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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.
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 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 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
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

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
The Trinity Centre
Black Midi - 8pm
black midi return with the mighty Cavalcade for two intimate Bristol shows
The Lanes
DOT TO DOT 2021: THE LANES
FREE ENTRY • 12-10pm • 2 STAGES
Rough Trade Bristol
1020 Radio Presents: Rough Trade In-Store Sessions
Live in-store & broadcast sessions from Rough Trade
The Old Market Assembly
Chai Wallahs present: Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu
10-piece orchestra bringing African rhythm-driven dance to the floor!
Supreme Sports Lounge
Soultrain Ibiza/ White Night RE-UNION
Renowned Signature White Night IBIZA RE-UNION
Crofters Rights
Luke Marshall Black
Crosstown Concerts presents... Luke Marshall Black at Crofter's Rights, Bristol
Exchange
Squidge + Sunset Sunday
Squidge + Sunset Sunday at Exchange
The Old Duke
Fromage in the Duke (like in the olden days)
Fromage En Feu return to the Old Duke stage once again, fresher, fanciful and fuller of cheese!
The Trinity Centre
Black Midi - 5pm
black midi return with the mighty Cavalcade for two intimate Bristol shows
Beard and Sabre
Maxime Elliot live @ The Taphouse
Maxime Elliot playing live at The Taphouse
Aesop's
Chai For All at Aesop's Anniversary Festival
'Mazl & Brohke': Yiddish Song, Klezmer, Jazz
The Canteen
Globo Collective live
Packed out beats, singalong melodies, And the rhythms of Valencia. Vamanos!
Sidney and Eden
Ska Dub Return! Live Full Band!
Back with the full band - SkaDub
Clubnights
Lost Horizon
Hidden: Or:la & Oceanic (Venue change)
We’ve been super excited to announce this one. Two artists that need little introduction, we welcome Or:la and Oceanic to Hidden.
Strange Brew
PTS w/ TSVI, object blue, Ani Klang ++
TSVI, object blue, Ani Klang, k means, Duswunder
Zed Alley
*T Y R A N N Y*
Goth - Industrial - EBM - Electronic
Crofters Rights
Worm Soundsystem (WDC 7th B'day Pt 1!)
Jackson, Jake & Nathan B2B2B ALL NIGHT!
Exchange
Lost Signal Presents: Mor Elian
Mor Elian joins us at The Exchange for a night of House, Techno, Breaks, and Electro
The Hare on the Hill
The Grey Area (DJ Set)
Sounds from the Eastern hemisphere... strictly on vinyl
The Lanes
FAT LIP! Back To School Party!
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
Basement 45
KEENO presents Bristol Mix Sessions ft. 16 Step
2 Rooms of DnB with Keeno, Telomic, Natty Lou & more
Racks Bar & Kitchen, St Paul's Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX
Soul @ The Playroom Alldayer
'Across The Board' mainly 60s & 70s Soul music Alldayer with a Delicious Hot Buffet included!
The Old Stillage
Jam Hott - The Old Stillage Sessions
Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Disco, Breaks and Drum & Bass
The Old Crown Courts
Boogielands • The Prison House Boogie!
After an amazing Summer of sold-out open air day parties, Boogielands returns to its ancestral home!
Other Events
Mivart Studios
Storytelling Myth & Fairytale
Imagination knows no bounds - come, free yours! Discover the techniques to bring story to life, guided by critically acclaimed professional
Bristol Folk House
Capers Comedy Club: Tony Law & Friends
Capers launch their new monthly residency at The Folk House!
Arnolfini
Frank Bowling, Ian Breakwell and Wellbeing Series
Join us for our Summer programme, with exhibitions across our galleries, Reading Room, Dark Studio and foyer spaces
Alma Tavern and Theatre
On That Note
From high to low art, sophistication to slapstick, the funniest songs accompanied by piano. And occasionally a tambourine.
Theatre on the Downs, Clifton Downs, Bristol
The Munch Mission!
Playable, art heist theatre show for a family audience (7+) by award-winning theatre company Brave Bold Drama
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Iron Island
The iron ship floats again as Limbic Cinema bring the sea back to the SS Great Britain.
Circomedia
Power
Strong Lady Charmaine Childs, combining circus physicality, voice-over soundtrack, and storytelling to create an optimistic, uplifting, funn
The Room Above
After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone
A "quirky, offbeat & hilarious," improvised twist on the show that inspired black mirror.

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
The Lanes
SELOFAN + ISOLATED YOUTH + ADORING
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
The Gallimaufry
MĀDŁY
Plus support from Holly Flo-Lightly
SouthBank
Ceilidh Night At The Southbank Club
Grab your partners for night of high energy lead group Celtic dance
Aesop's
Chai For All at Aesop's Anniversary Festival
'Mazl & Brokhe': Yiddish song, klezmer, jazz
The Bristol Fringe
Elly Hopkins Trio
Live jazz trio on Sunday afternoon
The Stag And Hounds
Jonny Bruce Play Jazz at The Stag and Hounds
Trumpet Legend Guests at The Stag's Weekly Jazz Jam
The Hare on the Hill
Blind Justice Page
Live Americana and delta blues
The Canteen
Sweet and the Lowdowns live
Pop songs from the 30s and 40s, old-timey swing tunes to fill your heart with gladness and your boots
Clubnights
Motion
Motion Welcome Rave ft My Nu leng
The biggest event of your official UWE Welcome Party is here ft Bristol Icon's My Nu Leng
To The Moon
Liquid Lunar #49 - liquid dnb open decks session
Our monthly liquid dnb chill with open decks!
Motion
Bristol Welcome Party ft My Nu Leng
This year’s Official UWE Welcome week!
Other Events
Bristol Beat Social
Bristol Beat Social
oin us for three hours of beats, board games, and beers in our new location of Zed Alley (just by the Christmas Steps).
Arnolfini
Frank Bowling, Ian Breakwell and Wellbeing Series
Join us for our Summer programme, with exhibitions across our galleries, Reading Room, Dark Studio and foyer spaces
Mr Wolfs
Rooftop Comedy
Open air comedy featuring Bristols finest comedians
Theatre on the Downs, Clifton Downs, Bristol
The Munch Mission!
Playable, art heist theatre show for a family audience (7+) by award-winning theatre company Brave Bold Drama
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Iron Island
The iron ship floats again as Limbic Cinema bring the sea back to the SS Great Britain.