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WHATS ON / BRISTOL / Friday 20th May 2022

What's On Friday 20th May — in Bristol

A complete list of live music and nightlife for Friday 20th May.

Trending Gigs & Live Music

DHIDALAH (Guruguru Brain) + REDMOOR in Bristol
DHIDALAH (Guruguru Brain) + REDMOOR in Bristol Tickets
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Schwet with Holy Tongue & Ex-Agent in Bristol
Schwet with Holy Tongue & Ex-Agent in Bristol Tickets
Psychedelic post-punk/dub trio and jazz-ish No-wave skronk.
Dele Sosimi Quintet + Folu (DJ) in Bristol
Dele Sosimi Quintet + Folu (DJ) in Bristol Tickets
One of the most important voices of Afrobeat
Outlandish Nights: Club Débris and Gathering Night in Bristol
Outlandish Nights: Club Débris and Gathering Night in Bristol Tickets
Join us in a beautiful woodland amphitheatre for a night of Quebec-inspired folk tunes
KEEP DANCING INC in Bristol
KEEP DANCING INC in Bristol Tickets
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions & Gravy Train.
Cup O'Joe + Charlie Limm in Bristol
Cup O'Joe + Charlie Limm in Bristol Tickets
Cup O'Joe headline Downend Folk Club's May concert

For all 53 events on Friday 20th — See the left hand column.

SHOW CALENDAR
LIVE MUSIC: 22 EVENTS
Crofters Rights
DHIDALAH (Guruguru Brain) + REDMOOR
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Strange Brew
Schwet with Holy Tongue & Ex-Agent
Psychedelic post-punk/dub trio and jazz-ish No-wave skronk.
The Jam Jar
Chai Free Party: Ebi Soda + Ramnastax + Wavysof
Chai Wallahs: Free Party feat Ebi Soda +++
The Old Market Assembly
Dele Sosimi Quintet + Folu (DJ)
One of the most important voices of Afrobeat
Boiling Wells Amphitheatre, Boiling Wells Ln, Bristol BS2 9XY
Outlandish Nights: Club Débris and Gathering Night
Join us in a beautiful woodland amphitheatre for a night of Quebec-inspired folk tunes
The Lanes
KEEP DANCING INC
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions & Gravy Train.
Downend Folk Club @ Christ Church Downend
Cup O'Joe + Charlie Limm
Cup O'Joe headline Downend Folk Club's May concert
The Crofters Rights
chaos.sequence EP release show + special_guests
Chaos.sequence celebrate the release of their new ep, performing alongside handpicked supporting artists
The Ill Repute
Amun-Ramen feat. Henry Slim
Psychedelic folk, psych rock, and blues from the Egyptian god of instant noodles
Amba House / The Sundial Kitchen
Sundial sessions: 3 fab folk acts
Three fabulous Bristol folk artists playing an intimate gig at The Sundial Kitchen, Amba House, BS3 4TU.
Mr Wolfs
Mellowmatic + The Embassy
“This music is outta sight!” – Soup from Jurassic 5
Fiddlers
The Abyssinians supported by The Real SkaDub
Live & Direct from Jamaica The Abyssinians Plus support from The Real SkaDub
Exchange
When Rivers Meet
When Rivers Meet at Exchange
The Orchard Coffee and Co
FridayNightSeries x Phil King
“Always Lyrical, Tuneful and Emotional, lovers of the darker side of folk and roots music will find plenty to enjoy!
Lost Horizon
COSTA DEL HORIZON
DJ Takeover x Moylan Family + Street Food + Drink Dealzz = Summer @LH HQ
The Canteen
The Good, the Bad & the Funk
Classic Funk, Acid Jazz and Boogaloo
The Stable, Bristol
The Gin Bowlers
Trad Jazz, hot Jazz and party vibes with serious swing!
The Thunderbolt
‘ROSIE AND THE TRICYCLE "Single Launch"
ROSIE AND THE TRICYCLE "Single Launch" + Neko + Tawney Falls
Exchange
Giant Sky
Giant Sky at Exchange
The Lansdown
Shanghai Shuffle // Live
Live Music from Shanghai Shuffle
CLUB NIGHTS: 15 EVENTS
Thekla
Shall Not Fade Festival Launch Party
Interplanetary Criminal Main Phase Killa P Malaika DJ Pantha Prozak
Crofters Rights
Brown Excellence 4: Gimme some more
The Brown Excellence party returns to Crofters for their last show of the season
Strange Brew
Livity Sound w/ DJ Plead, Tristan Arp & Anina
Bass heavy dance music for your head and your feet from Bristol institution Livity Sound
Dareshack
Atypical w/ Eksish, Chiv & Jimmy
Minimal, House, Techno & everything in between :)
Mickey Zoggs
Mickey Zoggs Session
Human Resources take over at Mickey Zoggs
To The Moon
Goldman Trax & Friends
Goldman showcases a rare early night party
The Cloak and Dagger
Reggaeton Latin Party
Launch party for our new night feat guest DJS Aldo Roma and Saul Chacon
Dare to club
Deviant Desires
BDSM/FETISH and KINKS
Cosies
Inesse w/ NOOKIE
Old skool rave & unity...
Pam Pam Bristol
So Fetch - 2000s Party (Bristol)
Bristol, you are So Fetch! Join us for the UK's ultimate 2000s party, come sing and dance to that 00s magic <3
The Love Inn
Love International X Test Pressing Presents
Love International X Test Pressing Presents - Fantastic Man, Apiento, Dave Harvey & Ellie Stokes
Gravity Bristol
DTM Bristol • 90's vs 00's FREE RAVE!
The best DJs playing your favourite genres every week!
The Lanes
Disco's Stu's Jungle Boogie
Disco Stu is the king of Disco Music and he's bringing his Jungle Boogie to The Lanes!
The Hare on the Hill
On the Decks: Trust Exercises w/ Friends
Bringing people together through music and conversation
NON MUSIC: 16 EVENTS
Walking tour, Bristol City Centre
The Land's Heart Is Greater Than Its Map
An emotional, cartographic resistance piece by Ramzi Maqdisi & Olivia Furber. Who has the right to claim the history of places and objects?
The Mount Without
Communion: Night Two
A trio of bold new performance and dance work from Tom Marshman, Cree Barnett Williams, and Yos Clark
The Cube
Party: Viva Las Vegas
A Show Starring The Best Trans/Non-Binary/Female Comedic Talent
Arnolfini
A Hare-Marked Moon
The story of how a Buddhist holy monument came to be built in Yorkshire
The Grain Barge
Barnacle Comedy Club
Bristol's Boat Based Comedy Club returns with headliner Josh Pugh
Sidney & Eden
Bristol Comedy Den: Weekend Early Show
Top level comedy in the basement of a brilliant Bristol venue
Sidney & Eden
Bristol Comedy Den: Weekend Late Show
Top level comedy in the basement of a brilliant Bristol venue
The Trinity Centre
Be Part Of (UK Premiere)
Be Part Of is an explorative theatre performance led by Monika Truong asking whose voices are heard and represented in our society
The Downs, Bristol
Foodies Festival | 20th-22nd of May
Bristol Foodies Festival 2022 – a celebration of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music
The Wardrobe Theatre
Dreamworld by Amelia Gann
Cathy works at the local leisure centre. She dreams of being a performer, but every time she gets on stage something dreadful happens.
Bristol Old Vic
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting
Raquel Meseguer Zafé leads an intimate audio journey exploring the depths of human connection and the subversive act of lying down
Bristol Old Vic
Birthmarked
Brook Tate tells his story of a young gay Jehovah's Witness coming to terms with his sexuality and finds his feet (and high heels...)
The Bristol Improv Theatre
This Is Your Musical
Prepare to be amazed as you witness the creation of a brand new musical theatre show, courtesy of The Bristol Improv Theatre’s flagship musi
Alma Tavern and Theatre
What If All This Is Real
This twisted dark comedy explores the outcome, when we fast forward to the end in a flaming ball of hedonism.
Circomedia
ENSEMBLE
Ensemble, our second-year show, celebrates the idea of working together during a time when our society has been fractured.