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.

Tue 12th November
Bruce Molsky at The Wardrobe Theatre
— The Wardrobe Theatre

Bruce Molsky in Bristol Tickets

Tue 9th April
Vince Freeman at The Louisiana
Sun 28th April
Ensemble Shui Mo at Victoria Rooms
Fri 26th April
Marie Vermeulin at Victoria Rooms
Thu 28th November
METZ at Strange Brew
— Strange Brew

METZ in Bristol Tickets

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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.

Tue 12th November
Bruce Molsky at The Wardrobe Theatre
— The Wardrobe Theatre

Bruce Molsky in Bristol Tickets

Tue 9th April
Vince Freeman at The Louisiana
Sun 28th April
Ensemble Shui Mo at Victoria Rooms
Fri 26th April
Marie Vermeulin at Victoria Rooms
Thu 28th November
METZ at Strange Brew
— Strange Brew

METZ in Bristol Tickets

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.

Thu 9th May
YUNGMORPHEUS at Rough Trade Bristol
— Rough Trade Bristol

YUNGMORPHEUS in Bristol Tickets

Sun 28th April
QWAK Club presents.. at The Cube
Sat 27th April
Keeley Forsyth at Bristol Beacon
Fri 26th April
Klein / Aho Ssan / Penumbra at Bristol Beacon

What's On: Featured Bristol Events

Tickets for our event recommendations

Southern Lord-signed spacious guitar brutalism. Droney and torturous sonics with Tasy Hudson’s vocals adding sweet barbs that set them apart from the crop of sludge metal machismo acts. For fans of: Divide and Dissolve, The Body, Earth. BIG BRAVE + AICHER at Dareshack.

Sell out warning! Grubby Aussie garage-pub-sludge played at near-thrash speeds with pure petroleum vocals. Pure rippers FFO: Hard-Ons, Zeke, Motörhead, Youth of Today, the Spits, Amyl and The Sniffers. C.O.F.F.I.N at Exchange.

Rapturous adventures in guitar and percussion, RIP the chord! Taking Steve Reich’s mallet-based minimalism and Glen Branca’s guitar orchestras to their logical peak - Ex Easter Island Head muster transcendental waves of drone and chiming bell-like tones from prepared electric strings. Norther Album Launch at The Cube.

The return of legendary DIY sadcore folk-pun big-hitters Crywank. Pity party paragons FFO: AJJ, The Front Bottoms, Elvis Depressedly, Ramshackle Glory, Toodles. Crywank at Exchange.

Editors pick from our what's on guide.

Live music and gigs recommended by our music team

Sell out warning! Manchester’s peerless post-punk funk bastions who’ve distilled everything from post-disco to Brazilian jazz into a sound that spawned a generation of bands like the Rapture or Sink Ya Teeth. Sounding revitalised 40 years in and still recording! No-brainer FFO Liquid Liquid, ESG, Talking Heads, New Order, !!!, LCD Soundsystem. A Certain Ratio at Exchange.

Sell out warning! Introspective desert-folk journeyman Alain Johannes calls on stoner fuzz cowboys Earl of Hell to resurrect his stark songbook of dark Americana. BYO-stetson all ye disciples of Mark Lanegan, Nick Drake, Vic Chesnutt, PJ Harvey, Kyuss. Alain Johannes + Earl of Hell at Exchange.

Teachings in Dub will shake your weekend to the core in a mighty weighty hookup with Mala’s bass originators @ Deep Medi labs. Lineup TBA but our sellout warning’s firmly in place already. The Weekender : Saturday x Teachings in Dub at The Trinity Centre.

Oh gosh…Deep Medi on Sinai, do you really need the lineup to be announced? The Weekender : Friday x DEEP MEDi at The Trinity Centre.

Bristol live music lovers make gig recommendations.

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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.

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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.