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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.
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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Gigs & Live Music
Salt Café
Rosalind Moreno-Parra
A passionate fusion of Latino, Tango, Flamenco & folk
Joe Strouzer's Three Piece Chicken Orchestra
The Be-bop Club
Aidan Thorne's Duski
Bassist leads contemporary jazz group
Mary Spender
Mary Spender, Thekla
Colston Hall
Kamaal Williams (in The Lantern)
Rhe leading talent in a new generation of London jazz artists
Colston Hall
Sarah Millican
A regular face on shows like Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats and QI
The Canteen
The Hucklebuck
Lawd, this lot do rock the blues with style when Mr Joe Cribbs drags his vocals from the very roots.
El Rincon Bristol
Mitchell And Vincent
Delightful acoustic folk duo
No.1 Harbourside
The Smokestack Shakers
Take the sound of the delta slide guitar, add a pinch of simmering blues harmonica and slowly blend in the finest bluebeat, ska and latin...
The Attic Bar
The Xtraordinary League Of Junglists
The Xtraordinary League Of Junglists 2 Album Launch
w/ Richard Sen
The Love Inn
23rd Mar // Hot Buttered Soul All Night
expect Boogie // Disco // House // Afro // Funk
Fleetmac Wood Presents Sisters of the Mo
Calling all Sisters and Brothers of the Moon for a night of celestial musings, trailing robes and mystery on the dance floor.
To The Moon
One Soul
The best in soulful music on vinyl every Friday
The Lanes
SwingNTingz: Mighty Mezz (Caravan Palace DJ) +more
The biggest headliner that Swing'n'Tingz has ever seen to date! ★ Mighty Mezz (Caravan Palace DJ) ★
Luna Bar
Honey Glazed Presents Purge + Ramu
Multi genre/Alternative club night
The Old Market Assembly
Bad Reputation
Bad Reputation is a brand new club night dedicated to playing multi genre spanning, female fronted music ALL NIGHT LONG!
Bruk Off - The Spring Carnival!
Bruk Off returns to Lakota with the best Dancehall, Reggae, RnB, Afrobeats & Hip-Hop!
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun w/ Jake Hodgkinson
Records for the mind, body and always the dancefloor
Other Events
Basement 45
Obscene Dating
Cards Against Humanity themed speed dating event
Alma Tavern & Theatre
“I don’t look 50. I don’t act 50. I could get away with … 43?”


Gigs & Live Music
GERM II: Oliver Wilde (band), MXLX, Kayla Painter
The launch show for Chapter II of The Bristol Germ, featuring three heroic figures from the past few years of Bristol's leftield music
The Fleece
ESDR presents BenDeLaCreme (Bristol 14+)
Star of RuPaul's Drag Race ALL STARS 3
The Old Market Assembly
Midnight Ritual w/ Guacamayo Tropical!!!
Colombian DJ Duo & cumbia party gurus in Bristol
The Stag And Hounds
Weekend Recovery / Kiss My Acid / Vertigo Violet
Weekend Recovery / Kiss My Acid / Vertigo Violet / Tokyo Taboo
Antelope | Single Launch Party
Modern Soul Massive Sound - Returning To Bristol!
The Attic Bar
Dr Syntax & Pete Canon
Dr Syntax & Pete Canon 'Let's Talk' Album tour + Gardna
The Canteen
If there’s one beat that gets the Canteen on its feet and rocking until it just can’t rock no more it’s Afrobeat.
The Old Bookshop
Clashin' Pattern Records presents a night of bedroom-pop and noise-rock
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Gravy Train Presents: Madonnatron + Support TBA + Gravy Train DJs
Crofters Rights
Black Water County + Imprints
Folk-punk from two fast-rising young bands
Cafe Kino
Improv’s Greatest Hits
Cult sometimes band Marcy perform The Last Supper, improv supremos Deep Tide Qrt & Bristol rhythm master Chris Langton s new project
O2 Academy
Vance Joy
Vance Joy - O2 Academy Bristol
Myles Kennedy
Myles Kennedy, Thekla
Colston Hall
Jeremy Ellis (The Roots)
Man meets machine in a jaw-dropping night of technical wizardry.
No.1 Harbourside
Hobo Flats
Hobo flats are a hammond organ quartet inspired by the american greats of the 60s and 70s.
Anson Rooms
CUBAtone Fit Fest
Come join us and be part of an exciting and fun filled all-day of fitness, dance and wellness classes
The Island
Semi Peppered w/ Elena Colombi & Kiara Scuro
From London via Milan; one of world’s most exciting and unique DJs.
Dub Vault
Numesa Recordings WIlfy Rootikal (Peng Sound) Reason Sound (Babylon Uprising) Numesa feat. Ranking Snoopy
To The Moon
Groove Allegiance
Always a fun night, we look forward to welcoming back Groove Allegiance DJs
Crofters Rights
FATE AND FICTION are proud to present a showcase of artists featuring on the label.
Other Events
Alma Tavern & Theatre
“I don’t look 50. I don’t act 50. I could get away with … 43?”


Gigs & Live Music
The Gallimaufry
Feelgood Experiment
Latin rhythms, bop phrasing and raw funk
The Grain Barge
Sailing Stones (w/ Faeland)
Bristol-based songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Bladerunner meets Laurel Canyon.
The Canteen
Birlinn Jiarg
Distinctive acoustic folk music of multi instrumentalist Beccy Hurst and her three pals. Features an unusual yet beautiful combination of wh
The Station
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman (in The Lantern)
Two-time winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award
The Redgrave Theatre
Liza Pulman Sings Streisand ! Bristol
“The love child of Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand” Suzy Klein, BBC in Tune
Colston Hall
Lady Maisery (in The Lantern)
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winners
The Old Malthouse
And / Not / Or
Experimental electronic music. intimate warehouse exhibition space. visual projections. photography and art exhibition.
No.1 Harbourside
HARK on the Harbourside Folk Jam
Folk Jam led by Hands of the Heron!
Kingsdown Vaults
Irish Sunday Sessions
Traditional Irish Music Session
The Station
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman at The Station
The Golden Lion
Kate Griffin and Ford Collier
Contemporary duo fusing folk genres from around the world
To The Moon
Liquid Lunar Sessions - liquid dnb open decks
Liquid Lunar Sessions - liquid dnb open decks
Other Events
Salt Café
FILM: La grande bouffe
Classic black comedy from 1973 directed by Marco Ferreri + film quiz!
The Wardrobe Theatre
Noisy Holiday by Kid Carpet
11am & 2pm Kid Carpet & The Noisy Animals present an adventure for ages 3-8 and their families with music, mischief and silliness