The Louisiana Bristol

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Abbie Ozard at The Louisiana

Abbie Ozard

  • The Louisiana Bristol
  • Monday 5th December
  • FKP Scorpio presents Abbie Ozard at The Louisiana, Bristol on 5th December 2022
    Paper Fishes (reschedule) + Support  at The Louisiana

    Paper Fishes (reschedule) + Support

    • The Louisiana Bristol
    • Wednesday 7th December
    • Paper Fishes play live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Wednesday 7th December 2022. With Support from Harri Mason Band + Phonseca
      49th & Main at The Louisiana

      49th & Main

      • The Louisiana Bristol
      • Sunday 11th December
      • FKP Scorpio presents 49th & Main at The Louisiana, Bristol on 11th December 2022
        The Scratch at The Louisiana

        The Scratch

        • The Louisiana Bristol
        • Tuesday 13th December
        • DHP Presents The Scratch performing at The Louisiana, Bristol on Tuesday 13th December 2022.
          Foot Foot + Swelt + Lifter at The Louisiana

          Foot Foot + Swelt + Lifter

          • The Louisiana Bristol
          • Saturday 17th December
          • Foot Foot + Swelt + Lifter live at The Louisiana, Saturday 17th December 2022.
            Hicktown Breakout & Special Guests  at The Louisiana

            Hicktown Breakout & Special Guests

            • The Louisiana Bristol
            • Friday 23rd December
            • Hicktown Breakout presents a night of high energy Country, Folk & Rock performing at The Louisana, Bristol with support from special guests.
              Maja Lena at The Louisiana

              Maja Lena

              • The Louisiana Bristol
              • Friday 27th January 2023
              • FORM Presents MAJA LENA. The solo moniker and nickname of Marianne Parrish, formerly of alt-folk band Low Chimes.
                Siv Jakobsen + Suppport TBC at The Louisiana

                Siv Jakobsen + Suppport TBC

                • The Louisiana Bristol
                • Wednesday 8th February 2023
                • Bristol Beacon Presents: Siv Jakobsen + Suppport TBC Wednesday, 8th February, 2023
                  Gently Tender at The Louisiana

                  Gently Tender

                  • The Louisiana Bristol
                  • Sunday 12th February 2023
                  • FKP Scorpio UK Presents Gently Tender, Live at The Louisiana, Bristol Sunday, 12th February 2023
                    Rhodes at The Louisiana


                    • The Louisiana Bristol
                    • Wednesday 15th February 2023
                    • Communion & FKP Scorpio presents... Rhodes at The Louisiana, Bristol on Wednesday 15th February 2023

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                      Review of Blackout // Sex To White Noise Release Party + Juju + Ria Plays

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      Three brilliant bands with a style that perfectly complimented each other, first time at the venue as we don’t live in Bristol but we will definitely be coming back.

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

                      Review of Blackout // Sex To White Noise Release Party + Juju + Ria Plays

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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                      Review of Callum Ettrick & the Dukes of Burgundy + Support

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Phenomenal music

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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

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                      Music Policy: Live Music Venue.

                      Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm till 11pm Sunday 5:30pm till 10:30pm

                      Food served: Yes

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


                      Capacity: 140

                      Type of venue: Live

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Parking: Street and parking available

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