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Bristol Clubs & Nightlife

— All Bristol's electronic & dance music listings.

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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

More Than's Summer Soirée w/ Detroit Swindle &Fouk in Bristol
More Than's Summer Soirée w/ Detroit Swindle &Fouk in Bristol Tickets
We're bringing the kings of funk-infused house jams to Bristol for a summer party
Colours Day Party w/ Ron Obvious, Ranks (PLU) in Bristol
Colours Day Party w/ Ron Obvious, Ranks (PLU) in Bristol Tickets
Colours Day Party with Ron Obvious (3hrs), Ranks (PLU) and Colours Residents
Elektro Beast 008 in Bristol
Elektro Beast 008 in Bristol Tickets
This is going to our best party yet so don't wait around to buy tickets!
Lagoon in Bristol
Lagoon in Bristol Tickets
Old School Hip-Hop Night

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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Noods Radio: 12th Isle in Bristol
Noods Radio: 12th Isle at The Jam Jar in Bristol
Glaswegian Selectors, Bristol Party
A R Records May Bank Holiday weekend pt2 (Sunday) in Bristol
A R Records May Bank Holiday weekend pt2 (Sunday) at The Black Swan in Bristol
A R RECORDS vs NEUROFUNKGRID - May Bank Holiday weekender at The Black Swan (PT2)
Threshold Presents: Fokuz Recordings Bristol in Bristol
Threshold Presents: Fokuz Recordings Bristol at Blue Mountain in Bristol
Join the legendary Fokuz Recordings @ Blue Mountain!

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.


Mi Casa Su Casa Summer Session in Bristol
The Island Mi Casa Su Casa Summer Session
Sun, Cocktails, Inflatables, Glitter and banging beats!
Who's That Girl? PRE- PRIDE PARTY in Bristol
Thekla Who's That Girl? PRE- PRIDE PARTY
Celebrating the women of Pop, R&B, Electro-Pop & Hip Hop
Woven Series #4: DJ Nature in Bristol
The Island Woven Series #4: DJ Nature
Minimal house and techno sounds from DJ Nature (+ Woven DJs)
Dialogue - Body Clocks EP Launch in Bristol
Crofters Rights Dialogue - Body Clocks EP Launch
A night of live electronics and techno
Orbital 003 in Bristol
The Island Orbital 003
OneMind Live & Rider Shafique + Support
Heyoka Recordings Presents: Ohanzee in Bristol
Take Five Cafe Heyoka Recordings Presents: Ohanzee
Vinyl night with eclectic DJs from Bristol and London
Ideal World 002 in Bristol
Crofters Rights Ideal World 002
Soho (The White Man and The Arab/Phonica)
Shapes & Boogie Nights  in Bristol
Motion Shapes & Boogie Nights
The summer show down
Motion's End Of Term Special in Bristol
Motion Motion's End Of Term Special
Motion's End Of Term Special
Odo w/ Peggy Gou in Bristol
The Island Odo w/ Peggy Gou
Peggy Gou at the Island.
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.