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What's On in Bristol This Weekend

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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.
Camp Elsewhere 2019 tickets
A bold new event from Simple Things Festival - Bristol founder and Colston Hall programmer Matthew Aitken will take place in a private forest this June. For their first public outing (the event follows a private pilot last year), the organisers of Camp Elsewhere are being extremely cautious with the 'festival' label instead likening the weekend to more of a camping-trip-with-a-lineup and placing it's stunning coastal-forest location centre stage alongside a solid music and arts programme. It's enthusing to find a tiny event with proper toilets, hot showers and no queues where an emphasis on relaxation is not at odds with a vibrant music lineup - and proof that a holistic ethos does not mean booking a bunch of worn out hippy bands... Punctuating a weekend of workshops, beach walks, talks and glowing campfires are these artists: The Wave Pictures Rozi Plain Juan Wauters Pet Shimmers SNAPPED ANKLES Yosi Horikawa Breakfast Records Leafcutter John Alabaster dePlume Rachael Dadd ICHI + Qu Junktions Showcase + Ambient Forest + Nature Disco TICKETS Early-Bird £50 General Release £67.50 Kids 5-15yrs £20 Kids 0-5yrs free Buy here: www.campelsewhere.co.uk
Camp Elsewhere 2019 tickets
A bold new event from Simple Things Festival - Bristol founder and Colston Hall programmer Matthew Aitken will take place in a private forest this June. For their first public outing (the event follows a private pilot last year), the organisers of Camp Elsewhere are being extremely cautious with the 'festival' label instead likening the weekend to more of a camping-trip-with-a-lineup and placing it's stunning coastal-forest location centre stage alongside a solid music and arts programme. It's enthusing to find a tiny event with proper toilets, hot showers and no queues where an emphasis on relaxation is not at odds with a vibrant music lineup - and proof that a holistic ethos does not mean booking a bunch of worn out hippy bands... Punctuating a weekend of workshops, beach walks, talks and glowing campfires are these artists: The Wave Pictures Daniel Blumberg Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay Gwenifer Raymond bell lungs Ben Vince outsidefilm showcase Boss Morris Rozi Plain Juan Wauters Pet Shimmers SNAPPED ANKLES Yosi Horikawa Breakfast Records Leafcutter John Alabaster dePlume Rachael Dadd ICHI + Ambient Forest + Nature Disco TICKETS Early-Bird £50 General Release £67.50 Kids 5-15yrs £20 Kids 0-5yrs free Buy here: www.facebook.com/events/831500243868103/ www.campelsewhere.co.uk
Camp Elsewhere 2019 tickets
A bold new event from Simple Things Festival - Bristol founder and Colston Hall programmer Matthew Aitken will take place in a private forest this June. For their first public outing (the event follows a private pilot last year), the organisers of Camp Elsewhere are being extremely cautious with the 'festival' label instead likening the weekend to more of a camping-trip-with-a-lineup and placing it's stunning coastal-forest location centre stage alongside a solid music and arts programme. It's enthusing to find a tiny event with proper toilets, hot showers and no queues where an emphasis on relaxation is not at odds with a vibrant music lineup - and proof that a holistic ethos does not mean booking a bunch of worn out hippy bands... Punctuating a weekend of workshops, beach walks, talks and glowing campfires are these artists: The Wave Pictures Daniel Blumberg Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay Gwenifer Raymond bell lungs Ben Vince outsidefilm showcase Boss Morris Rozi Plain Juan Wauters Pet Shimmers SNAPPED ANKLES Yosi Horikawa Breakfast Records Leafcutter John Alabaster dePlume Rachael Dadd ICHI + Ambient Forest + Nature Disco TICKETS Early-Bird £50 General Release £67.50 Kids 5-15yrs £20 Kids 0-5yrs free Buy here: www.facebook.com/events/831500243868103/ www.campelsewhere.co.uk
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

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

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
Rough Trade Bristol
Wax Music Sixth Birthday
Celebrate six years of Wax Music with Trudy & The Romance, Feet, Do Nothing and more
Fiddlers
Sheelanagig Xmas Party ft. Rura + Julu & Heg
Back for another Xmas extravaganza of Folk Mayhem Sheelanagig take this opportunity to invite a bunch of friends for an evening of foot stom
The Old England Pub
Space Jelly Jams feat. Ghoul Gang
A day of fabulous music and spooky art at The Old England
Circomedia
Mesadorm + Murmuration Choir
Mesadorm return to Bristol to raise the house with the 68 voices in the name of Climate Justice.
Mr Wolfs
Bass Choir + Shunya // DJ Lune
15 strong choir belting out DnB and UK Garage Classics.
The Stable, Bristol
The Bare Souls at The Stable
A 7-piece with a sound that moves from sleazy blues, through sultry soul, to good old fashioned rock and roll.
The Canteen
The Trouble Notes & Good Habits
Pan cultural mix of folk and pop
O2 Academy
Aldous Harding
O2 Academy Bristol
The Old Market Assembly
Moonshot
One of Bristol's longest established ska outfits
The Attic Bar
Talisman / Jazz Reggae Sessions & More!
One of Bristol's finest live Reggae acts are back and ready to party once again.
The Thunderbolt
SPEAKING IN TONGUES (Talking Heads Tribute)
SPEAKING IN TONGUES (Talking Heads Tribute)
Crofters Rights
Midnight Presents: The Ruby Tuesdays + Guests
Get yourself down to Crofters Rights for an epic night of indie rock. Featuring headline act The Ruby Tuesdays and guests
St George's Bristol
Bristol Concert Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's 5th Sym
Bristol Concert Orchestra and Matthew Barley: Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony & Walton Cello Concerto
No.1 Harbourside
Paruski
Violin & guitar duo Paruski plunder Celtic and Russian folk sources
Clubnights
our home venue as per ;)
PLU Medieval Christmas
PLU Medieval Christmas Dance Party
The Island
French Kiss presents: Pangaea & Soundbwoy Killah
Hessle Audio's Pangaea and SBK join FK for a night of bleeps and breaks.
Crofters Rights
Bodywork: Justin Robertson
JR is a legend of Electronic Dance Music with his Lionrock and Deadstock 33s aliases and a career spanning 30 years.
Take Five Cafe
CANAPÉ x Common Palette
Canapé and Common Palette bring an immersive audio/visual exhibition-cum-clubnight to Take Five.
Zed Alley
No Alternative:15
Post-punk, coldwave, minimal-synth/wave, goth and Italo all night!
Motion
In:Motion 2019 / We Are The Brave
We Are The Brave boss Alan Fitzpatrick makes a welcome return to Bristol on Saturday 7th December for a label showcase.
The Old Crown Courts
OLD CROWN COURTS: MIND OF A DRAGON, BORN ON ROAD,
Dy/dx: 1st Birthday w/ Mind of a Dragon, Born on Road, Sir Hiss
Lakota
Apex 7th Birthday /w Rebekah
Apex 7th Birthday at Lakota!
The Lanes
✰ Dept S Club Night ✰ Little Triggers | Parka ✰
Legendary Bristol club night with John The Mod, Little Triggers and Parka play live this time.
The Lion BS5
Optimystic & Friends Free Jungle/DnB Session 23
Free Jungle/DnB Session Inviting Guest Djs to Play Both Solo And B2B With Each Other
To The Moon
Decent Exposure 2 - DJs You Should Hear
n lieu of a Bring Your Own Tracks event in December, I'm delighted to announce a curated line-up of DJs that I love.
croft ales
Tales of Psychofonia & friends
Day rave filled with good sounds & beer
Lakota
Apex 7th Birthday: Rebekah
We celebrate 7 years of curating parties on the 7th December with global Techno superstar Rebekah inside legendary Lakota.
Easter Compton Farm
Disco Techno
Feel good techno and dancing disco
Blue Mountain
Jungle Massive Presents: Jungle Cakes Legends!
Jungle Massive Presents: Jungle Cakes Legends!
Cosies
Ruffnek Diskotek ft Boa Kusasa & Fat Stash
Soca, UK Funky, Afrobeats, Dancehall & Rave
Asylum Nightclub
Join the circle.
Join the circle. Pete Bidwell + Guests circle. Ibiza on tour, UK
The Old Stillage, BS5
Pigpen Radio at The Old Stillage
Pigpen DJs playing reggae, dub, breaks
Other Events
PRSC
Strata
A Visual Assembly for Homelessness
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Shirley Valentine
Middle aged, working class, Liverpudlian housewife Shirley is alone again. And talking to the kitchen wall. Again.
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Victorian Christmas Weekend
Step back in time as Brunel's SS Great Britain is transformed into a Dickensian, winter scene.
Friendly Records Bar
Make Some Space: Bristol Edition
Fighting for space: reading & panel discussion
Friendly Records Bar
Make Some Space: Documenting Your Culture
Workshop exploring the different ways/ mediums we can document culture; what is a cultural story and how to ensure the right person tells it

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
Bristol Folk House
Mishra
Mishra are a global folk outfit gathering momentum on the UK scene. Their tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music defies de
The Lanes
The Psychotic Monks
Parisian dark punks Bristol debut!
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith Sunday @Mr Wolf's
SongSmith Sunday @Mr Wolf's ft Chris Stanley / Zoe Newton / Frank
Cafe Kino
Oro Swimming Hour // Lossy Album Release Show
Oro Swimming Hour presents the release party for their new album Lossy with friends, Wych Elm and Robbie & Mona.
The Gallimaufry
Phantom Ensemble
Improvised jazz & live MPC beats
The Stag And Hounds
Sam Carelse Sings The Annie Ross Songbook
Top up-and-coming UK vocalist makes a rare Southwest appearance
The Hare on the Hill
Carols on the Hill
Christmas carols, mulled cider and free roast potatoes!
The Volunteer Tavern
The Boom Bap Cypher
friendly open mic cypher w/ DJ spinning chill/jazzy/boombap beats
Other Events
BEEF, Pennywell Studios
Synth Making & e-textiles Workshop with PRRRRRT
Build a small synth that can be controlled with e-textiles and/or light
To The Moon
Blue Moon Bingo!
Blue Moon Bingo - a bingo like no other on the first Sunday of every month!
Stokes Croft Beer Garden
Love Actually Film Screening
Christmas festivites at Stokes Croft Beer Garden!
Unit 15
Make your own felt baubles (Christmas Special!)
Have yourself a merry little Christmas and learn how to make your own felt baubles!