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The best live music tonight in Bristol.

What's On in Bristol Tonight

— all today's events.
As part of Bristol's most comprehensive events guide, this page lists all gigs and live music happening in Bristol this evening.

Live Music and Gigs Tonight

One of the best things aboute Bristol's live music scene is that every day is different. Use the event listings on this page (see left hand column) to plan your day in Bristol. Headfirst includes the entire spectrum of bands playing in Bristol today - from local folk and jazz gigs to large concerts at venues like Colston Hall and Start The Bus get ready for a musical journey.

Most of today's gigs start around 8pm so be sure to catch an early dinner to avoid missing the music. Many of the gigs to the left are free to attend, some request a donation in the bucket and others will require advanced tickets. To guarantee entry, we suggest always buying tickets in advance from our ticket shop.

Tonight's Clubnights & Nightlife

Like every other day of the week, there are clubnights in Bristol happening this evening. Bars with regular late licenses and regular djs include The Small Horse Inn and The Love Inn - both extremely busy on weekends. Thursday, Friday and Saturday see the bulk of Bristol's club events when huge venues like Motion and Lakota open their doors to punters. To make this page, we've collected all of the clubnights happening tonight this can be found beneath today's gig listings in the left hand column.
Restless Nights Present Saoirse All Night Long tickets
The Island, Restless Nights If her recent mix for Resident Advisor is anything to go by, Saoirse is a DJ capable of covering serious ground. Spanning 40 tracks in 90 minutes, from artists as far-flung as Shackleton, Arca, Bjarki and Calibre Dnb, the mix moves deftly between eras, genres and time-zones at breakneck speed. Cybernetic oddities are deployed seamlessly amongst glitching breakbeats and uptempo techno rollers. If she can cram this much into an hour and a half, how much can we expect from 5? Tickets: hdfst.uk/E40294 £7 + 50p.
CHK One x DBS takeover tickets
TONIGHT dBs Music meet CHK One. Expect everything from acid house to jungle and bass music, featuring new talent from Bristol's top music school. Tickets - £4.00 + 50p.
Horse Lords, Cloud Becomes Your Hand & Evil  Usses tickets
TONIGHT: Horse Lords Two of America's finest new experimental bands hit Exchange thanks to Cacophonous Sarcophagus. Trance-inducing poly-rhythms collide with no-wave, art-fire jazz and kraut-pop to create something entirely new. The Evil Usses open up. Tickets: £10 + 50p.
More Than's Summer Soirée w/ Detroit Swindle &Fouk tickets
DETROIT SWINDLE TICKETS Tickets for More Than's next party with Detroit Swindle b2b Fouk go on sale at midday today. Act fast for limited £9 first release tickets. buy here:

From events on Tuesday

“Lithuanian songstress Jausmé offers ‘silky, dreamy jazzy vocals’ accompanied by the ethereal sound of the Kankles, a traditional lap-harp. Sometimes she jams with the birds in the woods but tonight she’ll be sharing her own songs.”
From: Jausmé
The Grain Barge
Open mic
Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!
The Gallimaufry
The Lewis Creaven Band
Jazz, Funk, Psychedelia and Blues
The Wardrobe Theatre
Tom Hickox
“the most powerful and original lyrical songwriter this country has produced in years”.
The Canteen
Lithuanian songstress Jausmé offers ‘silky, dreamy jazzy vocals’
ESO Launch Party w/ Paleman
W/ Paleman / Madam X b2b Walton / Jook
The Love Inn
One Two Five Presents Love Inn
House Disco Techno and everything good in-between
Bristol Alternative Freshers' Fair
ALTERNATIVE FRESHERS' FAIR — BIMM / BRISTOL & UWE Tuesday 26th September — Thekla, Bristol
Gloucester Guildhall
Partus by Third Angel
Different women from different backgrounds all brought together on one night that would turn out to be a birthday they’d never forget.
Bristol Old Vic
The Caretaker
A Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate co-production