‘Inner city partying with this level of professionalism should act as a catalyst for the council to grant more licenses for such events.

Alfresco Disco is the creation of the same crew behind the Buoyancy club nights, which blazed a trail through the Bristol club scene in 2004, bringing a fresh outlook on club music in the city.


The first Alfresco Disco was born from a feeling that the Buoyancy nights had become shackled by the club environment, aiming to capture the free-party spirit that many in Bristol had grown up with. With close attention paid to location, decor and curation, it became obvious that when given the chance, people will show up for a party in the most unlikely of places.

So as we were greeted by wedding-dressed drag queens full of sparkle and innuendo on our way into Trinity, Crack was certain we were in for a treat. With the King Of Ping table tennis tournament upstairs adding a bizarre twist and yet more fancy dress and serious house sounds downstairs, as the night progressed the cream of Bristol’s partying folk danced away to a surprise house-inspired set from Appleblim and the Alfresco residents. A great lighting and sound system was given the full treatment during the royal bridal drag show, before the rest of the night became a blur of incandescent colours and faces.


All-dayers are rarely done with this level of precision. If only royals got married a bit more often.’