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

FRIDAY 3RD JULY
Dojo @ The Canteen, Bristol

London meets Paris, jazz meets reggae, snapping

Matuki And The Doctors Of Rhyt @ Exchange

Matuki And The Doctors Of Rhythm

Medicine Creek Play Live @ The Oxford - Totterdown

Whisky-soaked bluegrass and americana

Traps + Edd Keene @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Mako and the Hawk + Rat-A-Tat-Tat

Artful Dodger @ Pryzm, Bristol, Bristol

UK Garage masters and clubland legends The Artful

Idle Hands @ Cosies, Bristol

Andy Mac (Trilogy Tapes) b2b Chris Farrell (IH)

SATURDAY 4TH JULY
Disney Rascal @ The Steam Crane, Bristol

Ska/punk covers of everyone's fav disney tunes

Dojo @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

London meets Paris, jazz meets reggae, snapping

Ilu Axe @ The Canteen, Bristol

Dark trance Candombl grooves from deepest Brazil

Mama Jerk & The Ladyfingers @ Mr Wolfs

+ Live Support + CowTippa and Hiphopopotamus

Poor Old Dogs @ The Old Duke, Bristol

Freshly baked vibes yeah?

Cubana Summer Carnival @ Lakota & Coroners Courts

Foreign Beggars, Plastician, Jus Now, Donaeo...

Department S Club Night The Ry @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol club night Department S

Ruffnek Diskotek Carnival Jam @ Cosies

Soca, bashment, afrobeat & rave

SUNDAY 5TH JULY
TUESDAY 7TH JULY
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY
THURSDAY 9TH JULY
My Boogaloo! @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Live RnB, Hot Jazz & Ska with Pete Cunning & Co.

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 10TH JULY
Weapon Of Choice Group Exhibit @ Two's Company, Old Market

Weapon of Choice X Two's Company Group Exhibition

Los Cojones @ The Steam Crane, Bristol

Reggae, blues, soul original and covers

Samson Sounds @ The Canteen, Bristol

Here's a cool-as-you-like outfit from Glasgow mak

Sukh Knight + Squarewave @ Fo @ Timbuk2

Dubstep royalty in the Timbuk2 basement

SATURDAY 11TH JULY
Jah Sun @ The Attic Bar, Bristol

Salentoroot Sound, Ramboy, Skylion, Kiya Kaya

Samson Sounds @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Here's a cool-as-you-like outfit from Glasgow mak

Banjax Summer Series @ Timbuk2, Bristol

July's instalment of Banjax

Green Guava Jelly @ The Plough Inn, Bristol

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

The Violent Romantics @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol Club Night Department S With Jo

TUESDAY 14TH JULY
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY
Disaronno Terrace @ The Square Club, Bristol

Rag N Bone Man and Pardon My French

Highway To V Festival Comes To @ Walkabout 40 Corn Street

Win a slot at V Festival this summer!

THURSDAY 16TH JULY
FRIDAY 17TH JULY
Baila La Cumbia @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Catching the rich and spicy musical stew from the

Dysfunktional @ The Steam Crane, Bristol

Young and energetic covers band

Shanty @ The Attic Bar, Bristol

Jazz reggae Sessions, DJ Guy, DJ Dad

My Boogaloo! DJ's @ The Golden Lion

Pete Cunning & Co spin Reggae & Summer Fun

SATURDAY 18TH JULY
Code Of The Streets @ Basement 45, Bristol

Summer party organized by Ujima Radio

Uri Green & The Seeds @ Plantation

Reggae, Danacehall & DnB

Department S Club Night The Mo @ The Lanes Bristol, 22 Nel

Legendary Bristol club night Department s with jo

MONDAY 20TH JULY
The Naturals @ The Exchange, Bristol

W/ Ossia / Taos Humm / Uiutna

TUESDAY 21ST JULY
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

THURSDAY 23RD JULY
Maybug @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ New Daze + Benjamin Michael

Uberphonic Presents.. @ The Golden Lion

Kayla Painter / Lto - Electronica

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 24TH JULY
Death To The Strange @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ NewRising + Zoe Konez + Big Chief Weird Bird

Zuri Aura @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Soul Grooves, Skankin' Reggae, Hip Hop, DnB, Afro

Come Down With Me @ Dojo's Bristol

Launch Night 24.7 W/ Rowl, Hall Of Fame & Ulex

SATURDAY 25TH JULY
Goldie & Heritage Orchestra @ Bristol Harbourside

Performing Timeless with full orchestra

The Summertides @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Dynamic, Upbeat Indie band from the Devon Coast

MONDAY 27TH JULY
All-in Kitchen @ Pata Negra, Bristol

World's 1st'Pay-by-Poker' Restaurant in Bristol

TUESDAY 28TH JULY
All-in Kitchen Bristol @ Pata Negra, Bristol

World's1st'Pay-by-Poker' Restaurant in Bristol

Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY
All-in Kitchen @ Pata Negra, Bristol

World's 1st'Pay-by-Poker' Restaurant in Bristol

FRIDAY 31ST JULY
Mad Apple Circus @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Welcome to the South West Circus, they say, and t

SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST
London Afrobeat Collective @ Exchange, Bristol

Their name may include the UK's capital but their

Department S Club Night @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol Club Night Department S With Jo

The Blast Summer Bbq @ Motion, Bristol

The Blast are very excited to announce details of

TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST
Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

TUESDAY 11TH AUGUST
Less Than Jake @ The Marble Factory, Bristol

The Kings of Ska Punk (Arguably)

Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST
Aswad @ The Marble Factory, Bristol

Long standing Legends of British Reggae

TUESDAY 18TH AUGUST
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

THURSDAY 20TH AUGUST
Syd Arthur @ Exchange, Bristol

Syd Arthur @ Exchange, Bristol

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

TUESDAY 25TH AUGUST
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

MONDAY 31ST AUGUST
Bristol Open Mic Night @ Tobacco Factory

Are you looking to enter an Open Mic in Bristol?

THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
Bristol Singing Auditions Op @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Auditions Open Mic Uk 2015

Bristol Music Competition @ Tobacco Factory Bs3 1tf

Bristol Music Competition Open Mic Uk 2015

THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER
Dub Mafia @ Exchange, Bristol

Dub mafia @ Exchange, Bristol

Dub Mafia @ Exchange, Bristol

Dub Mafia @ Exchange



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