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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.

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The rest of our pop listings are in the column to the left.

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Cafe Kino
Mega Bog
Paradise of Bachelors signee, last in Bristol with Big Thief
To The Moon
Bring Your Own Tracks 28 (Open Decks/DJ Showcase)
BYOT is a networking event and showcase for DJs, and possibly one of the most truly eclectic nights of music in Bristol.
Dare to Club
Semi Peppered w/ DJ DTRH, Dame Area, Donnagan
Prepare to step into an industrial synthesised Wonderland
Kingsdown Vaults
Moody Will & The Roll
Moody Will & The Roll in Bristol
The Hare on the Hill
Sounds About Right!... a vintage vinyl cornucopia
Sam of DJ Records spins vintage vinyl all night long
The Lanes
ROBERT SOTELO
Robert Sotelo live (Glasgow / Upset The Rhythm), plus guests.
The Golden Lion
The Pangollians
Rockabilly with a twist
Crofters Rights
Dutch Criminal Record at The Crofters Rights
Dutch Criminal Record are back for another raucous Bristol headline
Gravity
BED Mondays: Jason Donervan Meet & Greet!
This week we want to show our appreciation to our rock, our flame, our muse - Jason Donvervan ♥
Crofters Rights
Cousin Kula
Psych-Pop 6 piece , Pocket Sun on support
The Old England Pub
Jabu + Serpente + Kelman Duran
Jabu performing new material (featuring Daniela Dyson) + Serpente's Bristol DEBUT + Kelman Duran's incredible live show...unmissable.
The Thunderbolt
JESSICA BOSWELL ‘Alive UK Tour’ + Danny McMahon
JESSICA BOSWELL ‘Alive UK Tour’ + Danny McMahon
The Old England Pub
Livia Rita: Kissing Futures
Be transported to a synthesiser-drenched world of Livia and her gang of eco-witches + local support
LEFTBANK
Wig 'n' Balls Presents: Pop Quiz & Boozy Bingo
With some games full of cheeky innuendos and hysterical call out's, we bring you boozy bingo & a not so normal pop quiz
To The Moon
Random Patterns
Let random patterns soundtrack your Friday evening with a mix of strange sounds, familiar grooves and danceable rhythms
The Old England Pub
Pretty Criminal and Quantock Road
Quantock Road & Pretty Criminal co-headline the Old E
Zed Alley, Bristol
Make Mine Country
Celebrating the Diversity that is UK Country Music
Liberty House Bristol
KUTUMBA
YOGA, FOOD, CACAO, MUSIC DAY AND NIGHT EVENT!
The Thunderbolt
The Genius of David Bowie playing Space Oddity
The Genius of David Bowie playing Space Oddity and other songs (50th anniversary album show)
The Old England Pub
Beverly Shrills / IdleGod
Beverly Shrills and IdleGod at The Old England
Rough Trade Bristol
Art School Girlfriend
Signed to Paul Epworth's Wolftone, Polly Mackey brings Art School Girlfriend back to Bristol
Rough Trade Bristol
Doomsquad
Live + Signing (FREE ENTRY)
O2 Academy
Electric Six
O2 Academy Bristol
Liberty House
Samantha Lindo ‘Lips‘ Single Launch
Mesmerising vocals with full band weaving together soul, trip-hop and UK jazz to create a style that is not easily box-able.
The Crypt of St John
Garcia - 'Higher' Release Show, Healing Music E01.
What is ‘healing music’? “It’s the opposite of escapism."
Glitchbristol Info
ISOLDE: 'Elements' EP Launch Party
Singer-songwriter/producer, ISOLDE, releases 2nd EP + support from Claire Northey.
St George's
Emily Magpie
Multi-instrumentalist Emily Magpie fuses a spellbinding mix of folk, electronica and pop.
The Lanes
★ FAT LIP ★ I'm a Celeb Party! 30th November @The
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
O2 Academy
Björn Again
O2 Academy Bristol
Crofters Rights
Pet Shimmers - National Treasure - Courier
shimmery treasures to kick off Christmas party season
Exchange
My Life Story / Out of my Hair
Mighty Britpop sensation My Life Story return to Bristol on World Citizen tour
Rough Trade Bristol
KLAUS JOHANN GROBE
The Soft Disco Train is stopping in Bristol
Crofters Rights
IT: Anna Colette & The Average Men + Support
Anna Colette & The Average Men bring their debut single release show to Crofters!
The Old England Pub
Pavlove // Loralie
Pavlove and Loralie at The Old England, Bristol.
Exchange
Ead Wood Single Launch
Ead Wood Single Launch
our home venue as per ;)
PLU Medieval Christmas
PLU Medieval Christmas Dance Party
Circomedia
Mesadorm + Murmuration Choir
Mesadorm return to Bristol to raise the house with the 68 voices in the name of Climate Justice.
The Old England Pub
Space Jelly Jams feat. Ghoul Gang
A day of fabulous music and spooky art at The Old England
O2 Academy
Aldous Harding
O2 Academy Bristol
Rough Trade Bristol
Wax Music Sixth Birthday
Celebrate six years of Wax Music with Trudy & The Romance, Feet, Do Nothing and more
Crofters Rights
Paper Dragon Launch
Paper Dragon are launching their very first live show to coincide with their Debut release 'New Religion'.
Cafe Kino
Cardboard Club Nights Presents: Wendy Miasma
The summer sizzler to warm our winter
Exchange
The Pleasure Dome + Josh Ace + Clunk
Live Music @ The Exchange Basement
Rough Trade Bristol
BLUE HAWAII
Trance, acoustic, UK garage, trip-hop and house, lighthearted and groovy.
The Louisiana
The Cat Magic
Bristol dream pop 4-piece return to the Louisiana
The Louisiana
Breakfast Recs & Waxslax Present: NYE at The Louis
Bring in the New Year with music, karaoke and general funtimes from Breakfast & Waxslax
The Old England Pub
NYE at The Old England
Stress free NYE with hotshot international DJ's + Bristol all-star cover bands hosted by Alastair Shuttleworth
Steam
Steam's New Year's Eve: ABBA live performance
Steam's New Year's Eve Presents: Abba Disco with a live performance from The ABBAholics
Crofters Rights
A night with FAIRY BOY
FAIRY BOY's debut headline set // support from FRANKIE DELTA
Crofters Rights
Purple Pilgrims
Flying Nun Record (Aldous Harding, Mermaidens) psychic dreamy sisters Bristol debut!
Crofters Rights
IT: Les Flair & Anima Grooves
Electro Pop duo make their Bristol debut!
O2 Academy
Caravan Palace
O2 Academy Bristol
The Cube
VANISHING TWIN + TARA CLERKIN TRIO
Gravy Train proudly present: Vanishing Twin, plus Tara Clerkin Trio.
Rough Trade Bristol
Lower Dens
Baltimore based indie pop group make their Bristol return
The Cloak and Dagger
The Genius of David Bowie playing hours…
The Genius of David Bowie playing hours… and other songs (20th anniversary show)
Crofters Rights
Black Marble
Sacred Bones Lo-Fi dark pop cult Black Marble will be finally playing Bristol for the first time!
Rough Trade Bristol
Smoke Fairies & guests
Rough Trade Bristol & Fantome presents
Thekla
(Sandy) Alex G
The cult icon makes his long awaited return to Bristol
Exchange
HMLTD
HMLTD made their much-anticipated return earlier this year, signing to a new label (Lucky Number) and releasing their new single ‘Loaded'
St George's Bristol
Damien Jurado
with support from Dana Gavanski
The Fleece
Girl Ray
Alternative London three-piece return with pop fuelled stomper of a record
The Lanes
THE WANTS
NYC / Council Records / Members of Bodega.
Exchange
Hotel Lux
Rousing Brits Return To Bristol On Headline Tour
Crofters Rights
Tempers
NYC synthwave duo Bristol comeback!
The Fleece
Jay Som
Jay Som heads to Bristol following the release of sophomore effort 'Anak Ko'
The Trinity Centre
CocoRosie
CocoRosie expertly create the kind of weird, whimsical world we can only dream of
O2 Academy
Lightning Seeds
Jollification 25th Anniversary Show
O2 Academy
Roachford
O2 Academy Bristol
The Fleece
Quelle Chris
Quelle Chris performs live in Bristol, for the first time...after-party included.
Exchange
Devon Welsh
Montreal-based singer, songwriter, and artist Devon Welsh presents his delicately crafted songs at Exchange.
Exchange
MAXIMUM SPIRIT ECONOMY! PHARMAKON + MORE TBA
Pharmakon returns to shudder the city.