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URB's Guide To Live Music In Bath

Congrats on making it to Bath! Now you’ve arrived, you’re probably wondering where you can see the biggest and best gigs to hit the South West. Well, obviously being a radio station we’re crazy about music, especially live music, so we’ve got you covered!

Komedia (Bath)

Aside from being a firm favourite for comedians looking to entertain a Bath crowd, Komedia occasionally attracts some musical legends including The Hoosiers! But the frequency of quality club nights at Komedia is increasing too. Make sure you look out for flyers around campus and keep an eye on social media for some alternative club nights if you’re yearning for more than the ordinary Bath night out.

The Jesus and The Mary Chain Mon 2nd October
The Hoosiers Fri 20th October
Deaf Havana Mon 13th November

Moles (Bath)

Arguably your new city’s home of live music! Whilst also venue for the weekly pilgrimage of cheese music on a Tuesdays, Moles has played host to some of the most legendary names in music over the years. Now it plays it’s role as a tour stop to some of the best upcoming bands around - many of which you can hear on URB throughout the year - and pays tribute to the local talent Bath has to offer. A real treat will be the visit of Mercury Music Award-nominated, ‘The Big Moon’ in a couple of weeks.

King No-One Thur 5th October
Baby In Vain Tues 10th October
Novatines Sat 14th October
The Big Moon Sun 15th October

Luckily, we’re only a 20 minute train journey from one of the staple cities on tour posters and home to a club scene like no other in the UK… Bristol.

Thekla (Bristol)

At a capacity of 400, Thekla sits on the River Avon and is one of Bristol’s most beloved music venues. You’ve read that right - this place is a boat. Music’s biggest names and rising stars continue to head to this gem, there’s always a ticket worth buying on Thekla’s listings.

Superfood Wed 4th October
Liam Fray Mon 23rd October
Picture This Mon 30th October
Julia Jacklin Fri 3rd November
Marika Hackman Wed 22nd November
Blaenavon Fri 1st December

The Louisiana (Bristol)

When you walk into The Louisiana you’re welcomed to a pub with a small performance tucked in the corner. After venturing upstairs, you enter the legendary room responsible for some of the best gigs Bristol has ever seen. This place was even once occupied by Muse for a six month residency. Like Thekla, The Louisiana is one of eight Dot-to-Dot Festival venues. A city-wide day of new music every May, last headlined by Sundara Karma.

Shame Mon 9th October
Nilufer Yanya Tues 17th October
Girl Ray Tues 7th November
Alex Lahey Thurs 9th November

Motion/The Marble Factory (Bristol)

This is one place I’m certain you’ll hear people talking about this year. Apparently 2016’s 19th best nightclub in the world, Motion is just a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station (making it ideal for getting that first train back to Bath in the morning). The Marble Factory is a smaller room just next door. Only a year ago the Mercury-nominated artist Loyle Carner played this place before his album, ‘Yesterday’s Gone’, blew up.

Lethal Bizzle Tues 17th October
AJ Tracey Weds 25th October
Bugzy Malone Fri 27th October
Yungen Fri 3rd November
Gorgon City Fri 10th November
Kurupt FM Sat 18th November

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