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

WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL
Dub To Dubstep @ Cosies, Bristol

Last Minute Session Put Together. Going To Be Ram

THURSDAY 2ND APRIL
Bigtopp @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Reggae/Ska from the Portsmouth chaps

The Sine Waves @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Sci-fi instrumental surf

Vocal & Version @ The Attic Bar, Bristol

Solo Banton, Stryder, Bab Ras, Cheiftain.

Gorilla Tactics - Jellyhead @ Lakota, Bristol

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

The Night Bus @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Exchange bus tickets for booze

[gorilla Tactics] Jellyhead @ Lakota, Bristol

Easter Bank Holiday Ft. 4 Boomtown Venues

FRIDAY 3RD APRIL
John Fairhurst @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Handpicked tunes - the Mississippi to the Ganges

Rumjig @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Born in a Barn + Mako and The Hawk & Rat-a-tat

Zen Hussies @ Left Bank @ Leftbank, Bristol

Zen Hussies + Jules Landau DJ Set / £4 / 8pm-2am

Bristol Dub Club : Soundclash @ The Black Swan

2 Sound Systems, one place to be.

Code Of The Streets @ Basement 45 8 Frogmore St

Code of the Streets 11th Anniversary Party

SATURDAY 4TH APRIL
Mr Tea+the Minions Birthday!!! @ Mr Wolfs

Mr Tea and the Minions+Skata Tones + DJ's til 4!

Rhyme & Reason @ The Exchange, Bristol

Lady Leshurr / Mr Woodnote / Jman ++

Samsara - @ The Canteen, Bristol

Samsara - Devoted to classic reggae grooves as th

Department S Present Hidden @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Indie/Mod Club Might'Department S' Wit

Don't Tell Your Mother @ The Phoenix Pub

Indie Pop Night For Lgbt + Friends

Ruffnek Diskotek Ft Mr Benn @ Cosies, Bristol

Soca, dancehall & carnival vibes

SUNDAY 5TH APRIL
Easter: Land Of The Giants @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Support from Ben Powles + Big Chief Weird Bird

Banjax 3rd Birthday @ Lakota, Bristol

With Prok & Fitch and Scott Diaz

Ska + Mod Festival @ Motion, Bristol

Bristol Ska & Mod Festival Featuring From The Ja

MONDAY 6TH APRIL
Songsmith @ Mr Wolf's, Bristol

SongSmith @Mr Wolf's

WEDNESDAY 8TH APRIL
Dubl Handi - @ The Canteen, Bristol

Dubl Handi - Digging the Carolina Chocolate Drops

THURSDAY 9TH APRIL
Plaque-02 @ Cosies Wine Bar, Bristol

Electronic/roots/dub/funk/soul

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

Epic audio visual feast from Kassia Zermon best k

Fat Hat Presents: @ Crofters Rights, Bristol

Cut Capers, Major Triadz & Bison Theory

The Slimline Shufflers @ The Stag & Hounds

A night of New Orleans r'n'b, funk & soul...

Mindstep Takeover // Format @ Timbuk2, Bristol

The Mindstep crew are taking over the main room

Redeye Presents: Cloud 9 @ Lakota, Bristol

Phatworld / Squire Of Gothos / Mandidextrous

SATURDAY 11TH APRIL
Dan Walsh/the Highway Home @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

One of the finest banjo players in the UK...

Jake & The Jellyfish @ The Chelsea Inn

+ Petrol Girls and more...Ska/punk/folk/hardcore

Popes Of Chillitown @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Normanton Street + DJ Vallee

Regime @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hip Hop / Reggae / Rock from festival favourites

Department S Present @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Indie/Mod club might'Department S'

Raiders Of The Lost Aardvark @ 1775, Bristol

Jungle/ravecore/old Skool/breakcore

SUNDAY 12TH APRIL
MONDAY 13TH APRIL
THURSDAY 16TH APRIL
Botb + Hold Tight Presents @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Despicable Youth//Bear Twists//Defraction

FRIDAY 17TH APRIL
Burgess & Slide/rebecca Philip @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Folk,country&blues from these stellar musicians

Count Bobo - @ The Canteen, Bristol

Count Bobo - You'll recognise the members of this

SATURDAY 18TH APRIL
'doc' Stenson & Paul Godden @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

A HonkyTonk,Country,Bluesy,Cajun,RocknRoll party

Ansum And The Vibes @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Antarma and the Family Tree + Rat-A-Tat-Tat

Beatroots Bristol Launch Party @ The Crofters Rights

Festival Style Beats, Brass and Bass.

Department S Present Ic1's @ The Lanes Bristol

Department S Club Night with live music from IC1'

The Blast Present Outlook @ Marble Factory

Congo Natty / Commodo / Amy Becker

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

The Skints plus Special Guests

WEDNESDAY 22ND APRIL
FRIDAY 24TH APRIL
N.u.m.b @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Applied Science + Big Chief Weird Bird

Some 41 @ Take 5 Caf, Bristol

Bristol's sauciest untapped sounds

The Roaring Trowmen @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Sea shanties and songs of the deep...

The Tune Factory Presents... @ The Mothers Ruin

Feivel - Skilla - Laura Sutherland

Nightowl: Kerri Chandler @ Motion, Bristol

Nightowl take over Motion Bristol for a double

SATURDAY 25TH APRIL
Kit Hawes And Aaron Catlow @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

2/5s of Sheelanagig playing traditional folk!

Pre-summer Blowout @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

First Degree Burns/The 45s/Idles

The Gearfest Warehouse Party @ Secret Warehouse

Warehouse party for the Gearfest warmup Party

Bati Ram Fundraiser @ The Kuumba Center

"accordion"... "gypsy"... Knees Up Brawl!

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

& Jim Evans. An eve of Transatlantic Folk Music

FRIDAY 1ST MAY
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

SATURDAY 2ND MAY
Department S Present The Kinda @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Indie/Mod Club Night'Department S' Wit

SUNDAY 3RD MAY
Doorly At Banjax @ Lakota, Bristol

Bristol's original Bank Holiday event...

FRIDAY 8TH MAY
After Dark Presents: Tremor @ Motion, Bristol

Tremor Soundsystem & AfterDark @ Motion

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

THURSDAY 28TH MAY
Rkos @mr Wolf's @ Mr Wolf's, Bristol

Part of the big Wolf move at our fave venue

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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