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

SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST
Dappa Don & The Playaz @ Plantation

Rock Steady & Roots Reggae

London Afrobeat Collective @ Exchange, Bristol

Their name may include the UK's capital but their

Department S Club Night @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol Club Night Department S With Jo

Ragga Twins, Run Tingz + More @ The Black Swan

The launch of Black Jack Promotions coming in wit

Ruffnek Diskotek Ft Famous Eno @ Cosies

Soca / bashment / grime / rave

The Blast Summer Bbq @ Motion, Bristol

The Blast are very excited to announce details of

MONDAY 3RD AUGUST
Songsmith @ Mr Wolf's, Bristol

SongSmith @Mr Wolf's

TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST
Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 7TH AUGUST
Baila La Cumbia @ The Canteen, Bristol

Up beat Latin-meets-ska collective with members d

Tun Up! @ Big Chill Bristol, Bristol

Tropical / Dancehall / Soca / Jamaican Bass etc

SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST
In House @ Projekt, Bristol

In House presents Balloon fiesta after party

Come Down With Me Day Party 08 @ The Bell

Come Down With Me Day Party 08.08 @ The Bell [fre

Mojo/late Nite Natives @ The Big Chill Bar

John and Steve on the Wheels of Steel

SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST
TUESDAY 11TH AUGUST
Less Than Jake @ The Marble Factory, Bristol

The Kings of Ska Punk (Arguably)

Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

WEDNESDAY 12TH AUGUST
Calamity Poets @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Folk/ska/gypsy/funk/blues/dub music!

Unofficial Boomtown Pre-party! @ Crofters Rights

Souldja(Austria)+Mr Tea+Minions+Bucucrasu+More!!!

THURSDAY 13TH AUGUST
The Floating Bridges @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Sean Heath + Anonymous Sound + DJ Alfie

FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST
Aswad @ The Marble Factory, Bristol

Long standing Legends of British Reggae

Format Residents Night @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Dubstep in one room, drum n bass in the next

SATURDAY 15TH AUGUST
TUESDAY 18TH AUGUST
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

THURSDAY 20TH AUGUST
Syd Arthur @ Exchange, Bristol

Syd Arthur @ Exchange, Bristol

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST
Temwa Presents... Monsterpiece @ The Big Chill Bar

One of Temwa's classic takeover nights.

SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST
Arrival Sound System @ The Canteen, Bristol

Soundsystems? We love'em! Live dub bands? Ditto

TUESDAY 25TH AUGUST
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST
Mango Factory @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Fat Horns, Tight Rhythms, Latino Funky!!!

SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST
MONDAY 31ST AUGUST
Bristol Open Mic Night @ Tobacco Factory

Are you looking to enter an Open Mic in Bristol?

TUESDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Free beer, friendly host, all styles welcome!

WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
Gearfest Festival @ Usk, Monmouthshire

Gearfest 2015 - 4th - 6th September

Bump Roller Disco @ The Trinity Centre

Bump Club Presents Monthly Night Of Fun On Skate

SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
Jump Around @ Bristol Folk House, Bristol

Afternoon Shindig for Babies, Toddlers & GrownUps

SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
Bristol Singing Auditions Op @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Auditions Open Mic Uk 2015

Bristol Singing Competition @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Competition Open Mic Uk 2015

Bristol Music Competition @ Tobacco Factory Bs3 1tf

Bristol Music Competition Open Mic Uk 2015

TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
Xilent & Special Guests @ The Marble Factory

Drum & Bass - Xilent & Special Guests @ Motion

Steppin Promotions Presents @ The Trinity Centre

A night of Roots & Culture Featuring 3 sound syst

SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Li'l Bumpers Roller Disco @ The Trinity Centre

Sunday each month Family roller-disco sessions

TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
Homegrown Festival @ Wick Court, Bristol

Music Festival/ Art Exhibition/Pop-Up Feast

TUESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER
Dub Mafia @ Exchange, Bristol

Dub Mafia @ Exchange

Dub Mafia @ Exchange, Bristol

Dub mafia @ Exchange, Bristol

SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER
Tremors 4th Birthday @ Coroner's Court & Lakota

Tremor Soundsystem 4th birthday/ A R Audio launch

FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER
Will And The People @ Exchange, Bristol

Will And The People + Mad Apple Circus

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER


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