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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.
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
New Year / New Noise 5 (Weekend Ticket) tickets
NEW YEAR / NEW NOISE –––– Howling Owl Records’s annual celebration of ‘Art/Noise/Reaction’ climaxes over 3 nights at The Brunswick Club. Proceedings are topped by Philadelphia’s Moor Mother, her seething ‘hardcore poetry/blk girl blues’ rising to the forefront of experimental circles in ‘17. Bristol-boys-done-good Giant Swan are sure to brew up a cathartic blow-out, after a relentless ascent this year, becoming one of the most talked about live techno duos in Europe. S4U add a spectral quality to their 90s RnB romanticism, whilst Nervous Conditions are a promising young art-rock/post-punk gang. Plus expect more exploratory electronics from Vessel, E B U and many more. Tickets:
Noods Radio 2nd Birthday: Mr Ho(Klasse Recordings) tickets
EDITOR’S PICK: NOODS BIRTHDAY WEEKENDER –– Fri 1st - Sun 3rd December Nobody embodies Bristol’s enduring DIY spirit better than the Noods Radio​ crew. Over the last two years the team have hosted countless live-streams, pop-ups, parties and pub sessions, all with a sense of fun and creativity unrivalled in this city. Join them for a weekend of parties celebrating two years in the business. On the Friday, Klasse Recordings / Klasse Wrecks co-head Mr. Ho Music Page​ takes over The Black Swan​ for a night of tripping house, bleep techno and Japanese disco. On the Saturday, the crew open up their studios for a day of open-invite live streams. Finally, on Sunday, they return to their spiritual home at The Surrey Vaults​ for a day of pints and post-punk. Just remember to book the Monday off work. Tickets: hdfst.uk/E42066 Listen: soundcloud.com/the-ransom-note/mr-ho-the-ransom-note-mix
Musu Terrace Party ft. Pender Street Steppers tickets
It’s no secret that Vancouver is home to one of the best house music scenes on earth right now. Its distinctive sound - lush, languid and lo-fi - has been imitated everywhere, but nobody comes close to matching original Mood Hut favourites Pender Street Steppers and Hashman Deejay. Both play Musu's day-and-night double bill this weekend - a must for fans of dreamy pads, new age synths and pots-n-pans percs. PSS (Day): £5) Hashman Deejay (Night): £4)

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
Events Space, Hamilton House
Spectacular Cinema: La La Land
Join an evening of bright lights and glamourous parties, the stars twinkling over our very own version of Los Angeles!
The Trap
Captain Suun Album Launch
Captain Suun - Beach Burrito Album Launch (Stolen Body Records)
The Old Market Assembly
CoCo and the Butterfields
CoCo and the Butterfields are an English indie-pop band, from Canterbury, Kent.
Cosies
Bass Camp Festival 2018 - Bristol Launch Party
Bristol launcg party for Bass Camp (Poland)
LEFTBANK
The LBJBs feat. Dee Gomez
Our house band are here to blow the bank holiday wide open.
The Canteen
Solana
Plaintive Spanish guitars meet exuberant Celtic flutes and irrepressible fiddles in a feast of jiggery-polkary.
Kingsdown Vaults
The Silken Same
Galway based Folk Duo - Irish & Balkan Roots
The Be-bop Club
Loz Speyer's Inner Space
Contemporary jazz trumpeter
To The Moon
One Soul - Bob YT & Josh Albiston
One Soul is every Friday at To The Moon, DJs will be playing the best in soulful music all on vinyl.
Crofters Rights
Evolve
Evolve returns with a monster lineup of some of Bristol's finest Techno and Experimental Live Artists.
No.1 Harbourside
Afon Sistema
This pounding rhythm collective may hail from East Bristol but their beating heart lies in the jungles of Northern Brazil.
Crofters Rights
As Sirens Fall / Flowerpot / Wild Eyed
Feels like forever, Bristol. Support comes from the awesome Flowerpot and Wild Eyed!
El Rincon Bristol
Bomba Nova
Acoustic tropicalia & samba duo
The Attic Bar
45 LIVE presents Mark Hype & DJ Suspect
45 LIVE presents Mark Hype & DJ Suspect
Ashton Gate Stadium
VegfestUK Bristol
The iconic VegfestUK Bristol event will make its debut at Ashton Gate Stadium after 10 years at Lloyds Amphitheatre!
Clubnights
The Stag And Hounds
Schwet x Dance Party with Apostille (Night School)
Synth Pop & Electro Punk from Night School bossman, with Schwet & Dance Party DJs playing weirdo-beat
Crofters Rights
Evolve
Live Techno and Electronica featuring Myr, Regolith, Politis, James Damian and Scott E
Blue Mountain
Greenhouse Effect
Mama Snake B2B Solid Blake
The Black Swan
RAW DUB SESSION
King Alpha Soundsystem meets Rasta Yard Soundsystem
The Hatchet
PHUCT - Bristols Rock Metal Alternative!
PHUCT is back with more BLOODSTOCK tickets up for grabs!!
Other Events
Department Of Film & TV, Richmond Building
Col Needham
As part of GradFest, Founder and CEO of IMDb Col Needham joins us to talk about the growth of IMDb, meeting Jeff Bezos and more

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
The Cube
Witch Please
A posthuman occult + ritual performance party
The Brunswick Club
Modern Ritual
Laura Cannell, Jennifer Lucy Allan, Charles Hayward, Luke Turner
Cafe Kino
The Antics Joke Show Ft. What's Your Flavour?
After consecutive sell-out shows, The Antics Joke Show is back with a line-up of improv and sketch, and a special stand-up guest!
Kingsdown Vaults
Joe Strouzer's Three Piece Chicken Orchestra
ORIGNALS - BLUES - HOKUM - JUGBAND - OLDTIME - NEW ORLEANS GOODTIMES
LEFTBANK
Leonie Evans
A truly one of a kind voice
To The Moon
Knarette DJ set
After getting the party started at our recent event curated by our neighbours at Glitch we are pleased to welcome back Frank Lunette aka Kna
The Canteen
The Scribes
Bristol hip hop giants. Lyricists Ill Literate and Jonny Steele still have their story to tell while beatbox maestro Lacey lays those hard,
The Old Market Assembly
A Date with the Night
Join DJs ElectroNic( Don't Tell Your Mother) and Nina Colada for a night of electro classics and modern dance floor fillers.
No.1 Harbourside
Karşilama & the Featherweight Space Biscuit
Acoustic Balkan Swing Space Klezmer at it’s finest. Rock until all of your socks have been meticulously obliterated. All of them. Off. Rocke
The Attic Bar
Vocal and Version Twelve
Vocal & Version #12 | Classic Wonder Veterans
Pasture
The Connoisseurs Soul Sessions
Paul Alexander, Playing his Soul Train dose Ibiza set
Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Jazz in the Barn
UWE Big Band and singers present a Jazz Evening in the Medieval Barn.
Clubnights
Take5 Cafe
Worm Disco Club Presents: DJ Tahira
Brazilian DJ Tahira makes his Bristol debut.
Jack of Diamonds
WTF4 feat. HamChild Takeover
Breakcore, Gabba, Bassline, Techno and D&B
Lakota
Love Saves Lakota: Alfresco Disco
Loves Saves Lakota: Alfresco Disco & Clotted Cream & More!
Crofters Rights
Rumpf - On the Leash
Rumpfulators! Mount up! That's right, we're back after what feels like forever, raring to get back together for another all night affair..
The Red Lion BS5
Turbo Disco After Party w/Sleazy Sessions
Turbo Disco + Sleazy Sessions at The Red Lion.

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
Rough Trade Bristol
Tiger Lion + Abi Wade
Tiger Lion + Abi Wade live in Rough Trade Bristol
The Old England Pub
All-Day Bash: Toke / Year of the Cobra / Plus More
Filthy All-Day Bash; comprised of the globes finest Sludge-slingers!
The Black Swan
Bris-Tek Unofficial Love Saves The Day After Party
D&B / Jungle / Bassline / 140 / Garage / Donk
Cafe Kino
Modern Studies
Scottish/Lancastrian chamber pop band
The Canteen
Faith Mussa
Malawian spiritual singer-songwriter Faith Che Muphuwa Mussa's jazz-influenced guitar blends with loops and beats to conjure up a soundtrack
The Hen & Chicken
Ed Jones Quartet
Powerful saxophonist with talented band
The Red Lion, BS5 9BP
Optimystic & Friends FREE Jungle/DnB Session 11
Djs playing Jungle/DnB in a relaxed pub. Free entry and good vibes all night long x
Crofters Rights
Seán McGowan
An Invisible Llama Music show
To The Moon
Liquid Lunar Sessions - liquid dnb open decks
Our monthly liquid dnb end of the weekend chill!
No.1 Harbourside
Hark ft. Hands of the Heron + Folk Session
Led by Hands of the Heron's mandolin toting Bethany Roberts
Pasture
Bank Holiday Sunday Swing Dance Event at Pasture
A Free Swing Dance taster session followed by the Belle Rose Swing Quintet
LEFTBANK
Ben Baddoo
One man African power house
The Gallimaufry
Forth & Back
Hip-Hop jam, covers & originals hosted by MADLY
The Bristol Fringe
Hot Club
Hot Club de Clifton
Clubnights
The Doghouse
Kissy Sell Out
4 Deck, 90 Min Set ONLY 200 Tickets Available
Pipe & Slippers
Late Night Tales DJs
Late Night Tales DJs' Benjamin Smith threading the best Late Night tracks together with inspiration from his own record collection.
O2 Academy
Evil B vs B Live – The Big Bristol Showdown
Evil B returns to his favourite city Bristol,for the first official Bristol showing of the ‘Evil B vs B Live’ show
Crofters Rights
ROE - Bank Holiday Sunday With Henry Heatwave
Quality music start to finish Dancehall Uk Garage Funky house & much more