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

SATURDAY 25TH OCTOBER
Easton Standard Time! @ The Plough Inn Easton

Stapleton & Rice bring the nice....

Simple Things 2014: Festival @ Various

Dfa 1979, Mogwai + Loads More

Casa Del Vibe @ 1775, Bristol

Disco, House, UK Funky, Techno, Garage

Fat Lip Disney Horror Hallowee @ The Lanes Bristol

Calling All Frozen Queens, Vegetarian Sharks

SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER
Bridie Jackson And The Arbour @ Louisiana

'blissful" - Lauren Laverne, Bbc 6 Music

Sam Callahan @ Thekla, Bristol

Sam Callahan performs at Thekla

MONDAY 27TH OCTOBER
The Lanes' Open Mic Night @ The Lanes, 22 Nelson St

Weekly Open Mic - Free Drink For Performers

TUESDAY 28TH OCTOBER
Wide Eyes W/ Bontan @ Thekla @ Thekla, Bristol

Wide Eyes 031 at Thekla Bristol - Bristol 28.10

WEDNESDAY 29TH OCTOBER
THURSDAY 30TH OCTOBER
Backdoor Band @ Cornubia, Temple Street

Rhythm and Blues, Heart and Soul

Reggae Society October Session @ Cosies

Music to make you jump and prance

FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER
The Destroyers @ The Old Malt House, Bristol

Destroyers+Mr Tea and the Minions+Jolly Rodger

The Inexplicables: Halloween @ The Old England

The Inexplicables Performing A Full Live Set

Hodgepodge @ The Black Swan, Bristol

Hodgepodge Halloween Spooktacular W/ Broken Note

In:motion Carnival Of The Dead @ Motion

Grandmaster Flash, Shy FX, Dead Prez, Kahn & more

Kinetic @ Dojo Lounge, Bristol

Kinetic Presents Emperor (90mins)

Parish Sounds Launch @ The Cavern (the Crown)

Parish Sounds present a Halloween special launch

Rumble On The Radio Soundclash @ The Old Stillage

Hallaween Party w/ Ujimas DJ Mistry

SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
Crinkle Cuts @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

The Joe Boyd Trio + Cow Tippa & DJ Hiphopapotamus

Rhyme & Reason @ Exchange, Bristol

Triple Darkness // Trellion & Sniff // Lee Scott

The Inexplicables @ The Attic Bar, Bristol

The Inexplicables Full Live Set

Smirnoff's Big Night Out @ Pryzm, Bristol

Think Big Production And Big Entertainment!

Tremor Presents... @ Blue Mountain, Bristol

Chopstick Dubplate, Run Tingz Cru & more

SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
Ghosted (session #2) @ The Gallimaufry

Showcasing original electronic music

Lil Bumpers @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Roller disco for kids and families

TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
Wide Eyes W/ Artifact @ Timbuk @ Timbuk2

Wide Eyes w/ Artifact @ Timbuk

THURSDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
Culture Shock @ Thekla, Bristol

Culture Shock perform at Thekla

Uptown Sound @ Big Chill Bar Bristol, Bristol

Uptown Sound - Reggae Niceness!

FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
Bread & Butter @ Rwa, Bristol

A daring song cycle celebrating unsung heroes

2rude - Ska Band @ Long Ashton Village Hall

Ska music and a great night guaranteed!

Chali 2na Of Jurassic 5 @ The Station, Bristol

Chali 2na w/ Babyhead, Eva Lazarus, Snareophobe

Oncartel @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Contemporary Afro-Latin jazz

Shoot The Moon @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Finger Trap + Mako & The Hawk and DJ Carter

Bristol Dub Club : November @ The Black Swan

King Alpha Sound System Meets Bass-I Sound System

Bump Roller Disco @ The Trinity Centre

Bump Club Presents Monthly Night Of Fun On Skates

Hi Life Hi Fi @ The Exchange, Bristol

Mim Suleiman & Bass Clef Live

Swing'n' Tingz 5 @ The Lanes Bristol

Swing n Tingz 5 with Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer,

Swing'n'tingz 5 @ The Lanes, Bristol

With Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer & more

SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
Blender @ The Plough @ Easton, Bristol

All sorts of bass blended

Ella Julian & Friends @ The Steam Crane

Live Music Soul, Funk and Rare Groove

Moulettes @ Thekla, Bristol

Moulettes perform at Thekla

Department Present Saint Motel @ The Lanes Bristol

One Of The Hottest Bands Around Saint Motel Play

Department Present Saint Motel @ The Lanes Bristol

One Of The Hottest Bands Around Saint Motel Play

Department Present Saint Motel @ The Lanes Bristol

One Of The Hottest Bands Around Saint Motel Play

SUNDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
The Zen Hussies @ Thunderbolt, Bristol

Zen Hussies+Mr Tea and the Minions at Thunderbolt

Beats In A Box @ Club Cavern, Bristol

Jungle/GypsyTek/Bassline/Beatboxing/DnB

Dub To Dubstep // @ The Black Swan, Bristol

A night going from the heaviest Dub & Dancehall i

SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
Temwa's 1920s Ball @ Kings Weston House

A Charity ball raising funds for Temwa

Ella Julian & Friends @ Robin Hood,st Michael Hil

Live Band Soul, Funk and Rare Groove

The Lost Boys Support Tbc @ The Lanes Bristol

Paul Weller Faves The Lost Boys An Ace 4 Piece

SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
Mr Tea And The Minions @ The Gallimaufry

Mr Tea and the Minions at the Gally!

THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
Ella Julian & Friends @ The Steam Crane,bedminste

Live Band Soul, Funk and Rare Groove

FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER
Rumjig @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Jamtidy + DJ Asbo

The Neville Staple Band @ Thekla, Bristol

The Neville Staple Band performs at Thekla

SATURDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
Dubcity: King Of Kings @ The Kuumba Centre

Jah Youth Meets Word Sound & Power

Joe Driscoll @ Thekla, Bristol

Joe Driscoll performs at Thekla

Contraband Cirucs @ The Black Swan, Bristol

Defazed/ E-coli/ Figcake/Junglism Take over +more

Daddy Freddy's Album Launch! @ Lakota

Iration Steppas, Congo Natty, Tenor Fly + More

WEDNESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
Gabby Young And Other Animals @ Thekla

Gabby Young performs at Thekla

THURSDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
3 Daft Monkeys @ The Thunderbolt, Bristol

Quirky Upbeat Alternative Festival Folk

Beardyman @ Thekla, Bristol

Beardyman performs at Thekla

FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
Fftt Presents The Nextmen And @ The Lanes Bristol

Funk From The Trunk presents The Nextmen

Mr Tea And The Minions @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Mr Tea and the Minions+Mama Nice at Grain Barge!

Resonators @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Presented by Trinity'ranging from sweet and sou

SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
Smirnoff's Big Night Out @ Pryzm, Bristol

Think Big Production And Big Entertainment!

SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER
Uri Green & The Seeds @ Plantation

Reggae, Dancehall & DnB

SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER
In:motion Presents Reprazent @ Motion, Bristol

Roni Size, David Rodigan, Phaeleh, D:Bridge

THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER
FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER
Craig Charles Funky Eclectic @ Motion, Bristol

On the twelfth day of Christmas Craig Charles.

SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER
WEDNESDAY 17TH DECEMBER
Wintasonica @ Halo Bar, Bristol

Fantastic Line up featuring Paul Bradley

THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER
Baraka @ Plantation, Bristol

Reggae, Calypso, Blues and Soca

SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER
NEW YEARS EVE!
Mad Hatters Nye Party @ The Square Club

The Best Nye Party Bristol Has To Offer



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