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The Louisiana events and tickets

Skiddle is an official primary ticket outlet for The Louisiana in Bristol. Find 9 upcoming events below. Tickets can be purchased directly from Skiddle:

Chris Helme (The Seahorses) at The Louisiana

Chris Helme (The Seahorses)

  • The Louisiana Bristol
  • Friday 31st May
  • Chris Helme comes to Bristol with a combination of songs from The Seahorses, his brand new album and excellent chat.
    Emelina Murphy + Annabel Rose + Sophia Drage at The Louisiana

    Emelina Murphy + Annabel Rose + Sophia Drage

    • The Louisiana Bristol
    • Monday 3rd June
    • Emelina Murphy + Annabel Rose + Sophia Drage live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Monday, 3rd June 2024
      The Urban Voodoo Machine at The Louisiana

      The Urban Voodoo Machine

      • The Louisiana Bristol
      • Saturday 8th June
      • The mighty Urban Voodoo Machine bring their bourbon-soaked bop 'n' stroll to The Louisiana Bristol on Saturday 8 June!
        Marshall Sonnet + Paper Crowns + Toast at The Louisiana

        Marshall Sonnet + Paper Crowns + Toast

        • The Louisiana Bristol
        • Thursday 13th June
        • The Marshall Sonnet + Paper Crowns + Toast live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Thursday, 13th June 2024
          Beware the Bears + Nine Tree Hill + Cats on the Moon at The Louisiana

          Beware the Bears + Nine Tree Hill + Cats on the Moon

          • The Louisiana Bristol
          • Monday 24th June
          • Beware the Bears + Nine Tree Hill + Cats on the Moon live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Monday, 24th June 2024
            Dead Oak + Jamie Yost + This Is Real at The Louisiana

            Dead Oak + Jamie Yost + This Is Real

            • The Louisiana Bristol
            • Tuesday 25th June
            • Dead Oak + Jamie Yost + This Is Real live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Tuesday, 25th June 2024
              Cherry Chain + Portrait Of + Custard at The Louisiana

              Cherry Chain + Portrait Of + Custard

              • The Louisiana Bristol
              • Wednesday 3rd July
              • Cherry Chain + Portrait Of + Custard live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Wednesday, 3rd July 2024
                Copper Dog + Kibbo Kift + Ethan Bridges at The Louisiana

                Copper Dog + Kibbo Kift + Ethan Bridges

                • The Louisiana Bristol
                • Friday 5th July
                • Copper Dog + Kibbo Kift + Ethan Bridges live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Friday, 5th July 2024
                  Big Byrd + Maisons + Questian at The Louisiana

                  Big Byrd + Maisons + Questian

                  • The Louisiana Bristol
                  • Wednesday 17th July
                  • Big Byrd + Maisons + Questian live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Wednesday, 17th July 2024

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

                    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

                    Website: https://www.thelouisiana.net

                    Capacity: 140

                    Type of venue: Live

                    Drinks served: Yes

                    Parking: Pay & display carpark nearby

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