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Bristol Clubs & Nightlife

— All Bristol's electronic & dance music listings.

The best place to buy tickets for dance music events in Bristol.

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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

Deep Discs 1st Birthday at the Coroners Court in Bristol
Deep Discs 1st Birthday at the Coroners Court in Bristol Tickets
with Pender Street Steppers, Josey Rebelle, Jon Rust, Deep Discs
Nebula Presents Tom Trago in Bristol
Nebula Presents Tom Trago in Bristol Tickets
House and disco night at Lakota
Jungle Vision in Bristol
Jungle Vision in Bristol Tickets
Ed Solo b2b Deekline b2b serial killaz
Wheel It Relaunch Party! - President T in Bristol
Wheel It Relaunch Party! - President T in Bristol Tickets
Our relaunch party with President T, Deadbeat UK, Zha and more!

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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Odo // Elias Mazian (Voyage Direct, Amsterdam) in Bristol
Odo // Elias Mazian (Voyage Direct, Amsterdam) at The Island in Bristol
We welcome Elias Mazian to Bristol for his solo UK debut. An up and comer not to be missed.
Tornado Wallace in Bristol
Tornado Wallace at The Island in Bristol
Soul Shake taking over the Island cells

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.


Re:form Chapter III in Bristol
Jack of Diamonds Re:form Chapter III
Jungle, Breakcore and Hardtek
Minotaur Sound #4 - Save The Date in Bristol
Blue Mountain Minotaur Sound #4 - Save The Date
Back to the Beast's Lair for Epic Techno & Deep House
Bristol Bass Collective x Major#Bass in Bristol
Blue Mountain Bristol Bass Collective x Major#Bass
Hannah Wants - PLAY Tour in Bristol
Motion Hannah Wants - PLAY Tour
Hannah Wants - PLAY Tour
Present Tense #2: Miles Atmospheric in Bristol
Take Five Cafe Present Tense #2: Miles Atmospheric
Miles Atmospheric (AER / ART / Aesthetic Audio / Freerotation)
Schwet with Agnes Aves in Bristol
The Stag And Hounds Schwet with Agnes Aves
DJs spinning post-punk, psychedelia, underground techno, mutant disco, world music, krautrock etc.
Late Nite Gathering in Bristol
Take Five Cafe Late Nite Gathering
One of Bristol's very best underground dance parties
CAKE / 002: Jack Sparrow, Ishan Sound & Buggsy  in Bristol
The Black Swan CAKE / 002: Jack Sparrow, Ishan Sound & Buggsy
Jack Sparrow, Ishan Sound, Buggsy, Sepia B2B C-Side B2B Muttley, Cake DJ's + Room 2 CNCPT Collective take over
Ballistic Bass Bristol Launch W/ BOU + DUTTA in Bristol
Blue Mountain Ballistic Bass Bristol Launch W/ BOU + DUTTA
Nu:Motion Presents: Into the Abyss... in Bristol
Secret Location Nu:Motion Presents: Into the Abyss...
An experience which is unknown to everyone, combing music with art and culture.
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.