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What's On Today

— Thursday 18th August 2022
As part of Bristol's most comprehensive events guide, this page lists all gigs and live music happening in Bristol this evening.

Gigs in Bristol Today

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 Bristol Beacon and Lost Horizon 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 Lakota and Exchange Bristol - both extremely busy on weekends. Thursday, Friday and Saturday see the bulk of Bristol's club events when huge venues like Motion and Propyard 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.

Today's Trending Events

tlk, Joey Gardiner, Euan Morriss Scarlett  Loran + in Bristol
tlk, Joey Gardiner, Euan Morriss Scarlett Loran + in Bristol Tickets
1 year anniversary party with a stacked lineup
UHR (Manchester) + Support in Bristol
UHR (Manchester) + Support in Bristol Tickets
Manchester Art-punk 3 piece hit Bristol for their debut Bristol gig!
Profession De Foi: Part 2 in Bristol
Profession De Foi: Part 2 in Bristol Tickets
New Paris x Bristol event series from Cruelle and Kelan - merging cinematic pole dance with Industrial 80's French Realist pop
Babsie Brown and the Miniature Orchestra in Bristol
Babsie Brown and the Miniature Orchestra in Bristol Tickets
Four fully grown humans play dark tunes on ridiculously small instruments. Miniature pianos, a plastic trombone, kazoo’s, music boxes & more
Folio in Bristol
Folio in Bristol Tickets
4-piece indie rock band, comprising elements of blues, psychedelia, funk and garage.
The Taphouse Sessions feat. LAURA GOUCHER in Bristol
The Taphouse Sessions feat. LAURA GOUCHER in Bristol Tickets
Premium residency night at Beard & Sabre’s Taphouse on Denmark Street, Bristol
Hoo-Ha! Festival in Bristol
Hoo-Ha! Festival in Bristol Tickets
Music, dancing, and activities for little people and their families.

Events on Thursday 18th August

* The Scribes - The Scribes are a multi award winning hip hop act whose unique blend of beatboxing, off the cuff freestyling, crowd participation and genre-spanning music has created a critically acclaimed live show quite unlike any other on the scene today, with appeal ranging far beyond traditional hip hop fare.
‘Possibly one of the best old new blues bands on the circuit today!’ – BLUES TODAY ‘Guitar led blues at it’s very best, I watched them live and they were truly explosive’– Chris Barnes, The Reckless Tram ‘Playing to a packed enthralled audience, Blue 2 The Bone played with a verve and energy that had everyone captivated and baying for more’ – Alison Barnett, Band booking agent Rockin’, ultra cool and way too short!!! – Monica Dupont, American Hall of Fame Artist
A while back, Harry Flowers had mentioned to us that he wanted to put on an all dayer full of some of his friends bands and raise some money for a good cause. We wanted to help wherever we could and, over the first half of the year we have been planning this and getting it to a point where we feel ready to announce. Today is that day.
SHOW CALENDAR
LIVE MUSIC: 12 EVENTS
The Lanes
tlk, Joey Gardiner, Euan Morriss Scarlett Loran +
1 year anniversary party with a stacked lineup
The Thunderbolt
UHR (Manchester) + Support
Manchester Art-punk 3 piece hit Bristol for their debut Bristol gig!
Strange Brew
Profession De Foi: Part 2
New Paris x Bristol event series from Cruelle and Kelan - merging cinematic pole dance with Industrial 80's French Realist pop
The Canteen
Babsie Brown and the Miniature Orchestra
Four fully grown humans play dark tunes on ridiculously small instruments. Miniature pianos, a plastic trombone, kazoo’s, music boxes & more
Mr Wolfs
Folio
4-piece indie rock band, comprising elements of blues, psychedelia, funk and garage.
Beard & Sabre
The Taphouse Sessions feat. LAURA GOUCHER
Premium residency night at Beard & Sabre’s Taphouse on Denmark Street, Bristol
Bristol Beacon Foyer
Hoo-Ha! Festival
Music, dancing, and activities for little people and their families.
Secret Show - St Nicks
Sofar Sounds Bristol - Secret Show!
Reimagining ​live​ ​events​ ​through​ ​curated,​ ​secret​ ​performances in intimate settings in Bristol.
The Gallimaufry
More Soup!
A tasteful evening of vinyl grooves
Seamus O'Donnell's
Woodys day of the dead
Lively Local Guitarist and Singer
CLUB NIGHTS: 4 EVENTS
Cosies
Ridonkulous X Alpaca
DONK NIGHT COMES TO COSIES
Basement 45
Wrong'uns: The Descent
Wrong'un Audio presents their debut party: The Descent.
The Love Inn
Inn Session w/ Murmur Sound System
Now being recognised for their unique, intuitive and slick sounding - and looking system - Murmur Sound System are one of the best newcomers
Crofters Rights
(CANCELLED) Psyched Showdown At The Croft
b2b's all-night-long from Psyched residents
NON MUSIC: 4 EVENTS
The Vestibules, Park Street
Adult Toys
Play - it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
RWA
After Hours: Earth: Digging Deep in British Art
Join us for a chance to enjoy the RWA after hours.
Prior Shop, Cabot Circus
A Sense of Belonging - Art Exhibition
Six local artists whose work is profoundly shaped by an exploration of heritage and identity