Reggae & Dub Nights in Bristol

Dub Mafia (reggae & dub in Bristol)

Dub Mafia

While it's still possible to see reggae legends like Lee Perry and Horace Andy at Bristol's large venues (ie Colston Hall and the o2 Academy), live reggae in Bristol is fewer and farther between. Dub and 'soundsystem culture' on the other hand, are literally huge. For the big dub and roots soundclashes, keep an eye on whats on at the Trinity Centre in Bristol, most notably Unity in Dub who's guest soundsystems have included Irration Steppas and the mighty King Earthquake.

On a much smaller scale look at Cosies listings for their weekly roots and reggae night and check whats on at the Attic (attached to the Full Moon on Stokes Croft). Pure ragga, bashment or dancehall events in Bristol are pretty rare, instead a reggae room is a pretty common fixture at big nights at venues like Lakota.

The rapid growth of dubstep in Bristol has brought with it a rekindled interest in modern dub (aka digi-dub aka future dub) and has led to some unlikely dub bookings like Mad Professor at Shit the Bed in the Motion listings.



Reggae & Dub Gigs

SUNDAY 20TH APRIL
Cut Capers @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

With Live Support Tbc

Soultrain @ Java, Bristol

Easter soul reggae night

Marcel Vogel @ Big Chill Bristol, Bristol

Bedmo Disco pres. house and boogie with a twist

MONDAY 21ST APRIL
Suburban Legends @ Thekla, Bristol

Suburban Legends perform at Thekla

WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL
Paul Jones And Dave Kelly @ Chipping Sodbury Town Hal

An evening with Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

THURSDAY 24TH APRIL
Reggae Society Session @ Cosies, Bristol

Music to make you jump and prance

Speakeasy Presents: Dr Syntax @ Mr Wolf's

Live Music & DJ's Hip Hop Funk Disco

FRIDAY 25TH APRIL
Blowin A Hooley @ All Hallows Hall Easton

Cocos Lovers, Julian Gaskell, Fitty Gomash,

Mr Tea And The Minions + Espai @ Golden Lion

Mr Tea and the Minions + Espai + DJ Howla!!

Teachings In Dub @ Trinity, Bristol

King Earthquake meets Maasai Warrior

Dust & Friends @ The Farm Pub, St Werburgh

Join Dan Dust And His Chums For Good Music

SATURDAY 26TH APRIL
Zion Food Market'at Night @ Zion Bristol

Free Event Ft Joshua Lee (grandboy Ukulele)

The Rem!x @ Cosies Wine Bar, Bristol

It's Back By Dope Demand - The Rem!x

Tribe Of Frog Spring Finale @ Lakota, Bristol

The final frog party at Lakota until September

WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL
THURSDAY 1ST MAY
Al Murphy Exhibition @ No.31 Urban Graphic

Exhibition Launch 6pm - onwards

Shak Out @ Basment45, Bristol

Music That Makes You Lose Control

FRIDAY 2ND MAY
Backbeat Sound System @ The Golden Lion

8-piece Funk Reggae favourites!

Bodywork + Strange Fruit Disco @ Take 5 Cafe

Discotheque & Gym : Afro Disco House

SATURDAY 3RD MAY
#thekla 30 @ Thekla, Bristol

Thekla 30 Celebrating 30 Years In Bristol Harbor

Kabaka Beats @ Left Bank, Bristol

Explosive Nzakomba + Hi Life Hi-fi

Scribble'n' Scratch Takeover @ The Big Chill

All day illustration battles and live hip-hop

Adaptive #2 @ The Exchange , Bristol, Bristol

Adaptive #2 Brings To Bristol On Saturday 3rd May

Bristol Afrobeats New Club Ope @ Bristol Afrobeats

Afrobeats, Azonto, Afro House, Rumba, Kuduro, hip

Bristol Dub Club @ The Black Swan, Bristol

2 Sound Systems meet in one arena!

Dubcentral @ Yellow Arch Studios, Bristol

Dubcentral presents Bush Chemists & King General

Thumper @ Trinity, Bristol

In association with BambiLegs & TruSoundTribe

SUNDAY 4TH MAY
The Romping Shop @ The Exchange, Bristol

The Romping Shop Bank Holiday Bonanza

Wonka-vision: May 4th Be Wit @ Lakota, Bristol

The Biggest Show of the year over two huge venues

WEDNESDAY 7TH MAY
THURSDAY 8TH MAY
Sons Of Kemet @ Fiddlers, Bristol

"Best Jazz Act" - Mobo Awards 2013

FRIDAY 9TH MAY
Bump @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Bump Club Presents Monthly Night Of Fun On Skates

SATURDAY 10TH MAY
Bangers And Tash: Pop-up Fest @ The Black Swan

Pop-up Festival: Djs/bands/circus/stalls

We Are Enfant Terrible(france) @ The Attic Bar/full Moon

8-bit/electro/punk-rock. Support: Lionface

Lionpulse Soundsystem 1st Bday @ Trinity Centre, Bristol

Celebrating Our First Year Anniversary

WEDNESDAY 14TH MAY
THURSDAY 15TH MAY
The Reversion E.p Launch @ The Crofters Rights

Hip Hop, Reggae, Drum and bass, Jungle

FRIDAY 16TH MAY
Brew-bilee! Beerfest And Music @ The Crofters Rights

Brewers Droop's 30th Anniversary Brew-bilee!

Huskytones @ Southbank Club, Bristol

Blues, Americana and Soul Band

WEDNESDAY 21ST MAY
THURSDAY 22ND MAY
Kabaka Beats @ Plantation, Bristol

Dakar Audio Club, 2 Man Ting, Area Boys

FRIDAY 23RD MAY
Fannys Meadow @ Somerset, Bristol

Weekend of wild camping and original live music

Uri Green & The Seeds @ Plantation

Regga , Dancehall & D&B

Vegfestuk Bristol 2014 @ Amphitheatre, Bristol

'Let's all have a disco' in the middle of Bristol

SATURDAY 24TH MAY
Love Saves The Day @ Castle Park, Bristol

Love Saves The Day Festival 24/05-25/05 2014

SUNDAY 25TH MAY
Vegfestuk Bristol 2014 @ Amphitheatre, Bristol

Reggae sunsplash in the middle of Bristol

WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY
SATURDAY 31ST MAY
MONDAY 2ND JUNE
Bristol Music Mixer @ The Brass Pig, Bristol

Free Music Networking Event, feat. Will Goodchild

FRIDAY 6TH JUNE
Flying Lotus @ Colston Hall, Bristol

With Thundercat + Captain Murphy

SATURDAY 7TH JUNE
Kabaka Beats All-dayer @ Easton Community Center

African Bands, DJ's, Workshops 2pm-2am

Panda Dub & Metastaz @ Lakota, Bristol

Panda Dub & Metastaz: Lakota Bristol Sat 7th June



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