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The Louisiana events and tickets

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Just Mustard at The Louisiana

Just Mustard

  • The Louisiana Bristol
  • Monday 18th October
  • Metropolis Music Presents Just Mustard and special guests on 18th October 2021.
    All We Are at The Louisiana

    All We Are

    • The Louisiana Bristol
    • Tuesday 19th October
    • All We Are head to The Louisiana on Tuesday 19th October, playing music from their lauded new album Providence
      Coach Party at The Louisiana

      Coach Party

      • This event has been postponed until 14th Jan 2022
      • The Louisiana Bristol
      • Thursday 21st October
      • DHP Presents Coach Party at The Louisiana, Bristol on Thursday 21st October 2021.
        Sierra & Windshake & La Lune at The Louisiana

        Sierra & Windshake & La Lune

        • The Louisiana Bristol
        • Friday 22nd October
        • The Louisiana presents Sierra with support from Windshake and La Lune!
          For Those I Love at The Louisiana

          For Those I Love

          • The Louisiana Bristol
          • Saturday 23rd October
          • FKP Scorpio presents For Those I Love, live at The Louisiana. Saturday 23rd October 2021.
            SIDEWALKS AND SKELETONS + WITCH OF THE VALE + AUGER  at The Louisiana

            SIDEWALKS AND SKELETONS + WITCH OF THE VALE + AUGER

            • The Louisiana Bristol
            • Sunday 24th October
            • Get ready for a night of live dark electronic music! Performances from SIDEWALKS AND SKELETONS, with support from Witch Of The Vale, and Auger.
              Pattern Pusher & CVC  at The Louisiana

              Pattern Pusher & CVC

              • The Louisiana Bristol
              • Wednesday 27th October
              • Pattern Pusher bring their joyous Retro Pop to The Louisiana!
                CUFFS HALLOWEEN SHOW WITH DROOGS, THE NEW AMERICA AND SICKROSE at The LouisianaFeatured event

                CUFFS HALLOWEEN SHOW WITH DROOGS, THE NEW AMERICA AND SICKROSE

                • The Louisiana Bristol
                • Thursday 28th October
                • A spooky Halloween show With cuffs. Plus special guests Droogs, The New America and Sickrose.
                  FOREIGN AFFAIRS at The Louisiana

                  FOREIGN AFFAIRS

                  • The Louisiana Bristol
                  • Saturday 30th October
                  • UK-Based songwriting duo Foreign Affairs return this spring with some of their most unique and affecting work in the form of indie-folk gem ‘Rosanna'
                    IOTA HALLOWEEN PARTY at The LouisianaFeatured event

                    IOTA HALLOWEEN PARTY

                    • The Louisiana Bristol
                    • Sunday 31st October
                    • A Halloween party hosted by The Louisiana. Sunday 31st October. A night of local live bands. Spooky outfits encouraged....

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                      Chloe was fantastic - such great music!

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                      The Louisiana venue information

                      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: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/8330/

                      Music Policy: Live Music Venue.

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Parking: Street and parking available

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

                      Website: https://www.thelouisiana.net

                      Capacity: 140

                      Type of venue: Live

                      Food served: Yes

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