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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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Friday

Gigs & Live Music
Salt Café
Gavin Osborn / Chris Webb / Cecile
Three inventive, provocative and intelligent songwriters
Nova
Lounge Cat Ideals
Bristolian Uptempo Swingers
The Golden Lion
Fromage En Feu
Klezmar, Swing and Oompah!!
Mr Wolfs
The JMB
Bristol based quartet with a love for folk, entwined in their pop songs, containing country tinged guitars and contemporary melodic hooks.
Arnolfini
Dune Series: #6 Howling Owl
Howling Owl kick off the New Year New Noise weekend with DJ sets in the cafe bar
The Stag And Hounds
Dead Royalties, Yo No Se, Welcome Back Delta
Free For All Festival Bristol presents: Dead Royalties, Yo No Se, Welcome Back Delta, Pushing Daisies, Don Juan, Drunken Butterfly, The Back
The Old Market Assembly
Brass Junkies
Dynamic 8 piece Bristolian brass combo inspired by the funky Mardi Gras sounds of the New Orleans street bands. Two trumpets, two saxophones
El Rincon
Raphael Dufresne & Annalise Lam
Ecelectic and Eccentric Violin and Guitar Duo
The Steam Crane
Molly & the Supers
Molly & the Supers at the Steam Crane
El Rincon Bristol
RAPHAEL DUFRESNE & ANNALISE LAM
Eclectic guitar/violin/voice world roots duo
Clubnights
Analog
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The Jam Jar
WAV 2k
Pop / Rap / RnB & more ???? | Grizzle / MUNGO / McCsumi / Dank Lotion
Cosies
Rough Draft w/ KENNY WHITE & Chris "Bad Boy" Bress
The Wickedest and Baddest Night in Toooon
The Plough Inn Easton
The Gumbo Show Funk Da Trump
Voodoo Funk, Heavy Soul, Rocking Rhythm & Blues Joints
Dojos
4to theFloor w/ Pioneer Peacey, Louis Ho
House music until 6am | Free before 1am on facebook event.
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun
Worldwide rhythms from Soulworks DJs & friends
The Mothers Ruin
Jack Rabbit Slim's (Rock'n'Roll, Funk, Soul)
A free entry evening of the best current and classic music from the past 70 years. Come boogie the night away.
Other Events
Hamilton House
Art classes
Come and enjoy painting, drawing and creating!

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
The Cube
Alfie Ordinary - Help I Think I Might Be Fabulous
Pathos,pith,genderblending & glamour from a superstar in the making.
Arnolfini
New Year / New Noise (SATURDAY)
Girl Band / Silver Waves / johnsmith / ASDA / Yama Warashi
The Trinity Centre
Band of Burns
Band of Burns is a one-off collaboration of 11 musicians from the top echelons of the UK folk scene
Hy Brasil Music Club
The Happy Few
The Happy Few Live at Hy Brasil Music Club
Thekla
Balance and Composure
Balance and Composure headline Thekla
The Old England Pub
Steve Strong / Tony協Yap \ Stereocilia / Finglebone
Steve Strong / Tony協Yap \ Stereocilia / Finglebone \ High Climbers / Liam O'Connell
Mr Wolfs
The Sneak Eazies
A Bristol based bunch of lovelies playing rocking skanking beats.
The Golden Lion
Poor Old Dogs
Post-nuclear shanties
The Stag And Hounds
Knifeman, Dead Hands, Beggar, Frauds
Free For All Festival Bristol presents: Knifeman, Dead Hands, Beggar, Frauds, Clay Statues, Blood Slugs, Snow Burial
The Surrey Vaults
Totality w/ guest DJs Repo Men 21.01.17
Totality is a night at the Surrey Vaults which hosts one rad band and DJs playing hardcore, punk, jazz, blues, post rock, deep folk, metal..
No.1 Harbourside
Celestine
All hail Celestine, queen of the scene. In her talented hands, RnB, gospel, soul and jazz influences are rolled effortlessly into one exquis
The Stable, Bristol
Turnstable with DJ Nev
Don't expect anything post '96!
The Rose of Denmark
A Burns Night Supper
A Burns night supper with traditional food and Fayre
Clubnights
Cosies
Banshee w/ PTS DJs
Extra Sound Installed.
Small Horse Inn
Late Night Tales
With Throwing Snow (DJ Set)
Analog
Psyched Presents DJ Q
TQD // Local Action // Butterz // Ninja Tune
The Red Lion, BS5
Tossers w/ Easygroove
House Break Techno Funk feat. nineties rave icon Easygroove
Crofters Rights
Club Afro Tropicana w/ Esa
Tropical Rhythms - Disco, Afro, Latin, House
Lakota
Cubana with Congo Natty
Congo Natty w/ Congo Dubz & Iron Dread
The Lanes
"Stone Cold Fiction' + 'Jupiters Carnival'
Legendary Bristol club night with JOHN THE MOD!!
Other Events
Jacobs Wells Baths, Jacobs Wells Rd, Bristol BS8 1DX
Jump Around X Kid Carpet
Afternoon shindig for babies, toddlers, small people & their grown ups

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
Crofters Rights
NTS Presents: Kojey Radical, ThisisDA, Eskimoe
NTS Presents: Kojey Radical, ThisisDA, Eskimoe & Bad Sounds (DJ Set)
Alma Tavern & Theatre
Vervain
Traditional Celtic folk meets the West Country
The Golden Lion
Lost 11
Country Blues n Rock n Roll
No.1 Harbourside
Flamenco Night with Flamenco Loco & Noemi Garcia
Every 4th Sunday of the month, come to No.1 Harbourside for a taste of flamenco music and dance. From 7pm dancer Noemi Garcia will guide yo
The Stag And Hounds
Skin, Foxhol, Grey Wolves Grin, Mouri
Free For All Festival Bristol presents: Skin, Foxhol, Grey Wolves Grin, Mouri
The Tobacco Factory
Alun & Lu
Neo Soul, Jazz and R&B
The Canteen
Two Man Ting
Jah-Man Aggrey's original songs tell their stories with a fine Afro-Caribbean style as his voice and djembe conjure up the rich musical flav
Nova
Nova Comedy Showcase
Free entry comedy night in the heart of Bristol
The Gallimaufry
The Bristol Sessions
Feat. Holly Wellington (Feel Good Experiment)
The Stable, Bristol
Ruby Jazz
Ruby Jazz returns to The Stable this Sunday!
Clubnights
Cosies
Reggae Sundays
Sunday Survivor Sessions
Other Events
HOURS, 10 Colston Yard, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5BD
Inspired Intention Mandala Workshop
A one-day workshop to create a beautiful dot-mandala with Natasha Alexander. Max 6 people.