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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.

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.
This is one of our two Friday weekend shows! Each week we host an early and a late show (this is the early show) jam packed with names from the UK comedy circuit at the top of their game. Hosted each week by either Greg Winfield or Burt Williamson, if you come for a good time know that we will absolutely deliver it.
This is one of our two Friday weekend shows! Each week we host an early and a late show (this is the late show) jam packed with names from the UK comedy circuit at the top of their game. Hosted each week by either Greg Winfield or Burt Williamson, if you come for a good time know that we will absolutely deliver it.
As we enter the New Year, Kingpin Production present: The 4K & MCM Show in relation to their 'Lab Rat' promo tour for January 2022. First stop on the tour... The Lanes, Bristol w/ Disrupta, Napes, Bison, Diagnostix and Nanka. The tour will continue that weekend to Carmarthen followed by Swansea. Following up from their #1 'Stan Lee' EP on the label in May 2021 its only right we give the people more music from this dynamic duo.
This is one of our two Friday weekend shows! Each week we host an early and a late show (this is the early show) jam packed with names from the UK comedy circuit at the top of their game. Hosted each week by either Greg Winfield or Burt Williamson, if you come for a good time know that we will absolutely deliver it.
This is one of our two Friday weekend shows! Each week we host an early and a late show (this is the late show) jam packed with names from the UK comedy circuit at the top of their game. Hosted each week by either Greg Winfield or Burt Williamson, if you come for a good time know that we will absolutely deliver it.
Up the punx! Weekend fest fundraiser for the Exchange with 20 killer bands and an after party including Pizzatramp, P.A.I.N. and Armoured Flu Unit. Bristol Punx Picnic 2021 Bristol Punx Picnic 2021 at Exchange.

Friday

Gigs & Live Music
Strange Brew
Pleasure Gallery w/ Mu Tate & Nexcyia LIVE
Seated live ambient show from two exciting new artists.
art club
Blue World
blue world. bristol's most exciting artists & MC's shell it for one night at artclub, bristol.
The Thunderbolt
TED MILTON and BLURT
TED MILTON and BLURT + Silenzio + Hide
Rough Trade Bristol
Shoun Shoun Album Launch with Repo Man & Milkie
Shoun Shoun play Rough Trade Bristol to celebrate the launch of their debut album 'Monsters & Heroes'
Mr Wolfs
Skankt + Support
An infectious blend of upbeat post-ska grooves
The Love Inn
Idle Hands w/Yushh & Chris Farrell -All Night Long
Pressure Dome’s Yushh and Idle Hands’ Chris Farrell join forces
The Lanes
BIBLE CLUB + SPIN WAR + LEO TODD
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
Exchange
Captain Accident
Captain Accident at Exchange
Clubnights
Strange Brew
Housework
DJ's: Shanti Celeste, Daisy Moon + Golesworthy
Crofters Rights
Sepia Vs Chad Dubz Vs Khanum
Green King Presents Sepia Vs Chad Vs Khanum
Take Five Cafe
Break The Night
Break The Nights first party in Bristol. We will be taking over Take Five cafe for an intimate night showcasing Some of Bristol best DJS
The Lanes
A Night Of: East Coast vs West Coast Hip Hop
Back with the Best in Golden Age Hip-Hop
The Loco Klub
Contraband Circus!
Jungle - Hardtek - Ska Punk - Balkan - Balkan tek - Circus acts, including Fire performances
Thekla
no_one 3rd B'day
No_one celebrates the 3rd birthday in style with a top-tier lineup
Lakota
Wide Eyes: Lenzman, Etherwood
Wide Eyes brings Lenzman and Etherwood for a huge night of DnB!
Lost Horizon
Soul Shake: Alexander Nut (NTS / Eglo Records)
About time for a party... 50% of Tickets Remaining
Dare to Club
MrTraumatik's Anything Is Possible Tour
MrTraumatik's Anything Is Possible Tour - Bristol
Toto's by the river
AMAPIANO TAKEOVER Part2
A night of Amapiano, Afro house, Afrobeats, party anthems...
Cosies
DISSONANCE 3RD BIRTHDAY W/ THRESHOLD, HOLSTEN & HO
3RD BIRTHDAY BASH! JUNGLE / HARDCORE / RAVE
The Hare on the Hill
On the Decks: Charlie Glas
Charlie Glas spins ambient, electro & house peppered with classic tunes
Other Events
The Cock & Tail
Drag Queen Bingo
Drag cabaret, bingo and club event
The Cube
Party: WILL 2K
A show starring the best trans/non-binary/female comedic talent
Sidney & Eden
Bristol Comedy Den: Weekend Early Show
Top level comedy in the basement of a brilliant Bristol venue
Sidney & Eden
Bristol Comedy Den: Weekend Late Show
Top level comedy in the basement of a brilliant Bristol venue
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Saving Britney
“I fell in love instantly. From the moment I saw her on CD:UK. Cat Deeley introducing her like John The Baptist..."
Future Doughnuts
Sober Social Night
Cocktails, beers & fizz for the sober & sober curious

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
The Louisiana
5%: 5 years of 1% of One
£5 ticket / 5 years of promoting in Bristol / loads of bands !
The Lanes
OGIVES BIG BAND + LIGHTNING SHARKS
free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Go Gentle: Ben Marwood
Go Gentle: Ben Marwood at Exchange
Exchange
Ben Marwood
Ben Marwood at Exchange
Beard and Sabre
Sam Eason
The fantastic Sam Eason playing live at The Taphouse
Jam Jar
The Door Is Ajar
Inclusive Monthly Jam Night
Clubnights
Strange Brew
Standing Stones
Evening & night LIVE / club & electronic showcase w/ Pessimist, Lurka, FFT, Anina, Guest & more...
Dare to Club
Morse: Parris, Clarity, Ifeoluwa, NIKS, San & more
After what will have been 2 years, we’re finally back in the club. Jan 23rd we’ll be taking over Dare To with Parris, NIKS, Ifeoluwa & more
Crofters Rights
Worm Soundsystem - ALL THREE WORMS B2B2B!
Heavyweight international dancefloor grooves and non stop dancing - four hours B2B2B!
The Crown
Tunnelvision
Batu + friends present a night of fun tunes with a dub soundsystem in a 100 cap basement
Zed Alley
T Y R A N N Y
Monthly Goth and Industrial party
Ill Repute
BiG7
BRISTOL CALLING! BOSS REGGAE KILLER SKA RUDE ROCKSTEADY 29 JAN 2022 CATCH A BEAT
The Lanes
★ FAT LIP ★ The UV Party Returns!
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
The Loco Klub
Rootsman + MoreFireSound
Rootsman at Loco Club + MoreFireSound - Heavy Weight Underground Vibes
Lost Horizon
N4 Records w/ Pete Cannon - 150 Free Tix
N4 Recordings bring a night of weapons grade Hardcore, Jungle and Rave music.
Take Five Cafe
Multi-Genre House Party
Multi-Genre Party in the Heart of Bristol
Motion
Motion X Dad Bod Boogie
Party starters of the southwest Dad Bod Boogie return to Motion with a stacked lineup of UK-based talents to see out the end of January 2022
Lakota
On The House - House and Techno FREE RAVE
A night showcasing Bristol's local talent for FREE!!
Cosies
Bassline Remedy
Dub / UKG / Breaks / Jungle / Drum & Bass / Techno / Hardcore / Rave
The Hare on the Hill
On the Decks: Ade
Ade spins northern soul, funk, latin, reggae & more
Other Events
Online
THE LIVELY SELF AND THE DAMAGED WORLD
SIP Member and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Paul Hoggett, in conversation with Psychoanalyst and Author, Sally Weintrobe.
St Anne's House, BS4 4AB
Suture Sessions with Artist Yuko Edwards
Yuko Edwards invites 10 guests to sit at the kitchen table for her current exhibition 'On Skin'.
CentreSpace Gallery
I AM PIFFY - LAUNCH PARTY
A day long event celebrating the launch of Kim Piffy's exhibition 'I AM PIFFY'
Online
Open Collab #18 JANUARY
Music, poetry and soundscapes exploring renewal
The Hen & Chicken
Jarred Christmas
Stand Up For The Weekend wit Jarred Christmas, Tom Deacon & Tom Glover
Somerset hall, the precinct, Portishead, BS20 6AH
Live wrestling Portishead
A chance to see some of the best wrestlers around UK Live!
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Saving Britney
“I fell in love instantly. From the moment I saw her on CD:UK. Cat Deeley introducing her like John The Baptist..."
Lost Horizon
Black Gold Vinyl Fair
Whether you’re an avid supporter of new music on wax, or just a keen dusty fingered crate digger, this market aims to please all

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
Strange Brew
And Not Or - Dan Nicholls (Live) / Sybil (DJ) +++
Ambient-Experimental-Deep Techno / Live Improvised Music with Video / DJs & Drone Yoga
Exchange
The Surfing Magazines
The Surfing Magazines at Exchange
The Tobacco Factory
Joe Strouzer Band
Full band show from songwriter/blues musician Joe Strouzer
Cloak and Dagger, The
Kololo, Mali Elin, Sam Paul and Nigel G Lownes
Arts2Life at the Cloak and Dagger Bringing you an eclectic range of local independent musicians from around Bristol.
Rough Trade Bristol
John Francis Flynn
A founding member of Skipper’s Alley, John Francis Flynn is “hotly tipped for folk stardom” (Hot Press).
The Stag And Hounds
Nick Malcolm Plays Jazz at The Stag and Hounds
Bristol trumpet explorer guests at The Stag's Weekly Jazz Jam
Clubnights
Other Events
The Lost & Found
Dynasty Diner
Bottomless Drag Brunch
Jam Jar
Psychedelics, Sentience, Spinoza
Join philosopher of mind and metaphysician Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes for a talk exploring the radical implications that psychedelics give.
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Comedy
Comedy featuring Bristols finest