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

SATURDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
Rumble & Shake! @ The Old Malt House

A night of music & circus for a good cause

Zion Food Market - At Night! @ Zion Bristol

With live music from Errol's Kitchen

Dennis Demille @ The Shant - Kingswood

Fantasic Soul, Motown and Jazz Singer

Dubcity: King Of Kings @ The Kuumba Centre

Jah Youth Meets Word Sound & Power

Joe Driscoll @ Thekla, Bristol

Joe Driscoll performs at Thekla

Rhyme & Reason W/ Dirty Dike @ The Exchange

Dirty Dike & Sammy B-side // Leafdog & Bva +++

The Leylines @ Be.in Bristol, Bristol

Folk/rock festival get up

Contraband Cirucs @ The Black Swan, Bristol

Defazed/ E-coli/ Figcake/Junglism Take over +more

Daddy Freddy's Album Launch! @ Lakota

Iration Steppas, Congo Natty, Tenor Fly + More

Trip City Sound @ Cosies, Bristol

Trip City Launch Party With Special Guest Nail

SUNDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
Sharp Teeth Presents... @ The Arts House

A Night of Theatre, Storytelling and Poetry

WEDNESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
Gabby Young And Other Animals @ Thekla

Gabby Young performs at Thekla

THURSDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
Yena Networking @ The Square Club, Bristol

Young Entrepreneurs Networking Association

3 Daft Monkeys @ The Thunderbolt, Bristol

Quirky Upbeat Alternative Festival Folk

Beardyman @ Thekla, Bristol

Beardyman performs at Thekla

Reggae Soc November Session @ Cosies, Bristol

Roots, steppas and rubadub w/ special vocal guest

Shak Out Presents Mungos Hifi @ Lakota

Reggae/jungle/hip-hop/funk&soul

FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
"post-punk Sci-fi" @ The Cube

Hellfire Video Club vs 20th Century Flicks

Fftt Presents The Nextmen And @ The Lanes Bristol

Funk From The Trunk presents The Nextmen

Mr Tea And The Minions @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Mr Tea and the Minions+Mama Nice at Grain Barge!

Cubana, The Fifth Adventure Wi @ Lakota

Lakota W/ Mala, Joker, Last Japan + More

Resonators @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Presented by Trinity'ranging from sweet and sou

SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
Dry White Bones @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Covers with a crunchy scratched twist

Mizizi @ Be.in Bristol, Bristol

'dancefloor-filling' 'no-short-cuts' reggae force

Repo Man // Magnapinna // @ Stag And Hounds

Noise rock post punk kinda night

World Music Fundraiser @ Halo, 141 Gloucester Rd,

DJ Dr J (Ujima Radio) playing World Music

Fat Lip Movember Party! @ The Lanes Bristol

Are You ready to storm through the party like you

Smirnoff's Big Night Out @ Pryzm, Bristol

Think Big Production And Big Entertainment!

SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
Worm Disco Club - No 3 @ The Greenbank Bs5

Percussion - warmth - groove - drinks

THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER
Killingmoon Presents-bad Joke @ Stag And Hounds

Crazy Ass Garage Boogie Psyched Scuzz Blues

Too Strong Lollipop @ No.1 Harbourside

Influences from Manu Chao's sizzling mestizo

FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER
Notorious Bs3 @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ The Righteous Rapmaster Capsule

Uri Green & The Seeds @ Plantation

Reggae, Dancehall & DnB

SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER
Dan Swank Presents... @ All Hallows Hall

Interpretive Dance Competition and Bison gig

Bump Roller Disco @ The Trinity Centre

Bump Club Presents Monthly Night Of Fun On Skates

In:motion Presents Reprazent @ Motion, Bristol

Roni Size, David Rodigan, Phaeleh, D:Bridge

Remarc, Inside Info, Skulpture @ The Black Swan, Bristol

Headbanging boogie jungalistic techno mash up!!!

SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER
Ghosted (session #3) @ The Gallimaufry

Showcasing original electronic music

TUESDAY 9TH DECEMBER
Pause Play Stop @ Tbc, Bristol

Bristol's latest movement

THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER
FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER
Roots Prescription @ The Canteen, Bristol

Drawing on the toughest rhythm sections

Craig Charles Funky Eclectic @ Motion, Bristol

On the twelfth day of Christmas Craig Charles.

Five Dollar Shake @ The Old Courts, Bristol

A Skillz, Krafty Kuts, Dub Boy & Tenja + way more

Teachings In Dub @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Roots Garden And Tuff Scout Join Tid For The Fina

SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER
Chester P, Remus, Life Mc @ Exchange, Bristol

Rhyme & Reason present you UK hip hop's finest.

Wormfood Presents Foufoulah @ The Canteen

West African percussion, dub-style bass lines and

Simple Things Presents The Bug @ Secret Location

Featuring Inga Copeland, Flowdan & more

SUNDAY 14TH DECEMBER
THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER
Baraka @ Plantation, Bristol

Reggae, Calypso, Blues and Soca

FRIDAY 19TH DECEMBER
Mr Benn And Eva Lazarus @ The Golden Lion

Dancehall, Hip Hop, Reggae

SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER
Method Man & Redman @ 02 Academy, Bristol

Rhyme & Reason present two hip hop legends

Moonshot @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

One of Bristol's longest established ska outfits

Bristol Sounds Xmas Bash @ Basement 45

Bristol Sounds / Ambush And Recreo Album Launch

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

The Best Nye Party Bristol Has To Offer

First Degree Burns/cut Capers @ The Golden Lion

Mods vs Rockers is the fancy dress for ska titans

New Years Eve @ The Greenbank, Bristol

The mighty Yes Sir Boss and fresh act Superbeat

New Years Eve @ Trinity Centre, Bristol

Slamboree Soundsystem // Dutty Moonshine // Howla

New Years Eve Party Rock & Rol @ The Lanes Bristol

Rock & Roll Circus Last year's New Years party at

FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY
Authentiq 008 @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Authentiq Presents Kenny Ken + Many More!

SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY
The Rosellys @ The Old Fish Market, Bristol

British Americana from The Rosellys (full Band)

SUNDAY 1ST MARCH
Bristol Music Competitions For @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Music competitions for Teens - TeenStar



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