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Gig guide & event listings

Bristol's local and trusted what's on guide.

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.
HIGH FOCUS RECORDS BRISTOL in Bristol Tickets
High Focus bring their raw energy to Bristol’s Marble Factory this September!
Summer Garden Party w/ Syreeta, Manda Moor & more in Bristol Tickets
Motion’s annual Summer Garden Party is back! With a stellar house line up
Grace Petrie in Bristol
Grace Petrie in Bristol Tickets
Protest singer Grace Petrie has an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.
ILBC x EMOM - UK Challenge & Showcase in Bristol Tickets
The Beat Challenge will be a unique live event showcasing the skills and excitement of live electronic performance.
Pink Siifu in Bristol Tickets
A return trip for the most exciting rapper on Earth!
CHINA BEARS + BRIDGES in Bristol Tickets
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.

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 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.

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.
WIKI in Bristol Tickets
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae.
Angeline Morrison + Germa Adan in Bristol Tickets
Angeline Morrison is a vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who believes in the inherent beauty of sad songs.
M(h)aol in Bristol
M(h)aol in Bristol Tickets
Why don't you study my gender?
Tonstartssbandht + The Rothmans in Bristol
Tonstartssbandht + The Rothmans in Bristol Tickets
Brothers Andy & Edwin White make their long-awaited Bristol return
Dana Gavanski in Bristol
Dana Gavanski in Bristol Tickets
Following a triumphant second album release, Dana Gavanski makes her return
Lime Garden in Bristol Tickets
So Young signees make their debut Bristol headline
J.Zunz / Neko / Kate Francis in Bristol Tickets
Finally, fingers crossed, we host the hypnotic, swirling sonics of J.Zunz

What's On: Featured Bristol Events

Rotting electro-grindcore that somehow scared its way onto the Sub Pop roster (they eat Father John Misty for breakfast). DUMA is the sound of the earth vomiting. RIYL: Gabber Modus Operandi, Fuck Buttons remixing Nyege Nyege. Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions. DUMA at The Lanes.
Raw, bumping house (Sally C, 1-800 Girls) meets 'ardkore junglist nostalgia (Tim Reaper, Coco Bryce, Mixtress) on a lineup that's too big to be contained by the Headfirst event page. A who's who all-dayer of underground dance sonics and the greatest thing to grace all 3 stages at Propyard. We celebrate our 7th birthday by bringing you our debut festival in Bristol... Shall Not Fade Festival 2022 at Propyard.
Outsider sad-boi muzack for films that don’t exist yet - Advance Base is the new incarnation of cult downer-pop act Casiotone For The Painfully Alone. Stripping back the chiptune aesthetics for a woozy pastoral, folky hit (with the same lo-finess you fell in love with). Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) returns to the UK with support from Karima Walker + SH Davidson HCM// Advance Base + Karima Walker + SH Davidson at The Cube.
Feral riffage coupled with moments of terrifying, tense electronic ambiance; Monasteries traffic in extreme metalcore / deathcore to melt your face off. FFO: Meshuggah, Oceano, Fit For an Autopsy, Chelsea Grin. Monasteries & Creak at Exchange Monasteries & Creak at Exchange.
Editors pick from our what's on guide.
Without surreal-hardcore anti-heroes Flipper, there’d be no Melvins, there’d be no Nirvana, there’d only be Fall Out Boy. Still on fire after 2019’s tour with Jesus Lizard’s David Yow on vox, catch their iconically frazzled sludge-punk while you can. Flipper at Exchange Flipper at Exchange.
Sell Out Warning: seminal first wave US hardcore from ACAB-toting MDC (aka Millions of Dead Cops), writers of such classic tunes as ‘John Wayne Was a Nazi’. If you know, you know. If you don’t….it’ll be a slice of punk gig history for fans of Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs. American hardcore legends MDC in Bristol MDC plus support at Exchange.
Ain’t no party like an Illegal Data party: for their next outing there’s ethereal electro-pop meets UKG from BABii, Iceboy Violet’s grime-laced experimental club, maximalist hard dance selections from Stolen Velour, and acid-tinged pop from Tyla X An. Plus resident rascals Mun Sing and NE$$ bringing the chaotic good on the decks. BABii (Live) / Iceboy Violet (Live) / Stolen Velour (DJ) / Tlya X An (Live) / Mun Sing b2b NE$$ (DJ) Illegal Data #15: BABii / Iceboy Violet & more... at Exchange.
Blistering, manic, d-beat punk NRG from North Carolina for people who missed the Discharge show, this is as good as it gets. Support band Litige provides an upbeat contrast with crunchy power-chords and chanson-pop hooks that still bite hard af. International punk and hardcore with support from Gimic and Kill Mirror Image Scarecrow (USA) and Litige (France) at The Crown.
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.

From Headfirst's Ticket Shop

Shogun Audio Bristol - Pola & Bryson / GLXY & more at Thekla in Bristol
Shogun Audio Bristol - Pola & Bryson / GLXY / Sustance / Sabrina / Ben Soundscape / Visionobi / Lingusitics & many more...
Summer Disco Jam w/ The Shapeshifters & more at Motion in Bristol
This summer, we are bringing you an outdoor party with funky disco vibes all day long
Mr Scruff [Day Party] in Bristol
Mr Scruff [Day Party] at Motion in Bristol
Mr. Scruff’s Keep it Unreal party
Get On Festival Fundraiser in Bristol
Get On Festival Fundraiser at Lost Horizon in Bristol
All proceeds go towards Get On Festival Fundraiser 2023 in Memory of Harry Brooksbank
St Paul's Soundclash in Bristol
St Paul's Soundclash at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for a St Paul's Soundclash Special with the best in dancehall & jungle!
We Out Here x Worm Disco Club: Tash LC + Flowdan in Bristol
We Out Here x Worm Disco Club: Tash LC + Flowdan at Lost Horizon in Bristol
Support from Rwkus, Papaoul + More | A tasty evening of musical flavours weaving between Afro, Latin, Jazz and inter-continental bass
FOOLPROOF in Bristol
FOOLPROOF at Thekla in Bristol
FOOLPROOF is a new club night revolved around values of transparency, diversity & equality.
YARD: Open Air Club w/ Hunee, Saoirse & more at Motion in Bristol
After the success of our YARD weekender, everyone’s favourite house and techno day party
SoulSuppliers in Bristol
SoulSuppliers at Lost Horizon in Bristol
The leading wholesale suppliers of Funk, Soul and Motown return for their residency at Lost Horizon every 2nd Friday of the month
SoulSuppliers | Summer Shakedown in Bristol
SoulSuppliers | Summer Shakedown at Lost Horizon in Bristol
The leading wholesale suppliers of Funk, Soul and Motown return for their residency at Lost Horizon every 2nd Friday of the month
Dazed Disco Bristol: Boat Party [Vol. 2] at Thekla in Bristol
We are back in Bristol after our sell out event in April!
Wide Eyes Summer Closing Party: LINE UP TBA in Bristol
Wide Eyes Summer Closing Party: LINE UP TBA at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for an outdoor DnB summer day party with 360 DnB and Friends!
Wide Eyes x Invicta Audio: Bank Holiday Special in Bristol
Wide Eyes x Invicta Audio: Bank Holiday Special at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for an outdoor DnB summer day party this bank holiday with the infamous Wide Eyes & Invicta Audio combination!

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