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Fri 8 Nov 2024


Ibibio Sound Machine

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Book Tickets

£22.80 incl. booking fee

Seven people pose in front of a green background.

Pull the Rope, the new record by Ibibio Sound Machine, casts the Eno Williams and Max Grunhard-led outfit in a new light – the hope, joy, and sexiness of their music remains, but the connection they aim to foster has shifted venues from the sunny buoyancy of a sunlit festival to a sweat-soaked, all-night dance club.

Williams and Grunhard attribute this shift to a matter of collaborators, recording Pull the Rope with Sheffield-based producer Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A.) over the course of two weeks. With less time in the studio and a new way of considering how they built songs, the duo found making decisions about Pull the Rope’s sound quicker and more instinctually than before.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Unreserved standing show

Age: 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 18.30
Finish: 22.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

Please note: Ticket price includes £1.00 restoration levy for SWX

“Few bands […] flit so seamlessly between genres as Ibibio Sound Machine. Fusing Afro with soul, funk, disco and electro-pop.”

Louder Than War

The venue

SWX Bristol

Getting There

Address: SWX Bristol, 15 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2JY

The venue is situated on Nelson Street, next to Broadmead and Silver Street.


You can reach SWX Via most cycle routes into the City Centre. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

The closest public car park is Nelson Street Car Park 160m from the venue.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

SWX is located within the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.


Bristol bus station is 290m from the venue where most bus services stop. The closest bus stop is on Nelson Street, right outside of the venue.

Access Information

SWX is a multistory venue with a customer lift located at the back of the venue. To arrange lift access please email

Parking & drop off

Drop-off is possible on Fairfax St and there is limited metred on-street parking. There is nearby parking at The Galleries and Nelson Street.

Accessible toilets

SWX has accessible toilets.

Carer pass

A free pass for carers is offered per ticket holder.

View our Access pages for information about joining our access register, access booking online and website accessibility.

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