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 27TH MAY
Axis Of @ The Stag & Hounds, Bristol

With Special Guests and The Waitress

THURSDAY 28TH MAY
Dub Pistols @ The Fleece, Bristol

+ Regime + The Clunks

Helios #1 @ The Crofters Rights, Bristol

John Fairhurst, Inexplicables + more!!

Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

My Octopus Mind @ Mr Wolf's, Bristol

+ The Real King(s) of Spain + Benjamin Michael

Twomanting Album Launch! @ Blue Lagoon

TwoManTing launch their new album"Say What? "

FRIDAY 29TH MAY
Bathfest 2015 @ Bath Racecourse, Ba1 9bu

Two-day music festival with 10,000 people!

Charlie Sloth's Safari Tour @ Pryzm, Bristol

The best looking fat guy in the world

Fannys Meadow @ The Meadow Nr Martock, Bristol

Original independent live music festival

Featherweight Soul Party @ Roll For The Soul

Robin Mitchell's featherweight soul

Funkinsteins Album Launch @ Louisiana, Bristol

Launch of awesome new album My Pain Your Gain

King Tuts Revenge @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ The Bohemian Embassy + DJ Vallee

The Destroyers @ Fiddlers, Bristol

Balkan, Ska, Swing and more!

The Popes Of Chillitown @ The Golden Lion

Ska/Dub/Punk from London based festival darlings

The Rumblestrutters @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Eel-good blues, jazz and ragtime

Intolerance Ultraviolet @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Deep House / Hardcore & More - In Uv!!

Xprs W/ Sleeper, Karma, Gemmy @ The Exchange

A night of the original dubstep and grime sound.

SATURDAY 30TH MAY
Basti Ram Fundraiser @ Kuumba Center, Bristol

Cheeky Gypsy Party music! Balkan/Ska/Swing/Dub

Binary Vision: The Day Party @ Blue Mountain Rooftop

SpectraSoul, Ivy Lab, Utah Jazz, Shenk

Wonka-vision Vs The Asbo Disco @ Old Crown Courts

So Solid Crew / The Bug / Uncle Dugs + more

MONDAY 1ST JUNE
THURSDAY 4TH JUNE
Bus Ride @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

The Bs7 Monthly Funk-down

Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

Bristol Su Summer Party @ Old Crown Courts

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FRIDAY 5TH JUNE
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra @ The Fleece

Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra + No Go Stop

Overproof! Tropical Party @ The Plough, Easton

Tropical sounds from planet Earth

Roots Prescription @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Dub Dredging Reggae with Guy Calhoun & Co.

0 Psyched X The Blast @ Lakota, Bristol

DJ Hype & Ic3 The Heatwave D Double E Chimpo & Tr

Five Dollar Shake: Slynk @ Projekt, Bristol

Bring Slynk To Town. Bristols Finest In Breaks!

SATURDAY 6TH JUNE
Talking Heads Night @ Southbank Club, Bristol

Europe's premiere Talking Heads Tribute Act

Ruffnek Diskotek @ Cosies, Bristol

Soca, dancehall & rave

SUNDAY 7TH JUNE
Sharp Teeth Presents @ The Arts House, Bristol

A Night of Storytelling, Theatre and Poetry

THURSDAY 11TH JUNE
Imperial Leisure @ The Canteen, Bristol

Cheeky chappy ska-pop vocals and big, big beats

Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

My Boogaloo!! @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

RnB, Hott Jazz & Ska with Pete Cunning & friends

FRIDAY 12TH JUNE
Mango Factory @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Funk, Latin, Soul, Ska. Fat Horns! Tight Rhythm!

Thelem + Sleeper @ Format @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Bristol's monthly dusbtep night

SATURDAY 13TH JUNE
Urbfest 2015 @ Lakota Complex, Bristol

Mini Festival In The Heart Of Bristol

Wormwood Ft. Extralove - @ The Canteen

Big band, big fun, big riddims the 10-headed E

MONDAY 15TH JUNE
WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE
Grain Barge Presents: @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Live Homegrown Trip-hop + Support

THURSDAY 18TH JUNE
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

FRIDAY 19TH JUNE
Play Club @ Start The Bus, Bristol

Play Dance Make Listen

Never On Sunday @ Bristol Volksfest, Bristol

Soul, Ska, Motown, Live Music from Blak Flamz

TUESDAY 23RD JUNE
The Ramona Flowers @ The Fleece, Bristol

Special Free Entry Glastonbury Warm Up

THURSDAY 25TH JUNE
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

SATURDAY 27TH JUNE
Roots Revival Show Case @ Malcolm X Centre

Sound System Culture: Bristol' exhibition celebra

THURSDAY 2ND JULY
Bus Ride @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

The Bs7 Monthly Funk-down

Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

THURSDAY 9TH JULY
My Boogaloo!! @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

RnB, Hott Jazz & Ska with Pete Cunning & friends

FRIDAY 24TH JULY
SATURDAY 25TH JULY
Goldie & Heritage Orchestra @ Bristol Harbourside

Performing Timeless with full orchestra

SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST
London Afrobeat Collective @ Exchange, Bristol

Their name may include the UK's capital but their

MONDAY 31ST AUGUST
Bristol Open Mic Night @ Tobacco Factory

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