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.
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.
Light up your world with back to back 1D Hits!! Including songs from their solo endeavours and other similar artists, including The Jonas Brothers and The Weekend, for good measure!!
This is one of our two Friday weekend shows! Each week we host an early and a late show (this is the early show) jam packed with names from the UK comedy circuit at the top of their game. Hosted each week by either Greg Winfield or Burt Williamson, if you come for a good time know that we will absolutely deliver it.
This is one of our two Friday weekend shows! Each week we host an early and a late show (this is the late show) jam packed with names from the UK comedy circuit at the top of their game. Hosted each week by either Greg Winfield or Burt Williamson, if you come for a good time know that we will absolutely deliver it.
COSTA DEL HORIZON kicks off this weekend with Bristol's Hold Tight Records on Saturday. It's time to connect, celebrate and chill in our newly revamped outdoor space. A diverse journey full of vibes; taste bud tingling food, drink deals for days and insane takeovers. Start your weekend right and enjoy the sun with the LH crew. Did we mention it's 22 degrees this weekend? ☀️
It’s time for a Friday night stand up special in the home of one of the best comedy new material nights in Bristol city centre. Featuring an all woman bill, start your weekend in the best, funniest way possible.
Build a creepy light-sensitive synth you can wear on your face, from scratch! Need we say more. Run by PRRRRRT! as part of the EP/64 #64 The Grand Final Weekend
Facesiren Workshop at Arnolfini.
Heading up Amsterdam label Kalahari Oyster Cult, Rey Colino brings his ethereal, textured selections to kick off the bank holiday weekend. Expect cosmic house rhythms, acid-infused electronica and ambient techno mutations. House & techno - a rare UK show from the One Eye Witness boss for a Bank Holiday special, plus Daisy
Idle Hands w/ Rey Colino, Danielle, Daisy Moon +++ at Strange Brew.
Stepping away from Livity-esque minimalism, Two Shell's attention to detail remains front and center as the pair brandish some of the most refreshing UK breakbeat in years. The pranksters light-take on glimmering rave music is delightfully modern and without doubt this weekend's strongest dj booking. Join us at The Island with Two Shell, Monoke and Zaltsman!
Emergency Room w/ Two Shell, Monoke, Zaltsman at The Island.
Up the punx! Weekend fest fundraiser for the Exchange with 20 killer bands and an after party including Pizzatramp, P.A.I.N. and Armoured Flu Unit. Bristol Punx Picnic 2021
Bristol Punx Picnic 2021 at Exchange.
Pt. 2 bonanza of the Sotofett weekender with a bona-fide side-stepping jazzer legend, Jimi Tenor; somehow duelling with Sex Tags mobile dub unit Kambo Super Sound powered by Dr. Bevis' rarely seen Roots Radical Soundsystem. Eye-watering.... Day 2 of the DJ Sotofett weekender!
Jimi Tenor [Live], DJ Sotofett & Kambo Super Sound at Strange Brew.
None more wide-ranging and adventurous, the Sex Tags maestro hosts a Strange Brew weekend. Pt. 1 promising nothing but unreleased cuts of dubbed out Norwegian astral tech..house-not-house..something. Just call it Sex Tags baby! Sotofett weekender part 1 of 2!
DJ Sotofett (All Night Long) w/ Angela Zia at Strange Brew.