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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

Hold Tight Presents : DJ MADD + More in Bristol
Hold Tight Presents : DJ MADD + More in Bristol Tickets
Hold Tight Presents : DJ MADD, Peng Sound, Hylu and Deemas , Ago + more Powered By Lionpulse
Tech-No Prisoners Returns  in Bristol
Tech-No Prisoners Returns in Bristol Tickets
Tech-No Prisoners returns for 2017 with another stellar series planned from the Mi Casa Su Casa Team
Subsist Presents: 10 Years Of Chestplate in Bristol
Subsist Presents: 10 Years Of Chestplate in Bristol Tickets
10 Years of Chestplate Records w/ Distance // Tunnidge // Pinch
Noods presents: The Pilotwings in Bristol
Noods presents: The Pilotwings in Bristol Tickets
Bristol Radio's Groove Filled Night
Howling Owl + THORNY Present COIL in Bristol
Howling Owl + THORNY Present COIL in Bristol Tickets
A night of necessary release at a repurposed working men's club.

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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Empathy 16th Birthday in Bristol
Empathy 16th Birthday in Bristol Tickets
Dave Seaman, Steve Parry, Stuart Wilkinson +
Housework w/ FIT Siegel (FIT Sound, FXHE, Detroit) in Bristol
Housework w/ FIT Siegel (FIT Sound, FXHE, Detroit) in Bristol Tickets
FIT Siegel joined by residents Shanti Celeste, Gramrcy, Golesworthy and Daisy Moon
More Than x Semi Peppered: CloudNine Loft Party in Bristol
More Than x Semi Peppered: CloudNine Loft Party in Bristol Tickets
We're decking out an intimate loft space for a party full of disco heat with our friends over at Semi Peppered
More Than x Semi Peppered: CloudNine Loft Party in Bristol
More Than x Semi Peppered: CloudNine Loft Party at Old Malt House Loft Space in Bristol
We're decking out an intimate loft space for a party full of disco heat with our friends over at Semi Peppered
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.

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SCHÖN in Bristol
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Technö from Berlin and beyond by local DJs.
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Cubana Presents in Bristol
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SENSE in Bristol
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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.