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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

Distilled Presents: Paul Woolford in Bristol
Distilled Presents: Paul Woolford in Bristol Tickets
Buckle up, we've got quite a year ahead.
Jungle Horror Story  in Bristol
Jungle Horror Story in Bristol Tickets
Jungle Horror Story :: Bristol Bridewell Complex Halloween 2019
Retrospect: Urbandawn in Bristol
Retrospect: Urbandawn in Bristol Tickets
Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Urbandawn is currently taking the drum and bass scene by storm.
25 Years of Dread Recordings: Bristol in Bristol
25 Years of Dread Recordings: Bristol in Bristol Tickets
Ray Keith Brings his iconic 25 Years of Dread Tour to 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.
Strictly Yes : D.Carbone, ØTTA tickets
TECHNO HARD AS NAILS. Pounding riot techno that screams Berlin brutalism - kicks clip, synth stabs are crushed beyond recognition and a relentless, aggressive rhythm makes this dance music for bodies to writhe, limbs to thrust and hardened techno fans to sweat. Techno Towers may be gone, but that hasn't stopped Strictly Yes going full pelt. D. Carbone and ØTTA bring the sound of Griessmuehle at 4am to The Loco Klub on Friday. Tickets: hdfst.uk/E55146 Event: Strictly Yes : D. Carbone, ØTTA
Housework & Field Maneuvers: Day and Night  tickets
Throwing parties at Berlin's Sameheads and venues across Bristol, Housework uber residents Gramrcy, Golesworthy, Daisy Moon and Shanti Celeste specialise in colourful house and breaks nights, welcoming the likes of upsammy and PLO Man in recent months. Intergalactic Gary takes the lead at their upcoming 12 hour Arnolfini marathon with Field Maneuvers, alongside Going Good's Brian Not Brian. Gary's roots in The Hague's 80s italo scene have kept booming kicks at the beating heart of his glitchy and expansive mixes. Like Rush Hour compatriot Orpheu The Wizard and fellow chuggers Weatherall & Ivkovic, Gary deftly weaves leftfield textures and soaring meodies between acidic stompers and oddball komische. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E54792
Thorny Summer Party 2019 tickets
Purveyors of gloriously decadent parties and a vital platform (and haven) for underrepresented voices - Thorny makes a hugely welcome return with their summer party. The night before Bristol Pride, Thorny hosts a majestic array of performers at Trinity Centre which sees swamp-pop enigma E B U, dramatic dancefloor selector Ifeoluwa, and dreamy post-punks Oh, The Guilt return to play. Electro-pop royalty Tami T makes her Bristol debut, alongside performance artist and activist Katy Jalili aka Cool Dad, multidisciplinary sound artist Rebekah Ubuntu - Artist and many more. Prepare for a meticulously curated, dazzling spectacle of a night in true Thorny fashion. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E52910
Mi Casa Su Casa Summer Party #4 tickets
MI CASA SU CASA W/ VERA 15 hours of Mi Casa Su Casa in the daytime sun of the Dare to Club roof terrace with Berlin-based Ricardo Villalobos collaborator and Perlon associate Vera. When the sun has set MCSC favourite Roberto - Fossil Archive will be gifting us his brand new live set in the intimate depths of Dare To Club. Saturday 8th June is the closest we've come to a full-blown Mi Casa festival, grab your 2nd release tickets now: 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E53579
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Wonky Goose Audio presents - The Wonky Swan in Bristol
Wonky Goose Audio presents - The Wonky Swan in Bristol Tickets
Wonky Goose Audio is back with a bang! DnB - Jungle - 4x4 - Neurofunk - Core - Tek
Slamjam 70: DJ Guv in Bristol
Slamjam 70: DJ Guv in Bristol Tickets
SlamJam presents their biggest show of the term:Guv is back!
Suck My Donk Presents - Gydra, Akov, Special Guest in Bristol
Suck My Donk Presents - Gydra, Akov, Special Guest in Bristol Tickets
We’re bringing in some serious international heavyweights including GYDRA playing their BRISTOL DEBUT!!
Suck My Donk Presents - Gydra, Akov, Special Guest in Bristol
Suck My Donk Presents - Gydra, Akov, Special Guest at The Black Swan in Bristol
We’re bringing in some serious international heavyweights including GYDRA playing their BRISTOL DEBUT!!

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.
Room 237: DJ Stingray, Umwelt, Afrodeutsche tickets
Seizing the floor at The Loco Klub for a Room 237 Bristol bank-holiday Sunday of Drexciyan proportions, DJ Stingray melds the bone-rattling snares of dystopian Detroit techno with the bump n’ grind funk of West Coast electro. While Stingray's fast-cutting approach to mixing severs ties from the long-blends of contemporary dance music, Afrodeutsche's rising UK interpolations of classic 313 cybotron electro make her the perfect support. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E53050
Dialogue X Room 4 Resistance tickets
Over the past few years Dialogue has nurtured an inclusive community of like-minded techno fans, collaborating with the likes of Siren London, Universe of Tang, and now, for their 3rd birthday, Berlin-based queer collective Room 4 Resistance. Returning to the intimacy of Dare to Club on Friday for their last night before a planned (and hopefully brief) hiatus, Dialogue once again hosts a unique and diverse line-up. Nazira - dj brings her emotive, mesmeric sound all the way from Kazakhstan (before playing Berghain on Saturday), LOFT returns to close the dungeon with her brilliantly unpredictable dancefloor prowess, and The Palace International Film Festival will also be screening films throughout the night. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E53035
Club Blanco w/ A Love From Outer Space tickets
The interstellar lovechild of Andrew Weatherall and Hardway Bro's Sean Johnston, A Love From Outer Space lends a punky aesthetic to an often clean-cut scene, breathing new life into long-lost balearic, krautrock and komische. Warping their exquisite collection beyond recognition, ALFOS' chuggy celestial soundscapes belie a slow maturity at odds with the hectic relentlessness of contemporary techno. The iconic pair play the long game with a 5-hour set at Easton’s Boxing Club on Saturday hosted by Club Blanco. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E52974
Strictly Yes : VTSS [Open to Close] tickets
Strictly Yes’s razor-sharp, industrial vision brings exceptional sound and setting to Bristol nightlife - Benjamin Damage and Stephanie Sykes are now followed by recent Discwoman signing, VTSS. Leading Warsaw’s experimentalist shift, the Brutaż affiliate’s productions span from slower, Tzusing-esque stompers on her Intrepid Skin debut, to the distorted, speedy weirdness of 2019’s Self Will EP. Her recent Boiler Room debut showcased the boundless nature of her sets too, blending pummelling percussion with rave-inspired breaks, glittering discordance and the raw vocals of hard-drum and dancehall - she plays all night on May 4th. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E52121 📺

TRENDING CLUB NIGHTS

In:Motion 2019 / Sven Vath, Ilario Alicante & more in Bristol
Motion In:Motion 2019 / Sven Vath, Ilario Alicante & more
Known on the scene as 'Papa Sven', Sven Vath returns to Bristol on 20th December
In:Motion 2019 / Perpetual: Âme + More in Bristol
Motion In:Motion 2019 / Perpetual: Âme + More
Bristol’s illusive Perpetual series returns to Motion on Saturday 14th December.
In:Motion 2019 / We Are The Brave in Bristol
Motion In:Motion 2019 / We Are The Brave
We Are The Brave boss Alan Fitzpatrick makes a welcome return to Bristol on Saturday 7th December for a label showcase.
Apex 7th Birthday /w Rebekah in Bristol
Lakota Apex 7th Birthday /w Rebekah
Apex 7th Birthday at Lakota!
Into Darkness in Bristol
Lakota Into Darkness
Into Darkness returns for one final show before the year ends..
In:Motion 2019 / Solardo Presents Higher in Bristol
Motion In:Motion 2019 / Solardo Presents Higher
Cheeky Mancunian duo Solardo return on Friday 6th December to present their Higher party with Black Girl / White Girl, Chris Lake and Heidi.
Cylon Recordings x Noise Test II in Bristol
The Island Cylon Recordings x Noise Test II
Loxy's Cylon Recordings and Noise Test meet again for a night of unleashed works
Utopia x Dad Bod Boogie: Folamour & Mafalda in Bristol
Lakota Utopia x Dad Bod Boogie: Folamour & Mafalda
Bristols finest party starters bring Folamour & Mafalda to Lakota
In:Motion x Snowbombing in Bristol
Motion In:Motion x Snowbombing
Snowbombing launch their festival with an electrifying party on Saturday 23rd November.
Giant Swan plus special guests  in Bristol
The Loco Klub Giant Swan plus special guests
It’s time. Giant Swan’s first Bristol sighting in over a year..
The Blast present DJ Marky & Friends - Bristol in Bristol
The Trinity Centre The Blast present DJ Marky & Friends - Bristol
DJ Marky returns to Bristol with his DJ Marky & Friends crew for a night of unparalleled energy!
In:Motion / Camelphat in Bristol
Motion In:Motion / Camelphat
Camelphat return to Bristol for one of our most anticipated nights of the year
Chop Shop Presents: Western Lore in Bristol
The Island Chop Shop Presents: Western Lore
Chop Shop Presents record label Western Lore at the Island - Breakbeat and Jungle
Tuff Life 003 x Instra:mental & Laksa in Bristol
The Loco Klub Tuff Life 003 x Instra:mental & Laksa
Instra:mental return with their first record in 8 years. To celebrate, Tuff Life welcome the Boddika and Jon Convex project to Loco Klub.
BK2SKL: The Klub Kiwi Tour Bristol in Bristol
Crofters Rights BK2SKL: The Klub Kiwi Tour Bristol
Klub Kiwi comes to Bristol for their uk tour!
Blue Mountain Halloween: Devilman Live Pa in Bristol
Blue Mountain Blue Mountain Halloween: Devilman Live Pa
The drum and Bass father Devilman tears up Blue mountain for a Halloween spectacular in DNB
24hr Garage Girls - Halloween Boat Party in Bristol
Thekla 24hr Garage Girls - Halloween Boat Party
After another huge takeover at Boomtown Fair as well as touring the globe with their signature sweet UKG sound of winding basslines & old sc
The Dark Side III: Anetha (Halloween Special) in Bristol
The Island The Dark Side III: Anetha (Halloween Special)
Blocaus co-founder and resident debuts in Bristol
Digestive Chamber Halloween Special in Bristol
Basement 45 Digestive Chamber Halloween Special
Halloween madness//DnB//Jungle//Garage//140//Bassline
Phonic Locker w/ Upsammy + Glances in Bristol
The Island Phonic Locker w/ Upsammy + Glances
Upsammy + Glances 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.