Ghostwriter announces second long-term venue partnership

Ghostwriter Consultancy & Events are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Bristol venue Motion. The five-year arrangement will see Ghostwriter oversee and operate all live music events within the (1350 capacity standing) venue. Motion will join the Eventim Olympia Liverpool (1930 capacity standing / 1200 capacity seated) which recently also announced a long term partnership with Ghostwriter.

Carl Bathgate, Ghostwriter Director, commented “Motion is an award-winning independent venue renowned for Electronic Music. We are very much looking forward to working with Martin and his team to better position the venue to attract a wider variety of events. We will be focusing on improving the technical offering for live events and redeveloping the backstage area in order to enhance the experience of touring artists. Motion and Marble Factory are already great spaces to watch a gig from a customer’s perspective and with the newly improved facilities we firmly believe they will present a strong, viable option for touring artist when visiting Bristol.”

Director of Motion, Martin Page, said “I’m delighted to be able to share some much needed positive news for 2020. Having worked closely over the summer on funding projects we are proud to announce our new partnership with Ghostwriter. Together we are excited to embark upon a fresh new chapter of live music at Motion and the Marble Factory. We will be working closely with the Ghostwriter team across a number of exciting projects both in the venues and across Bristol.”

This is fantastic news for Team Motion, Ghostwriter and the City of Bristol.


Located just outside Bristol City centre Motion is housed across 3 listed Victorian warehouses that were originally built as a gasworks and marble factory. In 2006 when the site’s primary function was that of a popular skate park, events began to be staged here with the skate-ramps forming part of the dancefloor. Later in 2015 the complex was developed as full time club-night and gig venues spaces and its next chapter of entertaining the people of Bristol began in earnest.

Late 2016 saw the present Directors take ownership and embarked on extensive 3 year program of refurbishment. Motion received a whole new layout featuring a central stage, improved bar facilities and a DJ booth that sat just above crowd level. The Marble Factory was also transformed into a multi-level arena, with its new design making the best of high vaulted ceilings by incorporating a wraparound mezzanine level delivering an amphitheatre like feel.

In addition to the indoor spaces the venue has the ability to stage outdoor events and has successfully welcomed bands, DJ’s, cinema and food festivals throughout the summer period keeping the offering fresh, eclectic and versatile.

Motion has played host to a wide variety of electronic and live artists over the years including, The Chemical Brothers, BBC Radio 6 Festival, IDLES, Primal Scream, Adam Beyer, Public Enemy, Deadmau5, Death Grips and Stormzy.