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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 events, 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 dare2, Lost Horizon and Lakota.

Bristol Club Listings

Nocturnal: Big Miz, Eliza Rose in Bristol
Nocturnal: Big Miz, Eliza Rose in Bristol Tickets
Nocturnal brings Big Miz and Eliza Rose, and a very special guest to deliver a night of heavy kicks, big breaks and unrivalled euphoria!
Shutdown: Goldie in Bristol
Shutdown: Goldie in Bristol Tickets
Shutdown brings the legendary Goldie for a night of DnB midweek madness!
NoFormat Presents: Krystal Klear in Bristol
NoFormat Presents: Krystal Klear in Bristol Tickets
NoFormat bring Krystal Klear for a night of blurring the lines between synth-driven italo disco and house.
The Nextmen All Night Long in Bristol
The Nextmen All Night Long in Bristol Tickets
We've invited Brad and Dom aka The Nextmen for an all-night-long session.
Jungle Riot presents: Jungle Cakes History special in Bristol
Jungle Riot presents: Jungle Cakes History special in Bristol Tickets
Ed Solo / Deekline / Jessi G/ Bloc2Bloc Takeover / Odyssy b2b 4K

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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 Simple Things and PTS have brought international dance music purveyors to larger venues like Propyard 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.
The Slaughterhaus Queens have you covered this Valentine’s. Where grotesque drag cabaret melds with perfect pop bangers…. Alternative Drag Cabaret and Party with Drag DJ’s and Performances!
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Lakota Presents: Sam Divine in Bristol
Lakota Presents: Sam Divine in Bristol Tickets
Queen of Defected, Sam Divine joins us in Coroner's Court for a night of feel-good House tunes.
Shutdown: Crossy's Birthday Bash in Bristol
Shutdown: Crossy's Birthday Bash in Bristol Tickets
Born on road superstar Crossy celebrates his DnB birthday bash with a heap of Special Guest artists.
Lakota Presents: Partiboi69 in Bristol
Lakota Presents: Partiboi69 in Bristol Tickets
The legendary Partiboi69 returns to Lakota for what promises to be an unforgettable night of hip house and much more!
GOOD TIME III in Bristol
GOOD TIME III in Bristol Tickets
Watch The Ride, Gardna, Laid Blak (DJ), Dazee, Sabrina, Kitten Club
Wide Eyes x Invicta Audio TBA in Bristol
Wide Eyes x Invicta Audio TBA in Bristol Tickets
Wide Eyes team up with Bristol based record label Invicta Audio for their first Bristol show of 2022!
Lakota Island: Valentines Day Special in Bristol
Lakota Island: Valentines Day Special at Lakota in Bristol
You've got a text! Islanders, Lakota is putting on a Valentine's Day treat for you all. Better yet... it's FREE*
Ibiza Classics in Bristol
Ibiza Classics at Lakota in Bristol
Join us for Balearic anthems in the club to heat up your weekend!
On The House - House and Techno FREE RAVE in Bristol
On The House - House and Techno FREE RAVE at Lakota in Bristol
A night showcasing Bristol's local talent for FREE!!
N4 Records w/ Pete Cannon - 150 Free Tix in Bristol
N4 Records w/ Pete Cannon - 150 Free Tix at Lost Horizon in Bristol
N4 Recordings bring a night of weapons grade Hardcore, Jungle and Rave music.
Motion Presents: Floating Points in Bristol
Motion Presents: Floating Points at Motion in Bristol
Motion welcomes back the critically acclaimed experimental electronic producer Floating Points to the main room for a headline show.

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.

Editor's club recommendations

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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.