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Daytime festivals, intimate gigs and rumbling basslines all feature in Headfirst Bristol's weekend listings.

Trending live music in Bristol this weekend

There are more than 59 gigs happening in Bristol this weekend and we've managed to collect them all onto this one page. The event listings below include all the local bands and musicians playing on both Friday and Saturday evenings. If you are planning on going to any of the larger gigs and concerts this weekend we strongly recommend buy tickets in advance from our ticket shop.
New Year / New Noise 5 (Night Two) tickets
SOLD OUT: NYNN W/ GIANT SWAN ––– Giant Swan were one of Bristol’s breakthrough acts in 2017, decimating clubs and festivals across Europe with their brand of blown-out techno, as well as releasing their best 12” yet on Timedance. Their first show of the year is this Saturday at the unique converted working mans' club The Brunswick Club, as part Howling Owl Records fifth & final 'New Year/New Noise' weekender. Last tickets
New Year / New Noise 5 (Weekend Ticket) tickets
NEW YEAR / NEW NOISE –––– Howling Owl Records’s annual celebration of ‘Art/Noise/Reaction’ climaxes over 3 nights at The Brunswick Club. Proceedings are topped by Philadelphia’s Moor Mother, her seething ‘hardcore poetry/blk girl blues’ rising to the forefront of experimental circles in ‘17. Bristol-boys-done-good Giant Swan are sure to brew up a cathartic blow-out, after a relentless ascent this year, becoming one of the most talked about live techno duos in Europe. S4U add a spectral quality to their 90s RnB romanticism, whilst Nervous Conditions are a promising young art-rock/post-punk gang. Plus expect more exploratory electronics from Vessel, E B U and many more. Tickets:
Noods Radio 2nd Birthday: Mr Ho(Klasse Recordings) tickets
EDITOR’S PICK: NOODS BIRTHDAY WEEKENDER –– Fri 1st - Sun 3rd December Nobody embodies Bristol’s enduring DIY spirit better than the Noods Radio​ crew. Over the last two years the team have hosted countless live-streams, pop-ups, parties and pub sessions, all with a sense of fun and creativity unrivalled in this city. Join them for a weekend of parties celebrating two years in the business. On the Friday, Klasse Recordings / Klasse Wrecks co-head Mr. Ho Music Page​ takes over The Black Swan​ for a night of tripping house, bleep techno and Japanese disco. On the Saturday, the crew open up their studios for a day of open-invite live streams. Finally, on Sunday, they return to their spiritual home at The Surrey Vaults​ for a day of pints and post-punk. Just remember to book the Monday off work. Tickets: hdfst.uk/E42066 Listen: soundcloud.com/the-ransom-note/mr-ho-the-ransom-note-mix
Musu Terrace Party ft. Pender Street Steppers tickets
It’s no secret that Vancouver is home to one of the best house music scenes on earth right now. Its distinctive sound - lush, languid and lo-fi - has been imitated everywhere, but nobody comes close to matching original Mood Hut favourites Pender Street Steppers and Hashman Deejay. Both play Musu's day-and-night double bill this weekend - a must for fans of dreamy pads, new age synths and pots-n-pans percs. PSS (Day): £5) Hashman Deejay (Night): £4)

This Weekend's Trending Clubnights

We started Headfirst in 2008 and since then we have seen Bristol's weekend nightlife programme week upon week. Currently Bristol's clubnights are some of the most diverse and innovative in the UK, ranging from small venues like Cosies and The Island to larger clubs like Motion and Blue Mountain. The best of this weekend's club events are below.

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Friday

Gigs & Live Music
The Cube
Barbara Morgenstern + Rosena
Visionary folktronica from Berlin + support from Bristol's own
Zed Alley
Chris Webb (full band gig) with Jack Cookson
Chris Webb teams up with Company of Thieves members to play one-off full band gig!
The Old Market Assembly
Camo Clave
EP launch for tropical trailblazers Camo Clave
Exchange
Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer
Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer
Crofters Rights
Blue Orchids/Flux Capacitors/Short Stories
Founding member of The Fall, Martin Bramah, with his band Blue Orchids.
Motion
In:Motion / Love International
Love International lands in the west country.
Bristol Folk House
Ian Perry
His expressive, jazz-tinged voice, multi-layered guitar style and evocative lyrics are captivatingly original and flowing.
Cafe Kino
Speak Brother - Meet Me In The Chaos Tour
Speak, Brother come to Bristol for the first time to celebrate their new single "Meet Me In The Chaos"
Bristol Folk House
Ian M Perry/Iseley-Perry Live
An evening of songs brimming with poetry and soul
No.1 Harbourside
The Hawkmen
Dance the night away to Bristol's own, The Hawkmen!
Mr Wolfs
The Syllabilillists Album Launch - [Live Hip Hop]
The Syllabilillists debut album launch live @ Mr Wolfs on Friday 23rd november 2018
El Rincon
Megs Emrys Band
Folk Rock with a touch of Peruvian magic
Salt Cafe
Café Elektric / Olive Haigh
European jazz-blues trio / Folk-pop autoharp
Fiddlers
The Spitfires
The Spitfires are heading to Bristol on their exciting UK tour
Hamilton House
Cure Cabaret
Off The Wall Performance, Created & Curated by Bristol Artists.


The Marble Factory
kraftwerk re:werk + Max Cooper Live AV set
Kraftwerk's iconic album Trans-Europe Express is the starting point for this symphonic-electronic joyride on the autobahn
Exchange
In The Balance Records Showcase
In the Balance Records first Bristol showcase
The Canteen
Fraser and the Alibis
Embrace feel good jazz at it’s finest that will get you up and swinging in no time.
Corner 77
TRANSLATIONS
A showcase of Bristol's best up and coming musicians
LEFTBANK
Waggles (DJ set)
Great tunes from all over the world
O2 Academy
Levellers
O2 Academy Bristol
Clubnights
Crofters Rights
SisterWorks Club Nights
1st Birthday // B2B Special
The Plough Inn
Random HiFi at The Plough
A club night pub disco featuring a proper uplifting mix of everything.
The Lanes
PHUCT
PHUCT are well stoked \m/ to confirm that we will be back once again to rock the Lanes with Bristol’s Best and Longest Running Monthly Rock
The Attic Bar
Ruffneck Ting Takeover - Part 13
Bristol's legendary D'n'B/Jungle event is back at The Attic!
Brisco
Brisco Presents: Knarette
Musician, producer, DJ. Founder of GlitchDex takes of the 1s & 2s
Lakota
Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody
Secret Venue
Distilled Microlab: 001
We're taking the party to some of Bristol's great untapped venues
Cosies
Eminent w/ Mutual Attraction, Zobol & Ulex
Eminent w/ Mutual Attraction, Zobol & Ulex
Other Events
The Station
The Last 5 Years
The cult musical comes to Bristol
Alma Tavern and Theatre
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Alma's in-house company bring Williams' classic text scorching back to life.
PRSC
The Constant Drone
A new play set in a world afraid of silence
The Wardrobe Theatre
Oedipuss In Boots
A devilishly funny anti-Christmas comedy from The Wardrobe Theatre, the company that spawned Reservoir Mogs and Rocky Shock Horror

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
Exchange
Worm Disco Club present; Joe Armon-Jones LIVE.
Brownswood artist and super talented Keys player from Ezra Collective w/ full 7 piece band!
The Old England Pub
Stolen Body Presents: Paul Jacobs w/ Guru
Paul Jacobs comes back with a new release - Easy - out on October 19th through Stolen Body Records.
Thekla
Dr Feelgood
Dr. Feelgood, Thekla
No.1 Harbourside
Bronte Shande and Friends
Prepare for a truly mesmerising performance from an exquisite vocalist.
Mr Wolfs
The Tin Pigeons + The Lasting Days
Tin Pigeons play Mr Wolf's - Bristol on their 'You're No Fun' Uk Tour.
The Canteen
Brass Junkies
Embrace feel good jazz at it’s finest that will get you up and swinging in no time.
Lansdown, Clifton
Steve Page
Moonshine & Dust - an American Story
The Attic Bar
Too Many T's
Support from Binbag Wisdom and Lady Nade
Fiddlers
Doreen Doreen
Bristol's best party band
The Stable Bristol
T-Tones
Pop and funk band from 9.30pm
Clubnights
Arnolfini
Housework ft: upsammy (Nous'klaer De School)
Housework w/ upsammy, Shanti Celeste, Gramrcy, Golesworthy & Daisy Moon
Basement 45
House of Disco presents Inclusion
Come to our house where everyone is welcome.
Take Five Cafe
[Ipman//Tramma] Sudatorium
Intimate UK Techno, Leftfield, and Bass party at Take 5 Cafe
Corner 77
Date Night W/ Nicky Soft Touch, Jnr Smooth & Red
An evening of house, disco and RnB in the heart of Stokes Croft.
Motion
In:Motion / Claptone and The Masquerade
Claptone and The Masquerade comes to Bristol
O2 Academy
Enchanted Forest Rave in Bristol
The World's most magical club night transforms...
Jack Of Diamonds
Subsonic with the Scratch Perverts
Subsonic brings the legendary Scratch Perverts to Bristol!
To The Moon
IT: Night Ride (FrEe!)
We're back on the 1's and 2's in To The Moon playing a mix of Rock 'n' Roll, Indie, Funk and Soul bangers!
Other Events
Bristol City Hall
St Peters Hospice Christmas Market
St Peter’s Hospice is pleased to announce that now in its 38th year, our annual Christmas Market will be held on Saturday 24th November!
Averys Wine Cellars
Arch House Deli Cheese and Wine Tasting
Spend an evening than with friends, wine and a selection of fantastic cheeses.
Alma Tavern and Theatre
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Alma's in-house company bring Williams' classic text scorching back to life.
Alma Tavern and Theatre
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Alma's in-house company bring Williams' classic text scorching back to life.
PRSC
The Constant Drone
A new play set in a world afraid of silence
The Wardrobe Theatre
Oedipuss In Boots
A devilishly funny anti-Christmas comedy from The Wardrobe Theatre, the company that spawned Reservoir Mogs and Rocky Shock Horror
Crofters Rights
Bzzaar Jumble Sale
We have a limited amount of spaces so book in quick!

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
The Lanes
Medicine Boy // Black Doldrums // Superdrone
Fuzz Club South African dream dark psych duo Medicine Boy's Bristol debut!
Cafe Kino
Off Grid
Ambient, Experimental & Dance
The Bristol Fringe
Hot Club de Bristol followed by Jack Calloways
Hot Club de Bristol Hot Club de Bristol followed by Jack Calloways ban
Brisco
Faux Furr & Big Knickers - Drag Queen Karaoke
Drag Queen karaoke, performances and games
The Gallimaufry
Forth & Back
Golden Era Hip-Hop House Band
The Canteen
Leon Hunt and Jason Titley
The pair have a technical wizardry of working folk and Americana so tightly.
The Tobacco Factory
Troyka
Balkan and middle eastern 5 piece
LEFTBANK
Joe's Juke Joint
with Joe Strouzer's Three Piece Chicken Orchestra
Clubnights
To The Moon
Liquid Lunar Sessions #17 - liquid dnb open decks
Our monthly liquid dnb end of the weekend chill!
Other Events
Caraboo Projects
Earth Energies: Guided Walk of Bristol
A drawing walk along the energy lines of Bristol