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Folk Nights & Acoustic Music in Bristol

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Bristol's Folk & Acoustic Scene

Like jazz, folk is an extremely broad genre. From Joan Baez and Joanna Newsom to Bon Iver and the Fleet Foxes to Sheelanegig and Beirut, the folk field is vast. Fortunately when it comes to catering for such a broad spectrum of live music, Bristol excels. ***** Folk venues in Bristol
For off-centre Twee and Anti-Folk, be sure to check out what's on at the Louisiana and check the Start The Bus listings. Cafe Kino and The Arts House both on Stokes Croft also host occasional anti-folk bands and solo musicians.

For less lo-fi and more straight up folk, key venues include: The Leftbank, The Lansdown in Clifton, The South Bank Centre and The Folk House.

For more feisty folk bands keep an eye on gigs at The Attic and check out our gypsy jazz listings.

The folk big-guns and pop-crossover 'stars' like Noah and The Whale, Seth Lakeman and Mumford and Sons will be found at the biggest Bristol Venues (Colston Hall, o2 Academy and St George's Hall). For these gigs, arrive early as big folk events (at St Georges Hall in particular) can come packaged with some great (and potentially better) support artists.

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The Lanes
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
Jam Jar
Seas Of Mirth & Ushti Baba + PsychoAcoustic Goat
Bristol big banger double headliner! Get immersed in some downright wonky delights and some sub aquatic sensory fun.
The Louisiana
Pictish Trail - POSTPONED
Colston Hall presents at The Louisiana
Nadia Reid
The award winning NZ based folk artist returns to Bristol
The Lanes
Exploring Birdsong
Exploring Birdsong at The Lanes, Bristol - Seated, Social Distanced Event
Jam Jar
Daoirí Farrell - Rescheduled
Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track
Crofters Rights
Luke Marshall Black
Crosstown Concerts presents... Luke Marshall Black at Crofter's Rights, Bristol
The Forge, Bristol
Jake Xerxes Fussell
Durham, North Carolina's Jake Xerxes Fussell is one of the finest interpreters of old songs around.
St George's Bristol
Talisk Reschedulled
One of Scotland’s most popular folk groups to emerge in the last decade, Talisk return to Bristol in May 2020 - headlining the city’s stunni
The Wardrobe Theatre
Rachel Baiman - Rescheduled
Well versed in a variety of fiddle traditions including Old-Time, Bluegrass, Scottish and Canadian styles, Rachel Baiman is a versatile and
Downend Folk Club @ Frenchay Village Hall
India Electric Co. + support TBC
India Electric Co. headline Downend Folk Club's April concert at Frenchay Village Hall
Dana Gavanski
BBC 6 Music approved, Toronto based Dana Gavanski returns to Bristol
Crofters Rights
Agata Single Launch (New Date TBC)
Agata Single Launch at The Crofters Rights
Fishstock 2021
DIY punk all dayer
Jam Jar
Moulettes at The Jam Jar
Psychedelic Art Rock // Prog // Folk