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Lakota, Bristol, BS2

Whether you want to hear some groundbreaking new sounds, see some of the country’s best performers or dance to our locally most-loved artists, it’s all here at Lakota.

When we opened our doors in 1992, we quickly became known as a major player in the 90s worldwide global music scene. Hosting acts like Jamiroquai, Roger Sanchez, Roy Ayers, Boy George, Pete Tong and Laurent Garnier meant we drew clubbers from far and wide.

The name comes from the Lakota people, a Native American tribe. It roughly translates into an “alliance of people”. Famous for their strong leadership and rebelliousness, they were one of the last tribes to sign a treaty with the US – which they are still fighting against now.

Respect for all forms of life was deeply ingrained within their culture. Luther Standing Bear, a Lakota leader and one of the first Native American writers to be published (around 1900), talked about respect as an essential ingredient for balanced interaction among all living things. According to him, the Lakota had developed a respect for the Earth and all forms of life because each and everything played a vital part. His biggest concern was that humans who lost respect for animals would soon lose respect for their own kind as well.

The decision to call it Lakota was made by George Leonard the original owner. Being an American, he was passionate about the Lakota people and their belief system. When we, the Burgess’s took over the club, the values resonated deeply with us too and seemed relevant to the time and location.

After all Stokes Croft has always been home to an eclectic mix of people. And we’ve always had a huge range of people with different backgrounds involved with Lakota. And our different tastes in music reflect the nights that we put on.

So don’t come if you’re expecting to hear run-of-the-mill chart music.

And do come if you want to hear great new music and dance with kindred spirits.


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Details for Lakota


6 Upper York Street
Bristol
BS2 8QN
UK


01179 232225
Website
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  1. Fri : 9:00pm - 6:00am
  2. Sat : 9:00pm - 7:00am
  3. Sun : 7:00pm - 5:00am

What's on at Lakota

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    PLACE X RIDDIM COTTAGE

    Fri 25 April at 10:00pm until Sat 26 April 2014 at 06:00am

    MAIN ROOM: ONEMAN (2 HR SET), RYAN HEMSWORTH, APEX COLLECTIVE TIME: 10PM-6AM PRICE: £4 EARLY BIRD TICKETS EXTRAS: FUNKTION ONE SOUND SYSTEMS, DANCERS, UV CLUB DÉCOR, INTELLIGENT LIGHTING, LAZERS, PLUS MORE INFO: www.lakota.co.uk

    6 Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8QN
    Club Night

  2. TRIBE OF FROG - SPRING FINALE image

    TRIBE OF FROG - SPRING FINALE

    Sat 26 April at 10:00pm until Sun 27 April 2014 at 07:00am

    MUSIC: PSYTRANCE, TECHNO, PSYBREAKS, LIQUID DNB, ELECTRO, DARKPSY, HITECH, DARKPROG, TECHHOUSE, DUB, CHILLOUT IT'S THE LAST TRIBAL GATHERING AT LAKOTA UNTIL WE RETURN IN SEPTEMBER FOR OUR 14TH BIRTHDAY. MAIN ROOM: PSYTRANCE - PROGRESSIVE ILLEGAL MACHINES - LIVE (BOM SHANKA) MECHANIMAL - LIVE (MUTAGEN) JAMES WEST - LIVE DEBUT (UNSIGNED) NIGEL (BOM SHANKA - SHIVA VALLEY) PSYCHOSONIC (TRIBE OF FROG) DR.G (TRIBE OF FROG) HEMP (TRIBE OF FROG) ROOM 2: ELECTRO - TECHNO - PSYBREAKS - TECHHOUSE TOM REAL - PRODUCER SET (FLOW - BLOOP) LLAMALEAF - LIVE (LIQUIDTEK - WOBBLY RECORDS) CHEMICAL PROBLEM (OHMEN AUDIO - HAPPY DAZE) GEO (TRIBE OF FROG - TRIBAL VISION) PICKLE (TRIBE OF FROG - DIGITAL MIND) WICKI (TRIBE OF FROG - LIQUID RECORDS) ROOM 3: DARKPSY - HITECH - DARKPROG SKYHIGHATRIST - LIVE (CATAWAMPUS) LIFE PATH 9 - DEBUT PRODUCER SET (WOO-DOG) AETROX (DIGITAL MIND) DJ POD (TRIBE OF FROG) F'DA (TRIBE OF FROG) ROOM 4: LIQUID DNB - DUB - CHILL ASTRAL VALLEY - PRODUCER SET (FIGMENT RECORDS) NEON CONCEPT - PRODUCER SET ( (HEAVY ARTILLERY) MODIFY PERSPECTIVE (LIQUIFYAH) JOHN SANGITA (SANGITA SOUNDS) PIEMAN (TRIBE OF FROG - BROKEN) TIME: 10PM-7AM PRICE: £5/ £10+BF/ £10/£12 OTD EXTRAS: FUNKTION ONE SOUND SYSTEMS, 4 UNIQUE ULTRA-IMMERSIVE ULTRA-VIOLET ENVIRONMENTS LOVINGLY CREATED BY TRIBE OF FROG, MULTI-LASER & LIGHT SHOWS, FOREST-THEMED FANCY DRESS, IMPS DANCERS, UVBODY PAINTING, FREE FRUIT, ICE POLES & CDS, LARGE OUTDOOR AREA, CHAI CAFÉ, ASTRO-TURFED DANCE FLOOR & MORE! INFO: www.tribeoffrog.co.uk

    6 Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8QN
    Club Night

  3. ✰ WONKA-VISION: MAY 4TH BE WITH YOU..✰ image

    ✰ WONKA-VISION: MAY 4TH BE WITH YOU..✰

    Sun 04 May at 09:00pm until Mon 05 May 2014 at 06:00am

    Bristol has been good to us over the last few events with sell-out shows in Motion with Chinese Man, our Halloween party at The Island and our first whopper back in May 2013 with Jack Beats, Slamboree and a mountain of other acts.. Right about now it's time for Wonka-Vision's debut down at Bristol's original rave venue, Lakota. We're going all out, all of the way so expect the highest calibre in artists, decor, lighting and sound. Our accomplices for this event include Manchester's Dub Smugglers Soundsystem, The ASBO Disco & Bristol's Tremor Soundsystem. Here are the finer details... Bank Holiday Sunday May 4th ---------------------------------------- Lakota & Coroners Courts multi-venue link up ---------------------------------------- ------------------ MAIN ROOM ------------------ ✰ Freestylers FULL LIVE BAND (Classics set) Ft Tenor Fly & Navigator Mc ✰ Black Sun Empire ✰ Onlyjoe ✰ Ray Keith & Carasel Ambush ✰ Mr Woodnote Ft Lil Rhys ---------------------------------------------------------------- ROOM 2: DUB SMUGGLERS SOUNDSYSTEM ---------------------------------------------------------------- ✰ ASBO Disco ✰ Dub Smugglers SoundSystem ✰ Dreadsquad & Blackout Ja ✰ Ghost Writerz (Live PA) ✰ Jinx In Dub ✰ Gardna ✰ Asbo & Skellyman ✰ Dub Smugglers DJ's ----------------------------------------------- ROOM 3 : THE LEISURE CENTRE ---------------------------------------------- ✰ Stereo 8 ✰ Ben Daley ✰ Freefall Collective ------------------------------------------ CORONERS COURT: ROOM 1 ------------------------------------------ ✰ Slipmatt (Acid House set) ✰ Deekline ✰ The Busy Twist ✰ Benton ✰ Madam X ✰ Caski ✰ Wonka ✰ Syn ------------------------------------------ CORONERS COURT ROOM 2: TREMOR SOUNDSYSTEM ------------------------------------------ ✰ Culprate & Maxim ✰ Odjbox ✰ Gypsy Unit ✰ Itchy & Skratchy dj's ✰ Tremor DJ's ✰ Howla ✰ Phunk Junkies ✰ X-Ray Ted £10 Early Bird tickets available from Lakota.-- NOW SOLD OUT £15 1st release /£20 2nd release See Tickets - www.seetickets.com/event/wonka-vision/lakota/779431 Bristol Ticket Shop > http://bit.ly/1kmNgAr Resident Advisor > http://bit.ly/1kGcmWT Lakota > https://lakota.ticketabc.com/events/wonkaforma

    6 Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8QN
    Club Night