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Ali + Sarah Ann Rée + Dakari Love at The Louisiana

Ali + Sarah Ann Rée + Dakari Love

  • The Louisiana Bristol
  • Tuesday 3rd October
  • Ali + Sarah Ann Rée + Dakari Love live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Tuesday, 3rd October 2023
    Vonj + CS Fly + Sweet Geranium at The Louisiana

    Vonj + CS Fly + Sweet Geranium

    • The Louisiana Bristol
    • Thursday 5th October
    • Vonj + CS Fly + Sweet Geranium live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Thursday, 5th October 2023
      Foreign Affairs at The Louisiana

      Foreign Affairs

      • The Louisiana Bristol
      • Friday 13th October
      • Bristol based songwriting duo Foreign Affairs return to The Louisiana for a hometown show this Autumn.
        Nick Harper • Tempus Fugitive • Album Launch at The Louisiana

        Nick Harper • Tempus Fugitive • Album Launch

        • The Louisiana Bristol
        • Saturday 14th October
        • Legendary UK singer-songwriter launches new album 'Tempus Fugitive' at The Louisiana, Bristol
          Shoun Shoun + Hoaster + El Knight  at The Louisiana

          Shoun Shoun + Hoaster + El Knight

          • The Louisiana Bristol
          • Wednesday 18th October
          • Shoun Shoun + Hoaster + El Knight live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Wednesday, 18th October 2023
            Motel thieves + Wyr + Waterpistol at The Louisiana

            Motel thieves + Wyr + Waterpistol

            • The Louisiana Bristol
            • Thursday 19th October
            • Motel thieves + Wyr + Waterpistol live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Thursday, 19th October 2023
              Alex Lipinski at The Louisiana

              Alex Lipinski

              • The Louisiana Bristol
              • Thursday 2nd November
              • A magnificent fusion of glam rock with a driving heavy blues rock rhythm, this song certainly heralds a shift in gears for this talented singer
                You Know It Makes Spence Tour: Bristol at The Louisiana

                You Know It Makes Spence Tour: Bristol

                • The Louisiana Bristol
                • Saturday 4th November
                • Ukulele-loop-synth showman and songwriter Spencer Flay teams up with members of Cut Throat Francis to celebrate the launch of his EP, Five Pack.
                  Avon at the Louisiana at The Louisiana

                  Avon at the Louisiana

                  • The Louisiana Bristol
                  • Tuesday 28th November
                  • Avon are a three piece rock band from California that features Kyuss and QOTSA drummer Alfredo Hernandez with Charlie from Bristol's very own Airbus
                    Department S present Andy Crofts at The Louisiana

                    Department S present Andy Crofts

                    • The Louisiana Bristol
                    • Saturday 16th December
                    • Solo acoustic gig from Andy Crofts from The Moons and Paul Weller Band. Supports TBC

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                      The Louisiana venue information

                      Age Restriction 16+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by adult 18+).

                      The Louisiana is a 140 capacity, family run venue that takes pride in putting on the best musicians and giving both them and the audience the perfect communion. This is something we’ve been working on for over 25 years.

                      There was a fire at The Fleece, Bristol in 1996, and two local promoters asked if they could use the room upstairs at The Louisiana instead. We said yes, and in the first week Placebo and Super Furry Animals played here… at the time, we didn’t even have a stage.

                      Gianni built a stage a week later, which was lucky because within weeks more promoters were involved and we were staging gigs on a regular basis. We’d get up-and-coming DJs in only charging people 50p entry; The Chemical Brothers played one of these and we even started doing club nights in the basement at weekends.

                      Over the years, The Louisiana has been seen as a barometer for new bands. The first time The Scissor Sisters played here it was as support to a Bristol band, but by the third time we had to escort them to the stage so they wouldn’t get mobbed. It was the same with Florence and the Machine, and The National – who first played here to 20 people and now they’re playing to 20,000. We’ve always been the first port of call for most new bands doing a national tour.

                      While external promoters book the national bands that perform at The Louisiana, we also make sure the venue is a platform for home grown talent. Lots of local acts approach us, and we try and give them slots as much as possible. If we believe a band has real talent we’ll try and support them as much as we can and recommend them for suitable national support slots and festivals too. We regularly have labels, agents & promoters asking us for tips on the best new music coming through the venue.

                      We always try to look after the bands that play here, local and national, which means they have a good time and want to come back time and time again. We start by giving an unknown act a chance, and then when they go on to become massive they still want to come back to play, even though we are a small venue.

                      It’s great being part of bigger, citywide events too. We’re a fringe venue at the Harbourside Festival, and last year the whole road was closed off as we had a jazz band playing outside and people were jiving in the sunshine. We are also one of the eight venues for Bristol’s Dot-to-Dot Festival every May, which sees the best new bands descend on the city and play back-to-back throughout the day. It’s a music marathon, and the atmosphere is incredible.

                      Despite being a popular venue with artists and audiences alike, keeping The Louisiana going as a live music venue hasn’t been without its challenges.

                      When we started out it was the strongest time in British music history. There were lots of bands coming through and lots of money in the industry, so bands could afford to tour more. We had Coldplay here three times, and Muse took up a residency for six months.

                      For a little while, there was less investment in touring and things were tough, but now the scene is recovering. Smaller record labels are springing up, the internet has been good in giving bands the freedom to set up and get themselves out there without even needing a label.

                      Once again the scene in Bristol is healthy. There are lots of great musicians and songwriters coming through, like George Ezra who developed his style and sound while studying here. It’s also a city that is very supportive of music.

                      You won’t get a better sound, on stage or off, than at the Louis.

                      Venue contact details and info

                      Name: The Louisiana

                      Phone: 0117 9265978

                      Venue short url:

                      Music Policy: Live Music Venue.

                      Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm till 11pm Sunday 5:30pm till 10:30pm

                      Food served: No

                      Nearest Train Station: Bristol Temple Meads

                      Address: Wapping Street, Bathurst Terrace, Bristol, BS1 6UA


                      Capacity: 140

                      Type of venue: Live

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Parking: Pay & display carpark nearby

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