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 1ST SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Free beer, friendly host, all styles welcome!

WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
7inches Of Pleasure @ The Plough, Easton

Si Jubb & The Boom Operator

Open Mic @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults, Bristol

Open mic night hosted by Ben Hopkin

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

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

FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
Gearfest Festival @ Usk, Monmouthshire

Gearfest 2015 - 4th - 6th September

Sola Rosa Sound System @ The Attic Bar

+ Coreysan, Andres & Stevie Bear

Bump Roller Disco @ The Trinity Centre

Bump Club Presents Monthly Night Of Fun On Skate

SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
Jump Around @ Bristol Folk House, Bristol

Afternoon Shindig for Babies, Toddlers & GrownUps

Centre For Better Grooves Djs @ The Gallimaufry

100% phonographic funk, soul & hip-hop

Codec @ Swx, Bristol

Brand New Event Codec @ Swx

Department S Club Night Presen @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol Club Night Department S With Jo

Ruffnek Diskotek @ Cosies, Bristol

Bashment, dancehall, soca, rave & bass music

SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
Bristol Singing Auditions Op @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Auditions Open Mic Uk 2015

Bristol Singing Competition @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Competition Open Mic Uk 2015

Bristol Music Competition @ Tobacco Factory Bs3 1tf

Bristol Music Competition Open Mic Uk 2015

TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
Regime @ The Canteen, Bristol

Young fivesome making live'heavy hip-hop from Br

Xilent & Special Guests @ The Marble Factory

Drum & Bass - Xilent & Special Guests @ Motion

Format Feat. Tunnidge + More @ Timbuk2

Dubstep and drum n bass legends headlining

Steppin Promotions Presents @ The Trinity Centre

A night of Roots & Culture Featuring 3 sound syst

The Gumbo Show! @ The Plough Inn Easton

A hail of dirty filthy R&Bfunksoul groove bullets

SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
Dub Club And Reggae Society @ The Black Swan

A 15 hour day and night session!

Album Launch Party @ The Crofter's Rights

Robin Mitchell's featherweight soul band

Heavyball @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hard Rocking'New Tone'.

Centre For Better Grooves Djs @ The Gallimaufry

100% phonographic funk, soul & hip-hop

Department S Club Night Presen @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol club night Department S with Jo

SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Li'l Bumpers Roller Disco @ The Trinity Centre

Sunday each month Family roller-disco sessions

MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
Saffron Records Launch @ Colston Hall, Bristol

Launching Bristol's first female youth label

TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

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

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

FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
Homegrown Festival @ Wick Court, Bristol

Music Festival/ Art Exhibition/Pop-Up Feast

Centre For Better Grooves Djs @ The Gallimaufry

100% phonographic funk, soul & hip-hop

Department S Club Night @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol club night Department S

SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
Green Guava Jelly Sunday Sesh @ The Plough Inn

Roots Reggae,Calypso,Soul,Rocksteady - all vinyl!

TUESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
Bartoune @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Swing, Gypsy Jazz and more!

Orchestra Pirouette @ The Canteen, Bristol

They came together as the houseband for the magic

FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
Count Bobo @ The Canteen, Bristol

You'll recognise the members of this 6-piece bunc

Orchestra Pirouette @ No.1 Harbourside

They came together as the houseband for the magic

SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
Vitalics @ The Canteen, Bristol

The well-respected melting pot of the Contraband

Centre For Better Grooves Djs @ The Gallimaufry

100% phonographic funk, soul & hip-hop

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

PoorOldDogsDJs-R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk&More!

TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER
Dub Mafia @ Exchange, Bristol

Dub Mafia @ Exchange

Dub Mafia @ Exchange, Bristol

Dub mafia @ Exchange, Bristol

SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER
Centre For Better Grooves Djs @ The Gallimaufry

100% phonographic funk, soul & hip-hop

Departments Club Night Present @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol club night Department S.

Tremors 4th Birthday @ Coroner's Court & Lakota

Tremor Soundsystem 4th birthday/ A R Audio launch

FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER
Will And The People @ Exchange, Bristol

Will And The People + Mad Apple Circus

FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER
12:34 & Sika @ Lakota Bristol,, Bristol

Sika & 12:34 Present The House Party(no House)

FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER
In:motion Presents The Blast @ Motion, Bristol

Halloween w/ Shy FX, Toddla T, Woz, Chimpo, Flava

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER
SATURDAY 21ST NOVEMBER
Departments Club Night Present @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol club night Department S.



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