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BROWSE BY GENRE What's On in Bristol

Headfirst is Bristol's leading gig guide with a freshly launched online ticket shop. We work directly with the city's promoters to provide the most up-to-date guide what's on in Bristol you'll find. The events calendar to the left includes all events happening in Bristol tonight and for the forthcoming weekend. If you're a musician, band member or club night organiser be sure to add your event to the Headfirst Bristol calendar.
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Monday 12th December
Black Milk + Aaron Abernathy Tickets
— Hy Brasil Music Club
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Friday 16th December
Jam Packed Presents: ICHI Tickets
— The Jam Jar
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Friday 16th December
Tru Thoughts Label Take Over Tickets
— Hy Brasil Music Club
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Saturday 17th December
Fire in the Mountain Party. With John Langan Band Tickets
— The Old Market Assembly
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Thursday 22nd December
Ghostpoet, The Invisible, Daddy G + More Tickets
— Christmas at the Spiegeltent
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Thursday 22nd December
Milo's Planes + Arrows of Love Tickets
— Crofters Rights
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NEW YEARS EVE
NYE Hoedown Tickets
— The Louisiana
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Thursday 19th January
Dream Wife Tickets
— Crofters Rights
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Friday 20th January
New Year / New Year Noise 4 (Weekend Ticket) Tickets
— Arnolfini
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Friday 3rd February
Shall Not Fade 1st Birthday Tickets
— The Island
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Friday 10th February
Worriedaboutsatan & Sunset Graves Tickets
— Cafe Kino
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Saturday 4th March
BPF presents; Steal Shit Do Drugs w/ Melt Dunes Tickets
— Crofters Rights
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Saturday 27th May
Dot to Dot Festival 2017 Tickets
— Various Venues

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Rhythm of the 90s Xmas Party at Small Horse Inn in Bristol
Fri 16th/12/2016
Rhythm of the 90s Xmas Party
Remember how Christmas used to be back in the 90s? Tamagotchis, Game Boys and Beanie Babies were at the top of everyone's Christmas list!
Sheelanagig & Pete Joseph - New Years Eve Bash at The Old Duke in Bristol
NEW YEARS EVE
Sheelanagig & Pete Joseph - New Years Eve Bash
Sheelanagig & Pete Joseph - New Years Eve Bash
New Year / New Noise 4 at Arnolfini in Bristol
Sat 21st/01/2017
New Year / New Noise 4
Girl Band / Silver Waves / johnsmith / ASDA / Yama Warashi
Dot to Dot Festival 2017 at Various Venues in Bristol
Sat 27th/05/2017
Dot to Dot Festival 2017
The best up and coming indie talent across a selection of the city's best venues
Fri 16th/06/2017
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New Year / New Year Noise 4 (Weekend Ticket) at Arnolfini in Bristol
Fri 20th/01/2017
New Year / New Year Noise 4 (Weekend Ticket)
Girl Band / Silver Waves / Klein / johnsmith / ASDA / Yama Warashi / Agatha
Dropout Disco's Intergalactic Get Down at The Old Crown Courts in Bristol
TODAY
Dropout Disco's Intergalactic Get Down
We return home to our favourite haunt, Bristol's Old Crown Court Rooms.
SLEAZY SESSIONS: NEW YEARS SLEAZE at The Old Market Assembly in Bristol
NEW YEARS EVE
SLEAZY SESSIONS: NEW YEARS SLEAZE
We’re about to put on our sexiest Discotheque yet!
Psyched Presents DJ Q at Analog in Bristol
Sat 21st/01/2017
Psyched Presents DJ Q
TQD // Local Action // Butterz // Ninja Tune
Parcel Party at Parcel in Bristol
Sat 20th/05/2017
Parcel Party
Admin test please ignore.
All The Love NY House Party at The Jam Jar in Bristol
NEW YEARS EVE
All The Love NY House Party
Massive love house party shindig with Boudica Boogaloo and random DJs
NYE Family Ravetacular (daytime) at The Trinity Centre in Bristol
NEW YEARS EVE
NYE Family Ravetacular (daytime)
The Correspondents Live + DJ Cheeba
Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do at The Cube in Bristol
Thu 23rd/03/2017
Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do
Winner: Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2016

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A Celebration of David Bowie at Colston Hall in Bristol
TODAY
A Celebration of David Bowie
Glass' Heroes & Low Symphonies
Racks New Year's Eve Party at Racks Bar & Kitchen in Bristol
NEW YEARS EVE
Racks New Year's Eve Party
FREE BAR | LIVE BAND | MAGICIAN | CANAPES | LIVE DJs | FULL CARVED BUFFET
Dot to Dot Festival 2017 at Various Venues in Bristol
Sat 27th/05/2017
Dot to Dot Festival 2017
The best up and coming indie talent across a selection of the city's best venues
A Night at the Circus - NYE 2016 at The Square at The Square in Bristol
NEW YEARS EVE
A Night at the Circus - NYE 2016 at The Square
FREE BAR ALL NIGHT Our famous New Years Eve party returns to The Square this December.
The White Buffalo at The Trinity Centre in Bristol
Thu 19th/01/2017
The White Buffalo
At Trinity Centre
Kraftwerk 3-D at Colston Hall in Bristol
Sat 17th/06/2017
Kraftwerk 3-D
Kraftwerk 3-D / Kraftwerk 3-D

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Browse With Your Ears

Stop looking at line-ups and band names and start browsing with your ears. Wherever you find events on the Headfirst website, you will also find audio clips from Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube.

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A New Ticket Shop for Bristol

Starting Small

Currently Headfirst is only working with select handful of Bristol promoters. We know many of you are keen to jump on the exposure that comes with inclusion in the Headfirst Ticket Shop but please be patient. If you're an event organiser you can express your interest in working with us. Currently we are accepting 2 or 3 new promoters each month. Adding an event to Headfirst is still open to everyone, just create an account or login here.

Simple Booking Fees

Our booking fees are the lowest in Bristol:

50p on tickets under £12
70p on tickets under £20

Simpler E-Tickets

We've rethought how e-tickets should work. Here are a couple of the ways we're doing things differently:

Designed to fit your phone (printing optional)
1 E-Ticket per person (arrive separately)
Transfer to a friend (if you can't go)

Fraud-proof Tickets

We've eliminated any chance of counterfeit tickets by creating a secure ticket transfer system for guests who can no longer attend. This service is free.

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Still Independent

Small Bristol Team

Headfirst is run by Harry Wiles, a former promoter and regular gig goer. Harry made the original website in 2008 and still looks after all things technical at Headfirst.

Local Focus

Headfirst aims to put a spotlight on the independent bands and promoters that make Bristol's music scene what it is. Because we are slowly working with more Bristol promoters, you'll be able to buy tickets to more Bristol events as time goes on.

Spotted a bug?

With a project as ambitious as Headfirst, we always expect a few bugs to squash here and there. If you spot something that's not quite right, please let us know.

Live Music in Bristol

Headfirst is the most objective Bristol gig guide on the internet. With no editorial to write, bands to interview or advertisers to please, we can focus on creating the best music listings & ticket shop this side of the Avon. From Bristol University’s music graduates playing a concert at St Georges Hall to an intimate gig at The Louisiana - we believe these events are what make Bristol special.

Bristol Nightlife & Nightclubs

Electronic music produced in Bristol has a knack of rewriting the rules and penetrating the international club scene. From Tectonic to Apple Pips to Eats Everything & Arkist - Headfirst has seen Bristol’s music scene grow and evolve since our humble beginnings in 2008.
Now Headfirst is working with Bristol’s best dance music promoters and providing a secure place to buy tickets for Bristol club nights. While Motion may catch most of the attention, Headfirst is the place to buy tickets for all Bristol's clubnights and maybe even the next Alfresco Disco party. Over the coming months we'll be adding buy tickets buttons to many of our what's on listings.
You can buy tickets to most Bristol clubnights on Headfirst. The most recent tickets to go on sale are shown below:

Blue Mountain & The Black Swan Tickets

Made famous by the legendary Lakota, Bristol's warehouse events are the keystone to the city's clubbing culture. These no-frills venues are the place to see Bristol's house and techno at it's best. If you need addmission to forthcoming warehouse parties, you can buy Blue Mountain tickets here.

Tickets for Live Music in Bristol

Venues like Colston Hall, usually get all the attention when Bristol's gigs are discussed online. Headfirst aims to put the focus on Bristols smaller venues, selling tickets for venues like The Lousiana and Exchange and including all Bristol's gigs in our live music listings. The best-selling events in our Bristol events calendar are:

What's On in Bristol

Bristol has always had it's fair share of what's on resources. While paper-based listings magazines like Venue and forums like Hijack Bristol favoured certain musical niches, Headfirst was Bristol's first truely comprehensive what's on resource. Our listings not only go far into the future (click on a date in the calendar) but also provide some great last minute resources. If you're planning a night out at short notice please see our list of live music tonight and events listings for this weekend.
Best Selling Tickets
SHOW CALENDAR
LIVE MUSIC: 19 EVENTS
SWX
Against Me!
Legendary punk band Against Me! play SWX.
Colston Hall
A Celebration of David Bowie
Glass' Heroes & Low Symphonies
Mr Wolfs
Lionstar + Dubclass plus Aldo Vanucci
Beat the winter blues with some reggae, ska and dub
Lakota
Lakota Together: In the House
Lakota Together team up with Parallel Dimensions for an End of Term Blow-out
Cafe Kino
Landslide Purist / Swir / A Procession
Get Your Hopes Down - Album Launch
The Old Market Assembly
Sounds of Harlowe / Alex Scott
Melding hip hop, soul and jazz together Sounds of Harlowe create modern tunes to really groove to. The 8 piece band are known for their inc
The Black Horse Kingswood
The Crawlin Kingsnakes
Rockabilly & Rock n Roll with The Crawlin Kingsnakes!
The Arts House
Moody Will & The Roll
Unforgettable Christmas Launch Party For New E.P
The Cube
Dada for Girls presents: Carved
A trashy, surreal send-up of saccharine x**s cheer
The Canteen
Buffalo Skinners
It takes a surprising amount of talent to sound as rough-edged as this bunch of skiffle-minded campfire folksters from Sheffield. Happily t
The Golden Lion
The Atomic Rays finally land
Upbeat Flamboyant and theatrical covers act
To The Moon
Live Music at To The Moon - Circe's Diner Christma
We are very lucky to welcome the amazing Circe's Diner to To The Moon for our next live music event.
The Steam Crane
Lord Dubs
Lord Dubs - Bristol Music Scene DJ
The Station
The Christmas Turkey
The Christmas Turkey shares real life stories and social commentary on what Christmas is really like for communities across Bristol.
All Hallows Hall
Swingin' Christmas Party
Dance the night away with Bristol Community Big Band!
No.1 Harbourside
Bloco Sujos -
How can you top a 16-piece samba party in full percussive action? Well, adding one of Sao Paolo’s finest singers just might do it. Xavier Os
LEFTBANK
Throwback Radio DJ Take-over
B2B Vinyl. Soul, Funk, Roots, Reggae and Jazz
CLUB NIGHTS: 8 EVENTS
The Old Crown Courts
Dropout Disco's Intergalactic Get Down
We return home to our favourite haunt, Bristol's Old Crown Court Rooms.
Analog
Take Off 011
Logan Sama ~ Footsie ~ Discarda
The Island
Timedance - Pev & Kowton (Live), Leif
Sooooo Timedance is back. It's our last party of the year - come for a pre-festive blowout..
Motion
In:Motion / Crack Magazine
In:Motion / Crack Magazine
The Love Inn
December 10th BAD RADIO XMAS PARTY w/ DJ
Expect Chicago, Detroit & Jersey house Classics amongst 80s Soul, Hip Hop, Hip House, Rare Groove, Boogie & Electro
The Lanes
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT present 'Palm Honey'
Legendary Bristol club night Department S with JOHN THE MOD, playing live PALM HONEY.
NON MUSIC: 7 EVENTS
Colston Hall
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Family Christmas show perfect for 0-7yrs
LEFTBANK
Talking Tales #11
Talking Tales/To Hull & Back book launch!
The Arts House
Arts House Musical Market
CHRISTMAS MARKET with craft stall and a LIVE JAM
Southbank
Christmas Market at SouthBank Club
Indoor Christmas Market, Live Music, Refreshments and Artisan Gifts
Bristol Old Vic
The Snow Queen
Come on an epic adventure this Christmas with Bristol Old Vic's thrilling new version of Hans Christian Andersen's timeless story The Snow Q
The Wardrobe Theatre
Mistletoes & Whiney Countdown To Christmas
A mischievously fun new festive show for ages 3-8 years and their families