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

MONDAY 27TH APRIL
TUESDAY 28TH APRIL
Seventyseven Film Club @ The Arts House

Watership Down & The Plague Dogs 8pm

Jfs Presents: Jam Night @ Big Chill, Bristol

Jfs Presents: Jam Night At The Big Chill

WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL
The Littlest Birds,nuala Honan @ The Stag & Hounds

& Jim Evans. An eve of Transatlantic Folk Music

THURSDAY 30TH APRIL
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

Reggae Society April Session @ Cosies, Bristol

Society selectas, live horns & Snoopy (Jah Lokko)

FRIDAY 1ST MAY
Baghdaddies - @ The Canteen, Bristol

Baghdaddies - World music mash-up artists Baghdad

Waiting For Kate @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ The Going Goods + Mako & The Hawk

Whcf - Ska - Fundraiser @ The Oxford, Bristol

Get on your skanking shoes on

Deep Space Presents @ Basement 45, Bristol

Deep Space Presnts - Amoss , Dbr Uk , T I

Dub To Dubstep @ The Black Swan, Bristol

V.i.v.e.k // Stryda // Rsd

Swing'n' Tingz 8 Gypsy Unit @ The Lanes Bristol

A mighty fine mashup of all tingz Swing.

SATURDAY 2ND MAY
Pigpen Social 8th Birthday @ The Farm Pub

8th Birthday Hoedown! Oink! Oink!

Dry White Bones @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Crunchy oldschool scratched record kind of sound

Live Music From The Boulevards @ Number 51

+ Funk Soul Brothers +Anonymous Sound

Department S Present The Kinda @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Indie/Mod Club Night'Department S' Wit

Ruffnek Diskotek Meets Frontin @ Cosies

Soca / dancehall / bashment / afrobeat / rave

Subsist #004 - Hyroglifics @ Club 1775

Subsist presents Critical Sounds Hyroglifics

SUNDAY 3RD MAY
Rum Festival @ Surrey Vaults, Bristol

Rum festival No work Monday - laid back Sunday

Bank Holiday Special With @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

With: Manushka + Immigrant swing

Massive Vibe Live! Bristol @ Small Street, Bs1 1de

Exalt yourself in the atmosphere of Massive Vibe

Art Decko @ The Steam Crane, Bristol

Turntablized jazz, funk, dnb, electro Sunday vibe

Bank Holiday Sunday Fun-day @ The Gallimaufry

Sleazy Harry & Michael Vinyl's pick n mix (2am)

Craig Charles Court Of Funk @ Old Crown Court

Check it out party people because boy do we have

Doorly At Banjax @ Lakota, Bristol

Bristol's original Bank Holiday event...

WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY
Cabaret Voltaire Music Night @ The Square Club

Sell out club night from Exeter and Bournemouth

THURSDAY 7TH MAY
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

FRIDAY 8TH MAY
Manushka @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Manushka - Whether it's a jump-up Balkan number o

24hr Garage Presents: My Bad @ The Lanes Bristol

To Celebrate The Release Of An Absolute Fatty .

After Dark Presents: Tremor @ Motion, Bristol

Tremor Soundsystem & AfterDark @ Motion

Amit @ Format (dubstep) @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Dubstep And Dnb At Timbuk2 Feat. Amit + More

SATURDAY 9TH MAY
Cuba Libre @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Kuwarto + DJ Vallee

THURSDAY 14TH MAY
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

FRIDAY 15TH MAY
Poor Old Dogs - Album Launch @ The Canteen

With support from Junior Bill & The Scallies

SATURDAY 16TH MAY
Rave On Avon Ft. Solko @ The Canteen, Bristol

Rave on Avon ft. Solko - Bringing the values of c

Dance In Wonderland @ Hamilton House, Bristol

A conscious party event - unity in community :)

WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY
THURSDAY 21ST MAY
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

SATURDAY 23RD MAY
Love Saves The Day 2015 @ Tba, Bristol

We are back for another love-fulled-festival

Vegfestuk Bristol @ Bristol Amphitheatre

Huge Vegan Fair! Featuring Ltj Bukem, Alfredo....

Lounge Cat Ideals @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Madi Stimpson + Big Chief Weird Bird

Contraband Circus! @ The Black Swan, Bristol

Ed Cox / E-coli / Vinyl Junkie b2b Rachael EC

SUNDAY 24TH MAY
Love Saves The Sunday 2015 @ Tba, Bristol

We are back for another love-fulled-festival

A Very Special Bank Holiday @ Mr Wolfs

Cut Capers + Support + DJ Alfie

THURSDAY 28TH MAY
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

My Octopus Mind @ Mr Wolf's, Bristol

+ The Real King(s) of Spain + Benjamin Michael

FRIDAY 29TH MAY
Bathfest 2015 @ Bath Racecourse, Ba1 9bu

Two-day music festival with 10,000 people!

Fannys Meadow @ The Meadow Nr Martock, Bristol

Original independent live music festival

King Tuts Revenge @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ The Bohemian Embassy + DJ Vallee

The Popes Of Chillitown @ The Golden Lion

Ska/Dub/Punk from London based festival darlings

SATURDAY 30TH MAY
Basti Ram Fundraiser @ Kuumba Center, Bristol

Cheeky Gypsy Party music! Balkan/Ska/Swing/Dub

THURSDAY 4TH JUNE
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

SATURDAY 6TH JUNE
Talking Heads Night @ Southbank Club, Bristol

Europe's premiere Talking Heads Tribute Act

THURSDAY 11TH JUNE
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

SATURDAY 13TH JUNE
Urbfest 2015 @ Lakota Complex, Bristol

Mini Festival In The Heart Of Bristol

THURSDAY 18TH JUNE
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

FRIDAY 19TH JUNE
THURSDAY 25TH JUNE
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

THURSDAY 2ND JULY
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

SATURDAY 25TH JULY
Goldie & Heritage Orchestra @ Bristol Harbourside

Performing Timeless with full orchestra



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