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

THURSDAY 31ST JULY
Kobo Town // Baila La Cumbia @ Fiddlers

Caribbean music run through a 21st Century filter

Reggae Society Monthly Session @ Cosies

Music to make you jump and prance

FRIDAY 1ST AUGUST
Farmfestival 2014 @ Gilcombe Farm, Bristol

The UK's most independent festival, over 2 days..

Outcider Festival @ Fernhill Farm, Bristol

Brand new eclectic small festival in Somerset

Malarkey @ The Plough, Easton, Bristol

Psychedelic reggae / punk mash up from Birmingham

Traps @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

With Skata Tones

SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST
Batch Gueye @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

World music and dance from Senegal

Rock The Stag's Bar @ Stag And Hounds

A bloody good rock show full Bristol's finest!

SUNDAY 3RD AUGUST
THURSDAY 7TH AUGUST
Portcullis Cider Fest @ The Portcullis

Cider festival of epic proportions

Shaggy + Live Band @ Motion Bristol, Bristol

Mr. Boombastic hits up Bristol!!!

FRIDAY 8TH AUGUST
Portcullis Cider Fest @ The Portcullis

Cider festival of epic proportions

Jazz Jamaica + Myrna Hague @ The Trinity Centre

Celebrating Jamaican Independence day with Myrna

Jessie May Trust Benefit Gig @ The Grain Barge

Ali George, The Great Sea Choir & Dexter Selboy

SATURDAY 9TH AUGUST
Portcullis Cider Fest @ The Portcullis

Cider Festival of epic propotions

Matt Woosey @ Kingsdown Wine Vault, Bristol

Acoustic blues, folk and rock

Variable Audio Day Party @ No 20 Old Market

An All Day Party With Bbq Jerk Chickaaann

SUNDAY 10TH AUGUST
California Beer Tap Takeover @ Small Bar

Heretic Beers are taking over Small Bar's taps

Portcullis Cider Fest @ The Portcullis

Cider Festival of epic proportions

Current Swell @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Current Swell perform at The Louisiana

FRIDAY 15TH AUGUST
Daggers & Waves E.p Launch! @ The Crofters Rights

Crofters Rights Summer Extravaganza!

SATURDAY 16TH AUGUST
Surround Festival @ Near Bristol, Bristol

Domes, Sounds, Visuals, Forests.

SUNDAY 17TH AUGUST
FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST
SATURDAY 23RD AUGUST
Echo Chamber Sound @ The Plough Inn Easton

Dancehall - Dub - Steppas - Jungle

Djs Finesse & Mynzai - Vinyl @ The Farm, St. Werburghs

Drum & Bass / Dubstep / Bass / Beats / Vinyl

SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST
FRIDAY 29TH AUGUST
Gumbo Show! @ The Plough Inn Easton, Bristol

Voodoo swamp, rhythm & blues, soul & funk

SATURDAY 30TH AUGUST
Downbeat Melody Street Party @ Bruce Road, Greenbank,

12pm - 8pm street party in Easton!

FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
Woolley Festival @ Merkins Farm, Ba15 2rw

A fun affordable family festival

Bristol Bass Summer Party @ Take 5 Cafe

Big beats and bass powerd by more fire soundsytem

SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
Bristol Singing Auditions @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Auditions - Open Mic UK

FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
Swing'n' Tingz 4 @ The Lanes

Dephicit (ft. Summer Bright) & Jenova Collective

SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
Maasai Warrior Meets Jah Voice @ The Blackswan

Steppin Pomotions,, heavy roots and dub night!

SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
Tokyo Dub 2014 @ Eastville Park, Bristol

Tokyo Dub 2014 Eastville Park

THURSDAY 16TH OCTOBER
Meet Wwes Too Cool And Rikishi @ Bristol Bierkeller

Meet Wwe/wwf Legends Too Cool And Rikishi!

SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER


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