Most nights after the curtain has come down in the theatre, the bands will be tuning up front of house. We look to bring some of the best local and touring festival bands to our stage to pluck your heart strings or get you dancing on the tables. We want to provide a stage for both local emerging talent and top-notch touring acts to strut their stuff.

What's On?


Anchorsong AKA Masaaki Yoshida has become globally recognised for his unique live shows, which many describe as “like watching a painter drawing on a white canvas”, as he creates electronic music completely live using a sampler (MPC2500) and a keyboard right in front of the audience. Fresh from supporting the likes of Banobo, Prefuse 73 … Continue reading Anchorsong

Vibe Roulete – Episode 2

Micro-Rave and Junior Jungle Present: VIBE ROULETTE – EPISODE 2 ———————– starring: AAA BADBOY Nick Terrific Dj Slurp (aka The Oracle) Mike Spasm (aka 3pZero) Mc Rocky Patch **SPECIAL GUESTS** Micro-Rave (Deep under cover) Outrageous interactive skits and challenges MUCH MORE TBA DOORS 9pm £5 on the door or £4 advance tickets The bastard … Continue reading Vibe Roulete – Episode 2

Dr Meaker DJ Set

Dr Meaker are the hottest Live UK Dance act RIGHT NOW, bringing raw energy and passion to every stage they grace. We’ve got them at the Old Market Assembly for one night of solid gold DJing…so be prepared to be on the dancefloor all night long.

Vogue Vague presents: Lets Disco! Featuring: Supernature

Get ready to put on those dancing pants for a night of disco that is sure to be legendary! Bristol based DJ, guitarist and producer Marcus Campbell put Supernature DISCO band together to play the classic tunes from his record box. One day he reached for the computer, wrote the Gumtree add and very quickly … Continue reading Vogue Vague presents: Lets Disco! Featuring: Supernature

Imperial Leisure

High intensity, party vibes come courtesy of London-based, alt ska beasts Imperial Leisure. They’ve been dishing out good-time carnage since 2000 and they’re back to smash it once more on The Old Market Assembly Stage. Get ready for a show-stomping, high-energy, vibed-up display of musicianship and spontaneity. PARTY ON!


Putting the ART back into PARTY, Old Market Assembly is hosting ‘READ MY LIPS’, a night to celebrate women in honour of International Women’s Day. We’ll have a full takeover of the Old Market Assembly space, with a stellar line up of DJs and cabaret acts. FEATURING: ISADORA VIBES ElectroNic (Don’t Tell Your Mother, DADA for Girls) … Continue reading READ MY LIPS


Hempolics are masters of infectious mash-up of Reggae, Electro, Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Rock and Pop. They are THE band that is going to bring some sunshine vibes to a dreary Bristol March. Expect to hear tunes that will get you thinking ahead to this summer’s festivals and provide you with sing alongs for car journeys for … Continue reading Hempolics

Dizraeli and DownLow

Dizraeli and DownLow come to Old Market Assembly after 3 years of creating live hip hop shows unlike anything you’ve seen before. Fresh from supporting the likes of Mos Def, Beardyman and DJ Format, they will be bringing the tunes that will get even the purest of hip hop fans bobbing their heads. This one … Continue reading Dizraeli and DownLow

Jump Around X Poco Drom

We’re back with another morning shindig for babies, toddlers and their grown ups! Bring your little wild ones down to the Old Market Assembly for a good old stomp around the dance floor as well as… Animal singalong with POCO DROM Art workshop with the magical Let’s Make Art Badge making with the TRAVELLING BADGERS … Continue reading Jump Around X Poco Drom

King Porter Stomp

pKing Porter Stomp bring their infectious blend of afro funk horn lines, dub reggae rhythms, harmonious hook and conscious rhymes to the Old Market Assembly stage. Be prepared for an all-encompassing live show that will connect with you in a way you’ve never heard before. Known to be  “hard to pigeon hole, easy to recommend”, … Continue reading King Porter Stomp