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WHATS ON / BRISTOL / Thursday 26th May 2022

What's On Thursday 26th May — in Bristol

A complete list of live music and nightlife for Thursday 26th May.

From today's events

“Opening night for the exhibition Hypermaterial by Ben Hartley on Thursday 26th May, featuring a ritual performance made in collaboration with London-based performance artist Angel Dust (@rebelliuschaperone) and theatre-maker Carter Hawkins (@cart3rsworld). The exhibition continues 27th to 29th May.”
“Thursday 26th May: MC Eva Bindeman (BBC) welcomes Charlie George (BBC Asian Network, LGBTQ act of the year), Jessie Nixon (Lou Sanders tour support), hunk of the month, Jeremy Flynn (nominated Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year), and your headliner, Laura Lexx (Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week).”

Trending Gigs & Live Music

WE NEED BANDS | Bad News First Single Launch in Bristol
WE NEED BANDS | Bad News First Single Launch in Bristol Tickets
[Post-Punk] Bad News First + Sickrose + The Maisonettes + Cracked Lip
LOU QUILLIS ALL STAR BAND in Bristol
LOU QUILLIS ALL STAR BAND in Bristol Tickets
With support from Estrellas // Portrait Of
HOUSE GIG in Bristol
HOUSE GIG in Bristol Tickets
Amy May Ellis, UncleBoy, Pearl Love + boci
Gabriel Templar in Bristol
Gabriel Templar in Bristol Tickets
A Night of Upbeat & Catchy Indie Pop Music
Harry Marshall + Callum Ettrick + Joe Little in Bristol
Harry Marshall + Callum Ettrick + Joe Little in Bristol Tickets
An artist that brings gravitas, poise, and the emotive grace of a man well beyond his years to every stage he sets foot on
Kim Gordon in Bristol
Kim Gordon in Bristol Tickets
Influential alt-rock from a legend of the 90s

For all 42 events on Thursday 26th — See the left hand column.

SHOW CALENDAR
LIVE MUSIC: 16 EVENTS
The Crown
WE NEED BANDS | Bad News First Single Launch
[Post-Punk] Bad News First + Sickrose + The Maisonettes + Cracked Lip
The Thunderbolt
LOU QUILLIS ALL STAR BAND
With support from Estrellas // Portrait Of
Our House in Fishponds
HOUSE GIG
Amy May Ellis, UncleBoy, Pearl Love + boci
Crofters Rights
Gabriel Templar
A Night of Upbeat & Catchy Indie Pop Music
Mr Wolfs
Harry Marshall + Callum Ettrick + Joe Little
An artist that brings gravitas, poise, and the emotive grace of a man well beyond his years to every stage he sets foot on
The Trinity Centre
Kim Gordon
Influential alt-rock from a legend of the 90s
The Ill Repute
The Wicky Wah Wahs + Robert Jackson
A night of country, blues, and folk music with a dance floor and margaritas.
The Cloak and Dagger
Improv and Hugs
An evening of improvised music featuring Oli Morris - The world wide experiment - King Heron
Bristol Beacon
Lambert
Whilst Lambert’s repertoire exists within the classical realm, his compositions draw on the expanses of pop culture.
The Canteen
Theo Mizú & Banda
Theo Mizú & Banda features a danceable and universal Brazilian-Gypsy fusion repertoire
Beard and Sabre
Taphouse Sessions
Taphouse Sessions hosted by Alex Taylor
The Be-bop Club
CandyTime
Grooving jazz from ace guitarist James Woodrow
Exchange
Stone
Stone at Exchange
Exchange
Flight Mode
Flight Mode at Exchange
Seamus O'Donnell's
The Station
Indie rock'n'roll band from the South-East.
CLUB NIGHTS: 7 EVENTS
Dare to Club
RISING VIBRATION
Rising Vibration Crew make Bristol Debut with Jungle/DnB dance up
Cosies
Echo at Cosies!
WE'RE BACK! TIME FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF BEATS, BASS AND UKG FROM THE BRISTOL LOFI COLLECTIVE ECHO WORLD.
Basement 45
404RIDDEM presents The Psychedelic Jungle
Fully immerse yourself in our jungle riddems
Lakota
Bluetooth Bangers: Sean Paul's Shakedown
Come down to Lakota and 'Get Busy' at the next Bluetooth Bangers, with the finest tunes from the 90s and 00s!
The Fleece
DubDealerz: Free Rave 4k B2B Rise
As our 2nd event of the year we are Pleased to announce The Blend Off!! Omen Audio vs Backhand vs Dub Dealerz.
NON MUSIC: 19 EVENTS
D–UNIT
Hypermaterial [Opening Event]
Exhibition opening night with performance
Unit 21, Ground Floor, The Galleries
‎polyphony (World Premiere)
An immersive audio installation composed from the weaving and splicing of conversations with people across the country by Verity Standen.
Comedy at The Greenbank Pub
Stuart Goldsmith
As seen on Russell Howard's Comedy Central and Conan USA
Sidney and Eden
Sheden Comedy
Female-led comedy night showcasing the brightest stars in UK stand-up
The Mount Without
Terra Coda (World Premiere)
A symphonic love letter to Earth by Terra Collective. Exploring hope and connection through the lens of the climate crisis and grief.
Zed Alley
Cannonball Cabaret Vol 8
Cabaret So Spectacular it will Blow you Away!
The Cube
Mayfest Shorts
An evening dedicated to celebrating some of the beautiful new adventures that performance-makers have taken into film-making.
Bristol Old Vic
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting
Raquel Meseguer Zafé leads an intimate audio journey exploring the depths of human connection and the subversive act of lying down
SouthBank
Stand-up Comedy Night
A monthly stand-up comedy night with a professional headliner
The Cloak and Dagger
Stars and Sails
Explore the sea through songs and stories! Listen to global folk tales and music. Join our quest to protect the oceans.
The Watershed
Karen Dalton: In My Own Time
Doc'n Roll Bristol presents Karen Dalton Documentary
The Wardrobe Theatre
John Hegley: Drawings Of Dromedaries
An evening of poems, drawings, stories and possibly dancing - presented by Milk Poetry and Chuckle Busters
The Boardroom Bristol
Buffoon Comedy Free Night
Our focus is to bring you some of the best upcoming comedians from Bristol and around the UK
Arnolfini
FREE Creative Adult Wellbeing workshops 1-3pm
Creative wellbeing workshops for adults
Circomedia
BTEC End of Year Show
Circomedia’s second-year BTEC students take centre stage for the last time whilst on the course.