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

CHEWY SHE + Tryme at The Louisiana
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electronic disco pop punk pop punk
Dirty Cash + Dub Catalyst + CJ Sparse at The Louisiana
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electro dubstep dub hip hop swing
Eden Rain at The Louisiana
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pop synthpop indie rock singer-songwriter
Crawfish at The Louisiana
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alternative r&b R&B blues soul
Department S Club Night at The Louisiana
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disco soul northern soul funk
Buried in Bermuda EP Launch Party at The Louisiana
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rock alternative rock punk grunge post rock
The Xaviers at The Louisiana
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indie pop psychedelic rock rock classic rock indie rock
Angélica Garcia at The Louisiana
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punk
Sunnbrella at The Louisiana
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experimental pop synthpop indie rock shoegaze experimental
Two Day Coma + Special Guests at The Louisiana
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rock alternative rock indie rock
Hot Lobby + Xempa + more at The Louisiana
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disco metal grunge soul
One Night With BMS at The Louisiana
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alternative pop neo soul new wave pop R&B
Mike Crawford at The Louisiana
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rock-and-roll alternative rock
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
Nature TV at The Louisiana
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indie rock
Gurriers at The Louisiana
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rock alternative rock indie rock post-punk
VRAELL at The Louisiana
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Get a feel for The Louisiana

Our recent recommendations for The Louisiana

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.

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