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

TUESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
Wide Eyes W/ Bodhi @ Thekla, Bristol

Wide Eyes 027 at Thekla Bristol 30.09.14

THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER
FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER
Bristol Afrobeat Project @ The Attic Bar

+ Cape Swagger, Area Boys, Trivial Pursuits.

DJ Eddie @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Our house DJ spinning tunes from 80s, 90, 00s

Melosa @ Left Bank Oct 3rd @ Leftbank, Bristol

Award winning genre-spanning Reggae / Ska

Mr Tea And The Minions @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Gypsy/Ska/Swing/Dub band Mr Tea&Minions+support

Bass Kitchen W/ Serial Killaz @ Timbuk2

Bristol's longest running bass music night!

Happy Daze: The Ravers Guide T @ Lakota

The Ravers Guide to the Galaxy

Movement Bristol Launch Party @ Thekla

Movement Bristol Launch Party w/ Origins Sound 03

Tremor's 3rd Birthday Show @ The Lanes

Featuring: Ed Solo, Featurecast, Itchy & Skratchy

SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER
Piratones @ The Canteen, Bristol

Norwich-based Piratones bring a fresh breath of

The World Government @ Plantation, Bristol

Afrobeat, Funk & Drum n Bass

Geometric 002 @ Cosies, Bristol

Adam Elemantal, Caski, Lamont, Versa & Rowl

Gnod, Roly Porter & More @ St. Thomas Church

Dark electronic drone in a huge church

Invader.fm Takeover @ Big Chill Bristol

A night of all things bass from Invader.fm

Magic Hatstand @ Basement 45, Bristol

Magic Hatstand invite you to a night of mischief

Rumours W/ Darius Syrossian @ Lakota, Bristol

Rumours Presents Darius Syrossian, Xxxy, Thrilogy

Shak Out Presents Tippa Irie @ The Black Swan

Shak Out - Reggae - Hip Hop - Funk - Soul - Disco

SUNDAY 5TH OCTOBER
Ghosted @ The Gallimaufry, Bristol

Showcasing original electronic music

FRIDAY 10TH OCTOBER
DJ Rastey @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Funk, SOul, New Jazz, Disco, Cumbia Latin

Troy Ellis @ Plantation, Bristol

& The Hail Jamaica Reggae Band

Bristol Dub Club : @ The Black Swan, Bristol

2 Dubwise Sound System In One Arena

Lengoma Feat. DJ Zhao (berlin) @ Take Five

Afro-Futurism and Global Bass Culture

Rumble In The Jungle 2 @ Lakota, Bristol

12:34's big colourful bass fueled dun

Sub Vapour @ Dub Lounge, Bristol

Sub Vapour Launch Event !!

SATURDAY 11TH OCTOBER
Happy Birthday Neil Buchanan! @ The Stag & Hounds

Surf! Psych! Garage Rock'n' Roll!

Rhyme & Reason W/ Casisdead @ Exchange

Casisdead // Sonnyjim & Sleaze // Jman // Grammak

In:motion: Red Bull @ Motion, Bristol

Bandulu x Jah Tubby x Subloaded x T-Party...

Ruffnek Diskotek Ft Samrai @ Cosies, Bristol

Soca, bashment, grime & rave

Seriously Soulful @ The Fringe, Bristol

Quality 60s & 70s soul, all on original vinyl!

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

Meet Wwe/wwf Legends Too Cool And Rikishi!

FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER
Troy Ellis @ Plantation, Bristol

& The Hail Jamaica Reggae Band

Five Dollar Shake & Tremor @ Timbuk2

Presents.. Jfb, Hong Kong Ping Pong & More

SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER
Oxjam Bristol 2014 @ Stokes Croft, Bristol

A multi-venue festival around Stokes Croft.

Department S Club Bristol @ The Lanes Bristol

Department S Club Night Bristol

Format #002 // Thelem + More @ Basement 45

Dubstep All Night Feat. Thelem / Demon + More

Myhouse - Nyta + Friends @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Nyta House/garage/techno + Multi Genre Rm 3

System Feedback @ Black Swan, Bristol

No Messing, Stinking Underground Rave

FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER
Hornman @ The Canteen, Bristol

Here's a big old bunch of mishmash that'll put a

Mr Tea And The Minions @ Golden Lion, Bristol

Minions+Bear Twists+The Convicts+Razzomo

SATURDAY 25TH OCTOBER
Simple Things 2014: Festival @ Various

Dfa 1979, Mogwai + Loads More

Casa Del Vibe @ 1775, Bristol

Disco, House, UK Funky, Techno, Garage

FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER
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)

SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
Rhyme & Reason @ Exchange, Bristol

Triple Darkness // Trellion & Sniff // Lee Scott

Smirnoff's Big Night Out @ Pryzm, Bristol

Think Big Production And Big Entertainment!

Tremor Presents... @ Blue Mountain, Bristol

Chopstick Dubplate, Run Tingz Cru & more

FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
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
Ella Julian & Friends @ The Steam Crane

Live Music Soul, Funk and Rare Groove

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

FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
Beats In A Box @ Club Cavern, Bristol

Jungle/GypsyTek/Bassline/Beatboxing/DnB

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

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

Live Band Soul, Funk and Rare Groove

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

Think Big Production And Big Entertainment!

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

On the twelfth day of Christmas Craig Charles.

NEW YEARS EVE!
Mad Hatters Nye Party @ The Square Club

The Best Nye Party Bristol Has To Offer



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