What's On in Bristol

Gig guide & event listings

Simple Things 2024 Tickets

Simple Things returns to Bristol in February 2024 and Headfirst has the festival tickets with the lowest booking fees. Just pop Simple Things into our search box and select which of the parties you would like to buy festival passes for. This year's lineup includes Fever Ray, Evian Christ and Max Cooper across Bristol venues including Simple Things favourites Bristol Beacon and Strange Brew.
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Events in Bristol

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.

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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.

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 truly 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.

Sun 17th December
Murmuration Choir Sound Bath Concert at The Trinity Centre
Sat 13th April
Jaguar Sun + Junior at Dareshack
Wed 15th May
Francis of Delirium at The Louisiana
Wed 6th December
Mon 26th February
FRANKIE ROSE + SRSQ at Dareshack
Sat 3rd February
CHEMTRAILS at Rough Trade Bristol
— Rough Trade Bristol

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Fri 29th March
Smoove & Turrell at Strange Brew

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Sell out warning! Low-slung, lo-fi, Low End Theory meets Earl Sweatshirt, introspective backpack-rap wunderkid Mike is a must see. MIKE at Strange Brew.

Next level hip-hop urbano Cubano from the electrifying singer/flautist La Dame Blanche. A properly infectious mix of dancehall, hiphop, Latinx musical heritage and femme-powering lyrical twists engineered to make you bounce’n’slither. Imagine Koffee running a club-sized bolero class with a cigar in her mouth and you’re getting warm…. La Dame Blanche at The Jam Jar.

British folk music at it’s most beautiful. With every pluck of the guitar and bow of the fiddle, Kit and Aaron’s music beams humble integrity and inimitable prowess. Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow at Bristol Folk House.

Unsettling, experimental rap for fans of Danny Brown, Ghostmane and Odd Future. Gasmask donning Gao is setting fire to small minded hiphop circles with lyrical murder, melancholy and imagined extraterrestrial police-states. Gao the Arsonist at Exchange.

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Live music and gigs recommended by our music team

Sell out warning! East meets west in a Thai disco / Dutch kosmische nuclear fission of psychedelic joy. Bombastic dancefloor grooves, snaking 12 string guitar lines, kung-fu samples and an amazing back story starting at ballet school. Someone get these guys a film contract! Epic FFO: Khruangbin, Altın Gün, Kikagaku Moyo, the Kill Bill soundtrack. Yin Yin at Strange Brew.

Ever heard 'Ukrainian Ethno Chaos'? Then you haven't lived. Dakhabrakha's otherworldly, experimental, folk-imbued incantations, can unlock primordial feels. Drawing on a wealth of vibrant inspirations (whilst being firmly rooted in their Ukranian heritage), every time they play Bristol it sells out in iconic fashion. DAKHABRAKHA at The Lanes.

Sell out warning! Midwest emo acolytes rejoice - Foxing hit Bristol on an anniversary megatour celebrating 10 years since genre-defying debut album The Albatross. Post-rock and melodic indie tenderly intertwined FFO: TWIABP, American Football, Algernon Cadwallader, Tigers Jaw. Foxing at Exchange.

Sell out warning! With an unrivalled ear for delightfully warm, lo-fi bubblers, Shanti is one of the most disciplined 4/4 djs out there. Compressed breakbeats are reined in tight, 303s never fly far from the ground this it's house music supremacy and we love it. Shanti Celeste at Strange Brew.

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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

Fri 2nd February
Metalheadz at Lakota
Fri 8th December
Berlin Berlin: Forbid & Jevan at Lakota
Fri 26th January
Benji B at Lost Horizon
— Lost Horizon

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Sat 3rd February
Apex presents: Hector Oaks + More at The Coroner's Court
Sat 10th February
Valve Sound System Bristol 2024 at Motion

Bristol Experimental Music

The Headfirst music guide originally emerged from Bristol's blossoming experimental scene and our humble beginnings were as a what's on guide for Bristol's weirdest and most unconventional events.