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— 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

Club Erotica in Bristol
Club Erotica in Bristol Tickets
A sordid, leather bound union between two of Bristol's most promiscuous parties
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
Minotaur Sound #2 - Denis Horvat in Bristol
Minotaur Sound #2 - Denis Horvat in Bristol Tickets
The beast presents Denis Horvat (Aeon// Innervisions) at his Bristol debut

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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.
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Mister Saturday Night in Bristol
Mister Saturday Night in Bristol Tickets
Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter
Loose Lips' Thai New Year Rave - w/Lakker in Bristol
Loose Lips' Thai New Year Rave - w/Lakker in Bristol Tickets
1 UK Debut, 1 Bristol Debut, 1 Bristol staple.
Empathy 16th Birthday in Bristol
Empathy 16th Birthday in Bristol Tickets
Dave Seaman, Steve Parry, Stuart Wilkinson +
Empathy 16th Birthday in Bristol
Empathy 16th Birthday at The Doghouse in Bristol
Dave Seaman, Steve Parry, Stuart Wilkinson +
Room 237 Presents Perc in Bristol
Room 237 Presents Perc at The Island in Bristol
Industrial techno pioneer and the man behind Perc Trax returns to the prison cells to launch his latest album, ‘Bitter Music’
Housework w/ FIT Siegel (FIT Sound, FXHE, Detroit) in Bristol
Housework w/ FIT Siegel (FIT Sound, FXHE, Detroit) at Arnolfini in Bristol
FIT Siegel joined by residents Shanti Celeste, Gramrcy, Golesworthy and Daisy Moon

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

Threshold Presents: Fokuz Recordings Bristol in Bristol
Blue Mountain Threshold Presents: Fokuz Recordings Bristol
Join the legendary Fokuz Recordings @ Blue Mountain!
Cubana's 3rd & Lakota's 25th Birthday's! in Bristol
Lakota Cubana's 3rd & Lakota's 25th Birthday's!
Gentleman's Dub Club & loads more
KYY Presents in Bristol
Crofters Rights KYY Presents
New clubnight with music genres from Dubstep, Grime, Techno and Trap
Musu ft. Orpheu The Wizard (5 hour set) in Bristol
The Island Musu ft. Orpheu The Wizard (5 hour set)
The Redlight Radio co-founder descends to the depths of The Island for Musu's 2nd excursion in the cells.
Woven Presents: Dark Sky in Bristol
The Island Woven Presents: Dark Sky
Dark sky on a perfect soundsystem!
Raveageddon Launch - Blue Mountain 29th April in Bristol
Blue Mountain Raveageddon Launch - Blue Mountain 29th April
Mampi Swift, Kings of the Rollers, Bladerunner B2B Serum B2B Voltage, Carasel MC + IC3
Timedance - Peder Mannerfelt, Beneath, Giant Swan in Bristol
The Island Timedance - Peder Mannerfelt, Beneath, Giant Swan
Timedance is back at The Island with Peder Mannerfelt, Beneath and Giant Swan!
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.