The Louisiana

The Louisiana

Bristol's most important indie venue.


An essential tour stop for any emerging indie artist the Louisiana is Bristol's prime indie and folk venue. Literally everyone who's anyone has played the Lousiana on their way to the top, and I mean everyone. Muse, Kings of Leon, White Stripes, Bloc Party, Coldplay, The Libertines, The Strokes... all have graced the Lousiana's modest stage.

What's On At The Louisiana

BOYS + MILKIE + PET INSURANCE at The Louisiana
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alternative pop art pop pop rock pop indie rock
Alpaca Presents | Ellie Evans + Support at The Louisiana
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alternative pop indie pop pop rock indie rock
PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS at The Louisiana
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rock-and-roll alternative rock punk post-punk garage rock
CELLAR DOOR at The Louisiana
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alternative rock post-punk folk experimental exhibition
Mandrake Handshake at The Louisiana
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alternative rock indie rock
Toby Sebastian at The Louisiana
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MR BEN AND THE BENS / SAVAGE MANSION / LUNA LAKE at The Louisiana
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psychedelic rock soft rock garage rock psych folk rock
Maruja at The Louisiana
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rock alternative rock punk post-punk
Dead Pages + Stan Elliot, Leo Baby at The Louisiana
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indie rock traditional folk folk rock folk-pop
Vince Freeman at The Louisiana
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Dirty Nice at The Louisiana
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indie pop experimental pop indie rock
PARKAS Farewell Show + support from Sol Feo at The Louisiana
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rock indie rock garage rock
Blue Bendy at The Louisiana
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DHIDALAH at The Louisiana
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experimental rock noise rock psych
Angélica Garcia at The Louisiana
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punk
Jack J Hutchinson at The Louisiana
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blues-rock hard rock rock classic rock
Nature TV at The Louisiana
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indie rock

Get a feel for The Louisiana

Our recent recommendations for The Louisiana

New femme-fronted art collective Cellar Door host their first multimedia extravaganza in the Louie’s basement promising soundscapes, paintings, sculptures, installations, live music from Bled (Bristol’s premiere crayola goths) + more V-day joy than you can shake a deflated heart balloon at. EXHIBITON OF THE ARTS & LIVE MUSIC

Sell out warning! Hear ye hear ye! This is THE seasonal cheer choice for any self-respecting slacker-rock rat. Follow the piper’s tune of another Brek Rec New Years smasher at the Louis, ft festive cover sets from label faves Langkamer, Milo’s Planes and Ex Agent + DJs til the wee hours. Another big silly knees-up

Sell out warning! DIY scream-rap / trap metal sensation coming up through Earache Records with a nihilistic take on blown-out-bass drill meets sheet metal guitar stylings FFO: SCARLXRD, Ghosetmane, Lil Darkie, Gizmo, Witchouse 40k, Nascar Aloe. THE ABSENCE TOUR

Intimate basement live & recorded album launch from the sprawling, skronking, Big Fuss Ensemble. Bringing you primal no-wave improv free jazz in an all-star octet ft. electronics, harp, sax, flute + more. Recommended FFO: Lounge Lizards, Sun Ra, Sons of Kemet, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp. Monthly recorded residency in the Louisiana basement

Perfect power pop purism from Philly packed with dreamy college road trip singalongs and lo-fi noise - we don’t deserve music this catchy in 2023! With support from loveable emo-folk-punk trio Toodles & The Hectic Pity, expect sincere jangly smiles FFO: Big Star, Tony Molina, Guided By Voices, Teenage Fanclub, Remember Sports. US indie rockers in Bristol with Toodles & The Hectic Pity and Lande Hekt