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Bristol's Pop Scene

80s pop, 90s pop, Bristol has all kinds of pop. Go down the Harbourside on any night of the week and the streets are packed with queuing punters going out to hear the latest tracks and pop classics from days gone by. Bristol's thriving club scene means you can go out and hear almost any music. Another key area is the Clifton Triangle (especially for students) where cheap nights and drink deals at clubs like Po Na Na and Mbargo's are all the rage.

On the live circuit, you can experience plenty of pop music in Bristol. Like any major city, larger concert venues cater towards and music and, along with Cardiff, Bristol is one of the key cities in the West (and South-West) for any international touring act to be playing. Larger venues like the O2 Academy and Colston Hall are great places to see groups of all kind.

Our recent pop recommendations

Free entry intoxicating dream pop feels! MØAA mixes brooding Slowdive nostalgia with Chromatics anthemic sheen and the smell of pine trees in the rain. MØAA + LORCÁN at Crofters Rights.
La Vida Es Un Mus Discos approved minimal, monophonic synth-driven pop. Sounding like a dreamy coldwave’d Spanish winter on the road with the Human League back catalogue. FATAMORGANA + FEVER 103 + ORRYX at Crofters Rights.
Ukranine’s answer to the Knife / Fever Ray: dystopian electro-pop madness with deep folk connections and costume pageantry. Go_A were the best thing at Eurovision 2021, now they’re hitting the road to raise money for their home country. Expect massive flute breakdowns in the dance….. Go_A + LEO at The Lanes.
Avant-pop post-classical strings meets automated MIDI madness for a maelstrom of contemporary sounds from the cutting QWAK edge. For fans of: Arthur Russel, CURL, This Mortal Coil, Orange Milk Records, Still House Plants. QWAK club #10: Ailie Ormston & Tim Fraser at The Cube.

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WHAT OUR EDITORS SAY

Liquid Library is opening a portal at Bristol's favourite shape/arts cinema. We are bringing you three flavours of fortean, nth dimensional pop music.
The critically acclaimed Anatolian rock and Turkish Psychedelic Folk band Altin Gün have built a strong reputation for fusing past and present to make brilliantly catchy, upbeat pop music, as seen with their Grammy-nominated second album, Gece.
18+ event. TUYS is a four-piece band established in Luxembourg and now based in Berlin, creating driving indie rock and emotive psych pop music with chiming guitars, synths, and wide-ranging vocals in three-part harmony. The band also heavily focuses on visual art and navigates on the threshold between fiction and reality with a satirical edge.
THE LONELY TOURIST: Bathos fuelled pop gems from Bristol based Glaswegian with guitar. Plays 'Beard Pop' or Pub-Step 'Classic underdog pop music' - Steve Lamacq 6 Music https://www.facebook.com/lonelytouristmusic http://www.lonelytourist.bandcamp.com/
The Cube
Jack Goldstein; Wendy Miasma; Mopi Dykk
Liquid Library in the cube with some gay-ass synths
Dareshack
HUBB Records - Volume 4 Launch Party
Join us to launch our 4th Volume of artists with music from Freddie Lewis, G U Y, El Knight and The New Cut.
Strange Brew
Back to the Future w/ Bayete, Disk Frisk & more
Cosmic club diggers take you on a journey through Africa, the French Islands, the Caribbean and 80's / 90's electronic oddities
Mr Wolfs
Kololo + Sukie
4 pals blending vocal harmonies and trippy production
Exchange
TFA
TFA at Exchange
Phoenix Pub
DTYM - Bristol Pride Fundraiser
DTYM is an LGBTQ+FRIENDS night
Mecure grand hotel
Charity Whitney Houston Tribute Show
Kieshia Chun’s interpretation of the late great Whitney Houston
The Lansdown
Horror Without End Presents... Alien
'Horror Without End' explores the intersections of class, capitalism and horror cinema.
Crofters Rights
Spang Sisters // Holy Loaf // Dick Dent
WAX PRESENTS: Spang Sisters + Holy Loaf + Dick Dent (£8)
The Jam Jar
Jacob Dersley: The Adolescence Tour
Capture the beauty of adolescence with Jacob Dersley Live on his debut tour.
Sidney & Eden
Sing Song with Pom Pom
Get ready for a special Pride Edition of Drag Karaoke!
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Summer Lates Series
We are delighted to present a series of Summer Lates!
Lost Horizon
CROTCH x CONQUEER Pre-Pride Special
Bi-Weekly space for Queer Party and Resistance
Lost Horizon
The Drag Queen Bingo Show: Lost Horizon!
Drag show, live singing & gameshow classics with a twist
The Cube
Dan Weltman, Eva May + DJs
Dan Weltman album launch, Rivers In My Mind
Strange Brew
Club Blanco w/ Loverfingers & Chez de Milo
Club Blanco returns to Strange Brew with LA selector Lovefingers
Lost Horizon
Brizzle Boyz, An Official Bristol Pride Afterparty
Bristol's premier queer punk drag king cabaret show brings you a MASSIVE Pride celebration!
Lost Horizon
Queer House Party - Brizzle Boyz After-After Party
Brizzle Boyz' Official Bristol Pride After-After Party w/ Queer House Party, CHIYO + House of Mannington
The Attic Bar
Drag Queen Bingo Sunday Funday
Drag Queen Bingo, 80s music, courtyard party, Sunday Funday, food and drink
The Lanes
W. H. LUNG + PALE BLUE EYES
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Grain Barge
Open Mic
Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!
Seamus O'Donnell's
Silent Garden
Lover of all beautiful life process and spiritual path..
Lost Horizon
CROTCH
Bi-Weekly space for Queer Party and Resistance
The Ill Repute
Sugarmoon
"Bristol's leading folk-pop force" – Tap The Feed
Dawkins Brewery
Modern Queers Launch Party
A belated party for the launch of Modern Queers - a posted international newsletter for queers!
Zed Alley
No Alternative: 22
Post-punk//synth//bleak disco//free party
Exchange
Briston Maroney
Briston Maroney at Exchange
Seamus O'Donnell's
Woodchuck
Lively Local Guitarist and Singer
Exchange
Illegal Data #15: BABii / Iceboy Violet & more...
BABii (Live) / Iceboy Violet (Live) / Stolen Velour (DJ) / Tlya X An (Live) / Mun Sing b2b NE$$ (DJ)
Exchange
Cheerbleederz
Cheerbleederz at Exchange
Lost Horizon
CROTCH
Bi-Weekly space for Queer Party and Resistance
The Thunderbolt
CBOD :Lessens + Moon TV + Kill Mirror Image
Camemberts Boxs' last gig in a while brings local heroes Lessens and Moon TV to the Thunderbolt
The Lanes
STYLE: Non Stop Taylor Swift & Harry Styles
The Taylor Swift vs Harry Styles party comes to The Lanes, Bristol!
The Cube
The Inaugural Post-Pride Homonormativity Cleansing
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Present Post-Pride Cleansing
Crofters Rights
Crofter's Rights Live Indie Night
Head down to Crofter's Rights to watch some quality live music from three great bands!
Zed Alley
TYRANNY
Goth - Industrial - EBM - Electronic
Lost Horizon
CROTCH
Bi-Weekly space for Queer Party and Resistance
Crofters Rights
Fika Album Launch
Groove laden 8-piece neo-soul collective Fika launch 'Respiration, Vol. 2'
The Thunderbolt
JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND // Lonely Tourist
Otways big band are back! With support from Lonely Tourist
Seamus O'Donnell's
Woodchuck
Lively Local Guitarist and Singer
Lost Horizon
CROTCH
Bi-Weekly space for Queer Party and Resistance
Oxwick Farm
Inglefest 2022: 19th - 21st August
Grassroots independent festival showcasing the best of the South West!
Dare to Club
F I E N D I S H - August 2022
Goth, Industrial & EBM Fetish Dance Party
The Louisiana
M(h)aol
Why don't you study my gender?
Exchange
Specialist Subject Weekender
Specialist Subject Weekender at Exchange
The Marble Factory
Tank and the Bangas
The New Orleans outfit craft shimmering, poetic soul infused with gospel, R&B, pop and then some.
The Marble Factory
Tank And The Bangas
Tank and the Bangas’ sound is effervescent.
Strange Brew
Xenia Rubinos LIVE
Xenia Rubinos’ music fuses Latin rhythms, downtempo R&B and electronic pop experimentations.
The Jam Jar
boci ALBUM LAUNCH + ÂELLIN + Solomon O.B
Violin looper and singer-songwriter 'boci' releases her first album alongside an 8-peice line-up of local musicians
The Lanes
APOLLO GHOSTS + HAMBURGER
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Lost Horizon
CROTCH
Bi-Weekly space for Queer Party and Resistance
The Old England Pub
DRAG - Single Release Party
DRAG live, with special guest MONIKA BADLY
The Trinity Centre
Soccer Mommy
Alt-indie with synth-filled nods of new wave and goth
Crofters Rights
GLUE TRIP
Presented by BLG Promotions.
Exchange
URIN, DESINTEGRACION VIOLENTA & INSTANT RUIN
International punk and hardcore at Exchange, plus local support
The Trinity Centre
Katy J Pearson
Critically acclaimed folk-indie with a pop twist
Rough Trade Bristol
Dana Gavanski
Following a triumphant second album release, Dana Gavanski makes her return
Exchange
Jack Cullen
Jack Cullen at Exchange
Seamus O'Donnell's
Woodchuck
Lively Local Guitarist and Singer
Lost Horizon
CROTCH
Bi-Weekly space for Queer Party and Resistance
Crofters Rights
DUCKS LTD. (Carpark Records)
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
LAURA STEVENSON + KATIE MALCO
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Bristol Fringe
Goodrich - Album Launch Party
The official launch of ‘The Last Bastard’, by Goodrich
The Lanes
DUMMY
FFO: Silver Apples, Laraaji, Velvet Underground, Stereolab, Cluster, Antena, My Bloody Valentine, Haruomi Hosono, Carl Sagan, Yo La Tengo, F
Lost Horizon
CROTCH
Bi-Weekly space for Queer Party and Resistance
Rough Trade Bristol
BABEHEAVEN
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Gravity Bristol
DTM Bristol • Freshers Mega FREE RAVE!
The best DJs playing your favourite genres every week!
Crofters Rights
VR SEX
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
WYLDEST + JEMIMA COULTER
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Lost Horizon
CROTCH
Bi-Weekly space for Queer Party and Resistance
The Lanes
The Taylor Swift Party Returns! • Bristol
It’s a love story baby just say yes… ❤️ WE ARE BACK!
Exchange
The Dears
Montreal based indie rockers return to Bristol
Strange Brew
Soak LIVE
Singer-songwriter from Derry, Northern Ireland - 'a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking' (Guardian)
Exchange
Fleurie
Fleurie at Exchange
Redgrave Theatre
Cass McCombs
Striking alt-pop with sharp lyricism
Seamus O'Donnell's
Silent Garden
Lover of all beautiful life process and spiritual path..
Exchange
Apre
Apre at Exchange
Crofters Rights
DIVORCE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
XENO & OAKLANDER
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Cassia
Tropical indie guys
Seamus O'Donnell's
Woodchuck
Lively Local Guitarist and Singer
The Louisiana
JERRY PAPER
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae.
Lost Horizon
Charlotte Dos Santos
Norwegian-Brazilian singer makes her Bristol debut!
Crofters Rights
BOOTBLACKS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
GEMMA CULLINGFORD + RODNEY CROMWELL
Gemma Cullingford from Sink Ya Teeth. Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Strange Brew
POSTPONED: Spirit of the Beehive LIVE
US alternative indie band just signed to Saddle Creek make their Bristol debut!
Strange Brew
Poppy Ajudha LIVE
The neo-soul / R&B singer arrives in Bristol as part of her 'The Power in Us' tour 2022
Exchange
Bleach Lab
Bleach Lab + support at Exchange
Dare to Club
F I E N D I S H - November 2022
Goth, Industrial & EBM Fetish Dance Party
SWX
Animal Collective
Simple Things proudly presents: Animal Collective live at SWX
The Lanes
DEHD
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
SWX
Black Midi
H E L L F I R E
The Trinity Centre
Nina Nesbitt
Alt-pop with chilled out indie vibes
Seamus O'Donnell's
Woodchuck
Lively Local Guitarist and Singer
Strange Brew
Zombie Zombie (Live) + Support TBA
Etienne Jaumet, Cosmic Neman & Jérôme Lorichon's electropop band, whose work re-interprets the music of John Carpenter and Sun Ra
Crofters Rights
CAMILLA SPARKSSS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Marble Factory
YARD ACT
Presented by 1% of One and Gravy Train.
The Trinity Centre
Billy Nomates
Brutally honest, humorous, post-punk
Strange Brew
Namasenda LIVE
Swedish singer and songwriter from Stockholm synonymous with the pop and electronic PC Music label - Presented by Damnatio Memoriae
Seamus O'Donnell's
Woodchuck
Lively Local Guitarist and Singer
Crofters Rights
ALICE BOMAN
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
ARON
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.