The Full Moon and Attic Bar are kicking off the summer months on May 1. It’s the bank holiday weekend and it’s time for their annual Yard Party – time to get excited for summer without looking like morons; the sun has finally shown its face.

With it being a bank holiday, most people will be celebrating a much needed day off, so what better time to soak up some rays (weather permitting) in the Attic Bar courtyard before joining the after party next door in the Full Moon Pub after the sun sets.

What better time to soak up some rays (weather permitting) in the Attic Bar courtyard before joining the after party next door in the Full Moon Pub

Live Music will be on during the day from 12PM to 8PM in the courtyard. Featuring Chainska Brassika, Cut Capers, and Eva Lazarus among others. And then come night time, it’ll be DJ sets from Papamoomin, Hiphopapotamus, and Stevie Bear in the Full Moon Bar for the after party – from 8PM to 2AM.

Lewisham’s Chainska Brassika and their contagious ska anthems were made for summer boozing. The 8-piece won the first ever World Reggae Contest in Poland at Ostrada Festival, which led them to Jamaica in January to start work on their 2nd album. But definitely give their debut album, Skinna, a listen.

Cut Capers, a Bristol band, combine swing, hiphop, ska, and reggae to create something original and fresh. Another 8-piece group, this time with a female vocalist; they have performed at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Garden Party; and are now on the road promoting their debut LP Say What. But experience has proven that any Bristol gig of theirs is not to be missed.

In my opinion, it’s Eva Lazarus that could steal the show

But in my opinion, it’s Eva Lazarus that could steal the show. After an incredible set at 2015’s Yard Party (I was there, and even the rain couldn’t stop the amalgamation of all things great about reggae, jungle, hiphop, and soul), Eva is back, but this time about to smash the UK music scene to pieces. Playing at Soundwave, Boomtown, and Outlook, Eva Lazarus has earned a serious fan base including BBC Radio 1, Rinse, and Kiss FM.

Tickets are £5 and available from the Bristol Ticket Shop, with more on the door. For more information visit the Full Moon website.