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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

Clotted Cream: Halloween Disco w/xxxy & apexape in Bristol
Clotted Cream: Halloween Disco w/xxxy & apexape in Bristol Tickets
Clotted Cream's Halloween Disco & Ice Cream Carn-Evil with XXXY and APEXAPE!
Nerang Recordings w/ DJ Whipr Snipr, Eben Rees & H in Bristol
Nerang Recordings w/ DJ Whipr Snipr, Eben Rees & H in Bristol Tickets
Nerang Recordings w/ DJ Whipr Snipr, Eben Rees & Hywel Gregory
Housework ft: upsammy (Nous'klaer De School)  in Bristol
Housework ft: upsammy (Nous'klaer De School) in Bristol Tickets
Housework w/ upsammy, Shanti Celeste, Gramrcy, Golesworthy & Daisy Moon
Floor Function: Ifeoluwa & Luma in Bristol
Floor Function: Ifeoluwa & Luma in Bristol Tickets
Floor Function return to Take 5 with Ifeoluwa (NTS/404 ) and Luma (More Than)
BBC Presents: Hedex & MC Skywalker in Bristol
BBC Presents: Hedex & MC Skywalker in Bristol Tickets
BBC Presents: Hedex & MC Skywalker FIRST Headline show in Bristol

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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.
Dropout Disco ft. Romare, O'Flynn & A Very Special tickets
Preaching ‘creativity without order,’ Banoffee Pies Records’ eclectic discography holds testament to its founders’ wide-reaching and well-developed tastes. Birthed from a passion for house and disco, the label’s releases span from the leftfield jazz of the likes of Yadava and atSeb Wildblood, to the pumping breaks of Liem and atEddie Ness. Taking the helm of Lakota - Bristol’s main room for Deep Discs x Nebula at the end of the month, the Bristolian label will be joined by another homegrown hero, Housework co-founder Daisy Moon, alongside Lukas Wigflex, founder of Nottingham’s notorious Wigflex parties. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E47829 📺
Dropout Disco ft. Romare, O'Flynn & A Very Special tickets
Preaching ‘creativity without order,’ Banoffee Pies Records’ eclectic discography holds testament to its founders’ wide-reaching and well-developed tastes. Birthed from a passion for house and disco, the label’s releases span from the leftfield jazz of the likes of Yadava and Seb Wildblood, to the pumping breaks of Liem and Eddie Ness. Taking the helm of Lakota - Bristol’s main room for Deep Discs x Nebula at the end of the month, the Bristolian label will be joined by another homegrown hero, Housework co-founder Daisy Moon, alongside Lukas Wigflex, founder of Nottingham’s notorious Wigflex parties. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E47829 📺
3 Years of Mi Casa Su Casa  tickets
Fusing the dubby, filtered haze of Basic Channel with a distinctive precision that’s pinned down by rolling percussive loops, Ed Davenport’s music touches on melancholia without wavering from its focused, driving core. No stranger to Berghain, his thundering DJ sets under his Inland alias explore the forefront of cutting-edge techno, melding intricate rhythmic patterns and hazy melodic textures with a progressive, hopeful outlook. Currently exploring this artistic realm with an AV installation that’s premiering in the Big Haus just next month, there’s no better time to catch Inland in action than atMi Casa Su Casa's 3rd Birthday at The Island on Friday. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E47870 📺
Bristol Dub Club : 15 Hour Day & Night Session  tickets
Unsung city-wide opinion: Maasai Warrior Sound System is the mightiest dub sound around. Bolstered by Kai Dub's year 4000 steppas productions, they're the BS postcode Iration Steppas we all need. They'll power the switches in the The Black Swan main room alongside Bass-I and the mic talent of Murray Man from MELLOW VIBES STUDIO PRODUCTION and sometime Maasai wordsmith Joseph Lalibela. Bristol Dub Club have done the right thing and added some 2 - 10pm rootical programming including Peng Sound resident Wilfy and Dub From Above (bouncing back after an amazing session at the Swan with Soom T); plus record stalls from hand-picked local stockists. West country dubheads, cancel all Saturday plans. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E47974 📺
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Caramello - The Cosmic Disco Launch Party in Bristol
Caramello - The Cosmic Disco Launch Party in Bristol Tickets
Bristol! Get ready to take off into our glistening aether of dazzling funk, where we’ll be joined on the journey into outer space by one of
RED ROOM w/ Solid Blake in Bristol
RED ROOM w/ Solid Blake in Bristol Tickets
RED ROOM PRESENTS SOLID BLAKE
FBWL : The Willers Brothers in Bristol
FBWL : The Willers Brothers at Blue Mountain in Bristol
FBWL bring yet another quality house artist to Bristol, The Willers Brothers.
Dialogue in Bristol
Dialogue at Lawrence Hill in Bristol
Intense techno night in a swingers club

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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 The Peep Show tickets
Set It Out & Restless Nights join forces for a dualistic 14 hour marathon of local favourites; running the gamut of blissed-out house (from Daisy Moon and Banoffee Pies Records) to the disco-not-disco of industrial heart-throb DJ October aka Malestripper. Those who've been to recent Dialogue events will know Dare to Club is a cut above all the 'secret warehouse locations' on offer. We're already out of early bird tickets, so consider this your sell out warning! 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E47092 📺
Midnight Shift 00|03 w/ Donna Leake  tickets
Hailed as 'the next Giles peterson', Donna Leake is the esteemed resident at London's Brilliant Corners and host of one of NTS Radio's most renowned shows. Conjuring an otherworldly ambiance with cool irreverence behind the decks, Donna has made a name for herself as one of London’s most eclectic diggers. A DJ who rare-groove jazz and tropicalia from from a truly global record bag, Donna’s sets are both refreshingly high-spirited and loveably inimitable, unpredictable and one of a kind. Catch her at The Love Inn courtesy of Midnight Shift (now onto their third event after nights with Snazzback and Loods) Tickets: hdfst.uk/E46730
Strictly Yes Presents : Stephanie Sykes tickets
A focal point of Tbilisi’s thriving club scene, KHIDI resident Stephanie Sykes is a true flagholder of forward-thinking techno. Fusing ambient, experimental undercurrents with a hard-hitting rhythmic knowledge, Sykes’ pulsing selections seamlessly join the dots between atmospheric dub and sharp, industrial techno. Strictly Yes welcome Sykes to a suitably raw and stripped back location later this month… Tickets: hdfst.uk/E46903 Event: bit.ly/2NGEgar
PTS w/ Kai Whiston tickets
Bristol's go-to outlet for ahead-of-the-curve club mutations, Psychotherapy Sessions - PTS returns in style after a searing date with Cooly G. This time they're calling on rising talent from the Big Dada roster with the blunted, ineffable beats of Kai Whiston. Coming on like an 18 year old Arca from Dorset, he'll be spinning who-knows-what alongside Coyote Records UK's Vio_l3t and steppas futurists Bokeh Versions. Tickets: hdfst.uk/E46775

TRENDING CLUB NIGHTS

Patrick Topping - All Night Long.   in Bristol
Motion Patrick Topping - All Night Long.
Patrick Topping joins us for an all night long extended set...
Timedance [Final Chapter pt. III] in Bristol
The Island Timedance [Final Chapter pt. III]
The final Timedance party at The Island. We close out with DJ Nobu and label boss Batu
In:Motion / Crack Magazine in Bristol
Motion In:Motion / Crack Magazine
Crack Magazine in Bristol.
In:Motion / FUSE in Bristol
The Marble Factory In:Motion / FUSE
FUSE returns to Bristol.
In:Motion - Crucast in Bristol
Motion In:Motion - Crucast
The Crucast collective is set for a full takeover!
Ausgang #01 in Bristol
Take Five Cafe Ausgang #01
A night of forward-thinking, electic techno at Take Five, Stokes Croft
Empathy Christmas Special  in Bristol
The Doghouse Empathy Christmas Special
Bushwacka!, Jim Rivers, Stu Wilkinson, Simon Lloyd
In:Motion / Mr Scruff [All Night Long] in Bristol
Motion In:Motion / Mr Scruff [All Night Long]
Mr Scruff visits the West Country's music mecca.
House of Disco presents Inclusion  in Bristol
Basement 45 House of Disco presents Inclusion
Come to our house where everyone is welcome.
In:Motion / Claptone and The Masquerade in Bristol
Motion In:Motion / Claptone and The Masquerade
Claptone and The Masquerade comes to Bristol
Mohde in Bristol
Luna Bar Mohde
mohde makes its Bristol debut
Tunne Vision: Bad Girls Club Bristol in Bristol
Crofters Rights Tunne Vision: Bad Girls Club Bristol
Tunnel Vision is back at Crofters with a heavy bad gal lineupp come through
Room 237 w/ Claro Intelecto, Varg, Gábor Lázár in Bristol
Arnolfini Room 237 w/ Claro Intelecto, Varg, Gábor Lázár
Techno & electro in Bristol's prestigious art gallery
General Levy + More TBA in Bristol
Lakota General Levy + More TBA
General Levy + More TBA
Club Blanco w/ Massimiliano Pagliara in Bristol
TBA Club Blanco w/ Massimiliano Pagliara
A late night magic carpet ride
Hold Tight Records Family Sessions: Vol 3 in Bristol
Crofters Rights Hold Tight Records Family Sessions: Vol 3
Hold Tight Records Family Sessions: Vol 3
Shutter w/ Dr Rubinstein in Bristol
The Island Shutter w/ Dr Rubinstein
Shutter are joined by ://aboutblank and Berghain regular – Dr Rubinstein, for a unrelenting 3-hour set of acid, rave and industrial heaters.
Subsist x Alternate Presents: Future in Bristol
Blue Mountain Subsist x Alternate Presents: Future
Breakage // Doc Scott // Stray // Crypticz + Special Guest (Metalheadz)
DRIFT feat. KYOKA / GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER / YTAC  in Bristol
Arnolfini DRIFT feat. KYOKA / GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER / YTAC
A hyper-sensory AV experience with artists from the legendary Raster label
Hoodlum Hi-Fi  w/ CULPRATE, VORSO, SORROW, VELLUM in Bristol
The Black Swan Hoodlum Hi-Fi w/ CULPRATE, VORSO, SORROW, VELLUM
Hoodlum Hi-Fi brings through some big guns for a blend of DnB, Neuro Hop, Halftime, Garage, 4x4 & general left-field experimental madness.
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.