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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.


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Saturday

Sunday

Sun 28th April
Rob Auton: The Rob Auton Show at The Tobacco Factory
Sun 28th April
Ensemble Shui Mo at Victoria Rooms
Sun 28th April
QWAK Club presents.. at The Cube

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


Friday

Keyhole Exhibition: Mushrooms as Medicine Day 1 at 395
— 395
spoken word talks workshops & classes family event food & drink
Other Sights at The Island
— The Island
experimental exhibition-opening exhibition
HHCS - Dan Lish + Andrew Emery double book launch at 808 Cafe - Bristol
— 808 Cafe - Bristol
hip hop underground hip hop old school hip hop rap talks
TOTTERING STATE #4 at Bookhaus
— Bookhaus
spoken word poetry talks
The Roaring Twenties at The Old Picture House, 7 Winton Street, Totterdown, BS4 2BW
— The Old Picture House, 7 Winton Street, Totterdown, BS4 2BW
jazz spoken word film
George The Poet: Track Record at 1532 Performing Arts Centre
— 1532 Performing Arts Centre
grime rap spoken word poetry
We Are Warriors at Redcliffe Caves
— Redcliffe Caves
Filmwood - Lilo & Stitch at Filwood Community Centre
— Filwood Community Centre
film screening film family event
This is My World / Urban Aesthetic at Centrespace Gallery
— Centrespace Gallery
exhibition-opening exhibition
Caroline Lucas at St George's Bristol
— St George's Bristol
talks
Portishead – Roseland NYC at Watershed
— Watershed
art pop alternative rock trip hop film
Vinyl Bar Night at Zion Bristol
— Zion Bristol
disco pop blues indie rock
Filmwood E.T. at Filwood Community Centre
— Filwood Community Centre
Event Cancelled
film screening film family event
Bristol Longform Takeover at The Bristol Improv Theatre
— The Bristol Improv Theatre
theatre comedy
COCKTAILS AND CABARET - OLD CLASSICS at The Green Room
— The Green Room
drag cabaret
Dockside Latin Revolutions + DJ Paulo Fernandez at The Old Market Assembly
— The Old Market Assembly
big band bossa nova latin jazz salsa jazz
ENOLA at The Lanes
— The Lanes
indie rock punk post-punk grunge
Eliza Carthy  + Jennifer Reid at Bristol Folk House
— Bristol Folk House
folk
Bunja Conteh AfroWelsh Connection at Cotham Parish Church, Cotham Road, Cotham, Bristol BS6 6DR
— Cotham Parish Church, Cotham Road, Cotham, Bristol BS6 6DR
world folk jazz
Bully Bones - Bops, Booze & Bovver at The Elmer's Arms
— The Elmer's Arms
glam rock rock-and-roll rock punk garage rock
Gabriel Moreno and Ned Cartwright / El Hall at Hen and Chicken North Street BS3
— Hen and Chicken North Street BS3
alternative rock folk folk rock singer-songwriter poetry
SW SELECTAS at The Fox, Bristol
— The Fox, Bristol
bassline techno trance drum and bass jungle
Jazz in the Barn at Winterbourne Medieval Barn
— Winterbourne Medieval Barn
big band jazz swing
POLYGAZE Bristol Showcase at Crofters Rights
— Crofters Rights
pop synthpop indie rock shoegaze singer-songwriter
Peregrin Shams w/ support from Thomas Calladine at Greenbank Pub
— Greenbank Pub
indie folk country traditional folk folk gospel
Swim School at Exchange
— Exchange
indie rock grunge
WillPower & Sam Tetley Smith at Faithspace, 1 Prewett Street, Bristol, BS1 6PB, United Kingdom
— Faithspace, 1 Prewett Street, Bristol, BS1 6PB, United Kingdom
dancehall folk workshops & classes
Sedated Society & Windshake at The Old England Pub
— The Old England Pub
experimental rock progressive rock psychedelic rock alternative rock indie rock
Bill Smarme Rock N Roll Trio at The Bristol Fringe
— The Bristol Fringe
glam rock pub rock soft rock classic rock alternative rock
The Brass Junkies at Mr Wolfs
— Mr Wolfs
new orleans jazz
Head Noise w/ Linus Fitness-centre at The Ill Repute
— The Ill Repute
new wave electro synthpop punk art rock
Trans-Siberian Express + DJ Spinthief at The Canteen
— The Canteen
rock indie rock art rock psych funk
Dirty Cash at The Bristol Stable
— The Bristol Stable
electro dubstep ska hip hop swing
CLUB LOVE MEMBERS PARTY at The Loco Klub
— The Loco Klub
house disco house tech house deep house lgbtq+
FIESTA GASOLINA W/ BUSHBBY, NGAIO & YUSUF SUAVE at The Lanes
— The Lanes
dancehall reggaeton cumbia salsa
Elysium at To The Moon
— To The Moon
techno breakbeat drum and bass jungle happy hardcore
HBS x CDO Presents RAW QUEEN at Cloak
— Cloak
disco jazz funk soul gospel funk
SELECTOR SPINACH x ECO-SYSTEM - 5 Trees per Ticket at Take Five Cafe
— Take Five Cafe
techno footwork trance drum and bass jungle
Slack Alice & Escalator To Nowhere at The Love Inn
— The Love Inn
techno dub post-punk
DISCO ISN'T DEAD w/ Crazy P Soundsystem + SPICYIVY at Strange Brew
— Strange Brew
house disco deep house soul
LOUD ANTICS PRESENTS: Cabinet of Curiosities at PRSC
— PRSC
electro breakbeat jungle dub world
BUMP Rollerdisco Boogie Wonderland 7pm - 11pm at BUMP Rollerdisco
— BUMP Rollerdisco
house disco disco house deep house
Funkin' Around at The Sugar Loaf
— The Sugar Loaf
house disco disco house world funk
Vanguard Party at Art Club
— Art Club
footwork jungle 140 experimental pop hip hop
Livity Sound: Peverelist, Hodge & Caragh at The Full Moon & Attic Bar
— The Full Moon & Attic Bar
future garage techno uk funky jungle dubstep
STEPPA SOUND: MAKING THE RATHOUSE A RATHOME at The Mothers Ruin
— The Mothers Ruin
house deep house uk garage techno jungle
THE TAKEOVER at Basement 45
— Basement 45
drum and bass jump up
ESO x Madruga: The Ghost, LUXE, Papa Nugs + More at Clock Factory
— Clock Factory
house minimal techno uk garage electro trance
STRETCH at The Cider Box Tap Room
— The Cider Box Tap Room
house deep house techno
Whatever Forever at Exchange
— Exchange
skate punk post-hardcore emo alternative rock pop punk
Cosmic Tropicana at Crofters Rights
— Crofters Rights
house disco tropical electro soul
VOOKOO: AFTER DARK 002 at The Crown
— The Crown
uk garage techno electro breakbeat 140

Saturday

The Bristol Commons - Recommoning Our Green Spaces at St Anne's House
— St Anne's House
talks workshops & classes
ISRAELISM at The Arc, 27 Broad St, BS1 2HJ
— The Arc, 27 Broad St, BS1 2HJ
film screening film
BNM: Young In Hong at Spike Island
— Spike Island
exhibition-opening exhibition festival
Beltane Harvest ⚘ 2 days Mask Making Course at L'Étoile Studio
— L'Étoile Studio
folk workshops & classes
Botanical Printmaking at Grow Wilder AWT
— Grow Wilder AWT
workshops & classes
Safrela Workshop at The Jam Jar
— The Jam Jar
workshops & classes
Workshop with Annie Pui Ling Lok at Bristol Old Vic
— Bristol Old Vic
workshops & classes
Cerebrum at FieldGood Bar
— FieldGood Bar
house uk garage 140 alternative rock indie rock
We Are Warriors at Redcliffe Caves
— Redcliffe Caves
The Feminist Paintalong at Prior Shop, Cabot Circus
— Prior Shop, Cabot Circus
exhibition-opening exhibition
Freedom : An exhibition of contemporary glass at Prior Shop, Cabot Circus
— Prior Shop, Cabot Circus
exhibition-opening exhibition
Night and Day at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
experimental lgbtq+ film screening exhibition
Cider Bingo at The Cider Box Tap Room
— The Cider Box Tap Room
comedy food & drink pub quiz
The Antics Joke Show ft. Jazz Police at The Bristol Improv Theatre
— The Bristol Improv Theatre
theatre comedy
Comedy at the Con at Knowle Constitutional Club
— Knowle Constitutional Club
comedy
Sikisa: Hear Me Out at The Alma Tavern & Theatre
— The Alma Tavern & Theatre
comedy
The Stand-Up Comedy Gameshow at Sidney & Eden
— Sidney & Eden
comedy
Imploders, Layback, Gimic and Burning Cows at The Golden Lion
— The Golden Lion
post-hardcore punk post-punk
Ya Freshness & Big Boss Band + DJ Beau Selecta at The Canteen
— The Canteen
dub reggae roots reggae jamaican-ska ska
Freedom Day Bloc Party at The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Rd, Easton, Bristol BS5 0HH
— The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Rd, Easton, Bristol BS5 0HH
house amapiano afrobeats film food & drink
Filkins Drift and Young Performers Spotlight at St James Church, Mangotsfield
— St James Church, Mangotsfield
classical folk
Dirty Nips+Tharsis+Dystopian Dread+Necronomicunt at Moor Beer Co
— Moor Beer Co
progressive metal stoner rock metal garage rock doom metal
ELEPHANT STONE + KARMA SHEEN at Crofters Rights
— Crofters Rights
pop psych
Dark Alchemy presents:Nero Kane / DSCM / Rookeries at St John on the Wall, Bristol
— St John on the Wall, Bristol
ambient contemporary classical folk experimental drone
Byrfyfyr -  FREE IMPRoVISATIoN at Elmer's Arms
— Elmer's Arms
experimental noise jazz
JAZZ JUNGLE at Elemental Cafe/Bakery
— Elemental Cafe/Bakery
contemporary jazz jungle jazz
DVNE at Exchange
— Exchange
progressive metal metal
Stone Cold Hustle at Wiper and True, Old Market Taproom
— Wiper and True, Old Market Taproom
neo soul soul funk
Sliders at The Ill Repute
— The Ill Repute
art rock psych experimental jazz
Lazy Habits at The Old Market Assembly
— The Old Market Assembly
world hip hop rap jazz new orleans jazz
Mariachi Wey at No.1 Harbourside
— No.1 Harbourside
cumbia
DRAGGERNAUTS: Pandora's Box at Exchange
— Exchange
drum and bass happy hardcore lgbtq+ drag cabaret
Aæe pres. Pontes De Ritmos w/ Th4ys & Tainá at Crofters Rights
— Crofters Rights
techno electro samba world
Terrain X Super Soca Show Takeover at The Jam Jar
— The Jam Jar
dub reggae ska festival
3 Swords Republic: Rat King Hollow at Unit 8 Studios
— Unit 8 Studios
techno footwork trance experimental trap music
Twende and Loose Sound at The Star and Garter
— The Star and Garter
dancehall jungle salsa world soul
Temple Dance Collective: Tuzzle, Lily Huu + more at The Mothers Ruin
— The Mothers Ruin
uk garage speed garage breakbeat 140
Safe As F*ck at Basement 45
— Basement 45
house techno breakbeat trance happy hardcore
Mr Redley, Sound People + Ginny at The Love Inn
— The Love Inn
electronic tech house deep house techno soul
Vinyl Destination 9 - Spring Vibrations at Dare to Club
— Dare to Club
techno drum and bass jungle
The Exhale Day Rave w/Bladerunner, Ben Snow, Jappa at Dare to Club
— Dare to Club
drum and bass jungle jump up 140
Paradisco, Sourdough Disco & Adriano Rossi at The Full Moon & Attic Bar
— The Full Moon & Attic Bar
house disco disco house synthpop
HAVEN PRESENTS: RAYBAY & FRIENDS at The Fox bar & Cafe
— The Fox bar & Cafe
tech house uk garage bassline drum and bass jungle
Duckland & Friends: Garden Party at The Prince of Wales
— The Prince of Wales
uk garage speed garage breakbeat jungle 140
GLASSHOUSE Pres. Riz La Teef b2b Oneman at The Full Moon & Attic Bar
— The Full Moon & Attic Bar
house uk garage breakbeat jungle 140
ART RUMPF at Art Club
— Art Club
chicago house house disco disco house deep house
SKANKER VS STOMPERS at The Loco Klub
— The Loco Klub
techno trance drum and bass jungle
Transparent Audio x Engage Audio at The Crown
— The Crown
uk garage drum and bass jungle dubstep 140
★ FAT LIP ★ Slam Dunk Festival Takeover at The Lanes
— The Lanes
post-hardcore emo rock punk pop punk
Reggaeton Party  April 2024 at Lost Horizon
— Lost Horizon
reggaeton
Circular Rhythm's at Take Five Cafe
— Take Five Cafe
techno dancehall drum and bass jungle 140
Propaganda ft Yasmine Summan DJ Set at The Fleece
— The Fleece
emo rock alternative rock indie rock pop punk

Sunday

We Are Warriors at Redcliffe Caves
— Redcliffe Caves
Exploring Land, Climate, Words, Sound W Asmaa Jama at Watershed
— Watershed
spoken word poetry workshops & classes
Exclusive IMAX Film Screening for Bristol Charity at IMAX Cinema
— IMAX Cinema
film screening film
Bristol Running Show 2024 at 589 Southmead Rd, Bristol BS34 7RG
— 589 Southmead Rd, Bristol BS34 7RG
talks workshops & classes exhibition family event festival
LoveJam at St. Marks Community Centre
— St. Marks Community Centre
open mic jam session
Safe&Sound at Elemental at Elemental Cafe
— Elemental Cafe
indie rock folk singer-songwriter
Blue Stories: Stories & Soup Sundays - Part 3 at Kuumba Bristol (Afrikan Arts & Community Resource Centre)
— Kuumba Bristol (Afrikan Arts & Community Resource Centre)
traditional folk singer-songwriter experimental theatre festival
Ari Eldjárn: Return of the Icelandic at Hen & Chicken Studio
— Hen & Chicken Studio
comedy
Sunday Afternooner II with Erica Freas at Exchange
— Exchange
rock punk folk experimental
LYLE EP Launch + Vicasso + Indru at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
pop R&B hip hop jazz funk soul
Holy Popes + I Am Drug + Belle Royals at The Golden Lion
— The Golden Lion
rock punk post-punk noise rock garage rock
Mothman, The Man + Seneca + Numskull at The Lion, BS5
— The Lion, BS5
post-hardcore noise rock garage rock shoegaze psych
NOAH RADLEY + RINGTONES + JAMES BONNEY at The Ill Repute
— The Ill Repute
ambient folk experimental drone
Break For Lovers at Exchange
— Exchange
psychedelic rock alternative rock indie rock art rock
A decade of Bristol Music at The Fleece
— The Fleece
alternative pop afrobeat rock hip hop jazz
Alex Taylor at The Eldon House
— The Eldon House
blues folk folk-pop singer-songwriter soul
Joseph Trudgeon at The Canteen
— The Canteen
blues jazz
Joe Northwood + Jam Session at The Stag And Hounds
— The Stag And Hounds
bebop contemporary jazz jam session jazz hard bop
The Randy Swindlers at The Bristol Fringe
— The Bristol Fringe
classic rock country blues swing comedy
Dayshifter at Exchange
— Exchange
rock alternative rock punk grunge
Can I Get Your Email? - Monday at Five at The Jam Jar
— The Jam Jar
pop indie rock jazz film
Questionable Quizzes at Cloak
— Cloak
comedy pub quiz