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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.
FUTUR VILLE SUMMIT  tickets
What does the future of Bristol's cultural spaces look like? With FUTUR VILLE Summit, Artspace Lifespace host a weekend of discussion, performance and workshops to mobilize and self-organise against insensitive urban development and negative cultural policies. Ashton Court Estate (now part 'repurposed' as Arts Mansion) is a fitting setting to shape these alternative horizons with speakers from Trinity Centre, UWE Bristol Urban Planning, Visual Arts South West, Kiki Bristol as well as friendly developers and members of the local cabinet. Shake off any excessive thinking at the immersive theatrical afterparty hosted by Alfresco Disco and Minirigs. 🎫 Tickets (talks): hdfst.uk/E56936 🎫 Tickets (afterparty): hdfst.uk/E56935
Camp Elsewhere 2019 tickets
A bold new event from Simple Things Festival - Bristol founder and Colston Hall programmer Matthew Aitken will take place in a private forest this June. For their first public outing (the event follows a private pilot last year), the organisers of Camp Elsewhere are being extremely cautious with the 'festival' label instead likening the weekend to more of a camping-trip-with-a-lineup and placing it's stunning coastal-forest location centre stage alongside a solid music and arts programme. It's enthusing to find a tiny event with proper toilets, hot showers and no queues where an emphasis on relaxation is not at odds with a vibrant music lineup - and proof that a holistic ethos does not mean booking a bunch of worn out hippy bands... Punctuating a weekend of workshops, beach walks, talks and glowing campfires are these artists: The Wave Pictures Daniel Blumberg Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay Gwenifer Raymond bell lungs Ben Vince outsidefilm showcase Boss Morris Rozi Plain Juan Wauters Pet Shimmers SNAPPED ANKLES Yosi Horikawa Breakfast Records Leafcutter John Alabaster dePlume Rachael Dadd ICHI + Ambient Forest + Nature Disco TICKETS Early-Bird £50 General Release £67.50 Kids 5-15yrs £20 Kids 0-5yrs free Buy here: www.facebook.com/events/831500243868103/ www.campelsewhere.co.uk
Camp Elsewhere 2019 tickets
A bold new event from Simple Things Festival - Bristol founder and Colston Hall programmer Matthew Aitken will take place in a private forest this June. For their first public outing (the event follows a private pilot last year), the organisers of Camp Elsewhere are being extremely cautious with the 'festival' label instead likening the weekend to more of a camping-trip-with-a-lineup and placing it's stunning coastal-forest location centre stage alongside a solid music and arts programme. It's enthusing to find a tiny event with proper toilets, hot showers and no queues where an emphasis on relaxation is not at odds with a vibrant music lineup - and proof that a holistic ethos does not mean booking a bunch of worn out hippy bands... Punctuating a weekend of workshops, beach walks, talks and glowing campfires are these artists: The Wave Pictures Rozi Plain Juan Wauters Pet Shimmers SNAPPED ANKLES Yosi Horikawa Breakfast Records Leafcutter John Alabaster dePlume Rachael Dadd ICHI + Qu Junktions Showcase + Ambient Forest + Nature Disco TICKETS Early-Bird £50 General Release £67.50 Kids 5-15yrs £20 Kids 0-5yrs free Buy here: www.campelsewhere.co.uk
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

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
Exchange
Tugboat Captain, Muffintops and Ketibu
Nautical indie popsters on their rescheduled UK tour - with local support
The Forge, Bristol
Sefrial
Sefrial are Gold, Sugar, Diamond encrusted magic
Mr Wolfs
Stone Jets + Long Tonic
Feel good music wrapped in rhythmic soul
The Lanes
TEMPESST + HEKA
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Old Market Assembly
London Astrobeat Orchestra Perform Talking Heads
‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ perform songs from the iconic Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ movie, live.
Crofters Rights
Francis Of Delirium
Francis of Delirium Live in Bristol at Crofters Rights
Jam Jar
Real Lies + Bonsi
Electronic duo Real Lies play “euphoric songs evoking long nights dancing and even longer drives back home to the suburbs” (The Guardian).
El Rincon
Kevin Figes & Denny Ilett
Top-notch saxophone and guitar jazz duo
The Hen & Chicken
Michaela Fedeczko Album Launch
Bristol-born soulstress Michaela Fedeczko presents her debut album ‘Blue Embrace’
The Elmers Arms
The Relay Rips ( followed by bang d.js)
Upbeat brass fueled rock n' roll for the dance floor!
Fiddlers
The Allergies
Making “funk and soul for the 21st century” (Craig Charles), The Allergies know how to bring the fun.
No.1 Harbourside
Innes Sibun Trio
World class blues guitarist Innese Silbun plays at No. 1 Harbourside
The Rose of Denmark Bristol
Prohibition Fridays: Alannah Jackson
Chilled vibes from Rosie’s Cool Cats in Bristol’s most groovy underground speakeasy
The Old Stillage
The Prohibition: 1920s Speakeasy Night
Come gather at the Speakeasy for a night of cocktails, music and dapper dancing.
The Canteen
Brass Junkies
Dynamic and versatile 8-piece brass band performing New Orleans style jazz, pop and funk covers
Sidney and Eden
The Smokin' Hot Shots
50's rock n roll and doo wop
Clubnights
Strange Brew
Health & Beauty x SB ~ Loraine James [LIVE] & more
Loraine James, Grove, Ifeoluwa, PMS Casualty
Dare to Club
Amity 001: Yak, Syz, Cando
Amity takeover Dare To for a night of percussive techno and UK sounds
Take Five Cafe
Rhythm Works W/ i-sha B2B Junior + Billie George
Yes Yes! After one year out due to the pandemic, Rhythm Works returns to the café for another 5-hour throw down…
Secret Location
Dialogue
A sweaty, queer rave in a rarely used, secret location on the edge of Bristol.
Crofters Rights
Community Disc-O's Presents // #5
Admin, Mike Shawe (Hot Buttered Soul) & Frederika (Discs of Fun & Love) join for an intimate B2B
Lakota
Wide Eyes: SHERELLE + Special Guests
Wide Eyes brings Sherelle and some special guests to Lakota Friday 22nd October
Ill Repute
BIG7
Revival Ska Reggae night! Original vinyl Sound System style
To The Moon
Club Stoic at To The Moon
Galaxian Dub, Spectral Funk, Haunted House & other Unidentified Flying Genres
Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon x Team Love Presents: Fatboy Slim
The Rockafeller Skank creator will be hitting the Lost Horizon HQ stage in advance of his eight date UK wide tour.
The Hare on the Hill
On the Decks: DJ Shake Appeal
Left field pop music for the masses
Other Events
St Annes House
Archiving Glitches with Dhaqan Collective
Join Dhaqan Collective to hear about their varied practice, current research & plans while in residence in Bricks' RELAY project space.
Arnolfini
Stephen Gill and Hazel Hammond exhibitions
Join us for our Autumn 2021 programme, with exhibitions across our galleries, Reading Room, Light and Dark Studios
Bricks @ St Anne's House
Party: Ghost Party
A Show Starring The Best Trans/Female/Non-Binary Comedic Talent
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Timeless
If you can’t trust your memory what can you trust?

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
Exchange
Common Spit
Common Spit at Exchange
The Lanes
KING NUN + POMPADOUR
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Part Time Models w/ BLK FXS + A Curious Plenty
Part Time Models headline alongside their Bristol-based companions , BLK FXS, and newly acquainted treasure, A Curious Plenty
Crofters Rights
Thumper
Thumper at Crofters Rights, Bristol
Exchange
The Underdog 2021 | Launch / Challenge One
Competing Bands: Bearpit + Blacklist + Hell-ios + Land Captains | Guest Headliner: Black Wendy
Mr Wolfs
Binbag Wisdom + Razzomo
A totally fresh take on live hip hop, Blending soulful nu-jazz sounds with witty yet heartfelt lyricism.
Jam Jar
The Jam Jar Presents: Cocos Lovers + Young Waters
Heart warming folk and roots with a tropical twist.
Beard and Sabre
Emma Webb live @ The Taphouse
Emma Webb is an acoustic pop and indie, British singer songwriter.
The Canteen
Timbali & Peppery
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Clubnights
Secret location
Der Liebe Presents: Prophecy 002
A day rave in a unique and new space in the city centre
Crofters Rights
Der Liebe: The Return
Bill, A for Alpha and Transistor Rhythms
Secret Location, BS2. Announced on the night
Wave Chapel
Foreign Concept, Sam Binga, Hyroglifics, Redders, Charli Brix, £10 all night, BYOB
The Attic Bar
TUN UP! Ft. DJ Polo, Boa Kusasa & Origin One
We're back baybee.. and its a mad one!!
Cosies
Bad Girls Club & Friends
Catch some of our favourite Bristol selectas DJ Stolen, Winona, Mates with Plates & more down at Cosies on Saturday!
Motion
Mungos Hifi x Electrikal x Jungle Cakes
The Full Mungos Hifi & Electrikal Sound System: FULL SCOTTISH SOUND SYSTEM SHOWCASE
Basement 45
On Air Records Presents: NATASHA + Guests
For our first event back after a very long wait, we will be returning to our old home where we put on our first ever event! It feels very fi
To The Moon
Melange
Soul. Funk. Disco. Boogie. Balearic Beats
Lost Horizon
The Bristol Soul Club
Welcome aboard the night train taking you on an uplifting journey filled with Funk, Soul, Disco and Motown classics.
To The Moon
Melange
Soul. Funk. Disco. Boogie. Balearic Beats
Other Events
Arnolfini
Stephen Gill and Hazel Hammond exhibitions
Join us for our Autumn 2021 programme, with exhibitions across our galleries, Reading Room, Light and Dark Studios
Arnolfini
Shextreme Film Festival: Skate Empowerment
A cinematic celebration of women in skateboarding on screen and behind the camera.
Arnolfini
Shextreme Film Festival: Connected Communities
A cinematic celebration of women in extreme sports and adventure communities
Unit 8, Parkway Trading Estate, St Werburgh's Road, BS2 9PG
Chewing Gum Launch!
Chewing Gum launch - feat. Bridget Hart, Chuck SJ & DJ set from DEE2
Strange Brew
HAPPENINGS Creative Weekender: Saturday
A weekend celebrating creativity; multi-sensory installations, workshops, artist-led showcases, exhibition space, play and immersion.
Lost Horizon
Art is Freedom Workshop
A creative drawing workshop by artist Euan Roberts. For anyone who wants to live a more creative life, have fun, make a mess and express the
The Cube
CUBE IS 23: THE WIND MACHINE + PROJECT UTAH
'tis an ill wind that blows no minds
The Trinity Centre
Bristol Radical Film Festival
Celebrating political, activist, and experimental filmmaking
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Instant Wit
Instant Wit, the best in improvised comedy!

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
The Lanes
THE BOO RADLEYS + ALICE PISANO
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
SouthBank
Halloween Ceilidh Night
Lets get a spinning, a twirling, a scaring and a screaming. It's Halloween - Ceilidh Style
The Ill Repute
Soft Gut's Americana BBQ Matinee Show
Live Americana Influenced Music and a Live BBQ, the perfect Sunday afternoon
Dare to Club
Dare to drag: Halloween!!
All day drag extravaganza featuring some of the best names in British drag!
Strange Brew
Simple Things presents: Lyra Pramuk
Lyra Pramuk live at Strange Brew, Bristol
The Canteen
Truckstop Honeymoon
High energy Americana duo with an upright bass, a banjo and a truckload of stories
The Hen & Chicken
Tom Stade - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom Stade is back on the road with a brand-new show.
Exchange
Deathcrash
Death Crash at Exchange
The Stag And Hounds
Jazz and Hounds (plus Jam)
The Stag's Weekly Jazz Jam Session
The Hare on the Hill
Bama Mine
Bristol jazz duo playing campfire classics
Clubnights
Jam Jar
Rubba's Sunday Club
This Sunday we are going back to the roots. Rubba & friends will be spinning the finest cuts from their collections.
Other Events
Mr Wolfs
Rooftop Comedy
Open air comedy featuring Bristols finest comedians
Arnolfini
Vanguard Film Fest: Wild Style
Wild Style: Directed by Charlie Ahearn, is regarded as the first hip hop feature film. Hosted by Mary McCarthy, Vanguard p
Arnolfini
Vanguard Film Fest: Bombin'
Bombin' Directed by Dick Fontaine, reveals a deep dive into US hip hops influence on the 80’s British Graffiti Art Scene.
Arnolfini
Vanguard Film Fest - Martha: A Picture Story
Martha: A Picture Story. Directed by Selina Miles. It is an affirming and inspiring story of a trailblazing woman who is consid
The Cube
Ian Helliwell - A Film and Music Retrospective
A programme of experimental short films put together especially for the Cube
Arnolfini
Stephen Gill and Hazel Hammond exhibitions
Join us for our Autumn 2021 programme, with exhibitions across our galleries, Reading Room, Light and Dark Studios
Strange Brew
HAPPENINGS Creative Weekender: Sunday
A weekend celebrating creativity; multi-sensory installations, workshops, artist-led showcases, exhibition space, play and immersion.