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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.
Alabaster dePlume & Peluché tickets
Like a delightfully broken Ben Webster, Alabaster dePlume's fragile, breathy saxophone playing is as immediately captivating as it is extraordinary. Expect delicate solo work, warm ensemble and spoken word in turmoil from the Mancunian's bitter tongue. Hot off recent collabs with cosmonaut jazz trio The Comet is Coming, DePlume joins Peluché for an evening of unconventional jazz/folk/classical music at The Jam Jar Bristol courtesy of it's peachy. 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E51897 📺
Still House Plants, O Yama O & EP/64 tickets
Glasgow's Still House Plants are part of the same hyper-fertile scene as Golden Teacher, Domestic Exile & Optimo Music etc. The young trio "take cues from lo-fi R&B, off-kilter post-punk and free jazz" to create something decidedly new. They headline affairs at Cafe Kino this evening. Cacophonous Sarcophagus host the proceedings with stellar support from fresh London duo O YAMA O and Bristol's most erratic improv troupé EP/64. Tickets:
Housework ft: upsammy (Nous'klaer De School)  tickets
Driven by the notion that raves should be places of dark and dizzying eccentricity, upsammy favours trippy, oddball soundscapes over floor-ready dance cuts. Though upsammy's sets shift slowly from psychedelic, washed-out ambience to slamming electro cuts and fierce drum and bass, she crafts her signature sound through a commitment to the unheimlich. Behind the controls at De School, this Amsterdammer has taken the time and space to develop into one of today’s most defiant and intriguing selectors. And if that wasn't enough...Housework still have the highest calibre residents in the BS-postcode (take a bow Shanti Celeste, Gramrcy, Daisy Moon and Golesworthy). 🎫 Tickets: hdfst.uk/E48905 📺
Dimensions Festival x Dropout Disco tickets
A close affiliate of the tight-knit Rush Hour crew, HUNEE is unquestionably one of today’s most sought after selectors. Eyes closed in transcendental bliss alongside the likes of Antal, Marcel Vogel and Floating Points, his increasingly inimitable knack for connecting the deepest of cosmic disco, boogie, tropicalia and house gems has been bringing glee to crowds worldwide. Armed with little more than his trusty rotary, a packed bag and a charismatic grin to boot, no genre, form or tempo is out of bounds as Dropout Disco bring Hunee comes hunchin’ into Bristol on July 20th to celebrate Dimensions Festival’s UK-wide launch series. Tickets: hdfst.uk/E46216

From events on Sunday

“Sunday 25th August - The Hay Bails will be out for another big BANK HOLIDAY MINIFEST!
On the BBQ - my own recipe Jerk Chicken s/w Mango Salad, Festivals & my special Jerk Sauce
On the stage - Featured artists throughout the afternoon building up to the outside headline: The Fandjangos @ 7pm, then it's inside for the main headline: Troy Ellis & The Hail Jamaica Reggae Band @ 9pm”

Today's Trending Bristol Events


For all 13 events today — See the left hand column.

The Oxford
The Oxfords Big Bank Holl BBQ
Back again with another big Bank Holl BBQ with live music all day and night building up to Troy Ellis at 9pm
The Stag And Hounds
Tim Funell Quartet
Piano maestro Tim Funnell guests for the Stag's Weekly Jazz Jam
The Gallimaufry
Forth & Back
Hip Hop Jam hosted by MADLY
The Canteen
Nick Hart & Tom Moore
Traditional Southern English Folk
The Bristol Fringe
Hot Club de Clifton + Jack Calloway's Band
Hot Club de Clifton + Jack Calloway's Band
Specialist Subject Records Alldayer
Celebrating two years of Specialist Subject's record shop in Bristol
Crofters Rights
No Future: Sami Baha
The underground's favourite beat maker turning up your Bank Holiday in the heart of Stokes Croft
The Black Swan
Bris-Tek x Rumble In The Jungle x Yard Party 4
After the success of our previous Yard Parties, Rumble In The Jungle Events & Bris-Tek have decided to come back together bigger and better
51 Stokes Croft
Double Vision Day & Night Party
DiscoDisco Disco in the garden at No 51's all day long...
To The Moon
Liquid Lunar Sessions #26 - liquid dnb open decks
Our monthly liquid dnb end of the weekend chill!
Reggae Sunday at Cosies
Reggae Sunday at Cosies
Stokes Croft Summer Party
We turn Stokes Croft into a Summer paradise!
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Summer Spectacular with The Invisible Circus
Set sail with Brunel’s SS Great Britain this summer to catch breath-taking performances every day from The Invisible Circus.