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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

Gigs & Live Music
The Old England Pub
Livia Rita: Kissing Futures
Be transported to a synthesiser-drenched world of Livia and her gang of eco-witches + local support
Cafe Kino
Printhead: Pet Crow + Nervous Twitch
Derby based Post Punk Heavyweights
St George's Bristol
Aly Bain, Ale Möller and Bruce Molsky
Three cultures, three master musicians: a dazzling collision of virtuosity.
The Lanes
Deliluh
Unconventional venues enthusiasts Bristol debut in a bowling alley!
The Loco Klub
Deviate Introduces: Ruben Cane
Funk Filled Live Band EP Launch Plus Late Night Clubnight
St. James' Wine Vaults
PENELOPE ISLES (SOLD OUT)
RMT Music & Funnel Live proudly present PENELOPE ISLES (Bella Union) at St. James' Wine Vaults, Bath 22.11.19! Special guests TBA! DJs til 1
Crofters Rights
The Bottle presents: TALK SHOW + Support
Talk Show // Damefrisør // Sapphire Blues + The Milkshake Boys (DJ)
The Be-bop Club
Tommaso Starace & David Newton
Italian alto sax star with top British pianist
Mr Wolfs
Mulvey's Medicine + The Fowlers / Yodelling Sheep
A great night of live Funk music guaranteed to get your stank face on
BAWA Healthcare & Leisure Club
BACK TO THE 80's - The Treasury Band
This is the 80's night that you need right now! Live music, dance performances, tributes and fancy dress: this is the 80's, now!
The Rising Sun - Windmill Hill
Bandaoke
Karaoke but with a professional live band
El Rincon
BALANÇA
Sparkling bossa-nova duo
O2 Academy
The Macc Lads
O2 Academy Bristol
Clubnights
The Island
Phonic Locker w/ Vladimir Ivkovic & Sower
Following our previous party (feat. Upsammy), we're back with Phase 2 - Vladimir Ivkovic
Exchange
Grrrl Crush #23: My Bad Sister + Mandidextrous
Parties run by grrrls for grrrls who like grrrls.
The Love Inn
Continuous Movement w/ Robert Bergman & Balouu
Rush hours Robert Bergman & Head hocho of Honey Club Records Balouu join for our last party of the year at The Love Inn
The Arts House
The Bottle by night w/ The Milkshake Boys
After our live event at Crofters, we invite a host of talented local selectors to finish off the night in the basement of Caper and Cure.
Take Five Cafe
Boiling Point Vol.3 w/Tilly, Equus & Piggybankshoe
A night of steamy electro, red hot rollers, and sizzling tech beats all mixed into a pot and brought to the boil for your listening pleasure
Thekla
The Blast x Friction present Elevate Records
The Blast bring DNB icon Friction to Thekla for a high-energy session!
Lakota
Wide Eyes: Bru-C UK Tour Ft. Skepsis, Sammy Virji,
Bru-c debut UK tour is coming to Bristol
The Elmer's Arms
Monsoon Season 011
A night of global grooves, exploring the sounds of the eastern hemisphere.
zed alley
Electric Barbarella Club Night Bastille Reunion
Alternative 80's night in the centre of Bristol. Free entry!
The Attic Bar
Ruffneck Ting Takeover! Part 16
Fyaaaaah!!! Back for more huge vibes at The Attic
Cosies
Desert Sound Colony, Dr Banana, Harry Wills & Alec
Desert Sound Colony, Dr Banana, Harry Wills & Alec Falconer B4B
To The Moon
Random Patterns
Let random patterns soundtrack your Friday evening with a mix of strange sounds, familiar grooves and danceable rhythms
Other Events
The Lion, BS5
The People's Comedy 2: The Lion
Revolutionary comedy in the heart of Bristol
Jam Jar
PWB Funraiser Cabaret
A Delightful evening of Variety acts, to raise some money for Performers Without Borders
LEFTBANK
Wig 'n' Balls Presents: Pop Quiz & Boozy Bingo
With some games full of cheeky innuendos and hysterical call out's, we bring you boozy bingo & a not so normal pop quiz
The Room Above
Open Mic
A brave and searingly honest new one-woman show about living with anxiety
The Crafty Egg
Comedy @ The Crafty Egg
Pay what you want Comedy in the heart of Stokes Croft
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Keep Smiling Through
This is their story: two people, neighbours, helping each other out through Britain’s darkest hour.
The Bristol Fringe
Magic Night
Magic Night With Marco Long

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
Basement 45
Space Jams: Tales From The Crypt (Limited Tickets)
A darksynthwave evening in the crypts of Bristol.. First of it's kind
Exchange
Overo, Punch On! & more. Exchange Basement
Overo from Houston Texas playing 90’s Emo/Screamo
The Old England Pub
Pretty Criminal and Quantock Road
Quantock Road & Pretty Criminal co-headline the Old E
St George's
Saltings / Sean Addicott
Andrew Cooke’s pastoral-horror-soundscape project SALTINGS, with Sophie Jackson on cello; and Sean Addicott’s Tapesleep
The Cube
QWAK club #5: Graham Lambkin + Mark Vernon
An evening of free improv, experimental sound art and performance.
The Mothers Ruin
FOOTBALL FC /// LESSENS /// MODERN LITERATURE ///
Plus support from Borrowed Atlas. FREE ENTRY.
The Louisiana
Robi Mitch - Our Year EP Launch
Robi Mitch + Jamie Cruickshank at the Louisiana
Zed Alley, Bristol
Make Mine Country
Celebrating the Diversity that is UK Country Music
The Rising Sun - Windmill Hill
The Lewis Creaven Band
The UK's hardest working Blues Band! Bringing you electrifying Texas Blues, Funk, Rock and Psychedlia too!
Exchange
James Morton ft Pee Wee Ellis
James Morton returns to Bristol for a hometown show featuring the legendary Pee Wee Ellis.
The Attic Bar
Timbali Live / Swing & Bass Soundsystem
Under The Hill Presents another excellent night showcasing the best in new live music!
The Hare on the Hill
Mr Bricks and the Rubble
Join us for Italian three-piece Mr Bricks and the Rubble, playing rock n roll, blues and indie
The Thunderbolt
DETRITUS
DETRITUS " The Reunion Gig" + My Silent Wake
LEFTBANK
THE JONNY BRUCE SKELLINGTON TRIO
Latin, Bop, Swing and beyond from the Trumpet King...
Friendly Records Bar
Slack Dads: Staying Up & Out
Music for the mature b-boy, retired raver & refined eclectic
Clubnights
Crofters Rights
On The Corner x Erratic Batting
The worldly Pete On The Corner teams up with oddball selectors, Erratic Batting!
The Loco Klub
Giant Swan plus special guests
It’s time. Giant Swan’s first Bristol sighting in over a year..
Lakota
Utopia x Dad Bod Boogie: Folamour & Mafalda
Bristols finest party starters bring Folamour & Mafalda to Lakota
Motion
Snowbombing Presents Dusky, Artwork, Jasper James
Snowbombing launch their festival with an electrifying party on Saturday 23rd November.
the radnor rooms
Funkagenda’s Autumn Terrace Party with K-Klass
K Klass joins us for our Autumn Terrace Party
Lakota
Folamour at Lakota - Tickets on Eventbrite
This night is presented to you by two of Bristol’s prime party starters: Utopia Presents & Dad Bod Boogie.
To The Moon
EPI-FIED 2
A night of deep autonomic grooves.
Cosies
Pixels Presents: Arma / Dutchie / Namaste
Pixels returns to Cosies! And with us we're bringing some quality selectors to provide serious energy in Bristol's finest intimate venue.
The Plough Inn
Hold Tight Records at The Plough: Rub A Dub Specia
Hold Tight Records at The Plough: Rub A Dub Special
Blue Mountain
Jungle Massive Free Party: Bristol
Jungle Massive Free Party: Bristol
Other Events
Arnolfini
PERFORMANCE | A 24 HOUR TRUCE
A new performance unpacking Bristol's history of the men's anti-sexist movement
Pennywell Studios
Developing Ideas Workshop
BEEF Winter School Workshop #1 Developing Ideas with Eliza Lomas & Katie Davies
The Elmgrove Centre
Voiceworks with Ruth Royall
Ruth Royall will be hosting a workshop at the Elmgrove Centre on the 23rd of November.
Anson Rooms
Terry the Odd Job Man Live!
A live show from the Bristolian internet comedy star
The Cloak & Dagger
Close-up Magic at The Cloak and Dagger
Come and discover our magic bar downstairs the Cloak and Dagger!
Liberty House Bristol
KUTUMBA
YOGA, FOOD, CACAO, MUSIC DAY AND NIGHT EVENT!
The Room Above
Open Mic
A brave and searingly honest new one-woman show about living with anxiety
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Keep Smiling Through
This is their story: two people, neighbours, helping each other out through Britain’s darkest hour.
Colston Hall
Made in Bristol Gift Fair Weekender
Get ahead with your festive shopping at this seasonal showcase of creativity. Featuring over 70 local designer-makers

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
St George's
Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool by The Fantasy Orch
The Fantasy Orchestra present Radiohead's luscious masterpiece + a brief history of exotica
Rough Trade Bristol
YUNG SHAM
Philadelphia DIY community
The Stag And Hounds
Greg Sterland plays Jazz at The Stag and Hounds
Top tenor guests at the Stag's weekly Jazz jam
The Thunderbolt
The Genius of David Bowie playing Space Oddity
The Genius of David Bowie playing Space Oddity and other songs (50th anniversary album show)
The Canteen
Rookeries
Ambient folk duo
El Rincon
John Pearce & Friends
New songs and virtuosic violin in a one-off sit down concert
El Rincon
JOHN PEARCE AND FRIENDS
Amazing violin virtuoso plays solo and in new quartet format
The Hare on the Hill
Cooper and Toller
Folk duo Cooper and Toller play traditional English folk on fiddle and guitar
Clubnights
To The Moon
Liquid Lunar Sessions #29 - liquid dnb open decks
Our monthly liquid dnb end of the weekend chill!
Cosies
Reggae Sunday at Cosies
Bristols longest running reggae night
Other Events
The Wardrobe Theatre
Chuckle Busters: Sadia Azmat and guests
Chuckle Busters presents a handpicked selection of top comedians at The Wardrobe Theatre every Sunday
Secret location in woodlands near Bristol
Going Ferl - Wild Play Day
Improvisation, play & deep nature connection.A mix of outdoor fooling, forest school-style play for adults, forest bathing & inner rewilding
The Cloak & Dagger
Stretch & Sketch
A relaxing morning of yoga and lampshade design & making!