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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.
FUTUR VILLE SUMMIT  tickets
What does the future of Bristol's cultural spaces look like? With FUTUR VILLE Summit, Artspace Lifespace host a weekend of discussion, performance and workshops to mobilize and self-organise against insensitive urban development and negative cultural policies. Ashton Court Estate (now part 'repurposed' as Arts Mansion) is a fitting setting to shape these alternative horizons with speakers from Trinity Centre, UWE Bristol Urban Planning, Visual Arts South West, Kiki Bristol as well as friendly developers and members of the local cabinet. Shake off any excessive thinking at the immersive theatrical afterparty hosted by Alfresco Disco and Minirigs. 🎫 Tickets (talks): hdfst.uk/E56936 🎫 Tickets (afterparty): hdfst.uk/E56935
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
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 Cube
Surya//Sonance//Torpor
Vestigial Bristol and The Cube Microplex Presents A Night of Visuals and Doom / Post-metal / Sludge
Rough Trade Bristol
What Is Life Zine Presents...launch party
Milo's Planes, Sapphire Blues, The Pleasure Dome, Belishas
Church of St John on the Wall
Dark Alchemy at St John on the Wall
A night of atmospheric Dark Ambient / Industrial / Neoclassical
The Canteen
The Bare Souls at The Canteen
From sleazy blues, to sultry soul, to good old fashioned rock n' roll, with a heavy dose of funk thrown in to keep you moving.
Crofters Rights
Lebrock
Lebrock at The Crofters Rights, Bristol
The Chelsea Inn
Burnout / Indoor Swimming / Meantime Collective +
Suburban Homes Promotions presents Burnout / Indoor Swimming / Meantime Collective / Parla / RailRS
The Attic Bar
King Brasstards / King Dukes
Sounds from the streets of New Orleans!
Mr Wolfs
Jack Macs Funk Pack + Troika
Live, funky, original music from the heart of Bristol city centre! Join Jack Mac and the Funk Pack for some good vibes and times!
No.1 Harbourside
Los Gusanos
Threesome from Bristol and London making hard-swinging music
The Canteen
The Bare Souls
Good old rock'n'roll sound
The Cloak and Dagger
Jimi Can
Shake away the January blues with some tropical gypsy music from Jimi Can
The Golden Lion
Red Rocket Go
Blues, Jazz, Rock, Bristol Legends
Clubnights
The Loco Klub
Next Up Presents: Just Banco, Blaze YL & Guests
Once again the best in underground UK rap music. Live
Cosies
Schwet x Plaque: FUMU (Youth) + Kinlaw
"Hard-edged, sweaty-palmed industrial electro, wrong-techno and aggro hip-hop jams"
The Trinity Centre
Sofa Sound: Commix Bladerunner DLR + more
We return to the best venue in Bristol for our first party of the year!
The Love Inn
Hyphen w/ Bogdan Dražić & Frank Rodas
Hyphen kick start their 2020 programming with a Friday show at our favourite watering hole; The Love Inn.
The Old England Pub
Dad Tracks: The Homebase Illusion
An audio-visual retelling of the curious incident of Roy Savage, Homebase & a psychedelic ice tea
Crofters Rights
No Future: Organ Tapes, Severin Glance
London based experimental club collaborators take over Crofters, No Future residents in tow
Take Five Cafe
Spectrum: Issue One
Spectrum Audio presents: Issue One
Blue Mountain
Psyched: Kahn + Neek (All Night Long)
Dub legends Kahn and Neek shelling out an exclusive ALL-NIGHT long set...
Museum Square, BS1 4RN
Free Silent Disco
A free silent rave on the harbourside!
Asylum
Rotations: Resident Party
Cutting-edge Bristol D&B collective return to Asylum for a resident showcase
Thekla
ESO Pres. Djrum, Hodge b2b Lurka
For our first event of the decade we are excited to be bringing a whole new flavour with our bookings.
Zed Alley
Silly Buggers FM 001 - Juicy Fruits w Goldman Trax
Funky ventures and sexy strategies guaranteed on the dance floor.
Lakota
Rumble In The Jungle - The 6th Birthday Extravagan
Rumble in the Jungle is back for its 6th Birthday!
The Old Crown Courts
90's Baby • The Guilty Pleasures [Bristol]
90's Baby • The Guilty Pleasures [Bristol]
LEFTBANK
LA BOMBA
Vintage Afro / Latin vinyl
Other Events
Centerspace Gallery
Perspectives on Home
Mother Arts Launch Exhibtion
Alma Tavern and Theatre
How to Save a Life
Melissa wakes up after collapsing at her Cancer party...yes cancer party.
Circomedia
OMNI by Circomedia Degree Students
Omni is a contemporary circus performance that plays with trust, dependence and collaboration - the inner workings of a tight-knit ensemble.
The Tobacco Factory
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us
Mark Thomas uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really well researched material to try and find out h

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
The Old Market Assembly
Burns Night Ceilidh
Music, food and dance for Burns Night at The Old Market Assembly
Dare to Club
GET LOOSE PARTY #2
All night club night to Get Loose™ with Bruce and friends
Rough Trade Bristol
Emily Breeze/Suzie Stapleton/National Treasure
Triple bill of Dysfunctional pop and rock from Emily Breeze, Suzie Stapleton and National Treasure
Fiddlers
The Bluecats, Restless, The Deltas & The Uproars
For fans of Neo-Rockabilly this is a chance to see NO LESS THAN FOUR of the absolute greatest the genre has to offer.
Exchange
Printhead: Twin Siblings + Guests
Baritone Guitar and Drum Machine Sludge
The Old England Pub
Veridian
Veridian play Bristol on their headline UK Tour.
Crofters Rights
Godeater & Vexed
Godeater & Vexed at The Crofters Rights, Bristol
At The Well
Daughter of Swords
Daughter of Swords @ At The Well
Cafe Kino
Cardboard Club Presents: Deborah / RRS / Jo Kelly
Unplugged riggidy raw noise tupperwave guranteed
The Canteen
Yoko Pwno
Joyful fusion of folk tunes and quirky electronic beats
Thekla
The Milk Carton Kids Play Thekla
Critically acclaimed The Milk Carton Kids announce special select UK dates including Thekla Bristol 25 January 2020
The Louisiana
Green Licence - MalPractice - DogTown
Green Licence headline - MalPractice & DogTown support. Blues/rock
LEFTBANK
The Old Malthouse Jazz Band
Superior Syncopated, Hot Stomping Jazz!
No.1 Harbourside
Paruski
High energy Celtic and Russian folk
Clubnights
Crofters Rights
Dial Africa x Bongo Boogie (Worm Disco Club)
Drum heavy, bongo tastic music from across the globe
Take Five Cafe
Boiling Point x All Centre Showcase
w/ Simkin, Endless Mow, Alya L, DJ P b2b MISH & RED
The Love Inn
Cosmic Tropicana with Ruby Savage
We are super excited to be bringing Ruby Savage to the Love Inn for her Bristol debut!
Exchange
No Signal: Forest Drive West (live)
support from Loop LF / Yushh / Antidrom (live) / Residents
Motion
HAAi Curates
HAAi, Peach, Optimo [4hrs], Roi Perez, Manami, Tosh Ohta
The Lanes
★ FAT LIP ★ The Annual UV Party!
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
Lakota
The Fun House: The Ringmaster's Dance!
After an incredible sell-out debut, we return - with a twist...
The Loco Klub
no_one 1st B'day
No_one's first birthday brings a fire lineup
The Old Crown Courts
Alice In Wonderland's Magical Circus! • Boogieland
Alice In Wonderland's Magical Circus! • Boogielands Bristol
Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain ∙ 2020 Bristol Free Rave!
Blue Mountain ∙ 2020 Bristol Free Rave!
The Attic Bar
TUN UP! Ft. DJ Polo, Ngaio, Distro & NoFile
Entering into 2020 with a bang.. and with another January back-to-back special!
To The Moon
La Rumba - Afro/Latin Night - Free Entry
Afro/Afro-Latin music for wild dancing and good times
To The Moon
La Rumba - Afro/Latin night
Afro/Latin drum-heavy music all night
Cosies
Dissonance 1st Birthday w/ RATTY (Dreamscape) +
DREAMSCAPE LEGEND RETURNS TO BRISTOL // HARDCORE YOU KNOW THE SCORE
Other Events
Penywell Studios
SHAPE : 16mm Found Footage Workshop
BEEF Winter School Workshop #6 SHAPE : 16mm found footage editing with Vicky Smith & Niyaz Saghari
1532 Performing Arts Centre
Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy
Chuckle Busters presents Lou Sanders - as seen on Taskmaster, QI and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
The Hen & Chicken
Stand Up For The Weekend with Sully O'Sullivan.
Stand Up For The Weekend with SULLY O'SULLIVAN & CO Featuring LAURA DAVIS & JENNY COLLIER plus compere
The Wardrobe Theatre
Jody Kamali is Mike Daly: Darts and All
Bristol’s bumbling ex-Darts Champion is back. A calamitous Q&A and a whirlwind journey into the soul of an idiot.
Cloak and Dagger
Magic Malka - Amazing Close Up Magician
The best way to get Saturday night started!
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Instant Wit! The BEST in Improvised Comedy
Fresh and inventive, each show throws up new nuggets of hilarity crafted by a company of the highest calibre.
The Tobacco Factory
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us
Mark Thomas uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really well researched material to try and find out h
The Tobacco Factory
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us
Mark Thomas uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really well researched material to try and find out h
Circomedia
OMNI by Circomedia Degree Students
Omni is a contemporary circus performance that plays with trust, dependence and collaboration - the inner workings of a tight-knit ensemble.

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
Crofters Rights
Aerialists
JUNO nominated quintet Aerialists meld their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities and deep love for folk traditions into a post-rock
Bristol Improv Theatre
Benjamin Spike Saunders presents: A Tonsil Wedding
Leisure Records and Benjamin Spike Saunders present a special show to celebrate the 'Tonsil Wife' EP
Exchange
Sunday Improv Teams Z and Q
Freely Improvised Music and Noise
The Stag And Hounds
Rowan Porteous Plays Jazz at The Stag and Hounds
Bebop Trumpet Extraordinaire guests at The Stag's weekly Jazz Jam
The Canteen
Eastern Strings
Taking Middle Eastern music into worlds of jazz
Clubnights
To The Moon
Liquid Lunar #32 - liquid dnb open decks
Our monthly liquid dnb end of the weekend chill! Vinyl Special
Other Events
The Wardrobe Theatre
Sunday Club: Lloyd Langford & Guests
Chuckle Busters present a handpicked selection of top comedians at The Wardrobe Theatre every Sunday.
Central Bristol
Tonic's Day Out
A free day of writing jams, socialising and finding inspiration in our fine city and our fine selves.
The Wardrobe Theatre
Story Slam: Growing
Story Slam is where you can hear people's amazing true stories told live on stage.
Bristol Old Vic
Tally Ho Productions Present: Steves and Wooster
A completely improvised (and unauthorised) P. G. Wodehouse parody
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