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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.