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What's On in Bristol

Gig guide & event listings

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Events 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 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.

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 Dare2 tickets here.
Big Joanie in Bristol Tickets
Combining the melodic pop of sixties girl groups with the fury of nineties riot grrrl
End of Summer Beer and Cider Festival in Bristol Tickets
Our second Beer & Cider Festival to wrap up the summer!
Cola + Blue Bendy in Bristol Tickets
A trio combining resonant guitar grooves, tight angular rhythms and idiosyncratic wry vocals.
SISTER RAY in Bristol Tickets
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Dazed: £5 Freshers' Warehouse Rave in Bristol Tickets
Bristol's biggest freshers' warehouse rave is back & only from just £5!
PVA [LIVE] in Bristol
PVA [LIVE] in Bristol Tickets
London based electronic powerhouse make their Bristol return. - Acid / Disco / Post-Punk fusion
Rachael Dadd [LIVE] in Bristol
Rachael Dadd [LIVE] in Bristol Tickets
Rachael brings new LP Kaleidoscope to the walls of Strange Brew - contemporary folk / lo-fi & freeform songwriting

Gig Tickets

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.

Venues like Bristol Beacon and Thekla usually get most of the attention when Bristol's gigs are discussed online. Headfirst aims to put the focus on Bristols smaller live music venues. Here, you can buy tickets for concerts at Bristol's Louisiana and Exchange or browse our entire Bristol gig list.
Laura Cortese & Friends in Bristol
Laura Cortese & Friends in Bristol Tickets
Her nature, as a musician, has always been to go where the wind takes her, settling into new ecosystems.
Space Jams/Electric Escape: Sunset Boulevard in Bristol Tickets
A chillwave & pop wave event in a record shop in Bristol
Evelyn "Champagne" King in Bristol Tickets
Move over Lizzy, the real DISCO royalty is in town
Party Dozen in Bristol Tickets
Dense, crunching, mesmerising; meet Party Dozen - a duo from Sydney.
Crack Cloud in Bristol
Crack Cloud in Bristol Tickets
Canadian art-punk collective return with their new album Tough Baby - post-punk / avant-pop
Astrel K in Bristol
Astrel K in Bristol Tickets
Ulrika Spacek frontman brings his Astrel K project to Bristol

What's On: Featured Bristol Events

The Nas co-signed Coops bringing his Native Tongues indebted hazy boom-bap back to Bristol after a gigantic sold out show at Fiddlers last year. The Bristol tour date for Coops' forthcoming album "Lost Soul II". Coops: Lost Soul Tour at The Jam Jar.
Sell Out Warning! One of the heaviest to ever do it, now half a century young! Even at Carnival, you can feel the Jah Tubbys energy emanating from their sacred spot on Argyle Road. Now come celebrate London’s ‘Hooligan Sound’ at Teachings in Dub with Bristol’s foundational Bass-I creeping up to the 50 year marker too. Expect the heaviest steppas, the deepest roots, the upful dub vibrations. Essential. Teachings in Dub 50 Years of Jah Tubbys at The Trinity Centre.
Mickey Dread and Ras Kayleb’s legendary Channel One stands at the high peak of sound system culture. For the first time ever, they come to the heart of the Caribbean community in Bristol, the Kuumba Centre. This will be a legendary dance with upful vibes, real roots, dub and steppas, ital food, arts and crafts and records. Nobody does it better. Roots Reggae & Dub event Channel One Sound System at Kuumba Centre.
Raw, bumping house (Sally C, 1-800 Girls) meets 'ardkore junglist nostalgia (Tim Reaper, Coco Bryce, Mixtress) on a lineup that's too big to be contained by the Headfirst event page. A who's who all-dayer of underground dance sonics and the greatest thing to grace all 3 stages at Propyard. We celebrate our 7th birthday by bringing you our debut festival in Bristol... Shall Not Fade Festival 2022 at Propyard.
Editors pick from our what's on guide.
Will’s genteel falsetto drifts between dreamy analogue electronics for a unique take on ambient dream folk. The result’s something like Brian Eno producing Bon Iver; an easy recommendation for fans of James Blake, Kurt Vile, Arthur Russel, Nils Frahm. "intricacy and tenderness recalling kindred spirits such as Nils Frahm and Sufjan Stevens" Will Samson at The Jam Jar.
SELL OUT WARNING: Outsider sad-boi muzack for films that don’t exist yet - Advance Base is the new incarnation of cult downer-pop act Casiotone For The Painfully Alone. Stripping back the chiptune aesthetics for a woozy pastoral, folky hit (with the same lo-finess you fell in love with). Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) returns to the UK with support from Karima Walker + SH Davidson HCM// Advance Base + Karima Walker + SH Davidson at The Cube.
Banging donks abound for the mighty return of Bristol Donk Collective with a Star Wars themed night of hardcore bangers, middle-earth donk and meme-fuelled nightcore; music to appease your overstimulated adhd mind whilst dressed as your fave intergalactic character. BRISTOL DONK COLLECTIVE THE EMPIRE DONKS BACK - BRISTOL DONK COLLECTIVE at Dare to Club.
Peerless Belgian noise-punk: high-pitched, high-octane guitar attack destruction / desperation somewhere between Pissed Jeans and Butthole Surfers (but also…not like either). Presented by Invisible Llama, Gravy Train & BLG Promotions. COCAINE PISS + ROTHMANS + PERP WALK at Crofters Rights.
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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.

From Headfirst's Ticket Shop

Motion x Cafe Mambo at Motion in Bristol
We are thrilled to announce Café Mambo is coming to Motion Bristol
Nu:Motive DNB Boat Party! Aries B2B Selecta J-Man in Bristol
Nu:Motive DNB Boat Party! Aries B2B Selecta J-Man at Thekla in Bristol
Nu:Motive are back for a Drum & Bass Boat Party! ️
[SATURDAY] Wide Eyes x Invicta: Bank Holiday in Bristol
[SATURDAY] Wide Eyes x Invicta: Bank Holiday at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for an outdoor DnB weekend of day parties this bank holiday with the infamous Wide Eyes & Invicta Audio combination!
OURGASM : SEX-POSITIVE FESTIVAL at Dare to Club in Bristol
The South West’s first Sex-Positive Festival
Motion x FUSE: Open Air at Motion in Bristol
The Nextmen & Shadow Child in Bristol
The Nextmen & Shadow Child at Lost Horizon in Bristol
Brad and Dom have invited their good pal, Shadow Child (Dirtybird / Rinse FM) to roll out an exclusive Jungle set for you all.
Ibiza Classics: Summer Fiesta in Bristol
Ibiza Classics: Summer Fiesta at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for a night of the best Ibiza classic anthems spanning house and trance as we sonically transport you to the White Isle.
Shogun Audio Bristol - Pola & Bryson / GLXY & more at Thekla in Bristol
Shogun Audio Bristol - Pola & Bryson / GLXY / Sustance / Sabrina / Ben Soundscape / Visionobi / Lingusitics & many more...
Wide Eyes Summer Closing Party: LINE UP TBA in Bristol
Wide Eyes Summer Closing Party: LINE UP TBA at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for an outdoor DnB summer day party with 360 DnB and Friends!
[SUNDAY] Wide Eyes x Invicta Audio: Bank Holiday in Bristol
[SUNDAY] Wide Eyes x Invicta Audio: Bank Holiday at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for an outdoor DnB summer day party this bank holiday with the infamous Wide Eyes & Invicta Audio combination!
Bristol Disco Festival 2022 (Day & Night) in Bristol
Bristol Disco Festival 2022 (Day & Night) at Lakota in Bristol
Bristol Disco Festival returns for a full day & night festival at Lakota...
RUN ALL DAY 2022 at Motion in Bristol
The date you’ve all been waiting for, the return of the biggest date in the Bristol DNB calendar… RUN All Day!
1985 Music Day Party x [SEQUENCES] at Motion in Bristol
1985 Bristol // The Biggest 1985 event to date.
ESO Pres. In The Dance [Postponed] at Motion in Bristol
We welcome you to join us at Motion, Bristol for what is going to be one of biggest the dances of the year!

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