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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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Ravioli Me Away, ILL, Bellies!
— Arnolfini
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Wed 31st/08/2016
— 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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Wed 7th/09/2016
Naked + Scalping
— Start The Bus
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Thu 8th/09/2016
Imarhan + Tezeta & DJ John Stapleton
— The Cube
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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
£11.00 + £0.50 Buy Tickets
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Thu 29th/09/2016
Sam Lee
— St George's

Bristol Gig Tickets VIEW ALL

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
Malthouse Studios
The Comet is Coming + Asteroid Deluxe
Superstellar Space Double Header.
INFO TIME: 19:30pm
LEE 'Scratch' PERRY
Lee Perry returns to Bristol for the final leg of his 40th Anniversary tour.
INFO TIME: 19:30pm
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
Tom Brosseau / Chris Webb
Folk/Country/Pop troubadour from North Dakota
INFO TIME: 14:00pm
Salt Café
Robbie McIntosh Band
McCartney & Pretenders guitarist plays a rare solo set
INFO TIME: 19:00pm
Silver Apples
DICTIONARY PUDDING are exceptionally honoured to host Silver Apples in Bristol!
INFO TIME: 19:30pm
The Moon Club
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
The Black Swan
Babyfather with GAIKA and Mica Levi (DJ)
Babyfather with GAIKA and Mica Levi (DJ)
INFO TIME: 21:00pm
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 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
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
Mura Masa
Mura Masa performs at Thekla
INFO TIME: 19:00pm
Bristol Bierkeller
MAH featuring Chuck Mosely
INFO TIME: 19:30pm
LEE 'Scratch' PERRY
Lee Perry returns to Bristol for the final leg of his 40th Anniversary tour.
INFO TIME: 19:30pm

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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.

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
The Wardrobe Theatre
Bloom Presents
Paddy Steer, Cloudshoes and Spindle Ensemble
Maasai Warrior meets King Alpha
Ravioli Me Away, ILL, Bellies!
An evening of lo-fi, hi-nrg sounds from three bands undefined by genre and convention whose DIY ethos and punk spirit are sure to pack a suc
The Chelsea Inn
Bourgeois Robbery & Jake Martin
folk punk feat members of Jack Ratts/Ratbag/The Junk
The Tide
The Tide perform at Thekla
White Lion-Westbury On Trym
The Crawlin Kingsnakes
Rockabilly and Rock n Roll
The Three Tuns
Rhys Watkins Live!
Rhis Watkins @ The Three Tuns Free entry
Cafe Kino
Stables and Fitz
Stables and Fitz Co-Headline Cafe Kino in Bristol as part of their August UK Headline tour
Mr Wolfs
Beyond Rivers + The Scruff Club PLUS Rat
Til late at mr wolfs
The Old Market Assembly
Late Night Tales DJs
LATE NIGHT TALES DJs will wake you up and send you straight onto the dancefloor!
No.1 Harbourside
Busy boy Jack Baldus announced this grooving project last year with the excellent Time album - a bunch of original R’n’B flavoured songs com
The Lanes
Legendary Bristol club night Department S with JOHN THE MOD.
The Red Lion, BS5
Zigomatix gig
Live 7 piece hip-hop band
Rose of Denmark
The Open Secrets
One of the best Americana played at the moment in the UK
Basement 45
A is for 'ArdDance
A is for 'ArdDance - 'ArdDance Allegiance
Crofters Rights
Rude Awakening
Hardcore, jungle and Drum and Bass
Small Horse Inn
Futureboogie presents Crazy P (DJ Set)
Futureboogie Recordings favourites, Crazy P, to The Small Horse Social Club for an intimate DJ set alongside Futureboogies head honcho Dave
Bodygurn is back for a bank holiday blast at Cosies.
High Focus Records
High Focus Records - All Day Block Party!
Summer Yard Party
Summer Yard Party
Blue Mountain
Night of Niceness
R&M Promotions Present A Night Of Niceness
The Gallimaufry
Centre For Better Grooves DJs
Jazz, funk, soul & hip-hop