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Thekla 35

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Thekla 35 Bristol


A weekend of live & club events, celebrating 35 years of Thekla in Bristol Harbour.



Fri 3rd May

October Drift
After seemingly non-stop touring of huge venues around Europe with the likes of Editors and White Lies and plenty of packed out headline shows of their own, October Drift return to Bristol to join us for the first evening of live music on Friday 3rd May. 

With shows at BBC6 Music Festival, Great Escape, and Glastonbury John Peel Stage already under their belts alongside a cult fan base spreading the word, and a focus too few peers in their position possess, the immediate future is very bright (and very loud).

Some Bodies
One of Bristol's newest and most exciting acts.

+ Special Guests TBA

Sat 4th May

Laid Blak
Urban Reggae Heavyweights Laid Blak originate from Bristol, England and are taking the UK Live music venues and underground club scene by storm.along with supporting ed sheeran they have supported artist like the wailers, lee scratch perry, desmond decker, john legend, d marley, horace andy, and so many more great acts.

Dr Meaker
This lightning-hot drum & bass outfit have also done remix work for the likes of William Orbit, Mr Fogg and The King Blues. They have enjoyed releases with Ministry Of Sound, Spinnin Records, Sony, Exceptional Records and V Recordings, to name a few.

Fat Stash
Warming up the evening will be the Fat Stash DJ's with their signature Bristol Reggae sound.

Sun 5th May

Breaking hard-rock down to its simplest, most fundamental form, Sœur are a brutal, soulful assault on the senses. Bound together and battle-hardened byan experience & appreciation of the fringes of British rock music, Anya Pulver, Tina Maynard & James Collins have already found their incendiary live shows selling out in dive bars and clubs across their native South West. With vocal lines that tangle & intertwine, riffs so substantial they’vegot their own post code, and a beat - provided by former Maybeshewill drummer James Collins - that ties everything down with industrial power, this is a sound of colossal proportions.

LEECHES are a bunch of desperate, bubbly individuals who've been hurt before and won't suffer fools gladly. Interests include embroidery, nights in by the fire, long walks and debauchery.

Formed in the depths of Dorset in the pre-summer haze of 2016,
LEECHES are bringing infectious pop hooks to fuzzy alt-rock - a match made in heaven some might say. Their debut EP, ’Strange Bonds’ was released in early 2017 via Leisure Records to widespread critical acclaim, with the follow up EP ‘WATUSI’ seeing release less than a year later in the early moments of 2018. Both EP’s represent is a trip through duo's thoughts and whimsy - mixing moments of tender reflection with pop hooks and psych-riffs.

Impossibly loud Bristol based three-piece. Plenty of huge, heavy riffs and crashing waves of audio treacle.

SLONK is a musical project headed by Joe Sherrin - sometimes it involves acoustic emo wailing and sometimes it involves playing around with drum loops and thwacking pots, pans and cylindrical objects filled with rice.

One of Bristol's most exciting new bands, with two recently released tracks that blend weird angular riffs of Kagoule, with the dreamy shoegaze of Slowdive, you'll need to see them live to hear more.


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