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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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TODAY
NTS presents Princess Nokia (live) Tickets
— Small Horse Inn
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TOMORROW
Sam Lee Tickets
— St George's
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Thu 6th/10/2016
Mykki Blanco Live Tickets
— Exchange
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Sat 8th/10/2016
LONE + Hazy Lark Tickets
— Start The Bus
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Wed 12th/10/2016
LEE 'Scratch' PERRY Tickets
— Fiddlers
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Wed 19th/10/2016
Sœur, Strange & No Violet Tickets
— Small Horse Inn
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Sun 20th/11/2016
The Wave Pictures Tickets
— Start The Bus
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Sun 20th/11/2016
Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh Tickets
— The Cube
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Sat 26th/11/2016
Blood Sport presents Hybrid Vigour Tickets
— Crofters Rights
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Fri 2nd/12/2016
Richard Dawson + Mette Rasmussen Tickets
— Redcliffe Caves
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Sat 3rd/12/2016
Richard Dawson + Mette Rasmussen Tickets
— Redcliffe Caves
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Sat 27th/05/2017
Dot to Dot Festival 2017 Tickets
— Various Venues

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The Comet is Coming + Asteroid Deluxe at Malthouse Studios in Bristol
Fri 14th/10/2016
The Comet is Coming + Asteroid Deluxe
Superstellar Space Double Header.
LONE + Hazy Lark at Start The Bus in Bristol
Sat 8th/10/2016
LONE + Hazy Lark
LONE + Guests TBA
Richard Dawson + Mette Rasmussen at Redcliffe Caves in Bristol
Fri 2nd/12/2016
Richard Dawson + Mette Rasmussen
Richard Dawson + Mette Rasmussen
LEE 'Scratch' PERRY at Fiddlers in Bristol
Wed 12th/10/2016
LEE 'Scratch' PERRY
Lee Perry returns to Bristol for the final leg of his 40th Anniversary tour.
Richard Dawson + Mette Rasmussen at Redcliffe Caves in Bristol
Sat 3rd/12/2016
Richard Dawson + Mette Rasmussen
Richard Dawson + Mette Rasmussen
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
NTS presents Princess Nokia (live) at Small Horse Inn in Bristol
TODAY
NTS presents Princess Nokia (live)
NTS Radio presents Princess Nokia LIVE at The Small Horse Social Club
Sun 25th/06/2017
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Boogie Nights & Odo - The Court Affair at The Old Crown Courts in Bristol
Fri 7th/10/2016
Boogie Nights & Odo - The Court Affair
Fort Romeau, Romare, FOLD, Marcel Vogel, Law Courts and Prison Cells...
Gilles Peterson, Mo Kolours & Hidden Spheres at Analog in Bristol
Sat 15th/10/2016
Gilles Peterson, Mo Kolours & Hidden Spheres
Gilles Peterson, Mo Kolours, Hidden Spheres, Colours Dj's & Lemon Drizzle Selectors
Soul Shake Presents: Liem (Lehult) 3 hour Set at Start The Bus in Bristol
Fri 7th/10/2016
Soul Shake Presents: Liem (Lehult) 3 hour Set
Soul Shake is back October 7th and this time there bringing over Hamburg's finest, Liem (Lehult) for a 3 hour extended set
Dropout Disco invite // Big Miz at Secret Underground Location, Bristol City Centre in Bristol
Fri 30th/09/2016
Dropout Disco invite // Big Miz
Dropout Disco head underground for Glasgow's Big MIz
Cult //Lakota // Logan Sama, DRS, Sticky ++ at Lakota in Bristol
TODAY
Cult //Lakota // Logan Sama, DRS, Sticky ++
Cult at Lakota with Logan Sama, DRS, Sticky & a special guest
Parcel Party at Parcel in Bristol
Sat 20th/05/2017
Parcel Party
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Mura Masa at Thekla in Bristol
TODAY
Mura Masa
Mura Masa performs at Thekla
LEE 'Scratch' PERRY at Fiddlers in Bristol
Wed 12th/10/2016
LEE 'Scratch' PERRY
Lee Perry returns to Bristol for the final leg of his 40th Anniversary tour.
Michael Chapman at Cafe Kino in Bristol
Sun 9th/10/2016
Michael Chapman
DICTIONARY PUDDING are delighted to bring a finger-pluckingly-good legend to Bristol
Sam Lee at St George's in Bristol
TOMORROW
Sam Lee
Radio 2 Folk Award winner
Mykki Blanco Live at Exchange in Bristol
Thu 6th/10/2016
Mykki Blanco Live
MYKKI'S BRISTOL DEBUT
Oxjam Music Festival at Stokes Croft - multi-venue in Bristol
Sat 15th/10/2016
Oxjam Music Festival
Oxjam's Music Festival returns to Bristol this October

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

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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: 11 EVENTS
Small Horse Inn
NTS presents Princess Nokia (live)
NTS Radio presents Princess Nokia LIVE at The Small Horse Social Club
Fringe Jazz
Moscow Drug Club
1930's Berlin Cabaret meets Gypsy Jazz and more.
Thekla
Mura Masa
Mura Masa performs at Thekla
The Louisiana
Estrons
Cardiff's finest Estrons perform at The Louisiana
The Trinity Centre
Dobet Gnahoré
FORWARD’s ‘Musicians Unite to End Female Genital Mutilation’ presents: Dobet Gnahoré
The Lantern
James Acaster
James Acaster: Reset tour
The Gallimaufry
Eddie Martin’s Blues Club
Weekly residency from Eddie Martin plus guests
Leftbank
LeftBank Open Mic!
Celebrating 8 years of Open Mic on Stokes Croft!
Durdham Downs
Continental circus Berlin
Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts
The Canteen
Whocat -
They do cool in Brussels and Whocat do it to perfection, slipping and rolling from funk to skank and back again, busy double bass and drifti
CLUB NIGHTS: 1 EVENTS
Lakota
Cult //Lakota // Logan Sama, DRS, Sticky ++
Cult at Lakota with Logan Sama, DRS, Sticky & a special guest
NON MUSIC: 4 EVENTS
Bristol Old Vic
The Rivals
A lively comedy of manners
Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church
Kairos Bristol Sahar Vardar
Sahar will talk about her work in challenging the militarisation of Israeli society
The Robin Hood
The Robin Hood's Quiz Night
The only Quiz with all winners!