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

SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
Reggae Society Valentine's @ The Plough

Killer live horns and lovers rock selection

MONDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
Milk Poetry @ Halo, Bristol

Gold top poetry for the masses.

TUESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
Acoustic Sessions @ Leftbank, Bristol

Acoustic Sessions / Free Entry / 8pm - 1am

Wide Eyes W/ Mosca @ Thekla, Bristol

Bristol's No.1 weekly underground event

Wide Eyes W/mosca @ Thekla, Bristol

Bristol's weekly underground club night

WEDNESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
Buried Sunshine @ Hamilton House, Bristol

Performance/Storytelling/Lecture

THURSDAY 18TH FEBRUARY
The Happening At The Lansdown @ The Lansdown

Top quality candle-lit acoustic music night

FRIDAY 19TH FEBRUARY
Beans On Toast @ The Attic Bar, Bristol

Beans on Toast - Attic Bar

Kayali Roots Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Kayali Roots Band / Free Entry / 8pm - 2am

Concrete Bass @ The Black Swan 19th Feb

Jungle and d&b all night a night not to miss

Happy Daze @ Lakota, Bristol

Super Smash Bonus Level

Happy Daze : Super Smash @ Lakota, Bristol

Happy Daze : The Super Smash Bonus Level

Ltp: Maztek Xtrah Stealth @ Blue Mountain

Lost The Plot Launch W/ Maztek, Xtrah, Stealth

SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY
And The Wasters @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Ska Folk Balkan Punk . Re-launch Party.

And The Wasters [re]launch! @ The Golden Lion

Folk-Punk/Balkan/Ska crew back with new name!

Vocal & Version #8 @ The Attic Bar

Vocal & Version #8 Is Here!!!

Department S Club Night @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol club night Department S with J

Tokyo World Launch @ Motion, Bristol

Tokyo World Launch Party

SUNDAY 21ST FEBRUARY
MONDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
Songsmith @ Mr Wolf's, Bristol

SongSmith @Mr Wolf's

TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
Acoustic Sessions @ Leftbank, Bristol

Acoustic Sessions / Free Entry / 8pm - 1am

THURSDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY
Radical Dance Faction/military @ Kuumba

Thats Right, Dub-punk Legends Rdf (ex Military Su

Shanty @ The Canteen, Bristol

Nothing lifts the soul like horn-heavy reggae and

Shak Out 2nd Birthday @ Lakota & Coroners Court

Grime/Reggae/Dub/Garage/Hip-Hop/Jungle/Bass

SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
Cut Capers Album Launch Party @ Fiddlers

+ Mr Tea & The Minions / No Go Stop / DJ Smerin

Euphony @ The Old Market Assembly, Bristol

There's a little bit of Gypsy, a smattering of re

Heist @ Timbuk 2, Bristol

1st Birthday with Sureskank

Tribe Of Frog :: Fresh Frog! @ Lakota, Bristol

4 dance floors full of psychedelic exuberance

MONDAY 29TH FEBRUARY
WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH
Cabaret Voltaire @ The Square Club, Bristol

6-piece soul-hop collective - Feelgood Experiment

THURSDAY 3RD MARCH
Beat Den"jam" @ The Golden Lion

Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Funk, Soul Jam

FRIDAY 4TH MARCH
Tremor Presents Wicked City @ Lakota, Bristol

Feat. Krafty Kuts, Dynamite MC, Skope & more

SATURDAY 5TH MARCH
Bristol Trib Fest @ Bierkeller, Bristol

Bristol Trib Fest 2016 @ The Bierkeller, Bristol

Department S Club Night @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol club night Department S

Saltcellar Folk Club @ Totterdown Baptist Church

Mischief Afoot. Floor spots welcome. 7.30pm

SUNDAY 6TH MARCH
Mothering Sunday @ The Square Club, Bristol

An afternoon dedicated to treating your mum!

WEDNESDAY 9TH MARCH
Square Sessions @ The Square Club, Bristol

Bristol's best monthly showcase night

THURSDAY 10TH MARCH
FRIDAY 11TH MARCH
Alternate: Congo Natty +more! @ Lakota & Coroner's Court

Alternate's March Event -Lakota & Coroner's Court

Framework & Ltp: Neurofunkgrid @ Black Swan

Framework & Lost The Plot Present: NeurofunkGrid

SATURDAY 12TH MARCH
Gyptonic @ Kuumba, Bristol

"Welcome to the Jungle"; A participatory photog

TUESDAY 15TH MARCH
Sam Evans @ The Gallimaufry, Bristol

Fusing soul, funk, blues & reggae

THURSDAY 17TH MARCH
FRIDAY 18TH MARCH
SATURDAY 19TH MARCH
Department S Club Night @ The Lanes, Bristol

Vermillion Tides:psychedelic Indie Rock + Support

Deep Cutz V2.0 @ Black Swan, Bristol

Phantom Audio Rinse Raiden The Untouchables +more

Dub & Solidarity Launch Night @ Take 5 Cafe

A night of Dub/Roots/Steppas

Late Night Tales @ Small Horse Social Club

Groove Armada's Tom Findlay DJ set

TUESDAY 22ND MARCH
Berkeley Square Poetry Revue @ The Square Club

The region's wordsmiths perform in our quirky bar

Boomsatsumapresents Rejjiesnow @ The Loco Klub

Boomsatsuma Presents Rejjie Snow

WEDNESDAY 23RD MARCH
THURSDAY 24TH MARCH
The Blast - Bad Company Uk @ Motion, Bristol

Bad Company UK / Pendulum DJ Set / Ivy Lab

FRIDAY 25TH MARCH
Dub Encounters @ Kuumba Centre, Bristol

Johnny Clarke Live And Direct

SUNDAY 27TH MARCH
Velvet Sundays @ The Square Club, Bristol

We are joined by the band Molly and the kings

Subsonic Easter Special @ The Crofters

Subsonic goes large! Submarines at the ready!

THURSDAY 31ST MARCH
FRIDAY 1ST APRIL
Babyhead + Cw Jones + DJ Cheeb @ Fiddlers

BaByHeAd + CW Jones + DJ Cheeb

SATURDAY 2ND APRIL
Saltcellar Folk Club @ Totterdown Baptist Church

Barron Brady guest. Floor spots welcome 7.30

THURSDAY 7TH APRIL
FRIDAY 8TH APRIL
Northern Soul @ The Cube Microplex, Bristol

Screening Quadrophenia then Northern soul till 2

THURSDAY 14TH APRIL
FRIDAY 15TH APRIL
Tremor Presents A.skillz @ The Lanes, Bristol

A Skillz plus support from Tremor Residents

THURSDAY 21ST APRIL
SATURDAY 23RD APRIL
Lazy Habits @ Exchange, Bristol

Lazy Habits - Exchange, Bristol

Bristol Outlook Launch Party @ The Marble Factory

Digital Mystikz Aj Tracey Ishan Sound Dmc

THURSDAY 28TH APRIL
FRIDAY 29TH APRIL
THURSDAY 5TH MAY
SATURDAY 7TH MAY
Saltcellar Folk Club @ Totterdown Baptist Church

Johnny Coppin. Floor spots welcome 7.30pm

THURSDAY 12TH MAY
SATURDAY 14TH MAY
THURSDAY 19TH MAY
FRIDAY 20TH MAY
Bath Music Festival @ 40+ Venues In Bath

Opening of the Bath International Music Festival

SATURDAY 21ST MAY
Nubiyan Twist @ Fleece, Bristol

Nubiyan Twist - EP Launch Show + Afon Sistema @ T



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