Beach Fossils + Many more
Entry Requirements: 16+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
To celebrate the 7th birthday of Art Is Hard Records we're hosting a festival with some of the label's finest, bands we admire and artists we've always dreamed of seeing live.
Hardly a Party will take place on Sunday 27th August across three stages at The Louisiana and Thekla Bristol on Bristol harbourside. 25 artists will be playing in total and advance tickets are available now for just £18: http://bit.ly/HardlyAParty
Our current lineup is as follows:
BEACH FOSSILS / ULTIMATE PAINTING / HAPPYNESS / GIRL RAY / BEST FRIENDS / JOEY FOURR / PERSONAL BEST / BIRDSKULLS / ORO SWIMMING HOUR / PENELOPE ISLES / TWO WHITE CRANES / NUGGET / HEAVENLY BODY + many more to come!
Here's a breakdown of the acts playing:
| Beach Fossils | https://beachfo.bandcamp.com/ We're longtime die hards for BF's dreamy soundscapes so it's an host them.
| Ultimate painting | http://ultimatepainting.band/ From the ashes of Veronica Falls / Mazes / that Jack Cooper tape we put out as our fifth release comes this hyper-prolific project, soon to release their fourth album in four years.
| Happyness | https://happynessmusic.bandcamp.com/ College vs 70's rock enthusiasts with a wonderful second album under their belts.
| Girl Ray | https://soundcloud.com/girlray Power trio from London signed to Moshi Moshi Records making sweetly sour lo-fi heartache pop.
| Best Friends | https://bestfriendspartyhard.bandcamp.com/ Back in the biz after a year out but don't worry, there'll be no gap year stories just rambunctious riff heavy garage pop and new hits.
| JOEY FOURR | https://soundcloud.com/joeyfourr Holy crap, it's Joey Fourr!
| Personal Best | https://personalbest.bandcamp.com/ Hometown heroes who have started off the year by touring with Mitski and releasing a split single with Bruising.
| BIRDSKULLS | https://soundcloud.com/birdskulls Veterans to the AIH community, free pizza to anyone that wears their vintage Birdskulls beanie hat.
| Oro Swimming Hour | https://soundcloud.com/user-28281430-297156325 A brand new and suitably exciting signing of ours, stay tuned for more from these two very soon ..
| Penelope Isles | https://soundcloud.com/penelopeisles Astounding live and on record, these Brighton whippersnappers have featured at every event we've hosted over the past two years - we couldn't let this year be any different.
| Two White Cranes | https://twowhitecranes.bandcamp.com/ Previous hometown hero, heading back for more 6pm singalongs.
| Nugget | https://soundcloud.com/nuggetbristol Excellent Bristol based songwriter writing excellent Bristol based songwritings
| Heavenly Body | Mystery project from a mystery person with a mystery supergroup backing band???
We've got so many more bands still to come, so if you're not yet convinced that this will be the best way to spend a sunny bank holiday Sunday, hit that MF interested button.
FOR OUR LONDON FRIENDS & THOSE OUTSIDE BRISTOL ..
Londoners! Although we’re a bit further out than zone 6, it’s actually pretty easy to get to Bristol. Megabus are currently selling a return for £2! The coach station is about 20 minutes’ walk from the venues.
Alternatively, you can hop on a train in London and be in Bristol 1 hr 30 later! Bristol’s main station Temple Meads is a 10 minute walk from the venue.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, here’s a couple of options:
Bristol YHA - 2-3 minute walk http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/bristol
Premier Inn – 5 min walk -http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/BRIMTI/bristol-city-centre-haymarket
ibis Bristol Millenium Square -10 min walk - http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-5547-ibis-bristol-centre/index.shtml
The Lanes – 15 min walk - http://www.thelanesbristol.co.uk/hostel/
The Full Moon Backpacker Hotel – 20 min walk - http://fmbristol.co.uk/
Can't wait to see you all there :3 xox