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Reggae Nights in Bristol

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Bristol's Reggae & Dub Scene

While it's still possible to see reggae legends like Lee Perry and Horace Andy at Bristol's large venues (ie Colston Hall and the o2 Academy), live reggae in Bristol is fewer and farther between. Dub and 'soundsystem culture' on the other hand, are literally huge. For the big dub and roots soundclashes, keep an eye on whats on at the Trinity Centre in Bristol, most notably Unity in Dub who's guest soundsystems have included Irration Steppas and the mighty King Earthquake.

On a much smaller scale look at Cosies listings for their weekly roots and reggae night and check whats on at the Attic (attached to the Full Moon on Stokes Croft). Pure ragga, bashment or dancehall events in Bristol are pretty rare, instead a reggae room is a pretty common fixture at big nights at venues like Lakota. ***** The rapid growth of dubstep in Bristol has brought with it a rekindled interest in modern dub (aka digi-dub aka future dub) and has led to some unlikely dub bookings like Mad Professor at Shit the Bed in the Motion listings.
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Jam Jar
Flamenco Thief: Full Band Performance
Album Launch night with a full band performance.
Easter Compton, Bristol
Badgerfest 2018
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The Canteen
The Tremor Tones
The Tremor Tones are a seven-piece band of musicians from Bristol and London who deploy old-school vocal harmonies, punchy brass arrangement
The Oxford
Junior Bill - Live @The Oxford
Ska-hop quintet playing Urban Reggae/Dub/Ska ​
No.1 Harbourside
JSSO Dub Project
JSSO dub Project are ‘Komodo’s’ Rory Thomas-Lawton on lap top, keys and analogue mixer with members of The Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra.
Lakota
1991, Keeno, Skankandbass, Special Guest TBA // Fr
1991, Keeno, Skankandbass, Special DNB Guest TBA
The Gallimaufry
Captain Jamaica & The Mellotones
Rocksteady classics, reworks and original tunes
The Attic Bar
Banana Bombs with Remarc
Banana Bombs with Remarc / RSD / Chris Munky / Token
Thekla
ESO 1st Birthday: Kahn & Neek, Sir Hiss b2b Jook +
We celebrate our 1st birthday, what a year its been... Come join us for what is set to be a very special night at Thekla!
St Paul's Church, Southville bs3
Bemmy Lanterns Launch Gig
Troy Ellis and his Hail Jamaica Band plus The Brass Disciples
The Loco Klub
Sticky Fingers
An amazing 3 band line up. Dance all night to delectable sounds and tasty tunes
Fiddlers
Mad Apple Circus - Album Launch
Mad Apple Circus - Designer Music album launch plus support from JB Conspiracy
The Black Swan
DUBCULT // Von D / Kai Dub / Rider Shafique
Reggae to Dubstep - A proper dance for the community
Lakota
TRiBE of FRoG 18th Birthday
Celebrating 18 years of Tribe of Frog. 6 rooms of music and mayhem!
The Bell
Don't Test! 019
Music To Make You Stagger!
To The Moon
Loco Disco
Come join us at To The Moon Bristol for night of Multi-Genre Mayhem with That Loco Sound Residents.
Bristol Co.LAB
Co.LAB + Revinyl Sessions (Free Entry)
Open Decks Session & Revinyl Resident DJs
Jack Of Diamonds
Bambi Legs Present - Sound System Sessions - Prt1
Bambi Legs are back in town. Providing Heavy Weight Bass music therapy to the masses inside truly immersive, psychedelic environments.
Lakota
Intrinzic x Balter Festival
Intrinzic x Balter Festival : A celebration of worldwide rave culture and the genre-less boundaries of electronica.
The Attic Bar
Soothsayers
Soothsayers / Camo Clave / Area Boys
The Island
Timedance [Final Chapter pt. I]
The first of the three Timedance parties kicks off with Bruce, Mun Sing and Sybil
To The Moon
Space Pirates 11 - Rum Party ft Don't Test DJs
Yes yes! After it's awesome 10th session celebration earlier this year, we took a little break but now Space Pirates is back!
The Tobacco Factory
Solana
Klezmer, Folk, Reggae and African melodies
Bristol Old Vic
Windrush: Movement of the People
Featuring an uplifting soundtrack from calypso, jazz and blues to ska, gospel and reggae, Windrush: Movement of the People is a lively celeb
Bristol Old Vic
Windrush: Movement of the People
Featuring an uplifting soundtrack from calypso, jazz and blues to ska, gospel and reggae, Windrush: Movement of the People is a lively celeb
To The Moon
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CHEYNE STOKES (LIVE) BAMBI REDUX (LIVE) + DJ HEMP (TRIBE OF FROG) & DEZ
The Black Swan
◄State of Emergency► The Apocalypse!
So it's that time you've all been waiting patiently for... STATE OF EMERGENCY is back for our second show of the year!!!
Cosies
Level the Vibes w/Roots Youths & Ramon Judah
DJ Kullar (Roots Youths) & Ramon Judah @ Cosies playing dubplates, specials and one-aways from back in the day!
Lakota
Psyched 5th Birthday
Celebrating 5 years of Psyched
Pipe and Slippers
Late Night Tales DJs
Late Night Tales DJs' Benjamin Smith threads the best Late Night tracks together with inspiration from his own record collection.
O2 Academy
Toots and The Maytals
Jamaican ska legends to perform in Bristol
Blue Mountain
Freerange x SYSTEM
We team up with one of our favourite labels to bring some of Dubstep's finest to Bristol!
The Elmers Arms
Fun It Up! - 20/10/18
Fun It Up! is bringing the sounds of 60's Jamaica Back To Bristol
Blue Mountain
Dub Of The Dead (Artikal Music vs Lion Charge)
Subsist Presents: J:Kenzo // Youngsta // Von D // LSN // Cimm // Halcyonic & G Roots
The Old Market Assembly
The Undercover Hippy (full band) + DJ Asine
“Like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest, & The Sleaford Mods” Tom Robinson 6Music
The Gallimaufry
Captain Jamaica & The Mellotones
Rocksteady classics, reworks and original tunes
Take Five Cafe
Shiver: Jungle [£1 Entry]
Jungle blasting out of a big soundsystem at a vibesy venue right in the heart of Bristol!
Thekla
Chainska Brassika / Bare Jams
Chainska Brassika perform at Thekla
The Island
Timedance [Final Chapter pt. II]
Part two of our final series of parties at The Island with Bambounou, Laksa, Anina
The Brunswick Club
The Brunswick Club: I Will Survive
A celebration of the past/future of the Brunswick w/ experimental music and workshops
Anson Rooms
Gentlemen's Dub Club
Fiesta Bombarda host the grand return of the nine-piece dub, ska and roots reggae collective GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB at the Anson Rooms.
The Old Market Assembly
Junior Bill
Passionately delivered global-local collage of Reggae, Latin, Punk, Portuguese rap and Cardiffian stories.
The Black Swan
Coki, Commodo, Pinch, Samba, Bengal Sound & more
We venture into a new venue with some of dubstep's OGs and new blood