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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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Alasdair Roberts Trio + Death Shanties
— The Cube
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Sat 27th/08/2016
Ravioli Me Away, ILL, Bellies!
— Arnolfini
£9.00 + £0.50 Buy Tickets
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Wed 31st/08/2016
Terakaft
— Malthouse Studios
£8.00 + £0.50 Buy Tickets
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Fri 2nd/09/2016
Silver Apples
— Exchange
£11.00 + £0.50 Buy Tickets
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Sat 17th/09/2016
Snuff'est | Doom/Stoner/Sludge All-Dayer
— Multiple Venues
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Tue 27th/09/2016
Acid Mothers Temple
— Exchange
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Thu 29th/09/2016
Sam Lee
— St George's
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Thu 6th/10/2016
Mykki Blanco Live
— Exchange
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Small Horse Inn
Fatima Yamaha - Imaginary Lines
Fatima Yamaha' Imaginary Lines Tour bring him to Bristol , in the Small Horse Social Club.
INFO TIME: 19:00
Fiddlers
LEE 'Scratch' PERRY
Lee Perry returns to Bristol for the final leg of his 40th Anniversary tour.
INFO TIME: 19:30pm
Malthouse Studios
The Comet is Coming + Asteroid Deluxe
Superstellar Space Double Header.
INFO TIME: 19:30pm
Leftbank
Blick Blassy
Transcendent French-Cameroon Folk
INFO TIME: 20:00
O2 Academy
The Underdog: Grand Final
The Underdog is back, and 2016 is going to be bigger, better and louder than ever!
INFO TIME: 18:00pm
Salt Café
Robbie McIntosh Band
McCartney & Pretenders guitarist plays a rare solo set
INFO TIME: 19:00pm
Arnolfini
Culture Clash With Don Letts
Arnolfini and RWA invite you to join us for a special CULTURE CLASH closing party with 6 Music DJ, film maker and Reggae/Punk impresario Don
INFO TIME: 20:00
Salt Café
Tom Brosseau / Chris Webb
Folk/Country/Pop troubadour from North Dakota
INFO TIME: 14:00pm
The Moon Club
Odo
Odo // Hammer, Krywald & Farrer
INFO TIME: 22:00
Set It Out
Dreamy Days MK3
Roof Terrace with Rough Draft, Soulworks, George Oscar and Special guests.
INFO TIME: 15:00pm
Blue Mountain
Subsist Presents: Truth [European Tour]
Truth / Geode / Leon Switch / Biome
INFO TIME: 23:00
The Doghouse
Utopia Launch w/ Allister Whitehead
Utopia Launch party with Allister Whitehead
INFO TIME: 21:00pm
Small Horse Inn
Garage Classics 003: EL-B
Playing pure garage classics all night long. Bristol's best ukg night
INFO TIME: 22:00pm
Basement 45
Disco Fudge presents...Cowboy Rhythmbox
Electro/Acid/Disco [Unofficial Tokyo World Afterparty]
INFO TIME: 22:00pm
St Werburghs: Boiling Wells
EQUINOX: A pilgrimage of folk tales + Pagan myths
Archive Trail + The Wicker Man Screening
INFO TIME: 19:00
Parcel
Parcel Party
Admin test please ignore.
INFO TIME: 08:00
St Werburghs: Boiling Wells
EQUINOX: A pilgrimage of folk tales + Pagan myths
Archive Trail + The Wicker Man Screening
INFO TIME: 19:00
St Werburghs: Boiling Wells
EQUINOX: A pilgrimage of folk tales + Pagan myths
Archive trail only: Discover hidden histories in Boiling Wells
INFO TIME: 19:00

Trending Bristol Gigs VIEW ALL

Totterdown Baptist Church
Saltcellar Folk Club
Simon Boulter plus JaCob.Floor spots. 7.30pm
INFO TIME: 20:00
Thekla
All Them Witches
Psych rockers All Them Witches perform at Thekla.
INFO TIME: 19:00pm
The Trinity Centre
This is The Kit
The beloved musical project of one Kate Stables.
INFO TIME: 20:00pm
Thekla
Mura Masa
Mura Masa performs at Thekla
INFO TIME: 19:00pm
Exchange
Mutant Monster & Touch My Secret
2 Top bands from Tokyo
INFO TIME: 19:30pm
Bristol Bierkeller
MAH featuring Chuck Mosely
CHUCK MOSELY ACOUSTIC / DEPARTED / GILDA PARADE
INFO TIME: 19:30pm

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Bristol What's On Guide

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.

Personalised Recommendations

We want to provide every Headfirst user with their own, personal list of recommendations. To see yours,

No Adverts

We don't have any sponsors, advertisers or investors to please. Headfirst is about supporting Bristol's independent promoters and providing a fair platform to discover new live music in Bristol. We also pay our taxes and believe in running every aspect of our business as responsibly as possible. Visit our about page if you'd like to know more.

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: 8 EVENTS
The Lantern
Paul Kelly
Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly plays Colston Hall's Lantern.
LEFTBANK
LEFTBANK JAM BAND | LBJB'S
Jazz, Funk, Soul and more
Nova
Rebecca Shelley Live
Original, Intimate Performance from great local talent.
Colston Hall
Paul Kelly (In The Lantern)
Paul Kelly (In The Lantern)
No.1 Harbourside
Kevin Figes & Jim Blomfield -
This tight and intelligent pairing of musicians offer a masterclass in what jazz does best: taking a great tune and exploring the possibilit
The Surrey Vaults
Totality First Anniversary // Olanza + Yo No Se
Totality has it's first anniversary and we're celebrating with Olanza and Yo No Se
The Gallimaufry
The Groove Den
Hosted by James Morton
The Canteen
The Eskies
They may hail from Dublin but there’s a cosmopolitan jaunt to The Eskies ‘sea-soaked gypsy-folk’ that’s a long way from clichéd Irish folk-r
CLUB NIGHTS: 1 EVENTS
Mr Wolfs
Scribble 'N Scratch
2nd Semi-Final - Live Illustration battles/Live Hip Hop PA
NON MUSIC: 0 EVENTS
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