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 22ND AUGUST
Born In A Barn @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Clyde Jefferson + Papa Moomin & Big Chief

House Of Waladeen X Nightcap @ Bunker, Bristol

Arun Verone, Andy Mills, Morrt, Tommy Vercetti

SATURDAY 23RD AUGUST
Echo Chamber Sound @ The Plough Inn Easton

Dancehall - Dub - Steppas - Jungle

Djs Finesse & Mynzai - Vinyl @ The Farm, St. Werburghs

Drum & Bass / Dubstep / Bass / Beats / Vinyl

Sounds On Wax @ The Gallimaufry, Bristol

Waxmouse playing soul, world beat & disco records

SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST
Rewind: Bank Holiday Sunday @ Pryzm, Bristol

Rewind is back with another Bank Holiday Sellout!

THURSDAY 28TH AUGUST
Scribble N Scratch @ The Big Chill, Bristol

Illustration Battles & Turntablism

Reggae Society August Session @ Cosies

Music to make you jump and prance

FRIDAY 29TH AUGUST
Gumbo Show! @ The Plough Inn Easton, Bristol

Voodoo swamp, rhythm & blues, soul & funk

Craig Charles Funk And Soul Cl @ The Lanes Bristol

Craig Charles (bbc 6 Music) Afro Cluster (live) B

Craig Charles Funk N Soul Club @ The Lanes

Craig Charles (bbc 6 Music) Afro Cluster (live)

Craig Charles Funk N Soul Club @ The Lanes

Craig Charles (bbc 6 Music) Afro Cluster (live) B

Sounds On Wax @ The Canteen, Bristol

Waxmouse playing soul, world beat & disco records

SATURDAY 30TH AUGUST
Downbeat Melody Street Party @ Bruce Road, Greenbank,

12pm - 8pm street party in Easton!

J Star @ Number 51, Bristol

51 is super excited to have J Star hosting

Big Night Out @ Pryzm, Bristol, Bristol

Think Big Production And Big Entertainment

Fat Lip Reading Hangover Party @ The Lanes Bristol

Are You Ready To Storm Through The Party Like You

Ruffnek Diskotek 9th Birthday! @ Cosies

Dancehall, soca, bashment & garage

TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
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

Bristol Dub Club : @ The Black Swan, Bristol

2 Heavyweight Sound Systems Meet In One Place!

Lower The Tone 4: DJ Storm @ Basement 45

Lower The Tone Part 4 with DJ Storm (Metalheadz)

SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
Bristol Music Contest @ Tobacco Factory, Bs3 1tf

Bristol Music Contest - Open Mic UK - Coming Soon

Picnic In The Park @ St Werburghs Park

'Picnic in the Park' event in St Werburghs

Bristol Singing Auditions @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Auditions - Open Mic UK

TUESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
Sound Sessions Kate Dimbleby @ Zion Community Art Space

Sound sessions for voice with Kate Dimbleby

THURSDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
Sounds On Wax @ The Bell, Bristol

Waxmouse playing soul, world beat & disco records

FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
Jack Daniel's Birthday @ Pryzm, Bristol

Join us this Friday for our big Jack Daniel's.

SUNDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
19 Swing'n' Tingz @ The Lanes Bristol

We have had an epic summer here at Swing N Tingz

Swing'n' Tingz 4 @ The Lanes

Dephicit (ft. Summer Bright) & Jenova Collective

SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
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

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!

FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER
Bass Kitchen W/ Serial Killaz @ Timbuk2

Bristol's longest running bass music night!

Tremor's 3rd Birthday Show @ The Lanes

Featuring: Ed Solo, Featurecast, Itchy & Skratchy

SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER
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

FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER
Hodgepodge @ The Black Swan, Bristol

Halloween Spooktacular: w/ Ceephax Acid Crew

SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
Smirnoff's Big Night Out @ Pryzm, Bristol

Think Big Production And Big Entertainment!

FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
Hi-life Hi-fi @ The Exchange, Bristol

Mim Suleiman Live & Bass Clef Live

SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
Smirnoff's Big Night Out @ Pryzm, Bristol

Think Big Production And Big Entertainment!



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