The Louisiana

The Louisiana
Wapping Road, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4RH
  • Telephone 0117 966 3615
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 5.30–10.30pm; Sun 5.30–10.15pm.
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A 140 capacity family run venue that's seen as a barometer for new bands. Florence and the Machine and The Scissor Sisters played here in their early days.

Events at this venue

There are 45 events at this location

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3 Daft Monkeys at The Louisiana

This multi-award winning live act continues to deliver, rampageous, powerful performances of their completely origional songs.

Fri 7 Oct

£12 / 0117 966 3615

Abbie Ozard

Originating from a small town in Cheshire, Abbie grew up falling in love with music through listening to her parent's CDs in their car. After years of singing in a choir, Abbie decided it was time to start writing her own music. Quickly building acclaim with her penchant for the wistful coming of age tales, Abbie Ozard…

Mon 5 Dec

£8.80 / 0117 966 3615

Adult Leisure + Getdown Services + Mass House

The Louisiana presents performances from Bristol based Adult Leisure with support from Getdown Services + Mass House

Sat 30 Jul

Free / 0117 966 3615

Alex Lahey

Indie rock singer-songwriter.

Sun 18 Sep

£15.40 / 0117 966 3615

Amy Montgomery

The first thing that grabs your attention about Amy Montgomery (apart from her Bohemian look) is her raw and beautiful voice honed from relentless busking throughout Ireland. Her vocals seem to channel the spirit of Janis Joplin and Grace Slick whilst also acknowledging her all time favourite Alanis Morissette. Amys shows…

Wed 16 Nov

£11.20 / 0117 966 3615

The Bevis Frond

The Bevis Frond (guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire Nick Saloman) have ultimately become the UK's leading underground psychedelic rock band. Their music is an iconoclastic collision of distinctly British psychedelia, space-rock, grunge, slow-burning soulful laments, even grizzled folk and more than occasional moments…

Sat 2 Jul

£17.60 / 0117 966 3615

Thu 22 Sep

£11 / 0117 966 3615

CJ Panditt

CJ Pandit is an ArtPop performer who crafts songs for movies that were never made and places that you've never been. Working and living between London, New York and hometown Leicester, Cj has spent the majority of his life floating through different scenes, cities and circumstances. He is inevitably informed by…

Fri 14 Oct

£10.35 / 0117 966 3615

Colour TV

Age 16+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by Adult 18+)

Sat 23 Jul

Free / 0117 966 3615

Department S present The Alphabetamines

Department S are please to present a Bristol gig from one of the most DYNAMIC bands to emerge in the last few years…..

Fri 30 Sep

Free / 0117 966 3615

The Family Rain

English brothers Ollie, Will, and Tim Walter were inspired to form their first band together as teenagers – alongside former guitarist Tom Johnson – after seeing rock & roll revivalists the Darkness perform. Together they learned to play their respective instruments and eventually amassed a repertoire of rock covers…

Sat 11 Feb 2023

£12.10 / 0117 966 3615

Funke and the Two Tone Baby

A multi-instrumentalist who combines original songwriting, guitar, harmonica and electronics.

Sat 5 Nov

Free / 0117 966 3615


Consisting of six friends, Hamburger have mixed the raw, immediate feeling of home/bedroom recording with the poppier sound of studio recordings with Dom Mitchison of Humm Studios Age Restriction 16+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by Adult)

Wed 27 Jul

Free / 0117 966 3615


Brisbane babe and Beats 1 fav (sorry for the rhyme), Hatchie, makes bustling dream-pop submerged in indie-folk goodness. Her world is a dreamy landscape inhabited by cascading synths, jangling guitars and undeniable, irresistible pop melodies. C U THERE. Presented by One Inch Badge. This is an 18+ event

Sun 25 Sep

£14.85 / 0117 966 3615

Hot Flash Heat Wave

San Francisco band Hot Flash Heat Wave rose to prominence in the Bay Area music scene in 2015 with the release of their 'Gutter Girl' music video, from their debut album Neapolitan, with its accompanying video eventually trending on Reddit. Love Thy Neighbour This is an 18+ event.

Thu 18 Aug

Cancelled / 0117 966 3615

Jack Botts

Jack Botts is breath of fresh air out of the Northern Rivers of NSW, creating a brand of surf folk drenched in depth and substance. The release of his debut EP ‘Summer Nights’ showcases this in droves, with each of the 4-tracks taking you on a journey through all the feelings garnered from those moments spent under the…

Tue 16 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0117 966 3615

Jerry Paper

Every morning Lucas Nathan wakes up, slips into a flowy dress, makes a plate of scrambled eggs, and heads to the studio for a day of absolute jamming as their freaky weirdo musical persona: Jerry Paper. The one rule? No self doubt!

Fri 21 Oct

£11 / 0117 966 3615

John Craigie

John Craigie adapts moments of solitude into stories perfectly suited for old Americana fiction anthologies. Instead of leaving them on dog-eared pages, he projects them widescreen in flashes of simmering soul and folk eloquence. On his 2022 full-length album, Mermaid Salt, we witness revenge unfurled in flames, watch a…

Thu 20 Oct

£13.20 / 0117 966 3615

Tue 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0117 966 3615

Thu 20 Oct

£11 / 0117 966 3615

Katriine + Felix + The Book Club

The Louisiana presents: Katriine + Felix + The Book Club

Mon 25 Jul

Free / 0117 966 3615


Hailing from towns around the UK, formed in Brighton. Keg have a propensity for complex, sweaty rhythms twinned with impish humour. This broth is ready to clog your arteries.

Tue 15 Nov

£11.20 / 0117 966 3615

Mary Spender

Combining her sultry voice and electric guitar to create rock songs infused with blues and soul, Mary Spender’s songwriting showcases her virtuosic style of guitar playing as well as her wide vocal range. Mary has amassed over 50 million views on her YouTube channel with over 550k subscribers watching her weekly videos on…

Mon 31 Oct

£17 / 0117 966 3615

Matthew Mole

Ghost contains Matthew’s typical eclectic blend of folk, electronica undertones and positive vibes. “While the new album contains the usual traits,” says Matthew, “I have experimented with electronics a lot more and I’ve introduced a bit of a ‘bigger’ sound in terms of instrumentation.” The inspiration behind the album…

Sat 3 Sep

£13.44 / 0117 966 3615


Come and watch M(h)aol! You don't wanna miss this one!

Tue 23 Aug

£7.50 / 0117 966 3615

M(h)aol with Velma

Meet M(h)aol - the intersectional, feminist, post-punk band of your dreams.

Tue 23 Aug

£7.15 / 0117 966 3615


Irish four-piece band Modernlove. have been making waves recently with a slew of early releases that showcased a young male band in touch with their emotions, unafraid of telling the world how they were feeling. Now, they’ve just released their most important release to date, their debut EP ‘Monochrome Blue’. Containing…

Wed 9 Nov

£8.25 / 0117 966 3615

Muncle + KAJ

The Louisiana presents performances from Bristol based Muncle with support from KAJ.

Wed 6 Jul

Free / 0117 966 3615


Ascending Midlands indie outfit overpass began their journey in the midst of national restrictions, releasing their debut single 'One Night Lover' in Autumn 2020. They have ended 2021 with four releases and a debut UK headline tour under their belt. Their strong melodies, crisp lead lines and youthful vocals have helped…

Sat 26 Nov

£11 / 0117 966 3615

Paper Fishes

The Louisiana presents: Paper Fishes + Windshake + Morrello Cherry 16+ Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue 12 Jul

Free / 0117 966 3615

Phoebe Green

Electronic pop artist from Manchester.

Thu 24 Nov

£11.50 / 0117 966 3615


Pinty’s witty wordplay and effervescent club sound take influence from the introspective poetry of The Streets, the downbeat moods of King Krule and the jazz tinged house tones of production partner Maxwell Owin. The South London MC follows his guests features on Glenn Astro and Jamie Isaac tracks with his full debut EP…

Sat 19 Nov

£11.20 / 0117 966 3615

RJ Thompson

Born and raised in the North East, RJ Thompson’s indie-pop sensibilities and love of all things analogue see his artistry break the mould of the stereotypical modern-day singer songwriter. Growing up in a small village in Co. Durham, RJ spent his childhood yearning for the bright lights of a big city, and learning the…

Wed 21 Sep

£8.80 / 0117 966 3615

Samuel Jack

Renowned for his rugged soulful vocals and emotive lyricism, London born Samuel Jack spent his formative years in Johannesburg, with his film director Father. His unique and undeniably catchy sound oozes with the rich fabric of his colourful and nomadic upbringing. Raised on Blues, Motown, soul and roots music, Jack aims…

Wed 5 Oct

£11 / 0117 966 3615

Sarpa Salpa

Indie Midlands Presents a co-headline between Sarpa Salpa & Something Leather

Thu 30 Jun

£9 / 0117 966 3615

Tayo Sound

A year ago Tayo Oyekan was busking 10 hours a day in his hometown of Reading, England. Now, the 18-year-old Nigerian-Scottish songwriter who performs under the moniker Tayo Sound gears up for the release of his debut EP with co-signs from indie tastemakers and industry heavyweights alike. After leaving school at age 16 to…

Tue 20 Sep

Free / 0117 966 3615

Tertia May

UK Singer Songwriter Tertia May announced herself in 2018 with her soul-stirring debut EP, Kind of Purple. Pulling from Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul and Pop with a voice that demands attention. The following 12 months saw Tertia grace stages from London’s iconic Jazz Cafe to the studios at Colors with her performance last summer…

Sun 16 Oct

£11 / 0117 966 3615

Tessa King + Rozie Gia

The Louisiana presents: Tessa King with support from Rozie Gia. 16+ Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

Mon 4 Jul

Free / 0117 966 3615

Tom McGuire & The Brassholes

Eight-piece high energy, funk, blues jazz and soul band from Glasgow.

Sun 13 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228496


Andy and Edwin Mathis White are the duo known as Tonstartssbandht. Behind the made up name (pronounced as tahn-starts-bandit) is a lifetime of synergistic sibling energy and a decade of making and releasing music together. The pair self-released three albums in 2009; An When, Dick Nights, and Maihama, then onto their…

Thu 21 Jul

£11 / 0117 966 3615

TV Priest

English indie four-piece band formed in London. The band signed to Sub Pop after only having played one gig in an industrial freezer in November 2019.

Sun 30 Oct

£10.35 / 0117 966 3615

Twin Arrow

Twin Arrow come to The Louisiana for a headline show. With support from Smile More & Quixotic! Age 16+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult 18+ at all times)

Tue 19 Jul

Free / 0117 966 3615

The Virginmarys

Psychedelic rock and alt rock duo.

Mon 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0117 966 3615

Wakey Wakey Rise & Shine + Hypothetics + Quiche

The Louisiana presents: Wakey Wakey Rise & Shine with support from Hypothetics + Quiche.

Fri 22 Jul

Free / 0117 966 3615

Will Whisson live at The Louisiana (Bristol)

Following on from the release of his debut album ‘Out of The Woods’ in 2019 - Will Whisson has been busy writing and recording his much anticipated sophomore album throughout the pandemic and is a testament to his friends, followers and supporters for keeping the wheels in motion via regular livestreams and support on…

Wed 20 Jul

£11 / 0117 966 3615

William Crighton

The Dubbo, Australia born musician crafts propulsive rock songs imbued with a spirited country twang and delivered with captivating tenacity. Since the release of his self-titled debut in 2016, Crighton has continued to gather momentum, particularly fuelled by his spellbinding live performances. His shows are a family…

Thu 6 Apr 2023

Free / 0117 966 3615