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 19TH SEPTEMBER
Last Of The Summer Nonsense @ 1 Hour Se Of Bristol

Mini 3 day Camping Festi only £25.00 incl Sunday

Morgan & Knapp / Steve Israel @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Country, Folk and all points inbetween

Undercover Hippy @ The Attic Bar, Bristol

Plus Regime, DJ Hiphopopotomus

#drb @ Basement 45, Bristol

Summer Isn't Over - #drb Is Back! Young Lion Etc

Party At The Lion 2 @ The Red Lion, Whitehall

Party At The Lion 2, Dnb, Jungle, Reggae & More!!

Reggae Soc September Session @ Cosies, Bristol

W/ Ras Addis, Mulu and Society Selectas and Horns

Swing'n' Tingz 4 @ The Lanes

Dephicit (ft. Summer Bright) & Jenova Collective

SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
By The Rivers @ The Stag & Hounds, Bristol

Toyface / Jack Cookson / DJ John Stapleton

Department S Club Night @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol Club Night, With The Best Local

SUNDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
Reallly The Blues @ The Bag O' Nails Hotwells

Really the Blues play Country Blues

MONDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
The Lanes' Open Mic Night @ The Lanes, Bristol

Free Drink Per Act - Hosted By Jesse Embury

TUESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
Poetry Revue @ The Square Club, Bristol

Monthly Poetry Revue Show

Jfs Presents: Returners' Jam @ Big Chill Bar, Bristol

Jam night with some of UoB's best and brightest!

Wide Eyes W/ Dismantle @ Blue Mountain

Wide Eyes 026 at Blue Mountain Club 23.09.14

THURSDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
Kissy Sell Out's Rave On Tour @ The Lanes Bristol

With the international dance music landscape

Superkitchen @ Lakota, Bristol

Powerful stinking rhythms all night long

FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
Maasai Warrior Meets Jah Voice @ The Blackswan

Steppin Pomotions,, heavy roots and dub night!

Mr Tea And The Minions @ The Oxford, Totterdown

Gypsy/Ska/Swing/Dub band Mr Tea and the Minions!

The Carny Villains/john Langan @ The Fleece

The Carny Villains cd launch

Bedmo Disco Presents #006 @ Big Chill Bristol

Eglo Boss Alexander Nut Plays A 3 Hour Set

Funk N Soul Club With Smoove @ The Lanes Bristol

Smoove and Turrell (full live band) Boca 45

SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
Tokyo Dub 2014 @ Eastville Park, Bristol

Tokyo Dub 2014 Eastville Park

Fat Lip Bak 2 Skool Party Feat @ The Lanes Bristol

Are you ready to storm through the party like you

Husky Tones @ Bootlegger Bristol, Bristol

One of the most exciting, sexy, blues band

Smirnoff's Big Night Out @ Pryzm, Bristol

Think Big Production And Big Entertainment!

SUNDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
TUESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
Wide Eyes W/ Bodhi @ Thekla, Bristol

Wide Eyes 027 at Thekla Bristol 30.09.14

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
Geometric 002 @ Cosies, Bristol

Adam Elemantal, Caski, Lamont, Versa & Rowl

Gnod, Roly Porter & More @ St. Thomas Church

Dark electronic drone in a huge church

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

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

Funk, SOul, New Jazz, Disco, Cumbia Latin

Bristol Dub Club : @ The Black Swan, Bristol

2 Dubwise Sound System In One Arena

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...

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
Myhouse - Nyta + Friends @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Nyta House/garage/techno + Multi Genre Rm 3

FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER
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

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

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

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!



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