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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
Nova
The Inexplicables
Live hip-hop, reggae and drum n bass
The Jam Jar
Captain Hotknives
Unofficial Balter Warmup
Salt Café
Tom Mitchell & Sarah Proudfoot / Emma Langford
Folk-pop of the highest order from three superb artists
Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church
Andrea Belfi, Valentina Magaletti & Blac
Experimental electro-acoustic percussion in a medieval crypt!
The Louisiana
Emily Magpie, Cécile and Cure Kydd
A night in the cellar of candlelit unplugged waves of dreampop and folk
Fiddlers
The Fall in Bristol 31.03.2017
Mark E Smith and his merry men
Mr Wolfs
Papa Le Gal + Raph & Annalise
Charming their audience with afrobeat, latin, dub & funk
The Old Market Assembly
King Porter Stomp
Brighton's King Porter Stomp new dub-funk-hiphop-reggae live show.
Colston Hall
Grandaddy
Grandaddy headline The Colston Hall plus support from Amber Arcades
Thekla
Rusty Shackle
Rusty Shackle headline Thekla plus support from The Rumble
Exchange
BIG BUSINESS headline Effigy Weekender 2017
Bass and drums rascals, Big Business, were back last year in July with new album Command Your Weather and arrive on European shores in supp
Hy Brasil Music Club
Gnawa Blues All Stars
The compelling dance rhythms of Gnawa music have been driving traditional trance-dance rituals for centuries
The Canteen
Mount Nakara
If you could hear Bristol’s heartbeat it would surely be a loping dub bass-line, sound system stylee. That’s what’s hardwired into this lot
The Lanes
Swing 'N' Tingz 15: Mr B The Gentleman Ryhmer
The fifteenth installment of Swing'n'Tingz...
The Be-bop Club
Greg Sterland/Daan Temmink Quartet
New project from UK sax player and Dutch pianist
Thekla
Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club
The king of Funk, Craig Charles is back at the Thekla with bountiful support from growing superstars The Allergies, live music from Bristol’
The Surrey Vaults
Hallelugenia Live + Dj BassTard
Electronic Rock Duo + Eclectic Funk Selections
The Oxford
Kookamunga Play Live!
Kookamunga are a Cardiff based powerhouse
Thekla
Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club - Bristol
Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club – Bristol.
El Rincon Bristol
Bradley Bros.
Stunningly unpredictable improvising duo
Thekla
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show
With Funk DJ legend Craig Charles and live music from Matuki
Clubnights
Blue Mountain
Subsist Presents: 10 Years Of Chestplate
10 Years of Chestplate Records w/ Distance // Tunnidge // Pinch
Lakota
HighRise - LENZMAN, IRATION STEPPAS, GENERAL LEVY,
HighRise returns to Bristol on the 31st of March for a massive multi-genre event using the full Lakota & Coroners Court space!!!!
The Doghouse
Ramp Up! presents the Drum & Bass Fiesta
The Drum & Bass Fiesta of the year!!
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun
5th Birthday Party Jon Rust + Admin + Soulworks
Other Events
The Albany Centre
Albany Cabaret 2017 April Fool's Special
The Infamous Albany Circus Cabaret is back with an April Fool's Special!
Bristol Old Vic
NT Connections
We're delighted to welcome back NT Connections, the UKs biggest youth theatre festival.
St Paul's Church Southville
Gilgamesh
An enthralling storytelling performance of the epic of Gilgamesh accompanied by live music and song.

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
Hy Brasil Music Club
Dakhla Brass
“A powerhouse. Talent, instinct and creativity make them a real force to be reckoned with.” – Sound on Sound
The Old Crown Court & Prison cell complex, Bristol
'Fantazia meets Raindance' - the joining of Forces
Iconic rave pioneers 'join forces' for a special event with rave royalty. 13Hrs Outdoor stage, 3 x Crown Courts & Complex
Crofters Rights
TripToTori // Beverly Shrills + Support
TripToTori // Beverly Shrills + Support
Lakota
Major#bass - So Solid Crew
Major#bass present So Solid Crew
Mr Wolfs
Bandini & The Barflies + The Man and the Lake
When Voodoo meets jazz and blues with a gypsy attitude.
The Old England Pub
UKAEA, Sam Edwards, Harpoon, Microdeform
Banging night of electronic destruction and bad shapes.
The Gallimaufry
Mr Thing
+ Simiah & DWithdrawn
The Lanes
PAUL WELLER AFTER SHOW with ANDY CROFTS DJ SET
Legendary Bristol club night with JOHN THE MOD!!
The Folk House
TheUrban Folk Quartet at Bristol Folk House
Catch Urban Folk Quartet at The Folk House
SWX Bristol
Howard Donald & Son of 8
A global superstar who needs no introduction.
Totterdown Baptist Church, Wells Rd. Bristol BS4 2AX
Saltcellar folk Club
Guest: Si Barron. Entry on the door £5. Floor singers welcome.
Clubnights
Phoenix Bar
Don't Tell Your Mother Social Saturday 1st April
DTYM is a LGBT+ friendly night for dancing and shenanigans!
Blue Mountain
Dusky Ribbons : RESO, BROKEN NOTE, PROXIMA, KURSA
Reso, Broken Note, Proxima, Kursa + Seppa + Myr, More TBA
Crofters Rights
The Pool Presents Hysteric
The Pool Presents... Hysteric w/ suppoort from Jackin' Patz
Cosies
Ruffnek Diskotek meets Clarks
Bashment, soca, dancehall and pure vibes!
Dojos
Rhythm Sinners With Andy Compton
Soulful House exclusive UK Performance
Other Events
The Albany Centre
Albany Cabaret 2017 April Fool's Special
The Infamous Albany Circus Cabaret is back with an April Fool's Special!
Hamilton House
Foreign Body
Beautifully crafted theatre about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault.
Bristol Old Vic
Life.
BalletBoyz are coming to Bristol! An all-male company of 10 amazing dancers, set to a mesmerising and evocative original musical score.
Ashley Vale Action Group and Wildgoose Space
What is Love?
Storytelling & Eurythmy Performance (Pay it Forward Tickets)

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
Alma Tavern & Theatre
Henry Slim & Rebecca Philip
Country-folk duo bring authentic roots music to the Alma
The Louisiana
Samantha Crain
Samantha Crain headlines The Louisiana
Thekla
The Moonlandingz
The Moonlandingz headline Thekla plus support from Goat Girl
Hydra Bookshop
Brvce Willis
Brvce Willis / Anchord / Radiators / Slonk at Hydrabooks
The Kensington Arms, Redland, Bristol
Blue Mustard Comedy
Stand up comedy showcasing some of the best new acts and professional headliners from the South West and beyond. First Sunday of every month
The Gallimaufry
The Bristol Sessions
Galli 5th Birthday Special
Clubnights
Basement 45
Drum & Birds
Subtle Elements / Ill truth / Pull Up collective / Defraction and many more over 3 rooms
Other Events
The Albany Centre
Albany Cabaret 2017 April Fool's Special
The Infamous Albany Circus Cabaret is back with an April Fool's Special!
Bristol Old Vic
Life.
BalletBoyz are coming to Bristol! An all-male company of 10 amazing dancers, set to a mesmerising and evocative original musical score.
Hamilton House
Storytelling Sunday: Hags, Harpies & Harridans
Vivid Performance Storytelling with Jane Flood