The Lanes

Retro bowling alley meets music venue in Bristol city centre.


The 'Live at the Lanes' concept takes the bowling alley into the night with regular events and parties that incorporate dining, bowling and dancing. The venue utilises its kitsch, retro status to host regular disco, ska, reggae and Motown events. Promoters like Pop Bubble Rock, Department S and Dub Voyager bring local and occasional national talent to the Lanes where the focus is firmly on good times.

What's On At The Lanes

ENOLA at The Lanes
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indie rock punk post-punk grunge
FIESTA GASOLINA W/ BUSHBBY, NGAIO & YUSUF SUAVE at The Lanes
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dancehall reggaeton cumbia salsa
★ FAT LIP ★ Slam Dunk Festival Takeover at The Lanes
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post-hardcore emo rock punk pop punk
smol fish  + Hamburger + Sweet Juno at The Lanes
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pop alternative rock indie rock
BETTER JOY + HOUND at The Lanes
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indie pop alternative rock indie rock art rock
WYCH ELM + BIRDFEEDER + ENABLING BEHAVIOUR at The Lanes
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alternative rock indie rock post-punk grunge psych
Would You Like a Boogie x Artifex Productions at The Lanes
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house disco disco house deep house
UTO  + EL KNIGHT at The Lanes
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electro experimental pop synthpop
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative at The Lanes
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metal rock classic rock alternative rock punk
GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS + CLUB BRAT at The Lanes
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alternative rock punk post-punk noise rock experimental
Late Night Funk Club: Friendly Records DJs at The Lanes
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deep funk disco hip hop soul funk
LA SÉCURITÉ at The Lanes
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new wave indie rock punk post-punk art rock
BON ENFANT at The Lanes
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experimental pop country psych folk rock
KARKARA at The Lanes
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rock garage rock psych experimental
Napoleon Dynamite's 20th Birthday Party at The Lanes
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pop classic rock indie rock
CHROMA at The Lanes
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pop rock alternative rock indie rock punk
BIBLE CLUB at The Lanes
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punk post-punk psych
ASTREL K at The Lanes
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indie rock psych experimental
VALA at The Lanes
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indie pop indie rock
SPIELMANN at The Lanes
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pop synthpop indie rock

Get a feel for The Lanes

Our recent recommendations for The Lanes

Bushbby gets right to the sauce on the decks, distilling the soundsystem cultures of Colombia and the UK from Manu Chao to dancehall riddims, dembow and steamy pop cuts. With Booty Bass prime mover and Ngaio and Yusuf on the bill too, Gasolina’s your new destination for regular reggaeton fire. FIESTA GASOLINA W/ BUSHBBY, NGAIO & YUSUF SUAVE at The Lanes.

Free entry! Shimmering sentimental jangle-rock from Glaswegian four-piece The Plastic Youth, here to croon nostalgic sweet nothings into your eager earholes. Balancing Frankie Cosmos-style indie pop with 60s-tinged garage-psych, pretty much a perfect springtime discovery FFO: Alvvays, Men I Trust, Beach Fossils, Foxygen, Woods, Whitney. THE PLASTIC YOUTH live at The Lanes.

Free entry / PWYC! Spellbinding bubblegum haze and girl group spook rocketing straight outta Detroit with retro psych-pop perfection. Sure to be a woozy garage runaway hit FFO: Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, La Luz, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Beach Boys. SHADOW SHOW live at The Lanes.

Free entry / PWYC infectious nu-metalcore straight outta Stoke-on-trent with amazing local support from blackened hxc punks Vicarage and ToTouchTheFaceOfGod’s lethal mathcore bludgery. Big FFO: Coal Chamber, Deftones, Botch, Norma Jean, Deafheaven, Slaves. Free entry gig presented by BLG Promotions

Free entry / PWYC ritualised prog-skronk. Last seen cloaked in red blowing the stage wide open for eager Acid Mothers Temple initiates; Codex Serafani sound like early King Crimson reborn in the orgiastic fire of some heathen goddess. Essential discovery FFO: Sun Ra, Boredoms, Gnod & White Hills, Amon Düül II. FREE ENTRY SHOW!