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

Ant-Trouble at The Louisiana
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punk post-punk art rock
Harmer Jays EP Launch - Gaza Fundraiser at The Louisiana
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pop experimental pop folk-pop
Mike Crawford at The Louisiana
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rock-and-roll alternative rock
McDermott & North at The Louisiana
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indie folk indie pop ska soul
CELLAR DOOR at The Louisiana
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psychedelic rock alternative rock post rock experimental exhibition
Audio Citizens & Friends at The Louisiana
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rock alternative rock punk pop punk
Hesta Banks Album Launch - Eyes Forward at The Louisiana
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pop singer-songwriter jazz soul
Yakul at The Louisiana
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Alpaca Presents | The Silver Lines at The Louisiana
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alternative rock indie rock
Jack J Hutchinson at The Louisiana
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blues-rock hard rock rock classic rock
TUSKS at The Louisiana
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alternative pop pop experimental pop singer-songwriter experimental
ORCHARDS at The Louisiana
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alternative rock indie rock
Great Lake Swimmers at The Louisiana
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country traditional folk folk folk rock folk-pop
MEMORIALS at The Louisiana
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rock psych experimental drone jazz
Nature TV at The Louisiana
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indie rock
Liana Flores at The Louisiana
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Gurriers at The Louisiana
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rock alternative rock indie rock post-punk
VRAELL at The Louisiana
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Blood Wizard at The Louisiana
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pop alternative rock indie rock punk folk
The Kairos + special guests at The Louisiana
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rock classic rock alternative rock indie rock shoegaze
Dylan LeBlanc at The Louisiana
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alternative rock country indie rock folk singer-songwriter
Half Happy at The Louisiana
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Get a feel for The Louisiana

Our recent recommendations for The Louisiana

This is not a drill: Thorny is back with another irregular offering from the fringes of performance art. With Swansea’s finest goblincore bard Buoys Buoys Buoys, freakazoid anti-folk five-piece punk collective The Freakshow, T4T’s George Avill in experimental noise performance meltdown + tender singer-songwriter torch songs from Thorny’s very own Órla Bligh. Buoys Buoys Buoys / George Avill / Orla Bligh / Freakshow + more TBC

Snarling, chaotic, punked-out rock burners, Pleasure Dome are the high octane Bristol band you need to curb your Idles obsession. Catch them before they blow the hell up. The Pleasure Dome, Wakey Wakey Rise & Shine, Sometimes, AVA

Sell out warning! Japrocksampler meets Krautrocksampler via deliciously acid-fried heavy space rock oozing with doom-laden fuzz solos and psych-out electronics. Dhidalah are ripping this genre a new one from the Far East alongside Guruguru Brain label mates Kikagaku Moyo and Minami Deutsch. DHIDALAH live at The Louisiana.

Leather felines feral with the garage disease, frothing at the mouth with psychobilly madness - the best band from Basingstoke since Basingstoke began? Fuck it, Pussycat & the Dirty Johnsons might be the fiercest, scuzziest rock band since the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Let them claw your itch, FFO: the Cramps, Horrorpops, the Creepshow, the Fuzztones. DIRTY ROCK N ROLL / RIOT GRRL / PSYCHO SURF

Classic Louisiana triple-threat of local treasures: post-cowpunk newbies Boys celebrating their debut EP launch with high-calibre support from baroque pop-rock four-piece Milkie and infectious crankwavers Pet Insurance. Essential FFO: Katy J Pearson, English Teacher, Du Blonde, Prima Queen, Low Girl. Boys EP release - ‘New Age Cowgirl’. With support from Milkie and Pet Insurance.