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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.
Courtyard Live: K.O.G Live, Afriquoi DJ Set & more in Bristol Tickets
We are proud to present Courtyard Live as we bring some spectacular live shows to our ever-evolving courtyard space.
Spectres in Bristol Tickets
Presented by 1% of One
Yo No Se w/ The Rothmans in Bristol Tickets
Hard rock trio Yo No Se play a one off show with support from Bristol's noise makers The Rothmans
Lazy Habits in Bristol
Lazy Habits in Bristol Tickets
Lazy Habits specialize in gritty yet melodic anthems; their productions shake floors and rattle windows.
Big Joanie in Bristol Tickets
Combining the melodic pop of sixties girl groups with the fury of nineties riot grrrl
End of Summer Beer and Cider Festival in Bristol Tickets
Our second Beer & Cider Festival to wrap up the summer!

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.
Cola + Blue Bendy in Bristol Tickets
A trio combining resonant guitar grooves, tight angular rhythms and idiosyncratic wry vocals.
SISTER RAY in Bristol Tickets
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Dazed: £5 Freshers' Warehouse Rave in Bristol Tickets
Bristol's biggest freshers' warehouse rave is back & only from just £5!
PVA [LIVE] in Bristol
PVA [LIVE] in Bristol Tickets
London based electronic powerhouse make their Bristol return. - Acid / Disco / Post-Punk fusion
Rachael Dadd [LIVE] in Bristol
Rachael Dadd [LIVE] in Bristol Tickets
Rachael brings new LP Kaleidoscope to the walls of Strange Brew - contemporary folk / lo-fi & freeform songwriting
Laura Cortese & Friends in Bristol
Laura Cortese & Friends in Bristol Tickets
Her nature, as a musician, has always been to go where the wind takes her, settling into new ecosystems.
Space Jams/Electric Escape: Sunset Boulevard in Bristol Tickets
A chillwave & pop wave event in a record shop in Bristol

What's On: Featured Bristol Events

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.
Raw-as-earth Irish folk bolstered by Lisa’s idiosyncratic lyrical voice, a placement in Peaky Blinders and the outdoor setting of Boiling Wells woodland Amphitheatre. This is as beautiful and arresting as modern folk gets, from urban Irish street ballads to new twists on folkways. Lisa O’Neill is a sensation for fans of Karen Dalton, Lankum, Melanie Safka, Alela Diane. Join us for a series of Folk concerts in a beautiful woodland amphitheatre Outlandish Nights: Lisa O'Neill and Mikey Kenney at Boiling Wells Amphitheatre, Boiling Wells Ln, Bristol BS2 9XY.
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.
Editors pick from our what's on guide.
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.
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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

NOCTURNAL: Ben Hemsley, AMMARA in Bristol
NOCTURNAL: Ben Hemsley, AMMARA at Lakota in Bristol
Nocturnal brings Ben Hemsley & AMMARA for a night of breaks, electro, house and techno.
no_one Bristol Opener at Thekla in Bristol
no_one returns to the spiritual home of bristol for a major celebration of UK underground dance music
FOOLPROOF in Bristol
FOOLPROOF at Thekla in Bristol
Catch 10 of Bristol's most exciting selectors across 10 back-to-back sets on Thekla's two historic dancefloors.
Revinyl Sessions #090 w/ Neffa T b2b Spooky (Free) in Bristol
Revinyl Sessions #090 w/ Neffa T b2b Spooky (Free) at Lost Horizon in Bristol
The infamous - NEFFA-T. Joined by a very special guest making the pilgrimage from London to make this a night you won't forget!
Shall Not Fade Festival Afterparty - Loco Klub in Bristol
Shall Not Fade Festival Afterparty - Loco Klub at The Loco Klub in Bristol
Shall Not Fade Festival by night at Bristol's Loco Klub, Bristol's infamous underground tunnel venue. Underneath Temple Meads train station,
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club - Bristol at Thekla in Bristol
Our last boat party of 2022 onboard Thekla is on the 9th December, Craig Charles and very special guests to be announced.
Summer Social with Crazy P (DJ) & more at Propyard in Bristol
We are proud to welcome Crazy P (DJ) for the first time to Propyard.
Bank Holiday Summer Terrace Party with Heidi at Propyard in Bristol
We're throwing a last hurrah before the autumn chill hits with Radio 1 DJ and fully fledged star of House & Techno, Heidi.
Nu:Motive DNB Boat Party! Aries B2B Selecta J-Man in Bristol
Nu:Motive DNB Boat Party! Aries B2B Selecta J-Man at Thekla in Bristol
Nu:Motive are back for a Drum & Bass Boat Party! ️
[SATURDAY] Wide Eyes x Invicta: Bank Holiday in Bristol
[SATURDAY] Wide Eyes x Invicta: Bank Holiday at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for an outdoor DnB weekend of day parties this bank holiday with the infamous Wide Eyes & Invicta Audio combination!
OURGASM : SEX-POSITIVE FESTIVAL at Dare to Club in Bristol
The South West’s first Sex-Positive Festival
Motion x FUSE: Open Air at Motion in Bristol
The Nextmen & Shadow Child in Bristol
The Nextmen & Shadow Child at Lost Horizon in Bristol
Brad and Dom have invited their good pal, Shadow Child (Dirtybird / Rinse FM) to roll out an exclusive Jungle set for you all.
Ibiza Classics: Summer Fiesta in Bristol
Ibiza Classics: Summer Fiesta at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for a night of the best Ibiza classic anthems spanning house and trance as we sonically transport you to the White Isle.

Bristol Experimental Music

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