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 1ST MARCH
Bristol Music Competitions For @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Music competitions for Teens - TeenStar

Bristol Cider Sunday @ Exchange, Bristol

With Poor Old Dogs & The Scrumpy Swillers

TUESDAY 3RD MARCH
Jfs: Bristol J&b Fringe @ Big Chill

Bristol Jazz and Blues Fringe Event

Rhyme And Reason @ The Exchange, Bristol

Rhyme And Reason Present Jay Electronica

FRIDAY 6TH MARCH
Land Of The Giants @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Rock/Reggae/Ska mash-up from the festival faves

Regime - @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Young fivesome making live'heavy hip-hop from Br

Beats In A Box ( Cavern Club) @ The Cavern Club. Bristol

Ragga Jungle / Beatboxing / DnB / Bassline +More!

Bristol Dub Club : March 2015 @ The Black Swan

Heavyweight bass to make you shake...

Thank Funk It's Friday @ The Lanes Bristol

No better way to get over Christmas and New Years

Tremor Presents... @ Lakota, Bristol

Multi stage, multi genre mash up across 4 rooms

Voodance @ The Exchange, Bristol

VooDance is an Afro-tropical discotheque that com

SATURDAY 7TH MARCH
Don't Tell Your Mother @ The Phoenix Pub

Indie Pop Club Night For Lgbt + Friends

Ruffnek Diskotek Ft Joey B @ Cosies, Bristol

Dancehall, soca & rave with Joey B & more

SUNDAY 8TH MARCH
Galli 3rd Birthday Party @ The Gallimaufry

Mo Kolours (DJ set) + Simiah + Mont

TUESDAY 10TH MARCH
Seventyseven Film Club @ The Arts House

It's Always Fair Weather (1955) 8.30pm

Too Strong Lollipop - @ The Canteen, Bristol

When three musicians from different corners of t

WEDNESDAY 11TH MARCH
Victoria Klewin - @ The Canteen, Bristol

There aren't many vocalists who sit as comfortab

THURSDAY 12TH MARCH
Cabaret Voltaire Music Night @ The Square Club

Resident electro-swing themed music night

FRIDAY 13TH MARCH
Lovers Rock Soul Lounge @ Snug, 30 Stokes Croft

Open Mic/ Poetry /spoken Word/ Singers

Muff Said @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Misled Truth + DJ Alfie

DJ Cameo @ Pryzm, Bristol, Bristol

Radio 1 Xtra's DJ Cameo is gracing the decks of V

Satsumas @ Club Cavern, Bristol

Satsumas 001 With Morriachi

The Blast Pres. David Rodigan @ Marble Factory

David Rodigan + Massive Support!!!

The Blast Pres. David Rodigan @ The Marble Factory

David Rodigan Mbe (2 Hours) + Support

The Blast: Ramjam @ Motion, Bristol

David Rodigan / Stylo G / DJ Randall & More

You've Been Served @ The Lanes Bristol

Bringing you a platter of Bristol's best undergro

SATURDAY 14TH MARCH
Lets Polka! @ Left Bank, Bristol

A gypsy Caravan night by Emily Draws

Papa Le Gal @ Stable Bar, Harbourside, Bristol

Afrobeat, latin, dub, funk / Cider / Free entry

Rhyme & Reason W/ Phili N Dotz @ Th Exchange

Split Prophets // Micall Parknsun // Percy Filth

MONDAY 16TH MARCH
TUESDAY 17TH MARCH
Seventyseven Film Club @ The Arts House

Silver Lode (1954) 8.30pm

THURSDAY 19TH MARCH
FRIDAY 20TH MARCH
Myhouse - Crazy Cousinz @ The Lanes Bristol

Here we are again for another amazing instalment

Tam De Villiers Quartet @ The Be-bop Club

Fantastic Paris based guitarist

Alliance @ Basement 45, Bristol

Underground Drum & Bass Night

U_s & Idle Hands : Strategy @ Cosies

Special collaboration party!

SATURDAY 21ST MARCH
Fairhorns'fuckup Rush' Launch @ The Stag & Hounds

Fairhorns, Y Cvn, Vena Cava, Attacked By Wolves

Dance In Wonderland @ Hamilton House, Bristol

Conscious Partying in Bristol

MONDAY 23RD MARCH
TUESDAY 24TH MARCH
Seventyseven Film Club @ The Arts House

Grave of the Fireflies & Barefoot Gen 7pm

FRIDAY 27TH MARCH
Los Mercenarios - @ The Canteen, Bristol

Let's talk heavyweight funk with jazz attitude. O

SATURDAY 28TH MARCH
The Stiff Joints - @ The Canteen, Bristol

Two-tone ska-meisters from Kidderminster play tha

Bbl + Irritant Sound Sessions @ The Black Swan

DJ Ink, Counterstrike, Fff, Kid Lib, Aries, Stivs

Big Night Out: Fergie Dj @ Pryzm, Bristol

Fergie, a DJ of international standing

TUESDAY 31ST MARCH
Seventyseven Film Club @ The Arts House

The Tale of the Fox (1941) + shorts 8.30pm

The Hat Club @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Lion Ink + DJs'til Late

THURSDAY 2ND APRIL
Gorilla Tactics - Jellyhead @ Lakota, Bristol

4 Venues From Boomtown, Multi Genre's, 30 acts +

SUNDAY 5TH APRIL
Banjax 3rd Birthday @ Lakota, Bristol

With Prok & Fitch and Scott Diaz

Ska + Mod Festival @ Motion, Bristol

Bristol Ska & Mod Festival Featuring From The Ja

FRIDAY 10TH APRIL
Bunty: Multimos // Live Show @ Th Trinity Centre

Epic audio visual feast from Kassia Zermon best k

Redeye Presents: Cloud 9 @ Lakota, Bristol

Phatworld / Squire Of Gothos / Mandidextrous

SATURDAY 11TH APRIL
Raiders Of The Lost Aardvark @ 1775, Bristol

Jungle/ravecore/old Skool/breakcore

SATURDAY 18TH APRIL
SUNDAY 19TH APRIL
Circus Of Boom @ Secret Location, Bristol

The Skints plus Special Guests

FRIDAY 24TH APRIL
Nightowl: Kerri Chandler @ Motion, Bristol

Nightowl take over Motion Bristol for a double

SATURDAY 25TH APRIL
The Gearfest Warehouse Party @ Secret Warehouse

After Party for the Gearfest Boat Party

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

We are back for another love-fulled-festival

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

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

Two-day music festival with 10,000 people!

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

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



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