Reggae & Dub Nights in Bristol
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
With Live Support Tbc
Easter soul reggae night
Bedmo Disco pres. house and boogie with a twist
Suburban Legends perform at Thekla
An evening with Paul Jones and Dave Kelly
Music to make you jump and prance
Live Music & DJ's Hip Hop Funk Disco
Cocos Lovers, Julian Gaskell, Fitty Gomash,
Mr Tea and the Minions + Espai + DJ Howla!!
With Support Tbc
King Earthquake meets Maasai Warrior
Join Dan Dust And His Chums For Good Music
Free Event Ft Joshua Lee (grandboy Ukulele)
Reggae, Dancehall D&B
It's Back By Dope Demand - The Rem!x
The final frog party at Lakota until September
Exhibition Launch 6pm - onwards
Music That Makes You Lose Control
8-piece Funk Reggae favourites!
Discotheque & Gym : Afro Disco House
Thekla 30 Celebrating 30 Years In Bristol Harbor
Explosive Nzakomba + Hi Life Hi-fi
All day illustration battles and live hip-hop
Adaptive #2 Brings To Bristol On Saturday 3rd May
Afrobeats, Azonto, Afro House, Rumba, Kuduro, hip
2 Sound Systems meet in one arena!
Dubcentral presents Bush Chemists & King General
In association with BambiLegs & TruSoundTribe
The Romping Shop Bank Holiday Bonanza
The Biggest Show of the year over two huge venues
"Best Jazz Act" - Mobo Awards 2013
Bump Club Presents Monthly Night Of Fun On Skates
Pop-up Festival: Djs/bands/circus/stalls
8-bit/electro/punk-rock. Support: Lionface
Celebrating Our First Year Anniversary
Hip Hop, Reggae, Drum and bass, Jungle
Brewers Droop's 30th Anniversary Brew-bilee!
Blues, Americana and Soul Band
Live Samba Band
Dakar Audio Club, 2 Man Ting, Area Boys
Weekend of wild camping and original live music
Regga , Dancehall & D&B
'Let's all have a disco' in the middle of Bristol
Love Saves The Day Festival 24/05-25/05 2014
Reggae sunsplash in the middle of Bristol
Free Music Networking Event, feat. Will Goodchild
With Thundercat + Captain Murphy
African Bands, DJ's, Workshops 2pm-2am
Panda Dub & Metastaz: Lakota Bristol Sat 7th June