Set in the grounds of the stunning Ashton Court Estate, we will be transforming Ashton Court Mansion into a lavish, indulgent and highly exclusive event, reminiscent of the infamous Great Gatsby parties with a funky little twist! This is the first time The Loft Live Sessions have brought our highly regarded, events to Bristol, expect an unrivalled atmosphere, and outstanding entertainment!
We have teamed up with Exeter’s multi award -winning cocktail bar, Doctor Inks Curiosities, to bring you an exuberant cocktail lounge, serving decadent cocktails that will quite simply take your breath away! Dr Inks will keep the drinks flowing all night, forget the usual endless New Years Eve scramble at the bar, relax, these guys are the creme de la creme of customer service and attention to detail! You’ll be well looked after, that we can promise you. The champagne will of course be flowing all night, be sure to pre-order your midnight tipple!
Upon entering the mansion you’ll be greeted by our gorgeous showgirls, you’ll hear the sounds of a live classic swing band, featuring some of Bristol’s hottest swing musicians, playing hot jazz from the 1920s, Fats Waller, Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald….
Take a seat at one of the many candlelit tables, enjoy the atmosphere, admire the beautiful outfits, the exquisite architecture and await the stunning live cabaret acts that perform throughout the night, hoop & fire performers, walk around magicians, stilt walkers and beautiful burlesque girls adorned in feathers glitz and glamour!
If you’d like to book a table in the VIP room, there is no extra charge, however seats are limited in this cosy little candle lit lounge area. Dr Inks will be offering a by the bottle only menu for this particular room, meaning you can order a bottle of your favourite spirits, with complimentary mixers and all the trimmings on ice.
The dress code is strictly 1920s finery, we will be handing out some fantastic prizes for the best dressed!
Great food will of course be available, catering for all dietary requirements. We will be offering you some of Bristols most delectable street food, more details announced soon via our socials!
The Mansion’s old music room will be your dance floor, over looking the Ashton Court grounds, expect beautiful high ceilings, huge victorian fireplaces and flickering candlelight. Prepare yourselves for some high octane, dance your socks off tunes, ladies, maybe slip some flat shoes into your handbag, you are going to need them!
The Rin Tins – High Energy Gypsy Swing for the party hard masses! These guys are guaranteed to get you dancing and wanting more!
Eliza & The Pinstripes – A sax led swing band formed from five of Bristols hottest swing musicians! Fronted by the gorgeous and super sultry Eliza Fyfe.
That’s right folks who better to see in the New Year than the king of the Bristol Funk scene?
Fusing elements of Funk, Hip Hop and Disco with floor-shaking electronic beats, Father Funk’s unique, genre-bending, party rocking style has gained him a cult following worldwide. Always delivered with a cheeky grin and a thunderous onstage energy, his eclectic sets have torn the roof off nightclubs and festival stages across the globe.
Swing music’s most dangerous and elusive duo, consisting of equal parts Father Funk and Bear Twists! These boys are seemingly residents of the jazz-fuelled 1920s, brought back to the future with bodacious bass lines and sleazy, low-slung drums. There is simply no resisting the nectar-like charm of these mysterious, fez-wearing, cocktail-slurping maniacs. Swing… Shaken, not stirred.
Midnight Loves Freddy Pimms. Known for his eclectic DJ sets, playing various sounds from hip-hop, soul, disco, rare groove and house music.
Extra Medium is a Bristol-born producer, who has been taking on the influences of the city’s underground music scene and fusing it with Jazz music from the past century. He’s a personal favourite of ours!
Q & A’s
Is there disabled access? Yes
Are there plenty of toilets? Yes
Will there be fireworks? Sadly no as the estate has a deer park
Is there parking? Yes and it’s FREE!
How many early bird tickets are there? We will release 100 early bird tickets
Is there places to sit? Yes, in the main bar area, the vip area and the cocktail lounge.
Will there be beers wine and spirits as well as cocktails? Yes of course the bar will be fully stocked with a vast selection of drinks.
How many people will be there? We have limited the capacity to only 400 guests.
Will the event be Covid safe? Yes! Your safety is paramount to us, the venue will be fully cleaned before the event, and all bar staff will be actively ensuring safety measures are in place at all times.