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

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!

The Bristol Allstars @ The Attic Bar, Bristol

+ K*Ners, Riddim Wize Soundsystem, Sasha Steppa

Cubana Ft Mala/joker/lastjapan @ Lakota

Mala, Joker, Last Japan, Dissident & Roy Bar

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

Rum N Bass @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Strictly Vinyl Dub plates, Dub step, Ska, Danceha

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

TUESDAY 2ND DECEMBER
Jfs Presents: Jam Night @ The Big Chill

Jam Night at the Big Chill

THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER
Jfs Presents: Xmas Party @ The Canteen

Xmas Party with Rhythm Pencils & Hornstars

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

Bristol Dub Club: December 5th @ The Black Swan

2 Heavyweight Sound Systems meet in one arena..

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

MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER
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

Swing'n' Tingz 6 Ft. @ The Lanes Bristol

"A mighty fine mashup of all tingz Swing, Ghetto.

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

MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER
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

Paradise Garage Nye 2014 @ The White Bear

Presented by Soulworks, Set It Out, Rough Draft

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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