top_border11

..........

Revamped firestation/police station/crown courts building to host epic Bristol New Year’s Eve party

Hundreds of revellers will head to The Island in Bristol City Centre for a fantastic New Year’s Eve bash, which has already sold out

Ska success: Babyhead

Ska success: Babyhead

Bristol’s Bridewell Fire station was designed in 1924 and opened in 1930. It was part of a development which included the former Police Headquarters, the Crown Court rooms and the police cells underneath. In the early 20th century, fire officers worked on a continuous-duty system and were therefore expected to live at the Fire Station. It was built with nine 2-4 bedroom flats situated on the floors above the station. The Superintendent and Inspectors occupied the larger flats; the remainder were for married Sergeants.

In 1940 the German Luftwaffe dropped large quantities of high explosive bombs onto Bristol and Bridewell Fire Station was at the heart of the battle to control the huge fires that raged across the city. Luckily the Old Fire Station building survived the War relatively unscathed. Seventy two years and one six million pound lottery grant later; The newly entitled Station has been granted a fresh lease of life and been transformed into an incredible series of creative spaces. And it is hosting a massive New Year’s Eve party – which is already sold out.

The evening, ‘The Island: NYE 2012 – Beyond The Pleasuredome’, will encompass not just the Old Firestation that some of you may have visited in its previous incarnation, but also the strikingly atmospheric Old Crown Courts, The Courtyard area outside, The Police Station and the creepy Police Cells underneath. The theme is Apocalyse VS Paradise and fancy dress is encouraged.

Brought to you by BlowPop, Simple Things, Hoochie Coochie, Laminate Radio, Donuts, Micro-Rave & the Dance-Off, the event will feature live sets from Congo Natty aka Rebel MC featuring: Top Cat & Tenor Fly, Submotion Orchestra, Yes Sir Boss, Babyhead, Dr Meaker and more.

Tickets are now sold out. If you weren’t lucky enough to bag one, look out for our New Year’s Eve guide next week.

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Today's news and features
Bristol bus boycott: Hero of historic campaign unveils plaque

Dr Paul Stephenson, who led the fight against racism on Bristol's buses more than 50 years ago, has unveiled a plaque to commemorate the historic camp(Read more...)

Frustration bubbling on Bristol to Bath cycle path

More than half of Bristol and Bath Railway Path users are frustrated by the actions of other pedestrians and cyclists, a survey has found (Read more...)

Bristol Metrobus: Campaigners call on minister to axe funding

Alliance to Rethink Metrobus group said they were angry at the "double act" of committee chair and planning officer railroading scheme past councillor(Read more...)

Bristol News Wire: August 29, 2014

Bringing you a round-up of the top headlines from around Bristol this morning (Read more...)

Bedminster can’t afford row over affordable housing

Tony Dyer questions reasoning of councillors to defer a decision on St Catherine's Place housing development (Read more...)

Bristol food sets its sights on world domination!

As one of the main cultural hubs in the UK, Bristol has long drawn a wide range of dynamic, energetic and passionate people from around the country (Read more...)

Sign up for the Bristol24-7 newsletter

By signing up, you will receive access to news and special offers

It's quick and easy to join... just fill in the form below. Thank you!

Your Name*

Your Email*

Your Postcode area (BS1, BS2 etc)*

What are you most interested in? (You can choose more than one!)*
What's On Food and Drink Business Motoring Travel Special offers 

Bristol247 newsletter