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 25TH JULY
Hellfire Video Club @ Thecube, Bristol

Double-bill of weird Conan The Barbarian rip-offs

Eva Lazarus & Soul47 @ The Attic Bar

+ Djs Freshly Baked & Doc Moody

The Rumblestrutters @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Memphis jazz, hokum blues and ragtime!

Three Kings High Live Tonight! @ Mr Wolfs

Live showcase from three kings high / everymen

Dub To Dubstep @ Cosies, Bristol

Dub To Oldschool Dubstep

Psychedelic Dance Party @ Crofters Rights

Hellfire Video Club DJs play 60s fuzz and funk

Surround Free Party @ Take 5 Cafe, Bristol

£1 Off At Biblos & Free Party

Variable Audio Free Party @ 1775 Old Market

Playing the sounds that shaped Bristol!

SATURDAY 26TH JULY
MONDAY 28TH JULY
TUESDAY 29TH JULY
Pilot / Eleven Magpies... @ Tobacco Factory Theatre

Pilot, Eleven Magpies and Three Cane Whale

WEDNESDAY 30TH JULY
THURSDAY 31ST JULY
Kobo Town // Baila La Cumbia @ Fiddlers

Caribbean music run through a 21st Century filter

Reggae Society Monthly Session @ Cosies

Music to make you jump and prance

FRIDAY 1ST AUGUST
Farmfestival 2014 @ Gilcombe Farm, Bristol

The UK's most independent festival, over 2 days..

Outcider Festival @ Fernhill Farm, Bristol

Brand new eclectic small festival in Somerset

Malarkey @ The Plough, Easton, Bristol

Psychedelic reggae / punk mash up from Birmingham

Traps @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

With Skata Tones

SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST
Batch Gueye @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

World music and dance from Senegal

Rock The Stag's Bar @ Stag And Hounds

A bloody good rock show full Bristol's finest!

SUNDAY 3RD AUGUST
THURSDAY 7TH AUGUST
Portcullis Cider Fest @ The Portcullis

Cider festival of epic proportions

Shaggy + Live Band @ Motion Bristol, Bristol

Mr. Boombastic hits up Bristol!!!

FRIDAY 8TH AUGUST
Portcullis Cider Fest @ The Portcullis

Cider festival of epic proportions

Jazz Jamaica + Myrna Hague @ The Trinity Centre

Celebrating Jamaican Independence day with Myrna

Jessie May Trust Benefit Gig @ The Grain Barge

Ali George, The Great Sea Choir & Dexter Selboy

SATURDAY 9TH AUGUST
Portcullis Cider Fest @ The Portcullis

Cider Festival of epic propotions

SUNDAY 10TH AUGUST
Portcullis Cider Fest @ The Portcullis

Cider Festival of epic proportions

Current Swell @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Current Swell perform at The Louisiana

FRIDAY 15TH AUGUST
Daggers & Waves E.p Launch! @ The Crofters Rights

Crofters Rights Summer Extravaganza!

SATURDAY 16TH AUGUST
Surround Festival @ Near Bristol, Bristol

Domes, Sounds, Visuals, Forests.

SATURDAY 23RD AUGUST
Djs Finesse & Mynzai - Vinyl @ The Farm, St. Werburghs

Drum & Bass / Dubstep / Bass / Beats / Vinyl

FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
Woolley Festival @ Merkins Farm, Ba15 2rw

A fun affordable family festival

Bristol Bass Summer Party @ Take 5 Cafe

Big beats and bass powerd by more fire soundsytem

SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
Bristol Singing Auditions @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Auditions - Open Mic UK

FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
Swing'n' Tingz 4 @ The Lanes

Dephicit (ft. Summer Bright) & Jenova Collective

THURSDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
Maasai Warrior Meets Jah Voice @ The Blackswan

Steppin Pomotions,, heavy roots and dub night!

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

Tokyo Dub 2014 Eastville Park

THURSDAY 16TH OCTOBER
Meet Wwes Too Cool And Rikishi @ Bristol Bierkeller

Meet Wwe/wwf Legends Too Cool And Rikishi!



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