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Bristol’s best club nights

Dance music dominates Bristol’s musical landscape with the city’s electronic music producers and DJs considered some of Bristol’s finest exports. Outsiders and bloggers frequently fail to understand Bristol’s dance music, using resorting to sweeping statements about dubstep, disco or house music or cringe-inducing references to the ‘Bristol Sound’. The truth is that Bristol’s musical integrity is a direct result of sheer variety and the passion of individuals working in the music scene today.

Like Manchester’s Warehouse Project, Motion is the first nightclub many visitors to Bristol will be introduced to. While Headfirst is generally focused around the city’s smaller nights and event, the value Motion adds to Bristol’s musical culture in undeniable. The ability to book DJ’s like Ricardo Villalobos and Laurent Garnier or live acts like Moderat, inspires the next generation of promoters that will bring their own talent to venues like Blue Mountain and Lakota.

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Rave On Avon // 2018 in Bristol
Rave On Avon // 2018 in Bristol Tickets
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRISTOL'S ICONIC START TO THE FESTIVAL SEASON
Clotted Cream Present: PBR Streetgang  in Bristol
Clotted Cream Present: PBR Streetgang in Bristol Tickets
Bristol's Disco & Free Ice Cream Party!
Mi Casa Su Casa Presents..... in Bristol
Mi Casa Su Casa Presents..... in Bristol Tickets
Mi Casa Su Casa x High Tech Soul x 10Twenty Radio
Enigma in Bristol
Enigma in Bristol Tickets
A night of industrial techno

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Since 2016 clubbers have been able to buy tickets for events at venues like Coroner’s Court, Lakota and The Small Horse here on Headfirst. We work directly with the club promoters providing an ethical and independent place to buy your club tickets. Headfirst provides barcode-based club night tickets which are scanned by staff outside nightclubs and venues in Bristol on a nightly basis.

DJ Culture & Nightlife

Stokes Croft’s Idle Hands record shop has earned international recognition from both international and Bristol DJs and is frequently listed alongside Rush Hour Records and Public Possession as one of Europe’s best sources of electronic music. The rise of house music (and with it disco) has seen the club focus begin to shift from headline producers to experienced djs and record collectors. Where true DJ bookings were once the domain of small niche nightclubs like Cosies and Take 5 Cafe, recently promoters like Odo and Boogie Nights have brought international dance music purveyors to larger venues like Bristol’s Old Crown Courts and The Island’s prison cells. Clubbers rush to buy Dropout Disco tickets before the full line-up is announced while Dirty Talk and Alfresco Disco’s innovative approach to the typical ‘nightclub venue’ sells out on the promoter’s reputation alone.
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Anomalous Presents: Axe on Wax & XXXY in Bristol
Anomalous Presents: Axe on Wax & XXXY in Bristol Tickets
London based Lo-Fi dons Axe on Wax make their Bristol debut, alongside a very special set from the inimitable xxxy.
Room 237 presents Silent Servant in Bristol
Room 237 presents Silent Servant in Bristol Tickets
Warehouse techno, industrial noise & post-punk in the prison cells.
Room 237 presents Silent Servant in Bristol
Room 237 presents Silent Servant at The Island in Bristol
Warehouse techno, industrial noise & post-punk in the prison cells.
Two Faced presents: Mella Dee in Bristol
Two Faced presents: Mella Dee at The Island in Bristol
Our final dance before the summer with Mella Dee
Ice Cream Club x Dazed: Rooftop Party in Bristol
Ice Cream Club x Dazed: Rooftop Party at Blue Mountain in Bristol
Ice Cream Club teams up with Dazed for a fundraiser party of disco, house and techno

Electronic music In Bristol

Experimental dance music and boundary-pushing techno will always be found in Bristol’s smaller club venues. The Island’s cells space for example, continues to provide opportunities for new promoters that have vision beyond simply booking a DJ and running a publicity campaign. With no permanent sound system or DJ equipment, the old prison cells is blank canvas club - at it’s very best when an innovative event organiser puts in the time to transform the whole dancefloor space.
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Cymbalize 2nd Bday in Bristol
Secret Stokes Croft Venue Cymbalize 2nd Bday
Cymbalize is 2 years old, come to a secret location and celebrate with us!
Krupted Presents “Random Concept Origins” in Bristol
Blue Mountain Krupted Presents “Random Concept Origins”
Without a doubt a GURANTEE'D date for your diary this summer!
Alternative Spaces and New Club Venues
One of the main strengths to Bristol's club scene is it's relentless dynamism, every year enthusiastic new promoters bring new experiences to the table. Unlike raves of the previous decades, new events shirk the crusty, rebellious connotations of free party culture in favour of organised, party-centric events in interesting locations.