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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.
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
New Year / New Noise 5 (Weekend Ticket) tickets
NEW YEAR / NEW NOISE –––– Howling Owl Records’s annual celebration of ‘Art/Noise/Reaction’ climaxes over 3 nights at The Brunswick Club. Proceedings are topped by Philadelphia’s Moor Mother, her seething ‘hardcore poetry/blk girl blues’ rising to the forefront of experimental circles in ‘17. Bristol-boys-done-good Giant Swan are sure to brew up a cathartic blow-out, after a relentless ascent this year, becoming one of the most talked about live techno duos in Europe. S4U add a spectral quality to their 90s RnB romanticism, whilst Nervous Conditions are a promising young art-rock/post-punk gang. Plus expect more exploratory electronics from Vessel, E B U and many more. Tickets:
Noods Radio 2nd Birthday: Mr Ho(Klasse Recordings) tickets
EDITOR’S PICK: NOODS BIRTHDAY WEEKENDER –– Fri 1st - Sun 3rd December Nobody embodies Bristol’s enduring DIY spirit better than the Noods Radio​ crew. Over the last two years the team have hosted countless live-streams, pop-ups, parties and pub sessions, all with a sense of fun and creativity unrivalled in this city. Join them for a weekend of parties celebrating two years in the business. On the Friday, Klasse Recordings / Klasse Wrecks co-head Mr. Ho Music Page​ takes over The Black Swan​ for a night of tripping house, bleep techno and Japanese disco. On the Saturday, the crew open up their studios for a day of open-invite live streams. Finally, on Sunday, they return to their spiritual home at The Surrey Vaults​ for a day of pints and post-punk. Just remember to book the Monday off work. Tickets: hdfst.uk/E42066 Listen: soundcloud.com/the-ransom-note/mr-ho-the-ransom-note-mix
Musu Terrace Party ft. Pender Street Steppers tickets
It’s no secret that Vancouver is home to one of the best house music scenes on earth right now. Its distinctive sound - lush, languid and lo-fi - has been imitated everywhere, but nobody comes close to matching original Mood Hut favourites Pender Street Steppers and Hashman Deejay. Both play Musu's day-and-night double bill this weekend - a must for fans of dreamy pads, new age synths and pots-n-pans percs. PSS (Day): £5) Hashman Deejay (Night): £4)

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
The Louisiana
Flag Fen, Beak> DJs, Seitz, Schnauser & more
Fundraiser for musicians who lost gear in the Netham Road fire
Crofters Rights
Breakfast Presents: Radiators, Gork & The Gin Birk
Breakfast Records are stoked to host local garage-rock rapscallions RADIATORS , in their debut outing as a headline band.
Hydra Bookshop
Phaedra's Love / Human Heat
donation entry DIY punk/emo show
Jam Jar
Ashanti Beats Fundraiser
Ashanti Beats presents a night of glory music, full of tropical beats and only good vibes to make your feet move!
The Golden Lion
DUBL 001
Heavy Beats and Funky Bangers
The Canteen
Bringing the bass to The Canteen, we have, Timbali!
Rough Trade Bristol
Lost Under Heaven
Rough Trade Bristol presents...
Mr Wolfs
Soul Grenades + Sneak Eazies at Mr Wolfs
Soul Grenades // Sneak Eazies / Lil Bo Selecta
The Attic Bar
The Allergies & Andy Cooper (P.A)
Live funky hip-hop from the LA/Bristol connection
The Attic Bar
The Allergies & Andy Cooper (P.A)
You know the deal, it don't get better!
The Be-bop Club
Michel Padron and Los Abbures
Latin jazz from Cuban trumpet ace
Improvised group of up and coming musicians
No.1 Harbourside
9 piece funk monster
El Rincon
brand new solo project from singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Helen Stanley
Eighth Avenue @ Convivio
Convivio welcome the fabulous Eighth Avenue!
Kingsdown Vaults
Peter & the Wolves
Country Blues, Soul and a whole lot more!!
Take Five Cafe
Redacted: 001 - Audiomission, Rizzle
Redacted welcomes some of the deepest, darkest, and dirtiest up and coming names in the underground DnB scene for our launch event at Take 5
The Black Swan
CNCPT x Sub.Mission Round ||
Moving people through sound not hype.
Blue Mountain
Psyched x Blueprint Present DRS
Before we have to shut the doors on our beloved Blue Mountain for the final time
5 Years of Rough Draft Residents Special
Ed Eldridge b2b Ellie Stokes All night Long
Wide Eyes: Phaeleh / Breakage / Compa / Ishan Soun
Phaeleh / Breakage / Compa / Ishan Sound
Crofters Rights
Colours x Restless Nights: Residents Party
Colours & Restless Nights have teamed up to kick dry January into touch!
DJing Old School Disco to rare Edits, 90’s Hip Hop to Reggae, Funk & Soul
Other Events
No B/S Double Bill: Stir Crazy and Bad Boys
A double bill of Black Comedy genius.
The Brunswick Club
Inflato Film Fantasia
Immersive dinning event within a inflatable space
Alma Tavern and Theatre
A brand new play about mental health


Gigs & Live Music
The Cube
HCM// Darren Hayman: Thankful Villages
Darren Hayman brings his Thankful Villages project to Bristol
The Old England Pub
Milos Planes & Iceman Furniss
with Norman & The Conquerors & Monoclown
Cafe Kino
Ed Dowie/Josie Blakelock/Robin Allender
Lost Map's Ed Dowie returns to Bristol!
The Shakespeare, Totterdown
Dusk brothers at The Shakespeare
Foot-Stomping Swamp Blues Americana on Home Made Instruments
Anson Rooms
Avatar + Special Guests
Avatar and their followers are the ones who dare to see their full potential, not afraid to stare deep into whatever darkness that comes the
Crofters Rights
IOTA // Mellor // Kings Kin // BYRNE
A line up you don't want to miss. Up and coming band IOTA from Bristol starts the new year with a headliner at Crofters Rights in their home
The Attic Bar
Necktr / Madly / Area Boys
with DJ support for LittleBoSelecta
Mr Wolfs
The Crinkle Cuts at Mr Wolfs
The Crinkle Cuts + Support // Papa Moonin
The Canteen
Horning Glory
The maddest, baddest, illest, brassiest squad you’ve ever heard!
Kingsdown Vaults
Quality Blues - Originals & fresh takes on classics and
Crofters Rights
PTS w/ EMMA & Mun Sing
❄️ ⚡️ EMMA & Mun Sing (Live)
Satsumas w/ Earthlings
Dusky Presents Kornél Kovács, Matrixxman, Hammer &
Dusky, Robert Hood, Matrixxman, Brame & Hamo, Jess Farley, Hammer [All Night Long]
The Black Swan
Suck My Donk - Serial Killaz, Mob Tactics + MORE
Bring in the new year with a DONK! We’re back once again to ram the Swan with the hottest acts from the melting pot of DnB talent!
Zed Alley
Electric Barbarella 80's Club Night
A monthly alternative '80's night at the brilliant new venue, Zed Alley. FREE ENTRY!!
Carnival Bristol
Reggae / Dub / Jungle / Afrobeat / Dancehall / Soca / Calypso
Rumble In The Jungle 5th Birthday
Award Winning Jungle Extravaganza
Other Events
No B/S Double Bill: Jumpin' Jack Flash/Girls' Trip
A double bill celebrating Black Comedy genius.
BASE Community Co-operative, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY
Your Forum: A Forum Theatre playshop
An playful and immersive space using tools from Theatre of the Oppressed to transform our daily experiences
Alma Tavern and Theatre
A brand new play about mental health
Floating Harbour Studios
One Day Winter-Warmer Writing Workshop
One day, one Boat, ten writers and one very excited creative coach! Step on board for a day of playing, exploring and honing your craft.
Kosar Contemporary
You've Got Five Minutes
"An intimate meditation on this vessel we call the body."


Gigs & Live Music
Rough Trade Bristol
Durand Jones & The Indications | Live & Signing
Durand Jones and the Indications will be live in-store at Rough Trade Bristol to perform tracks from new album 'American Love Call.'
The Canteen
Rock of Eye
Here’s something ancient and modern conjured up by three of the best musical wizards around these parts.
The Gallimaufry
Forth & Back Hip Hop Jam
Hip-Hop jam, covers & originals hosted by MADLY
The Bristol Fringe
Ponchartrain Vintage Americana
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith presents The Genius of David Bowie
The Genius of David Bowie:Sound and Vision (relaunch)
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith presents The Genius of David Bowie
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's presents The Genius of David Bowie:Sound and Vision
Reggae Sunday
Bristols longest running weekly reggae night
Other Events
The Wardrobe Theatre
Story Slam: New Year, New Me
Story Slam is where you can hear people's amazing true stories told live on stage.
Kingsdown Vaults
This Next Act
Weekly Comedy Night - Every Sunday