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This weekend in Bristol.

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.
WAKIZASHI - 2 Days , 20 Bands tickets
WAKIZASHI FESTIVAL at The Jam Jar Collective Wakizashi Festival (a brainchild of PROBO Titans & Harry Furniss) brings together a fantastic line up of 20 acts over the weekend, with highlights including Get the Blessing & Knifeworld. Tickets/more info - £9 + 50p.
Fire in the Mountain Party. With John Langan Band  tickets
The Old Market Assembly , Saturday, £5 Charismatic & uninhibited - Glaswegian folk trio, The Langan Band are here to enchant the weekend with support from Americana multi-instrumentalist Stompin' Dave. Fire in the Mountain started as a group of friends sharing their passion for bluegrass music. Many a night sat around the campfire has organically developed into a blossoming live music festival and a handful of spinoff events like this beauty. full event info:
Noods 1st Birthday: Tasker tickets
Noods Radio w/ Tasker, Malcolm X Crypt Venue Change // Now at Basement 45 The mastermind behind Young Turks' techno label Whities - Tasker is the man that brought us Kowton's Glock & Roll & Avalon Emerson's The Frontier. There's a reason NTS Radio and Boiler Room keep getting this dj back. Last tickets:
Eminent w/ DJ Sprinkles & Bruce B2B Sam tickets
Eminent. w/DJ Sprinkles & Bruce b2b Sam Hall - Secret City Centre Bristol Venue, Sat 13th Jan Eminent are keeping you on your toes this weekend. Keep your ears open, to be sure to see Comatonse Recordings owner DJ Sprinkles offer up his signature blend of chromatic deep house. Support from Hessle Audio’s Bruce, Idle Hands’ Sam Hall, resident Hywel Gregory and Horizon Recordings’ Ulex. Info:

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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Gigs & Live Music
Cafe Kino
LTO 'Storybook' Album Launch
Launch for LTO's new album 'Storybook'
The White Rabbit
Breakfast Presents
Am-En, Bones, Gin Birkins and Valita
The Old Market Assembly
Music made with loops, toys, steel drums and all manner of beats, utterly bonkers and completely captivating.
Salt Café
Jazz/rock improv quartet with riffs and grooves galore
The Old England Pub
Hollow Mask (EP launch)
Lo-fi noise-pop two-piece launch debut EP
No.1 Harbourside
Bristol-based Hélélé is a monstrous rhythm machine powered by the spirit of West African Afrobeat
The Railway Sleepers
Balkan Blues and Punk
The Canteen
Ilu Axe
Say it 'Ee-loo-ash-ay' - the rhythm of life - and be prepared for this tightly choreographed troupe of singers, percussionists and drummers
The Lanes
The Prodigy The Fat Of The Land
The Prodigy The Fat Of The Land 20 Years Anniversary Party.
El Rincon Bristol
East Of Easton Trio
fantastic new Klezmer & East European acoustic trio
The Love Inn
Dare To Believe
MYSTIC BILL + Sam Hall & 2257AD
Who's That Girl? PRE- PRIDE PARTY
Celebrating the women of Pop, R&B, Electro-Pop & Hip Hop
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Other Events
The Room Above
Alfie Brown: Scissor
Chuckle Busters Comedy presents
Contemporary Romanticism
Kane is drawn to the power of industrial landscapes and the resonance of past industrial activity in nature.
Bristol Old Vic
Julius Caesar
Building on the brilliant success of King Lear in 2016, this year we stage Shakespeare's most famous political drama 'Julius Caesar'.


Gigs & Live Music
The Old England Pub
Geezer // Stubb // XII Boar
Full-Force Heavy Psychedelic Riff Rock
White Noise Radio New EP Release Party!
A night of huge tunes from Bristol's finest bands with a clever-heavy modern rock edge.
Goldray headline Thekla
The Canteen
Wormfood feat. Cable Street Collective
This little bunch of charming and chirpy purveyors of danceable catchiness have one ambition
No.1 Harbourside
Junior Bill
With musicians from the UK and Brazil in their line-up Cardiff’s Junior Bill make a highly individual multi-lingual blend
The Lanes
Andy Crofts (The Moons / Paul Weller Band) makes a welcome return to the decks...
The Trinity Centre
Tremor presents: The Big Summer BBQ
After the resounding success of the sold out Prohibition New Years Eve party...
Saltcellar Folk Club
Saltcellar Folk Club Open Stage
Come and sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or just come and listen. Entry only £1
The Island
Mi Casa Su Casa Summer Session
Sun, Cocktails, Inflatables, Glitter and banging beats!
Phoenix Pub
DTYM Social
DTYM: Pride Week
Take Five Cafe
Mysoul Intention
Deep/Funk/Soul/tech House, Techno, Bass Music
Basement 45
Full Spectrum Take 2
The Second coming, 8 DnB dj's & 2 MC's from across the UK in The Den!
To The Moon
Space Pirates 5
Space Pirates 5 - rum event featuring Nick Dear and Benny G. Our rum and roots music event is back and set to be a big one!
Crofters Rights
Mi Casa Su casa Summer Session After Party!
Once the sun has gone down it'll be time for some techno!
Ruffnek Diskotek Carnival Special ft Smu
soca, bashment, rave & afro with Smutlee, Dub Boy & crew
Rhythm Sinners
Deep with touch of soul
Other Events
Defected Day & Night Garden Party
Defected Day & Night Garden Party
Bristol Old Vic
Julius Caesar
Building on the brilliant success of King Lear in 2016, this year we stage Shakespeare's most famous political drama 'Julius Caesar'.


Gigs & Live Music
The Wardrobe Theatre
Bloom Presents Tezeta
Bloom presents Tezeta at the Wardrobe Theatre
Alma Tavern & Theatre
Tango Calor
Regular evening of music and dancing
The Lantern
Darlingside (in The Lantern)
Progressive folk influenced by baroque pop and bluegrass
No.1 Harbourside
Swing Sunday with The Paper Moon Band
The doors to No.1 Harbourside will swing open for a night of hoppin’, stompin’ live music and dance
The Gallimaufry
Ruth Royall
An exclusive preview of Ruth's upcoming release
The Cube
Wren and Fvnerals double headline tour in support of Wren's new lp. Local support from Cegvera. Brutal night of metal.
The Canteen
Hopkins & Singh
Elly Hopkins love of the great jazz songbook finds its perfect match in Jay Singh’s easy-flowing jazz guitar
The Volunteer Tavern
Free House: Special Guest (Hessle Audio)
Day party on the terrace of The Volunteer Tavern