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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.
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.
GNOD Weekender tickets
THIS WEEKEND'S BEST CLUB NIGHTS: FRIDAY: #1 - GNOD Weekender Cacophonous Sarcophagus Gnod, Ossia, Giant Swan, Organchrist, ZOH/astre, Raikes Parade, Dwellings, KURO, Anthony Child, Vanishing, LUST PATTERN, Ocean Floor (Sunday tickets £6.00 + 50p. SATURDAY: #1 - Cosies: PTS Psychotherapy Sessions - PTS OH91, NOIRE £3.00 + 50p. #2 - Rave on Avon 2017 BRISFEST, Parallel Dimensions, Mi Casa Su Casa, Bris-Tek, Gorilla Tactics, Tremor Soundsystem, Ruffneck Ting, Subliminal Audio, Entirety Labs, Wide Eyes, Fate And Fiction Recordings, Mr Whompy, TUN UP, Wordlife Dave Bain, Jon Lindon, Waifs & Strays, Crucial Atlantik (sold out)
Woven Presents: Dark Sky tickets
THIS WEEKEND’S BEST CLUB NIGHTS FRIDAY: #1 - Woven Presents: DARK SKY £10.00 + 50p. #2 - BCM at Take 5 - Lapsung / Wölfe £3.00 OTD) SATURDAY: #1 - Musu ft. Orpheu The Wizard (5 hour set) • The Island £10.00 + 50p. ???? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf_ODvIJDNk&t=1625s

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
Saint Stephen's
Miles Cooper Seaton/Black Spring/SALTINGS vs DJ
Percussion, electronics and acoustic ambience
Crofters Rights
Erratic Batting Presents: Galaxians + Bedmo Disco
Galaxians embark on a voyage through synth-wielding, discoid, 606 bashing, 80's electro-funk.
Hatchet Inn
GVG // 20th October
Hip Hop Heavy Metal Collective
The Louisiana
Sløtface headline The Louisiana
The Old England Pub
Vinegar W/Cloudshoes and Daniela Dyson
plus print making workshops from Victoria Willmott
The Chelsea Inn
Pizza Tramp/Gung-Ho!/PLA/LKC
Kiss me, promotions presents a non-missable Punk Rock Party to soothe your winter blues with.......
The Canteen
So - how many jazzy types from Leeds does it take to hit the perfect groove?
St George's
Mark Padmore & Morgan Szymanski
Journey into the night, as we share ghost stories and songs of love, loss and dark terrors.
Mr Wolfs
Jack Macs Funk Pack + Rosa Gray Band
Top night of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul and Pop.
The Be-bop Club
Saxophonist Josephine Davies leads trio
Take Five Cafe
Take 5: One Acen
A night with English rapper One Acen who has made waves with tracks like "Rolling," "Pattern," and "Hold Tight."
Oktopi and Johnny Powell & the Seasonal
Oktopi and Johnny Powell & the Seasonal
Anathema 9: Murmeln Um Schiffland
A night of poetry and song from four emerging acts to celebrate Murmeln's debut EP release
Bristol post-punks bring their London based label mates to town.
The Fleece
Nubiyan Twist + Ilu Axé
Nubiyan Twist + Ilu Axé - Bristol
The Golden Lion
Urban Lions
UK Roots, Dub , Reggae
The Hatter
An evening with Ruth Royall
Ruth Royall and 3 piece band.
No.1 Harbourside
Fraser & the Alibis
Four piece sax led hammond group based in London inspired by the big tenor sax sounds of Dexter Gordon
El Rincon Bristol
The Schmoozenbergs
Effervescent gypsy-jazz trio
Kingsdown Vaults
Los Clandestinos
Jon Baggott and Pete Judge playing some of their favorite jazz standards
Incredible 3 piece madness
Secret Location
Satsumas w/Bahamian Moor
Bahamian Moor, Kenny White, QOTN
Higher Level feat. Riz La Teef
Alongside Borai and Henry Heatwave
AFT Records
AFT #20 with Benny Page
AFT Records 20th party at the ATTIC Bar
Intrigue x Spectrasoul LP launch
Intrigue x Spectrasoul LP launch
The Red Lion, BS5
Optimystic & Friends Jungle/DnB Session
Free Jungle/dnb Session powered by the Antigen Soundsystem
Blue Mountain
Freerange: Coki, Hatcha x Youngsta and more
We welcome some of our favourite dubstep artists for what will be an amazing party
The Trinity Centre
Teachings in Dub
The biggest and baddest soundsystem night in Bristol
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun w/ Ere Wax
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Other Events
The Jam Jar
The Success Project by Lavrak Circus
3 step formula for Success told through circus, dance, and live music
The Square Club
Autumn Shindig
With live acts, delicious food, a bespoke cocktail menu, and some extra special surprises, we open the doors of our eclectic venue once aga
Two's Company Studios
Alleykats Exhibition Launch Party
Art Show Launch Party - BYOB - Free Entry
Colston Hall
The Whistle is a 35 min circus comedy experience


Gigs & Live Music
The Gryphon
The Discussion [US] // All-Day Riffathon
Kylesa legend Luara Pleasants returns with The Discussion.
Bristol Bierkeller
Mad Dog McRea
Mad Dog McRea headlines Bierkeller
Roddy Woomble
Roddy Woomble headlines Thekla
The Steam Crane
Red Ray & The Reprobates Live
This is not your dads country music!
Crofters Rights
Francobollo headline The Crofter's Rights
Mr Wolfs
NightBus Presents
Imperial Daze & Swimming Girls & SILAS
The Fleece
Neville Staple Band
The Legendary Frontman, Neville Staple and His Band.
Kingsdown Vaults
Thomas Ford
A one man blues cyclone – a 6 foot 4, Delta guitar picking, blues shouting giant and fire-breathing harmonica colossus
Cafe Kino
Exploder Than You / FES / Serpent Tax
DIY math-rock/math-pop/indie gig!
The Golden Lion
Eastpole Orchestra
Balkan Funky Mashup - Their final Golden Lion gig
Redland Parish Church
Celebrating 30 years of Changing Tunes
An evening of music and stories from former prisoners
The Canteen
Don Kipper
High energy music ‘of Eastern origin’
The Eldon House
Our first gig at the Eldon so we are mixing it up with full electric and acoustic Funkinsteins
Various Venues
Simple Things Festival 2017
Simple Things Festival returns on Saturday October 21
No.1 Harbourside
The Scribes
Are you ready for hip-operatics?
Oxford Totterdown
The Crawlin Kingsnakes play live!
The absolute best in Rockabilly and Rock n Roll
Lion film screening and Adoption Q&A
National Adoption Week: special screening of 'Lion' with adoption Q&A
Crofters Rights
PTS w/ DJ Haram [Discwoman]
Jersey Club, Middle Eastern rhythms and Experimental sensibilities
Jack of Diamonds
Prjkts presents ☰ Prjkts Cru All Night Long
Percussive club cuts from Bristol's finest
The Trinity Centre
Exit Records
Drum & Bass Label Night
The Old Market Assembly
Midnight Ritual with Oscilador Bass, Afo
Midnight Ritual is back for some autumn tropical heat! Once again we bring to Bristol the best in Tropical Bass from Latin american producer
The Plough Inn
Free // October // Hot Buttered Soul x S
The Plough Inn is one of Bristol's best kept secret venues with a mighty soundsystem and intimate dancefloor...expect Disco / Funk / Afro /
To The Moon
Mutual VIbes
Bristol's new LGBT friendly uplifting/funky house night. Mutual Vibes!
The Marble Factory
In:Motion / The Heatwave Presents: Hot Wuk
In:Motion / The Heatwave Presents: Hot Wuk
The Attic Bar
Tun Up! ft. Murder He Wrote & AAA Badboy
All kinds of niceness guaranteed - Come and get involved
Other Events
SouthBank Sausage & Cider Festival!
Bedminster Sausage and Cider Fest! & Ceilidh AfterParty!
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Miss Pinup UK 2017 Weekend Extravaganza
Rio Wild's PinupUK.com Miss Pinup UK 5th Anniversary Weekend Extravaganza!
Cirque Du Sillé (21st & 22nd October)
A Bristol inspired comedy circus cabaret.
The Jam Jar
The Success Project by Lavrak Circus
3 step formula for Success told through circus, dance, and live music


Gigs & Live Music
The Attic Bar
GADJO - Attic Bar
The Old England Pub
Harrga // noizubito // Stone Tongue // FRCLC
Here's a beast of a night, a rich noisy platter served straight to your gurgling face-hole. Music from 8.30ish. Free w/donations.
Tongue Fu Feat. Dizraeli + Guests.
As part of the Bristol Jazz and Blues fundraising events we bring you TONGUE FU the UK's leading spoken word and music show.
Crofters Rights
Fake Laugh
London based Fake Laugh bring sickly-melodic guitar music to town
Hen & Chicken
Great jazz improvising trio of Lockheart, Noble & Hoiby
The Canteen
The Schmoozenbergs
They get their music from gypsy campfires and Paris cafés
Kingsdown Vaults
Irish Sunday Sessions
Traditional Irish Music with the Bristol Hibernia
No.1 Harbourside
Flamenco Night with Flamenco Loco & Gues
Every 4th Sunday of the month, come to No.1 Harbourside for a taste of flamenco music and dance.
The Gallimaufry
The Bristol Sessions
All-star live soul, R&B and Rare Groove
Comedy in the Corner no.4
Some of the best comedians from the Southwest and beyond
The Bristol Fringe
2 Rock Legends: Kit Morgan and SteveTreble
2 Rock Legends: Kit Morgan and Steve Treble
Other Events
The Trinity Centre
Story Slam: Justice
Come hear peoples amazing true stories told live on stage
St George's
Family Heritage Day
In Spring 2018 St George’s Bristol will be launching a new interactive heritage interpretation space, where visitors can discover the amazin
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Miss Pinup UK 2017 Weekend Extravaganza
Pinup UK Weekend Extravaganza with international stars, entertainment, shopping & more!