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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.
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)
A R Records May Bank Holiday weekend pt1 tickets
THIS SATURDAY May’s Bank Holiday at The Black Swan sees 3 rooms of bass music, over 2 days, accompanied by samba dancers & insane decor. A R Records head up room 1 with Metalheadz legends Total Science & label boss Exposure. Tickets - £10.00 + 50p.

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
The Plough Inn
Hiphoppapotamus' Xmas Party at The Plough Inn
Hiphoppapotmaus, Mook & Steppin' Tones bringing the heated party beats and percussion all night long!
The Attic Bar
The Carny Villains
The Carny Villains at The Attic Bar
Mr Wolfs
The Bare Souls EP Launch // DJ Nino
The Bare Souls launch their EP with us!
The Be-bop Club
The All Stars with Kev & Jonny
Some of Bristol's finest jazz musicians
Kingsdown Vaults
Gris Sanderson and the Radial Band
Weaving together European, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean styles and occasionally reaching into North and West Africa.
Unitarian Meeting
The Elton John Experience
Step into Christmas with Elton!
The Canteen
Little Thief
You might have caught the original duo version of Little Thief rocking a backfield tent
Exchange
Electric Swing Circus Xmas Special
Electric Swing Circus Xmas Special
Cafe Kino
Moody Will & The Roll Christmas Show at Cafe Kino
Festive Celebration With Bristol's Most Exciting Country Pop Band
The Golden Lion
Henri Herbert Xmas Party
Rock n' Roll Piano Christmas fun!
The Lanes
45 Live Festive Special
45 Live Festive Special.
No.1 Harbourside
Jump Blues Belle
Belle Day is a Bristol based band fronted by Belinda Lee
El Rincon Bristol
Stuffy Turkey Trio
stellar acoustic jazz trio with a Monkish tint
The Bristol Fringe
Free Live Music with Lee Mcrory and guest
Free Live Music with Lee McCrory and Guest
Clubnights
Bristol Bierkeller
Chapters Xmas Rave
Chapters returns with another bass heavy llineup
Crofters Rights
Mi Casa Su Casa
A festive shindig with the Mi Casa Su Casa Crew!
Fromes Venue - 23 Bath St
Deep Space Presents
DEEP SPACE PRESENTS - RANDALL , T>I , BEN SOUNDSCAPE FT COLLETTE WARREN
Jack of Diamonds
Wild Fridays
Cheapest Friday night with amazing music.
Lakota
The Festival of Freaks
A carnival style freak show with amazing circus acts, theatrical walkabout characters, fire performers, dancers and immersive decor.
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun
Xmas Jams & best of the year
Other Events
The Wardrobe Theatre
Kristmas With The Kringles
Festive Comedy Night at The Wardrobe Theatre
The Alma Tavern Theatre
According to Arthur...
PaddleBoat Theatre Company's Christmas Family Show!
Bristol Old Vic
The Little Matchgirl
Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere last year.
Bristol Old Vic
Snow Globe
Kid Carpet with Bristol Old Vic

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
The Louisiana
Christmas with Milos Planes
Breakfast Records present slaughtered Christmas hits
radio/ON
Rachael Dadd, ICHI and The Balky Mule
Special intimate show from three of Bristol's most beloved DIY experimental folk pop artists at the radio/ON pop-up shop
LEFTBANK
DJ HipHoppapotamus
Samba Junglist giving you a tropical Christmas
The Attic Bar
Boom Sound Xmas Party
Boom Sound Christmas Party
Mr Wolfs
Shoot The Moon / DJ Tom Riley
“Ska Punk that gets you stomping!” – Mike Daniels, Godney Gathering
The Old Market Assembly
RSVP
We can’t think of a better way to spend Christmas eve,eve than with the guys from RSVP.
No.1 Harbourside
Celestine
Celestine is an eclectic soul artist with a velvet voice rich in emotion and experience.
Fiddlers
Glam Harry **Xmas Special**
Bringing you classic hits from the 70s & 80s, Glam Harry is here to put Rock n Roll back into Christmas!
The Lanes
* Department S Club Night * Xmas Party *
Join us for the last Department S of 2017....
The Canteen
Mustard Brass Band
New orleans style brass band with a bristol twist featuring Jimbino Vegan's Tuba
Clubnights
Cosies
Level the Vibes 08 w/STRYDA (Dubkasm)
Reggae revival night wth Stryda fro Dubkasm & Spud Roots
To The Moon
Mutual Vibes Xmas Spectacular!
To The Moon proudly presents Bristol's new LGBT + friends uplifting/funky house night, Mutual Vibes!
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites w/ Andy Payback
Rarities, dubplates and one-aways
Other Events
The Wardrobe Theatre
Kristmas With The Kringles
Festive Comedy Night at The Wardrobe Theatre
The Alma Tavern Theatre
According to Arthur...
PaddleBoat Theatre Company's Christmas Family Show!
Bristol Old Vic
The Little Matchgirl
Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere last year.
Bristol Old Vic
Snow Globe
Kid Carpet with Bristol Old Vic

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
The Golden Lion
Tea For Two!! Christmas Eve Bonanza!!
Baby It's Cold Outside!! Come On In And Get Cozy With A Cup Of Tea For Two!!
The Gallimaufry
The Bristol Sessions Xmas Eve Special!
All-star live soul, R&B and rare groove
Other Events
The Alma Tavern Theatre
According to Arthur...
PaddleBoat Theatre Company's Christmas Family Show!
Bristol Old Vic
The Little Matchgirl
Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere last year.