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 this weekend:

Angel Up Front - Cancelled @ Recklass Engineer

Rock, pop and indie covers with a dose of fun



Celestine @ No.1 Harbourside

genuine star quality


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

Live music in Bristol tonight:

Angel Up Front @ Lansdowne Hotel

Rock, pop and indie covers with a dose of fun


Devine Vibrations @ The Old Stillage

Soul, RnB, Pop, Hip Hop



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

FRIDAY 19TH DECEMBER
Angel Up Front - Cancelled @ Recklass Engineer

Rock, pop and indie covers with a dose of fun

Flying Funk Orchestra@leftbank @ Leftbank

The Yard Flying Funk Orchestra @ Leftbank

Mr Benn And Eva Lazarus @ The Golden Lion

Dancehall, Hip Hop, Reggae

Rowan Coupland + Support @ Roll For The Soul

Outsider folk from 3 artists

Royal Blood After Party @ The Mothers Ruin

It's The Last Night Of The Tour...let's Party!!!

Silverado @ The Be-bop Club, Bristol

The music of Horace Silver

Snug Dub! @ Snug Bar Stokes Croft, Bristol

Roots Rock Reggae to Dubby Dub Steppas

The Hogranch @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Bluegrass Americana Extravaganza

The House Party Project Part 2 @ Bridgwater Arts Centre

Live Music Event - House, neurofunk, acoustic

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

Wasabi @ The Steam Crane, Bristol

9 piece funk demolition

Zen Hussies @ The Canteen, Bristol

Speakeasy chic, anyone? Jive-by shootouts?

SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER
Angel Up Front @ Lansdowne Hotel, Bristol

Rock, pop and indie covers with a dose of fun

Doreen Doreen @ Fiddlers, Bristol

The best (and funniest) cover versions!

Emily Draws @ Leftbank @ Leftbank, Bristol

Murder Mystery, Live bands & DJ's + more!

Fromage En Feu @ Be:in Bristol, Bristol

Klezmer Balkan Gypsy Mayhem

Handel's Messiah @ Colston Hall, Bristol

Bristol Choral Society: Handel's Messiah

I Am Horse & Whitebelt @ Roll For The Soul

Roll for the Soul & Cat and Mouse Festive party

Leisure Weapons Album Launch @ Maverick Studios

Live video recording with Leisure Weapons

Method Man & Redman @ 02 Academy, Bristol

Rhyme & Reason present two hip hop legends

Mini Messiah Family Concert @ Colston Hall

Short version of Handel's Messiah for families

Moonshot @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

One of Bristol's longest established ska outfits

Poor Old Dogs @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Good, Honest Blues and Folk

SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER
Acousticians @ The Canteen, Bristol

Drawing on folk, jazz and global musical

Beje Quartet @ Old Fish Market, Bristol

Grooving modal modern jazz

Bristol Ensemble @ St George's Vristol

Children's Christmas Carnival

Cider Sunday Xmas Special @ The Exchange

An afternoon of proper cider, music and pasties

Fantasy Orchestra Winter Party @ The Trinity

A musical winter solstice party

Lost 11 (christmas Shindig) @ The Eldon House Bs81bt

Upbeat, sing-along, country & rock n roll

Swing Night @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

with Emily Wright & The Royals

The Granary @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Bristolian Legends return with a night of Rock

This Is The Kit + The Fantasy @ The Trinity Centre

We celebrate the longest night this winter!

MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER
Mirrors, Adam Flare + Curtis @ Louisiana

A trio of electro bands. Pop, funk, goth and more

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 23RD DECEMBER
Glam Harry Christmas Special! @ Fiddlers

Classic hits from 70s & 80s!

Leo James @ The Canteen, Bristol

Swooping steel guitar

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Nuala Honan Christmas holiday

The Husky Tones @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ The Real Kings of Spain plus DJs'til late

CHRISTMAS EVE
Skool Daze @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Hip Hop and Breakbeat Xmas Mix

CHRISTMAS DAY
Closed @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Merrry Christmas Everyone!

BOXING DAY
Boxing Day Bash @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

with Shambolique plus Papa Moomin

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 27TH DECEMBER
Angel Up Front @ Portcullis, Bristol

Rock, pop and indie covers with a dose of fun

Fat Lip The One @ The Lanes Bristol, Bristol

Are You Ready To Storm Through The Party Like

James Morton @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Quite simply, one of the best musicians around

SUNDAY 28TH DECEMBER
Giventolive Charity Fundraiser @ The Golden Lion

Yes Rebels/Radio Nasties/The Plainviews/Al Green

MONDAY 29TH DECEMBER
Fringefreemusic @ The Bristol Fringe, Bristol

Improvised music at the Bristol Fringe

Lady Nade & Seb Gutiez @ The Canteen

Incomparably rich vocals

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 30TH DECEMBER
Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Nuala Honan hosts a night of acoustic loveliness

Marie Lister @ The Canteen, Bristol

All the soul of great R'n'B

NEW YEARS EVE!
Countdown Carnival @ Trinity Centre, Bristol

New Years Eve :: The Countdown Carnival

Dreadzone, Dizraeli & Downlow @ The Attic Bar

+ Afro Cluster, Bunjy & Joe Peng, Dutty Inspector

First Degree Burns/cut Capers @ The Golden Lion

Mods vs Rockers is the fancy dress for ska titans

For Fans Of Bands Nye Special @ Exchange/stag And Hounds

2 Venues 3 Stages Headlined By Future Of The Left

Jongleurs New Years Party @ The Cuban, Bristol

Comedy And Nightclub Nye Party

New Year's Eve Special @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

It's a Honky Tonk, Rock'a'Billy, Cajun party!!

New Year's Party @ Leftbank @ Leftbank

Ushti Baba & Glow Globes

New Years Eve @ The Greenbank, Bristol

The mighty Yes Sir Boss and fresh act Superbeat

Nye Canteen Block Party @ The Canteen, Bristol

Contraband Breaks Ensemble, Wonky Logic & DJ Hars

Nye Live With Immigrant Swing @ The Rope Walk Bs3 4ja

Free Nye Party With Live Music Till Late

Nye Swing Dance Party @ Colston Hall, Bristol

A swinging vintage New Year celebration

Prince Of Wales New Years Eve @ Prince Of Wales

World Government Live at the Prince of Wales

NEW YEARS DAY
FRIDAY 2ND JANUARY
Open @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Open For A Post Nye Tipple

SATURDAY 3RD JANUARY
Free For All Festival @ Stag And Hounds

150 Bands - 1 Month - 0 Pounds

The Gnarwhals + Support @ The Golden Lion

Bristolian Skater Punk + Support

SUNDAY 4TH JANUARY
Free For All Bristol Presents: @ Stag And Hounds

Raffaella / Sarrera / Deadminds / Saint of Me

MONDAY 5TH JANUARY
Free For All Bristol Presents: @ Stag And Hounds

Muncle / Northern Fugue / Bib McManus

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 6TH JANUARY
Ffaf: Tie Fighter Pilot @ Stag & Hounds

By Jupiter / Hell Death Fury / The Burt Reynolds

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Nuala Honan hosts a night of acoustic loveliness

WEDNESDAY 7TH JANUARY
Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

The Pushy Doctors @ The Mall Pub Clifton

Andy Sheppard and The Doctors are back.

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Uberphonic boys bring an eclectic night for all

THURSDAY 8TH JANUARY
Free For All Bristol Presents: @ Stag And Hounds

Sons / Toadstool / GagReflex / World's Best Dad

Left Bank Jam Night @ Leftbank @ Leftbank

Jam night with amazing house band! 9pm - 1am

Paul Raymond Project @ The Fleece, Bristol

Classic Rock Band Ufo's Paul Raymond Solo Show

The Damn Busters @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Jump Up Blues feat Kirris Riviere

FRIDAY 9TH JANUARY
For For All Bristol Presents: @ Stag And Hounds

The Zen Hussies - Boot Hill Allstars

Sound Of Bluenote @ The Be-bop Club, Bristol

Great band play Blue Note classics

SATURDAY 10TH JANUARY
Free For All Bristol Presents: @ Stag And Hounds

Johnny Cage And The Voodoo Groove - Diving Bell

SUNDAY 11TH JANUARY
Free For All Bristol Presents @ Stag And Hounds

Memory Of Elephants- Alright The Captain- Downard

MONDAY 12TH JANUARY
Ffaf: Electric Theatre @ Stag & Hounds

SaveTheDinosaurs / DeadFashion / PoundshopLife

Free For All Bristol Presents: @ Stag And Hounds

Electric Theatre / Save the Dinosaurs

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 13TH JANUARY
Free For All Bristol Presents @ Stag And Hounds

Karma Control - The Long Pours - Ruins - I Am Hop

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Nuala Honan hosts a night of acoustic loveliness

WEDNESDAY 14TH JANUARY
Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Uberphonic boys bring an eclectic night for all

THURSDAY 15TH JANUARY
Block @ Louisiana, Bristol

Post apocalyptic evolutionary dream indie rock

Ffaf: The Setbacks @ Stag & Hounds

NathanDetroit / ThirtySixStrategies / LupenTooth

FRIDAY 16TH JANUARY
Tribute To Kenny Wheeler @ The Be-bop Club

Tunes by the great trumpeter and composer

SATURDAY 17TH JANUARY
Free For All Bristol Presents @ Stag And Hounds

Moriaty - Hanging Tree - Armchair Committee

Jonny Vel n @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

A live performance premiere of Jonny Velon's debu

SUNDAY 18TH JANUARY
MONDAY 19TH JANUARY
Free For All Festival Presents @ Stag And Hounds

Daniel Meade and the Flying Mules - JD Revelator

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 20TH JANUARY
Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Nuala Honan hosts a night of acoustic loveliness

WEDNESDAY 21ST JANUARY
Free For All Bristol Presents: @ Stag And Hounds

Fabric/Calum Duell/Arketta/Tobion

Nick Malcolm Quintet @ The Mall Pub Clifton

Superlative jazz trumpeter and his new band

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Uberphonic boys bring an eclectic night for all

THURSDAY 22ND JANUARY
Free For All Bristol Presents @ Stag And Hounds

Mum/she Makes War/ Evie Woods & More

Manfredi Funk Initiative @ The Golden Lion

Funk and Soul arrangements of classic R'n'B

FRIDAY 23RD JANUARY
Heads South @ The Be-bop Club, Bristol

Latin jazz feat. trumpeter Steve Waterman

SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY
SUNDAY 25TH JANUARY
Electric Harmony Present... @ The Louisiana

The Tuts + Bad Grammar + The Gnarwhals

MONDAY 26TH JANUARY
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 27TH JANUARY
Free For All Festival Bristol @ Stag And Hounds

Doom / Heavy Rock / Experimental

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Nuala Honan hosts a night of acoustic loveliness

WEDNESDAY 28TH JANUARY
Silverado @ The Mall Pub Clifton, Bristol

A Tribute to Horace Silver

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Uberphonic boys bring an eclectic night for all

THURSDAY 29TH JANUARY
FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY
SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY
Doreen Doreen @ Fiddlers, Bristol

The best (and funniest) cover versions!

The Odd Folk @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Folk, Flamenco and Country with Soul

The Rosellys @ The Old Fish Market, Bristol

British Americana from The Rosellys (full Band)

MONDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

SATURDAY 7TH FEBRUARY
Them Wolves / Table Scraps @ Stag & Hounds

Noise rock, hardcore, alternative

MONDAY 9TH FEBRUARY
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
The Zombie Ball! Army Of Walki @ Mother's Ruin

Dress to distress- music & zombies

MONDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

SUNDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
Electric Harmony Presents... @ The Louisiana

Black Honey + Post Louis + Wyldest

MONDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

SUNDAY 1ST MARCH


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