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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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Gigs & Live Music
Salt Café
Three ethereal, highly inventive and eclectic female artists,
The Old Market Assembly
Summer Nights: Smiley and the Underclass
Smiley sings the revolution blues with a rhythm guaranteed to get you movin’.
Kingsdown Wine Vaults
Shootin' The Crow
Old Timey meets Country Rock meets Rock n Roll - Strawshed music
The Fleece
Oas-is plus Special Guests
Oas-is plus Special Guests
No.1 Harbourside
Nazim Ziryab
If there’s a whiff of desert campfire about singer/guitarist Nazim Ziryab’s music it’s down to his Algerian Berber roots
The Canteen
King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Dance Band
Oil those hips, shine them shoes and get yourself ready for an Afro-Latin psychedelic workout, complete with an aroma technician.
SWX Bristol
The Real Thing Live
The Real Thing 'Live in Concert'
The Lanes
Rick & Morty's House Party
Rick and Morty fans unite!
El Rincon Bristol
Bomba Nova
acoustic Tropicalia & Samba duo
The Legendary Real Thing ' Live in Concert ' 3 Ori
The The Legendary Real Thing are appearing Live in Concert with 3 of The Original Members performing all their hits
SWX Bristol
Soultrain Summer Sizzler
Soultrain Radio Summer Sizzler Event
Crofters Rights
BASILICA presents LAMONT & co.
Saturday Night electronic Dance
Breakin' Bread
Party time with Stapleton and Rice bringing the vintage vinyl from funk to blues to ska to soul...
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun w/ Jess Farley
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house


Gigs & Live Music
Specialist Subject Record Shop Opening Party
Woahnows , austeros (solo) and more tbc
Mr Wolfs
Big Love & The Fuzz + Mad King Ludwig / Asian Hawk
Funk rock/reggae/psychedelic band + a gypsy wedding in outer space!
The Old England Pub
Outblinker (GLA) w/ DJ sets from Nick, A
Outblinker are a motorik, psych, soundtrack-esque band from Glasgow. Ffo John Carpenter and Neu
Boca Bar
Task Force, Smellington Piff & DJ Cro
Task Force at Bocabar Glastonbury
O2 Academy
Breakin Science
BREAKIN SCIENCE - Bristol Bank Holiday Special
The Old Market Assembly
Summer Nights: James Morton
Bristol based saxophonist James Morton plays vocal-toned, riff-driven soul and funk.
Oxford Totterdown
Shop Front Heroes +Conor Hughes Band
Two top bands on the same bill.. Shop Front Heroes - Plus The Conor Hughes Band
No.1 Harbourside
Kirris Riviere Blues Band
A big man with an even bigger voice
The Lanes
Legendary Bristol club night with JTM...
The Canteen
The Duckworths
There's always a smile in there, albeit a Gothic one.
To The Moon
Mutual Vibes
Bristol's new LGBT friendly uplifting/funky house night
YARD: Open Air Club
Jeff Mills, Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Joy Orbison, Daniel Avery, Midland, Axel Boman & more
Dancehall Business
The Plough Inn
Easton Standard Time
Stapleton and Rice, vintage funk, soul, reggae, vinyl, dancing...
Other Events
Dolwion Mill, Wales
Breaking the Frame Get-Together 26th-28th August
A short break to meet/talk/organise around technology politics


Gigs & Live Music
Hardly a Party w/ Beach Fossils, Ultimate Painting
25 bands incl. Happyness, Pixx, Girl Ray, The Spook School +
No.1 Harbourside
Flamenco Night with Flamenco Loco & Noem
Every 4th Sunday of the month, come to No.1 Harbourside for a taste of flamenco music and dance.
The Canteen
Whether it’s bubbling basement or dignified dub-paced roots reggae music Hotsteppas know how to get it right
The Tobacco Factory
Shanghai Shuffle
Swinging jazz and blues from Prohibition era 20s.
To The Moon
Liquid Lunar Sessions
The 2nd sesssion was so great, everything we wanted from Liquid Lunar, the next one is bank holiday so all the more reason to get involved!
Colston Hall
WLTP Terrace Party. Sadar Bahar (Soul
We Like to Party ft. Chicago's Sadar Bahar
Other Events
Oldbury Court Estate
Tom's Family Fun Day & Dog Show
Join us for an amazing day of fun for all the family - including dogs!