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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 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
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
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
The Thunderbolt
FAMILY JOOLS + Interflux + Windshake + The Veneer
THE FAMILY JOOLS: Fresh from startling performances at Liverpool Sound City & The Great Escape
Rough Trade Bristol
Birds of Paradise: TWO Launch ft BRASHER + support
Birds of Paradise Issue 2 launch party ft BRASHER + support.
The Old England Pub
Fangs / Wovenlung + Supports
A night of the freshest in UK heavy music
Exchange
HMLTD
HMLTD made their much-anticipated return earlier this year, signing to a new label (Lucky Number) and releasing their new single ‘Loaded'
Jam Jar
Popes of Chillitown & Forest of Fools
Scruffy Productions are back with a Hi-Octane lineup to get you skanking!
Frenchay Village Hall
Gilmore & Roberts + Matt Quinn & Owen Woods
Gilmore & Roberts headline Downend Folk Club's February concert at Frenchay Village Hall
The Greenbank, Easton
An Evening with The Undercover Hippy
A rare solo acoustic performance by mc turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy.
The Hen & Chicken
Cafe Del Mundo: Famous Tracks
They’re back at The Hen & Chicken, Café del Mundo are presenting their new album “Famous Tracks”, recorded at Abbey Rd Studios.
Mr Wolfs
Punch The Sky + The Key Stonez / Tom Riley
Punch The Sky create their own brand of World-Music infused Party-Rock in a raucous, genre defying show unlike any other.
The Be-bop Club
MoonMot
UK/Swizz jazz and electronics collaboration
The Crypt, St. Paul's Church Southville
Toodles & The Hectic Pity EP Launch Party
Toodles record release party at the crypt, St. Paul's Southville.
The Lion
The People's Comedy, The Lion
Revolutionary comedy in the heart of Bristol
LEFTBANK
STARLINGS LIVE
Electric Latin Funk
The Oxford
Deanna Wheeler plus support from The New Arkansans
Deanna Wheeler is a California native-turned-Austin siren. She melds the classic country sounds of Reba, Martina McBride and Stevie Nicks
The Attic Bar
Under The Hill Presents Buffo's Wake
Under The Hill returns to Bristol for another night of knees up live brass and bass music!
No.1 Harbourside
Ponchartrain
40s & 50s vintage Americana
The Canteen
Indira Roman & Aji Pa Ti
Tropical fusion of Salsa, Cumbia, Son and caribbean rhythms
El Rincon
Michel Padron Duo
Dazzling Cuban trumpeter with maestro guitarist
Cloak and Dagger
Nick Harmonica and Friends
Nick Harmonica and Friends LIVE
Clubnights
The Loco Klub
Room 237 Presents Function (Tresor / Ostgut Ton)
One of techno’s true underground heroes: Function (Sandwell District / Ostgut / Tresor)
The Island
SCALPING
SCALPING + Spiritflesh + Sunun + Alya L at The Island
The Loco Klub
DIVIDE/ Loco Klub with: Max Chapman & more
Straight off the back of our success with Del-30, Understate & Natasha, we bring you Max Chapman, to The Loco Klub.
Crofters Rights
Dad Bod Boogie Presents: The Rightful Residents
Dad Bod Boogies residents bring you heaters from start to finish
Lakota
Into Darkness x Back To Bass:ics x Krupted
After the last monstrous sell out event Into Darkness are back for their first 2020 rave and its bigger than ever..
Blue Mountain
Bristol Free Rave: Blue Mountain w/ Dazee!
Bristol Free Rave ! Blue Mountain Club • Friday 21st Feb 2020
To The Moon
CLUB STOIC ft. CFrame, Nadoone, Spudd
Lucid Dub, 5D Jazz, Utopic Bass + other made-up genres
Motion
Mall Grab presents Looking for Trouble
Mall Grab presents: Looking for Trouble
The Lanes
California Love: 90s/00s Hip Hop and R&B
Pump up your Reeboks and slip on a Salt-N-Pepa Tee, because we are taking you BACK TO THE GOLDEN AGE.
Other Events
Arnolfini
PERFORMANCE | TO MOVE IN TIME
Forced Entertainment make a welcome return to Arnolfini to present To Move In Time.
HOURS Space
Bristol Life Drawing at HOURS Space
Two hour life drawing session with two models in the beautiful HOURS Space!
The Hen & Chicken
Stand up For The Weekend with Matt Richardson.
STAND UP FOR THE WEEKEND WITH MATT RICHARDSON & CO FEATURING GEORGE LEWIS PLUS COMPERE TOM TOAL
Armstrong Hall
The Sleeping Beauty - A Family Pantomime!
A traditional Panto filled with fun and music.
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Oliver
Such malice..... Such ingratitude....Such moral corruption A play for our time, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens.
Armstrong Hall
The Sleeping Beauty - A Family Pantomime!
A traditional Panto filled with fun and music.

Saturday

Gigs & Live Music
Crypt of St John on the Wall
Dark Alchemy Presents Dark Ambient in the Crypt II
Dark Alchemy return to the crypt with a night of deep dark sounds...
The Old Market Assembly
Slaughterhaus - Homecoming
After a sell out Halloween show back in October 3 of Bristol's queer promoters are collabing AGAIN!
The Lanes
MILO'S PLANES + NORMAN
Gravy Train & BLG proudly present: Milo's Planes + Norman
Cafe Kino
HCM// DG Solaris + Nuala Honan
Danny Green (Laish) returns after selling out Kino last year with a new vibe and a local favourite!
Bristol Folk House
Rough Island Band: 10th anniversary tour
Rough Island Band are a contemporary folk quartet who have been creating original music inspired by the Isles of Scilly since 2009.
St George's Bristol
Davey Woodward
Part of The Listening Room Series at St George's Bristol.
Exchange
Anna's Anchor
Indie folk from Limerick
Crofters Rights
The Cravats
support from Cult Figures & Asbo Derek
Bristol Music Club
New Music Day
Day of performances and talks from Severnside composers
The Oxford
The Great Showman - Troy Ellis & The Reggae Band
Back again to thrill the Oxford crowd with his usual energetic charisma and tunes to get you dancing, it's the man himself, Mr Troy Ellis
Mr Wolfs
Rue + Jasper Storey / Asian Hawk
Singer-songwriter who draws upon influences from soul, jazz, rnb and pop
The Old England Pub
Ditz
Ditz @ The Old England
The Canteen
Red Rocket Go
Snappy funk and solid rock
No.1 Harbourside
The Globo Collective
Diverse and global rhythms
Friendly Records Bar
DJ John Ricky
Local mischief maker in-a fine style
Clubnights
Kuumba Centre
Green King meets Rebel Spirit
Green King Sound meets Rebel Spirit Sound - 2 Sounds Link Up Inna Unity Style
Cosies
Set It Out w/ EVM128
Selectors Assemble's EVM128 returns to Bristol
Crofters Rights
Pete On The Corner + LAANI (WWFM)
Electropic London Label boss - Pete On The Corner - returns to Bristol with WWFM's LAANI
The Love Inn
Niceness | Youandewan
This is gunna be nice. This is gunna be Niceness.
Take Five Cafe
Echo World Presents: Rygby / Medis / Injijo / Capo
ECHO WORLD IS BACK WITH ANOTHER KILLER NIGHT FOR YOU ALL
The Basement
West of England Combined Authority Space Agency
The Basement host the West of England Combined Authority Space Agency for a night of aural pleasure that transcends the stratosphere.
To The Moon
EPI-FIED
A night of deep electronic beats at 170bpm
Basement 45
The Library x Sweet Dreams: Lightforms
New club night showcasing special talent across Bristol with a focus on House and Techno music with mirrors, lights and confusion!!
Cloak and Dagger
Subsonic 'Wet February'
Subsonic returns to Bristol after 6 months to bring you a night you couldn't possibly forget!
The Lanes
The Prodigy & Daft Punk Party
Space-Age Disco crew takes us through a journey of the music of the Prodigy and fellow electronic pioneers Daft Punk, for a one-of-a-kind da
Other Events
Arnolfini
PERFORMANCE | TO MOVE IN TIME
Forced Entertainment make a welcome return to Arnolfini to present To Move In Time.
The Room Above
Publish or Perish & Schrödinger's Hat
Comedy double bill with a difference - a night of science comedy and interactive theatre
Armstrong Hall
The Sleeping Beauty - A Family Pantomime!
A traditional Panto filled with fun and music.
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Oliver
Such malice..... Such ingratitude....Such moral corruption A play for our time, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens.
Armstrong Hall
The Sleeping Beauty - A Family Pantomime!
A traditional Panto filled with fun and music.

Sunday

Gigs & Live Music
Crofters Rights
Vinegar, Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes & Hamburger
Breakfast Records presents: Vinegar, Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes & Hamburger
Jam Jar
Mobius Loop at The Jam Jar
MOBIUS LOOP - Philosophical Folk ∞ Gyp-Hop ∞ Mantra Magick
St George's Bristol
Damien Jurado
with support from Dana Gavanski
The Star and Garter
Waldman / Henderson / Brown Organ Trio at the Star
The team re-assemble at this historic Bristol / St. Pauls music venue and boozer for a night of Hammond funk, jazz and latin groovers.
The Stag And Hounds
Tim Funnell Plays Jazz at The Stag and Hounds
Cutting-edge Jazz from Top Pianist Tim Funnell
The Canteen
Bethany Roberts & Rowan Elliott
Intricate acoustic soundscapes
Clubnights
To The Moon
Liquid Lunar - liquid dnb open decks
Liquid Lunar #33 - liquid dnb open decks
Other Events
The Lanes
CHERYL HOLE (RU PAUL'S DRAG RACE UK)
BLG & Wig In A Box are proud to welcome Cheryl Hole to The Lanes.
St Paul's Church
BS3 Community & St Paul's Presents: Alonely
Live monologues on loneliness from Alonely Theatre Company
Amba House
Clothes Swap Shop
Want to refresh your wardrobe without giving in to fast fashion?
The Loco Klub
Macbeth
Promenade performance of Verdi's Macbeth
Bristol Old Vic
Ice Ice Baby
Sensory family theatre for 0 - 3 year olds
Bristol Old Vic
Ice Ice Baby
Sensory family theatre for 0 - 3 year olds
Bristol Old Vic
Ice Ice Baby
Sensory family theatre for 0 - 3 year olds
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