Whats on: Gigs and Live Music in Bristol

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig

My aim is to get all of Bristol's quality live music listed on one page. And while it sounds like a simple task, creating a whats on guide for ALL Bristol's gigs is pretty tough! One of the great things about live music in Bristol is it can be found where you least expect it.

Making a gig guide for Bristol's regular music venues would be easy. Making a gig guide for ALL of Bristol's gigs is a whole different story... A punk band on Turbo Island? An all girl accappella group playing to a crammed upstairs at the Miners Arms? Opera in a freshly closed-down Wetherspoons? All of these music events have happened - recently. Innovative and unusual gigs must be happening all the time, but all too often they are discovered well after the event actually occurred.

New years eve in Bristol can also provide some true one-off gigs in unusual venues.

The whats on listings to the left reflect all the Bristol gigs on Headfirst. On our homepage keep an eye on the pink events, (green = gigs, blue = clubnights, pink = other), these are unusual or special events including street festivals, ourdoor gigs and bands in Bristol's parks or the harbourside.

Live music in Bristol tonight:

Diatribe @ Number 51

Live DJ playing tunes'til the early hours


Filth In My Garage @ Stag And Hounds

Https://www.facebook.com/events/1438730253067092


Lunchtime Live @ St Stephen's Church. Bs1

Luca Luciano. A Clarinet tours the world.


Just the first three events for are shown above, full listings for are to the left.

Live music in Bristol this weekend:


Eels @ Colston Hall

Eels at Colston Hall



Just the first three events for are shown above, full listings for are to the left.

Whenever my dad comes to Bristol, he's always shocked that there's so much great music that's free. I've made a special category on Headfirst for free gigs in Bristol, while there's always a margin for error I'm keen for it to be the most reliable resource for free live music in Bristol.


Bristol Live Music

TUESDAY 22ND JULY
WEDNESDAY 23RD JULY
Diatribe @ Number 51, Bristol

Live DJ playing tunes'til the early hours

Filth In My Garage @ Stag And Hounds, Bristol

Https://www.facebook.com/events/1438730253067092

Lunchtime Live @ St Stephen's Church. Bs1

Luca Luciano. A Clarinet tours the world.

Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Music, Comedy, Poetry....

The Jayhawks @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

The Jayhawks perform at Trinity Centre

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Acoustic Sessions with Anna O'Mally

THURSDAY 24TH JULY
A Doubtful Sound, Ragweed, Ver @ The Mothers Ruin

First date on the joint tour of Versus Ursus & Ra

Compadres @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Latin rhythms with a strong funky beat.

Double Feature Cabaret @ The Cube Microplex

A night of illusion, wonder and slinky sexy swing

Live Jazz Night! @ Smoke And Mirrors Pub

The Spike Island Quartet ft. Mr Andy Leggett

Mike Willox Trio @ Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Mike Willox with superb new Trio

Milon @ Be.in Bristol, Bristol

Groove driven jazz sax

FRIDAY 25TH JULY
Eels @ Colston Hall, Bristol

Eels at Colston Hall

Foxes @ The Grand Pier, Bristol

Hottest new female artist on the UK's music Scene

Ngs Djs @ Number 51, Bristol

Bringing the Party all night long

Slim's Pickings #11 @ Leftbank, Bristol

Piano/Harmonica Blues Special!

The Ten Pound Suit Band @ The Golden Lion

A farewell performance fromthe Swingabilly greats

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

Three Kings High @ Mr Wolfs @ Mr Wolfs

Three Kings High Live @ Mr Wolfs

Through The Grapevine @ The Lanes, Bristol

Motown, Soul & Funk at The Lanes!

SATURDAY 26TH JULY
Big Chief Weird Bird @ Number 51, Bristol

Live DJ playing'til the early hours

Charity Gig For Nspcc @ Fiddlers, Bristol

Feat. Sir Paul The Tribute And The B Sides

Howling Owl Records Is 3 @ Centrespace Gallery

Diy Label Celebrates Birthday With Mini-fesival

Roll Over Beethoven @ Stag And Hounds, Bristol

Rock'n' Roll bands and DJ's till late

Schnauser @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Psych, Prog, and Pop from the Bristol party band

Sean Cook DJ Set @ Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Https://www.facebook.com/events/264722507065482/

Vybe @ The Station, Bristol

Brand New Youth Festival

SUNDAY 27TH JULY
Eh Basement Sessions @ The Louisiana, Bristol

The Slow Revolt & Barnaby Carter

Eh Basement Sessions @ The Louisiana, Bristol

The Slow Revolt & Barnaby Carter

Milonga With... @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Tango Con Fuoco and Tango Note (5.30pm)

The Candle Club @ The Golden Guinea, Bristol

Open Mic & Acoustic Showcase

MONDAY 28TH JULY
Bach In The Dark @ Bristol Old Vic - Studio

The Erebus Ensemble take on Bach. In the dark.

Fringefreemusic @ The Bristol Fringe, Bristol

Improvised music at the Bristol Fringe

Leonie Evans Blues Session @ The Canteen

Leonie Evans Blues Session

Lisa Batiashvili @ Bristol Old Vic - Theatre

The Georgian violinist makes Bristol Proms debut

Lunchtime Live @ St Stephen's Church. Bs1

Sound meditation with Celia Beeson.

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hosted By Alan Green. All styles Welcome

Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

A Jumping joint production

Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble @ Bristol Old Vic - Theatre

Goldfrapp man brings late-night magic to Proms

TUESDAY 29TH JULY
Ji Liu @ Bristol Old Vic - Theatre, Bristol

Ji Liu - The Last Gasp of Romanticism

Live In The Lion's Den @ The Golden Lion

Hosted by Nuala w/ Nick Rasle + Inzani, Evans & S

Pilot / Eleven Magpies... @ Tobacco Factory Theatre

Pilot, Eleven Magpies and Three Cane Whale

Poetry Revue @ The Square Club, Bristol

Showcasing the areas finest poetry and music ever

WEDNESDAY 30TH JULY
Anonymous Sound @ Number 51, Bristol

Live DJ playing'til late

Lunchtime Live @ St Stephen's Church.bs1

Rosie Sleightholme Singer-Songwriter.

Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Music, Comedy, Poetry....

Sacconi Quartet, Beethoven 132 @ Bristol Old Vic - Studio

Sacconi Quartet perform Beethoven's 132

The Slimline Shufflers [duo] @ The Bootlegger

Live New Orleans style rhythm'n'blues

THURSDAY 31ST JULY
Iluvlive Bristol Lotm Special @ Myu Bar, Pryzm

Maxsta Rascals Dapz On The Map Realz

Kobo Town // Baila La Cumbia @ Fiddlers

Caribbean music run through a 21st Century filter

Perdato @ Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Orrell, Moore and Pursglove

Rozi Plain + Lady Nade @ The Golden Lion

Part Of The Bbc Bristol Gig Crawl!

Whales In Cubicles @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Whales In Cubicles - Ghost Of The Avalanche @ Mo

FRIDAY 1ST AUGUST
A Night Of Post Rock @ The Lousiana, Bristol

A triple-bill night of Post Rock music

Captain Hotknives @ Red Lion, Easton, Bristol

Sarcy solo legend from the North

Doctor Nut Owlbum Launch @ Stag And Hounds

Https://www.facebook.com/events/1447402498863909/

Hallouminati @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Gypsy/Electro/Ska/Balkan/Greek/Punk Mashup!

Kairo @ The Grain Barge, Bristol

Canterbury jazz-prog

Malarkey @ The Plough, Easton, Bristol

Psychedelic reggae / punk mash up from Birmingham

Mixradio Terrace Session @ Colston Hall

Gilles Peterson, Hot 8 Brass Band & Mr Benn

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST
Batch Gueye @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

World music and dance from Senegal

Bristols Jazz And Blues Bbq @ Horts Bristol

Great music, great food, great brews.

Dido And Aeneas @ Bristol Old Vic - Theatre

Pumeza Matshikiza and The English Concert

Mimic @ Bristol Old Vic - Studio, Bristol

Tobacco Factory Theatres present...

Never The Bride @ The Fleece, Bristol

Doors 7pm From 11pm is"Propaganda" club night an

Rock The Stag's Bar @ Stag And Hounds

A bloody good rock show full Bristol's finest!

WEDNESDAY 6TH AUGUST
The Slimline Shufflers @ The Bootlegger

Live New Orleans style rhythm'n'blues

THURSDAY 7TH AUGUST
Sayer'n'slim @ The Bootlegger

Live downhome blues

Shaggy + Live Band @ Motion Bristol, Bristol

Mr. Boombastic hits up Bristol!!!

FRIDAY 8TH AUGUST
Jazz Jamaica + Myrna Hague @ The Trinity Centre

Celebrating Jamaican Independence day with Myrna

Jessie May Trust Benefit Gig @ The Grain Barge

Ali George, The Great Sea Choir & Dexter Selboy

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 9TH AUGUST
Doom Town @ Stag And Hounds, Bristol

A night of Doom and Math for your delight.

SUNDAY 10TH AUGUST
Current Swell @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Current Swell perform at The Louisiana

WEDNESDAY 13TH AUGUST
FRIDAY 15TH AUGUST
Fat Pedro @ The Grain Barge, Bristol

Funk, Soul, Jazz & Latin

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

THURSDAY 21ST AUGUST
Live Jazz Night! @ Smoke And Mirrors Pub

The Spike Island Quartet, ft. Mr Andy Leggett

FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST
Birkhouse Recs: Birk009 Launch @ Cavern Club

Local and international live electronic music

Charity Cider Festival @ The Sandringham Pub

Wurzels Tribute Night! with The Mangledwurzels

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

FRIDAY 29TH AUGUST
The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

Through The Grapevine @ The Lanes, Bristol

Motown, Soul and Funk at The Lanes!

MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
8-bit Night 2.0! Hexadeci @ Mother's Ruin

8-bit/Chiptune/Electronic music

FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

Woolley Festival @ Merkins Farm, Ba15 2rw

A fun affordable family festival

SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
Mixradio Terrace Sessions @ Colston Hall

Pardon My French 5th Birthday

My Little Owl Presents @ Cafe Kino, Bristol

My Little Owl Presents Best of The South West

SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
Bristol Singing Auditions @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Auditions - Open Mic UK

FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
Kate Miller Heidke @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Kate Miller Heidke performs at The Louisiana

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
Pete Molinari Band @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Pete Molinari performs at The Louisiana

FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
Oasis Experience @ Fiddlers, Bristol

Support from The Kasuals

SUNDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
MONDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
Lewis Watson @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Dhp Presents English Singer-songwriter

TUESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
Famy @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Famy Perform At The Louisiana

King 810 @ Thekla, Bristol

King 810 perform at Thekla

Throwing Muses @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Dhp Presents : 'throwing Muses With Special Guest

THURSDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
Exit Calm @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Exit Calm perform at The Louisiana

FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
Darlia @ Thekla, Bristol

Darlia perform at Thekla

Maasai Warrior Meets Jah Voice @ The Blackswan

Steppin Pomotions,, heavy roots and dub night!

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

Through The Grapevine @ The Lanes, Bristol

Motown, Soul & Funk at The Lanes

SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
Anathema @ Thekla, Bristol

Anathema perform at Thekla

SUNDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
Wheatus @ Thekla, Bristol

Wheatus perform at Thekla

MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
TUESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER
Galliard Ensemble @ St George's Bristol

Classical - Lunchtime Concert

FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER
The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 6TH OCTOBER
Skampa Quartet @ St George's Bristol

Radio 3 Live In Concert

TUESDAY 7TH OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY 8TH OCTOBER
Bbc Now @ Colston Hall, Bristol

Radio 3 Live In Concert

THURSDAY 9TH OCTOBER
Bbc Singers @ St George's Bristol

Radio 3 Live In Concert

FRIDAY 10TH OCTOBER
SATURDAY 11TH OCTOBER
Gathering Voices @ St George's Bristol

Bristol Festival Of Song 2014

SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER
TUESDAY 14TH OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER
THURSDAY 16TH OCTOBER
FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER
Brodsky Quartet @ Lord Mayors Chaple, Bris

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle Ii

Brodsky Quartet @ St George's Bristol

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle Iii

SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER
Brodsky Quartet @ St George's Bristol

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle V

Brodsky Quartet @ Arnos Vale Cemetery Chap

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle Iv

SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER
TUESDAY 21ST OCTOBER
THURSDAY 23RD OCTOBER
FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER
SATURDAY 25TH OCTOBER
SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER
THURSDAY 30TH OCTOBER


About Headfirst Contact Headfirst