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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.
WAKIZASHI - 2 Days , 20 Bands tickets
WAKIZASHI FESTIVAL at The Jam Jar Collective Wakizashi Festival (a brainchild of PROBO Titans & Harry Furniss) brings together a fantastic line up of 20 acts over the weekend, with highlights including Get the Blessing & Knifeworld. Tickets/more info - £9 + 50p.
Fire in the Mountain Party. With John Langan Band  tickets
The Old Market Assembly , Saturday, £5 Charismatic & uninhibited - Glaswegian folk trio, The Langan Band are here to enchant the weekend with support from Americana multi-instrumentalist Stompin' Dave. Fire in the Mountain started as a group of friends sharing their passion for bluegrass music. Many a night sat around the campfire has organically developed into a blossoming live music festival and a handful of spinoff events like this beauty. full event info:
Noods 1st Birthday: Tasker tickets
Noods Radio w/ Tasker, Malcolm X Crypt Venue Change // Now at Basement 45 The mastermind behind Young Turks' techno label Whities - Tasker is the man that brought us Kowton's Glock & Roll & Avalon Emerson's The Frontier. There's a reason NTS Radio and Boiler Room keep getting this dj back. Last tickets:
Eminent w/ DJ Sprinkles & Bruce B2B Sam tickets
Eminent. w/DJ Sprinkles & Bruce b2b Sam Hall - Secret City Centre Bristol Venue, Sat 13th Jan Eminent are keeping you on your toes this weekend. Keep your ears open, to be sure to see Comatonse Recordings owner DJ Sprinkles offer up his signature blend of chromatic deep house. Support from Hessle Audio’s Bruce, Idle Hands’ Sam Hall, resident Hywel Gregory and Horizon Recordings’ Ulex. Info:

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 Jam Jar
The Cosmic Dead // Luminous Bodies // We
A lucid awakening of the body and mine. (Seriously heavy, psychedelic mind-melts with moments of chaos and beauty. Ow, and Sugar Horse)
Salt Café
Café Elektric / Johnny Leitera
European jazz/blues duo + NYC post-punk Tuff Sunshine guitarist
The Lantern
Osibisa Tribal Reunion
Energetic international fusion band reunite in The Lantern
The Old Market Assembly
Eva Lazarus
Her musical flavours span across genres from Reggae to DnB, Jungle to Hip Hop, Soul and beyond.
The Golden Lion
Camo Clave
Electro Tropical Cocktail Party!!
The Old England Pub
Bilge Pump w/ Jelas and Autobitch at
The mighty Bilge Pump of Leeds return to Bristol! It's been far too long.
The Canteen
Hermigervill
Iceland’s hot springs and geysers can incubate some wonderfully strange musical imaginations.
The Thunderbolt
Marillion Tribute All The Best Freaks
Clutching At Straws 30th Anniversary Salute
The Forge
Live Music | We are Leif
Great nu soul/jazz combo , awesome vocals and the brilliant Mark Whitlam on drums.
Hen & Chicken
Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet
Top New York Jazz guitar phenom'
The Folk House
BalFolk with Daniel & Emma Reid
The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances.
The Trinity Centre
Back Scratcher Night
Back Scratcher/Night Scratch is an event for contemporary performance, dance and live art It invites individuals, or groups of any size pre
No.1 Harbourside
Ponchartrain
Unapologetically old-fashioned Americana is Ponchartrain’s territory, plucking the best stuff from hillbilly hoedowns.
El Rincon Bristol
Atlas Trio
Fantastic young contemporary jazz trio
Clubnights
Crofters Rights
KYY Presents
New clubnight with music genres from Dubstep, Grime, Techno and Trap
Bristol Bierkeller
Phuct - Bristols Biggest rock Metal Alternative
Phuct returns to the Bierkeller for our last event until the Autumn to Rock your world with DJ's HAGGIS, DAVE B & MISSY MALICE
The Lanes
Bass Kitchen presents Featurecast
Bass Kitchen presents Featurecast at the Lanes, with Dr Fly, Mishima and Wookie
The Lanes
Bass Kitchen presents Featurecast
FEATURECAST is on a mission to funk his way across the globe...
Basement 45
The PARTY
Come to PARTY, nothing but underground classics
Other Events
The Cube
Kieran Hodgson: Maestro
Edinburgh Comedy Award best show nominee – 2016 and 2015
Bristol Old Vic
Medea
This retelling of Euripides tale will attempt to reclaim Medea as a powerful female character who fought against injustice, at all costs.
Motion
Lock Yard Opening
Lock Yard Opening Party

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
Various Venues
Dot to Dot Festival 2017
The best up and coming indie talent across a selection of the city's best venues
Mr Wolfs
Dot to Dot Festival 2017
The UK’s Premier Festival for unearthing the best new talent
The Golden Lion
Great Big Feet
Classic Blues, Boogie Woogie & Early Swing!
The Bristol Fringe
Alex Taylor
New Single Launch Night
The Chelsea Inn
Riistetyt & More
Legendary hardcore/d-beat from Finland
Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church
Dead Space Chamber Music live
Special early-evening show in the atmospheric setting of St Johns crypt
Kingsdown Wine Vaults
Rex the King
Rex the King Tour presented by Wassail Theatre Company
The Old Market Assembly
Celestine
Celestine’s passion and diverse musical ability transcends across genres and audiences and fills a venue with sweet soulful sounds.
The Attic Bar
The Allergies & Andy Cooper
Live rap live from LA/Bristol!
Exchange
Unity Trio
Spontaneous free music
The Lanes
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT Dot To Dot Stage
Department S are please to announce for the 5th year we will be hosting a stage at Dot To Dot Festival 2017, live bands and official after..
No.1 Harbourside
Baraka
Fronted by the great Ben Baddoo’s vocals and percussion Baraka make vibrant pan-African music with a Caribbean undertow
Clubnights
The Black Swan
A R Records May Bank Holiday weekend pt1
A R Records May Bank Holiday weekend at The Black Swan pt 1
The Trap
TYRANNY-Bristol
Club playing Battytastic Goth and Stomping,dirty Industrial tunes.
Motion
Love Saves The Night
LOVE SAVES THE NIGHT
Cosies
Rua Sound
OO4 launch party feat Touchy S
Crofters Rights
Rumpf x Bodywork x Hot Buttered Soul
We are coming together to bring you this one-off discotheque, bringing you 3 of the hottest DJ crews Bristol has to offer.
The Mothers Ruin
Soul Poppin'
Bringing you a little bit of everything you love from the good old days.
Other Events
The Cube
Wake Up & Deirdrealize
A ridiculous, hilarious, outlandish character romp, guaranteed to take you on the most thrilling roller coaster ride of your life.
Bristol Old Vic
Medea
This retelling of Euripides tale will attempt to reclaim Medea as a powerful female character who fought against injustice, at all costs.
Love Saves The Day
Love Saves The Day 2017 (Saturday)
We are back for our 6th weekend of love-fuelled frolics on the 27th & 28th May 2017!

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
The Cube
Fith + Water + Burl
An evening of good wytches
Eat Sleep Drag Repeat
ESDR presents Latrice Royale
Rupaul's Drag Race star LATRICE ROYALE takes us to church
Alma Tavern & Theatre
Groovelator
Bold funk and blues-infused jazz from Bristol trio
The Louisiana
Alvarez Kings
Alvarez Kings headline The Louisiana
The Tobacco Factory
Megs Emrys
Soulful singer song-writer w/band
The Canteen
Bomba Titinka
Electroswing? Dead? We don’t think so, and to prove it here’s a very-much-alive dose straight outta Northern Italy.
The Trinity Centre
Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
Award-winning opera company Opera in a Box bring you their production of Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro".
LEFTBANK
Allen, Henderson & Magee | Organ Trio
Sunday Funday with some of the best.
No.1 Harbourside
Sunday with with Flamenco Loco & Noemi Garcia
Every 4th Sunday of the month, come to No.1 Harbourside for a taste of flamenco music and dance.
Gravity Nightclub
Summer Soul with Soultrain Bank Holiday
Bristol's award winning Soultrain Voted The Top Soul Club Night outside of London.
Clubnights
The Black Swan
A R Records May Bank Holiday weekend pt2 (Sunday)
A R RECORDS vs NEUROFUNKGRID - May Bank Holiday weekender at The Black Swan (PT2)
Crofters Rights
The Washing Machine Presents DjRum
Love Saves The Day after party with Djrum
Other Events
The White Rabbit
OPPO Comedy presents FERN BRADY!
Monthly professional comedy night at the White Rabbit in Clifton!
Love Saves The Day
Love Saves The Day 2017 (Sunday)
We are back for our 6th weekend of love-fuelled frolics on the 27th & 28th May 2017!