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Bristol’s best gigs

Every week, the Headfirst editors trawl through all of the live music listings on the website and pick the best gigs for you to go to. Our event selections range from classical music concerts at St George’s Hall to smaller, local musician’s gigs at The Canteen or the Exchange.

Check out this week’s Bristol gig selections over on the Headfirst Facebook page and don’t forget to like us for ticket alerts and announcements about interesting bands coming to Bristol.

Tickets for Bristol gigs

In 2016, Headfirst Bristol launched an online ticket shop for live music events. Inspired by local cooperatives and community interest companies like the Bristol Cable and The Island, Headfirst provides an ethical and respectful place to buy tickets for gigs in Bristol. Our booking fees are low (usually 50p per ticket) and we strive to help support independent live music events as much as large concerts at venues like Bristol Beacon or Marble Factory.

Upcoming gigs in Bristol

DEAFDEAFDEAF / EROTIC SECRETS OF POMPEII / WAKEY W in Bristol
DEAFDEAFDEAF / EROTIC SECRETS OF POMPEII / WAKEY W in Bristol Tickets
Live at rough trade - DEAFDEAFDEAF / EROTIC SECRETS OF POMPEII / WAKEY WAKEY RISE & SHINE
Katherine Priddy in Bristol
Katherine Priddy in Bristol Tickets
Delivering original songs with emotional maturity, depth and a tenderness.
STANLÆY in Bristol
STANLÆY in Bristol Tickets
STANLÆY will be performing her 2019 Rif EP live with a band
Kathleen Frances in Bristol
Kathleen Frances in Bristol Tickets
Making her hometown debut!
Spirit of the Beehive in Bristol
Spirit of the Beehive in Bristol Tickets
Saddle Creek signees make their Bristol debut!

Live music venues in Bristol

Bristol’s gig venues play an essential and often overlooked role in the city’s music scene. A spectrum of venues provides a ladder for new bands and musical talent to ascend. DIY spaces like Dareshack and Strangebrew provide a testbed for the screaming synthesisers and and guitars that will undoubtedly become part of Bristol’s future. Check out Headfirst’s Bristol venues page to discover which kind of performances and concerts you can expect from each gig venue.
First live gig for one of Bristol's best guitarists.
Ruth Goller’s an underground jazz legend. Now she turns her hand to bewitching ECM / Meredith Monk inspired ethereal vocal works with Skylla. For fans of everything from Cocteau Twins to Jan Garbarek to Stanlaey. 'SKYLLA' is the solo project of composer and bassist Ruth Goller - featuring herself on bass guitar and vocals, as well as outstanding UK vo

Recommended Gigs

Caroline in Bristol
Caroline in Bristol Tickets
An intimate show "in-the-round" from Rough Trade signee's caroline
Caroline in Bristol
Caroline in Bristol Tickets
An intimate show "in-the-round" from Rough Trade signee's caroline
Albertine Sarges and Johanna Warren in Bristol
Albertine Sarges and Johanna Warren in Bristol Tickets
1% of One ... Presents .. Albertine Sarges and Johanna Warren
Ellie Gowers in Bristol
Ellie Gowers in Bristol Tickets
Her music embeds a fierce energy that echoes the 60’s folk revival.
STANLÆY in Bristol
STANLÆY in Bristol Tickets
STANLÆY will be performing her 2019 Rif EP live with a band for an extra special and rare performance, featuring guest Alun Elliot-Williams
Hannah James and Toby Kuhn in Bristol
Hannah James and Toby Kuhn at The Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol
If you’re looking for warmth, honesty and musical excellence, look no further. This folk is full of soul.
Enforced + Support in Bristol
Enforced + Support at Rough Trade Bristol in Bristol
Richmond, Virginia hardcore/thrash crossover reckoning force.
Dazed x Motion - Warehouse Rave in Bristol
Dazed x Motion - Warehouse Rave at Motion in Bristol
We're back in Bristol with a bang! As always we're bringing the freshest names in Drum & Bass + tickets are available from only £5!
MARDI GRAS - Day Festival in Bristol
MARDI GRAS - Day Festival at Barrelhouse in Bristol
An all day festival at Barrelhouse Bristol celebrating Mardi Gras
HEY COLOSSUS in Bristol
HEY COLOSSUS at Rough Trade Bristol in Bristol
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.

Gigs in Bristol today

Most of Headfirst’s visitors come to discover new bands and live music in Bristol. We’re proud to be Bristol’s most complete gig listings resource, complete with a full breakdown of gigs in Bristol today and tour dates for the next six months. A sterling selection of open mic nights (particularly along Gloucester Road), provide ample midweek entertainment for would-be talent scouts.
Ruth Goller’s an underground jazz legend. Now she turns her hand to bewitching ECM / Meredith Monk inspired ethereal vocal works with Skylla. For fans of everything from Cocteau Twins to Jan Garbarek to Stanlaey. 'SKYLLA' is the solo project of composer and bassist Ruth Goller - featuring herself on bass guitar and vocals, as well as outstanding UK vo

Local bands and musicians

Local musicians are the lifeblood and new energy that constantly rejuvenates Bristol’s venues and performance spaces. Graduates from Bristol University’s Music course and BIMM provide regular injections of talent ranging from electronic music producers to classically trained pianists and orchestral musicians. Some of Bristol’s most successful bands are the first to point out that their inspiration comes from other local bands and gigs they’ve attended; with this in mind Headfirst is careful to include as much local talent as possible in it’s gig guide.

In addition to attending gigs you can also support Bristol’s musicians by buying their records from independent stores like Idle Hands Records and Christmas Steps Records.
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