offers a wide range of music genres including house, R&B, hip hop, garage, and more. It also boasts a PS300,000 sound system and an interactive video wall. In addition, the nightclub has an extensive bar with a great variety of drinks.

Located in the heart of Bristol, SWX is one of the city’s most popular nightclubs. Formerly known as Syndicate, it has evolved into a venue that caters to a broader demographic. It hosts some of the best events in Bristol, including comedy shows and live music. It has a PS300,000 sound system and boasts a large dance floor.

The nightclub at SWX Bristol has reopened after being closed for 14 months following a fire. It plans to host a party next Monday after removing legal restrictions. The fire was deliberately started by an arsonist who claimed to be campaigning against covid restrictions in the UK. Several areas of the nightclub were damaged in the fire, and police initially said the fire was deliberate, but later changed this to ‘unknown cause’. Officers believe an accelerant was used. Owner Dominic Madden described the incident as ‘hugely sad’.

The fire was reported to have spread quickly across the club, but at the height of the fire, 10 fire crews were battling the flames. The fire was reported at 8am on Friday, and the venue was closed for three days. The fire had been burning for 27 hours, but a firefighter could not get inside for hours. The blaze had no impact on the neighbouring buildings. In August 2021, Owen Marshall pleaded guilty to arson.

Concert venue

The SWX Bristol concert venue is an independent music venue located in the city centre. It hosts a variety of events, including club nights, live gigs, comedy nights, and corporate events. The venue was originally opened in 1964 with the Beach Boys and The Faces, and has undergone extensive renovations since then.

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The SWX venue attracts big names, making it a popular destination for concerts and events. It is also a huge club, so it’s often packed on Friday nights. The venue has an estimated capacity of 1100 people, making it one of Bristol’s largest live music venues.

The venue closed in July 2021 following an arson attack, but is set to reopen on Friday, 9 September, 2022. This reopening is expected to include an exciting new programme of live music and club nights, and a completely revamped interior. In addition to its new programming, SWX is aiming to bring back some of the iconic artists the city has lost.

‘Make it Rain’ night

‘Make it Rain’ night at SWx Bristol is set to make a splash on the Bristol music scene this weekend. The 1,800 capacity venue will be the site of a three-floor dance party featuring house, r&b, hip hop and old school. DJs from Bristol will play a selection of hits and remixes. The venue boasts a PS300,000 sound system and an interactive video wall.

The nightclub was closed for a week on Monday to hand over to new owners, but a week later, the Bristol club is back in business and announcing a ‘Make it Rain’ night on September 5. The club held its first club night at SWX Bristol on August 30 and featured DJ sets from Steve Smart, Dixon Brothers and Pied Piper. A live PA was also provided by Shola Ama.

Reopening party

The Reopening party for SWX Bristol is back on! Following the disastrous fire at the venue last year, the venue is finally back open, but this time the venue will be much smaller than before. At its peak, the venue had 10 fire crews fighting the blaze. The fire left a huge amount of damage, but the venue hasn’t yet revealed how much damage was done.

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The reopening party for SWX Bristol is on 9th September, and the line-up features house and bass DJ Danny T. The evening is being billed as an ABBA Disco Wonderland celebration, and also features a performance by the band Black Midi. The club was originally due to reopen in the summer of 2021, but a week before, an arsonist tore the roof down, destroying the venue. The Electric Group have since rebuilt the venue and are now set to announce the reopening party for SWX Bristol.

The new owners of SWX Bristol have committed to adding more live music to the venue, as well as restoring the venue’s acoustics and sightlines. The venue has also reintroduced its double-height foyer from the Top Rank Suite era, adding a new wow factor. Additionally, the new venue has a new lighting and sound system, which has been redesigned to improve the experience for patrons.

The band has already signed up exciting acts for 2022, including the 60s psychedelic duo The Brian Jonestown Massacre on 29 January, American slacker rocker Alex G on 22 March, and seminal punk band Dead Kennedys on 6 May. Additionally, SWX will be screening England’s games at the 2022 World Cup, and there will be a huge pre-match party, with free tickets for the first 300 people who purchase tickets.

Change of ownership

The new owners of SWX Bristol have announced a revamped programme of events and live music. The 1,800-capacity venue, which closed following an arson attack last year, is due to reopen on 9 September with concerts by metal band Gloryhammer and club night Far Fetched. The new owners have focused on refurbishing the venue’s infrastructure and fitting new lighting and motors. They have also installed a Fiend Productions LED wall and upgraded the sound system.

The new owners of SWX Bristol are the Electric Group, which owns the infamous Electric Brixton club. The group has made an effort to attract top bands and acts to the venue, which boasts a full calendar of music and live events throughout the week. The new owners have already secured bookings from artists including Blazin Squad, Fall Out Boy and Jungle. They are now hoping to bring the same calibre of artists to SWX.

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The new owners will also be responsible for revamping the venue’s loos. The nightclub is in the process of undergoing a £4 million makeover. Previously, it was owned by a company called Covid. This will allow the club to expand and make the nightlife experience even better.

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