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Bristol Clubs & Nightlife

— All Bristol's electronic & dance music listings.

The best place to buy tickets for dance music events in Bristol.

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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.

Bristol Club Listings

Boogie Nights: Dance Ritual in Bristol
Boogie Nights: Dance Ritual in Bristol Tickets
Appreciating sounds from across the globe's radius..
Dropout Disco // Day & Night  in Bristol
Dropout Disco // Day & Night in Bristol Tickets
Dropout Disco's first Day&Night party
Mi Casu Su Casa's  2 year celebration! in Bristol
Mi Casu Su Casa's 2 year celebration! in Bristol Tickets
We are kicking off the new season with a birthday bang, Mi Casa Su Casa Style!

Buy club tickets

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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Continuous Movement - Fantastic Man & Mr Penfold in Bristol
Continuous Movement - Fantastic Man & Mr Penfold at The Loco Klub in Bristol
Fantastic Man & Mr Pefold. Down in an abandoned train station now art space.

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.
Club audience bought their tickets on Headfirst Bristol.

TRENDING CLUB NIGHTS

Minotaur Sound #3 - Illy Noize returns in Bristol
The Island Minotaur Sound #3 - Illy Noize returns
Illy Noize returns from the Germanic depths by popular demand
Subsist & Hold Tight Present: Von D , AMIT, + More in Bristol
Blue Mountain Subsist & Hold Tight Present: Von D , AMIT, + More
Subsist & Hold Tight Present: Von D , AMIT, De-Tu, Halyconic & G Roots + More
Bicep - Live in Bristol
Motion Bicep - Live
Bicep - Live at Motion, Bristol
Der Liebe Presents: Halloween Special in Bristol
Zed Alley Der Liebe Presents: Halloween Special
Emotive melodic music in the spookiest intimate venue - Full Halloween decor
In:Motion / Just Jack Halloween in Bristol
Motion In:Motion / Just Jack Halloween
In:Motion / Just Jack Halloween
COIL 2: Imma Asher / Elysia Crampton / Colin Self in Bristol
Brunswick Club COIL 2: Imma Asher / Elysia Crampton / Colin Self
A happening where outsiders re-seize soylent space within the oozing heart of Bristol
Shutter w/ Umfang • The Island  in Bristol
The Island Shutter w/ Umfang • The Island
Shutter launches with Discwoman co-founder and NY native - Umfang.
GREEN KING CUTS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL @ THE BLACK SWAN in Bristol
The Black Swan GREEN KING CUTS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL @ THE BLACK SWAN
GKC Soundsystem Celebrations Halloween Special | Dub | Roots | Rub'a'Dub | Sinai Soundsystem
In:Motion: The Blast Halloween Carnival of the Dea in Bristol
Motion In:Motion: The Blast Halloween Carnival of the Dea
In:Motion: The Blast Halloween Carnival of the Dead
Annex Audio Presents Mason Maynard & Del-30 in Bristol
Blue Mountain Annex Audio Presents Mason Maynard & Del-30
At Annex Audio we aim to bring you some of the best and upcoming names in the underground scene.
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.