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.
Dense, crunching, mesmerising; meet Party Dozen - a duo from Sydney.
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The Nas co-signed Coops bringing his Native Tongues indebted hazy boom-bap back to Bristol after a gigantic sold out show at Fiddlers last year. The Bristol tour date for Coops' forthcoming album "Lost Soul II".
Coops: Lost Soul Tour at The Jam Jar.
Sell Out Warning! One of the heaviest to ever do it, now half a century young! Even at Carnival, you can feel the Jah Tubbys energy emanating from their sacred spot on Argyle Road. Now come celebrate London’s ‘Hooligan Sound’ at Teachings in Dub with Bristol’s foundational Bass-I creeping up to the 50 year marker too. Expect the heaviest steppas, the deepest roots, the upful dub vibrations. Essential. Teachings in Dub
50 Years of Jah Tubbys at The Trinity Centre.
Sell Out Warning. Ever heard 'Ukrainian Ethno Chaos'? Then you haven't lived. Dakhabrakha's otherworldly, experimental, folk-imbued incantations, can unlock primordial feels. Drawing on a wealth of vibrant worldly inspirations (whilst being firmly rooted in their Ukranian heritage), every time they play Bristol it sells out in iconic fashion. DakhaBrakha return to Bristol, after the monumental sell out show at The Lanes.
DAKHABRAKHA (UKR) at SWX.
Mickey Dread and Ras Kayleb’s legendary Channel One stands at the high peak of sound system culture. For the first time ever, they come to the heart of the Caribbean community in Bristol, the Kuumba Centre. This will be a legendary dance with upful vibes, real roots, dub and steppas, ital food, arts and crafts and records. Nobody does it better. Roots Reggae & Dub event
Channel One Sound System at Kuumba Centre.
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.
Bonafide Detroit electro royalty meets the planet’s hottest synthwave band inna 8 - 3am club/gig genre meltdown. More underground than Underground Resistance, D.I.E.’s DNA is still all over the acid-booty electro bouncers of the 2000s. Meanwhile, Dame Area’s incendiary industrial beats and yelps do actually sound like satanic Electronic Body Music from hell via Barcelona. Insane lineup. 313 electro royalty meets BCN's fiercest industrial tribal-wave couple! - Electro, Industrial, Techno, Bass, Minimal-Wave, Post-punk-dance
Schwet with Detroit in Effect & Dame Area at Strange Brew.
Cooked from the same 90s pot as Loop and Spacemen 3, the Heads launched a mythical full-frontal fuzz assault on latter-day space psych from their urban hellhole of Bristol, amassing a cult following of diehard millennial Hawkwinders. Guaranteed sonic medicine for fans of: Pussy Galore, MC5, Acid Mothers Temple, Dead Meadow, White Hills, Flying Saucer Attack. The Heads at Exchange
The Heads at Exchange.
Will’s genteel falsetto drifts between dreamy analogue electronics for a unique take on ambient dream folk. The result’s something like Brian Eno producing Bon Iver; an easy recommendation for fans of James Blake, Kurt Vile, Arthur Russel, Nils Frahm. "intricacy and tenderness recalling kindred spirits such as Nils Frahm and Sufjan Stevens"
Will Samson at The Jam Jar.
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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.