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What's On in Bristol This Weekend

— Daytime festivals, intimate gigs and rumbling basslines all feature in Headfirst Bristol's weekend listings.
This weekend in Bristol.

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.

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.

“Get ready for the highly anticipated return of the South Glos Food and Drink Festival in September! Mark your calendars for the weekend of Saturday 7th September, and Sunday 8th September 2023, as we gather at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, BS16 7FR. Join us for a delightful weekend of culinary delights and beverages, all conveniently located right at your doorstep- and the best part tickets are completely FREE!”
From: South Glos Autumn Food & Drink Festival

“Bristol's own Cryptworm have been crawling in and out of mortuaries for a decade, with their bouncy, riffy, groove laden, Death Metal. One of the busiest and best sets of the weekend during the recent (and excellent) Necropolis festival. Not to be missed.”
From: Ascended Dead + Slimelord + Cryptworm + More

“A.R. KANE: A visionary and still undersung group, whose run of cult releases from ‘86-’94 has influenced countless artists since. The first of two shows over the weekend reimagines the ecstatic blueprints laid down on tracks like 1992’s ‘A Love from Outer Space’ (after which Andrew Wetherall named his long-running clubnight) and short-lived 4AD supergroup M|A|A|R|S’s ‘Anitina’. “A.R. Kane live are a revelation” (The Wire, 2023).”
From: Seefeel & A.R. Kane

“A.R. KANE: Back for their second show of the weekend, A.R. Kane revisit the dream pop aesthetics they pioneered and perfected on recordings like the ‘When You’re Sad’ and ‘Lollita’ EPs and their timeless debut LP ‘69’. Modern music is still catching up with them. “A.R. Kane dreamed for us all a new pop music, an alchemical vision of what dream pop really could be.” (Uncut)”
From: Jabu, Lord Tusk, Roger Robinson, A.R. Kane + more

“Their music - a blend of raw punk, 90s-inspired indie-rock, UK hip-hop, and irresistible electronic elements - is all about living for the weekend; about the desperate chaos of small-town nightlife and about forgetting what happened last night. Support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, John Kennedy on Radio X, and Tom Robinson has ensured that their "anthems for the pissed-up and pissed-off" are reaching an ever-expanding cult following. If the band are to be believed, this is the downfall of British music at terminal velocity. Get on board while you can.”
From: Carsick