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?


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

Hiphop innovators Dizraeli and DownLow have been defying boundaries and bringing an explosive, psychedelic show to the live stage since the release of their Everyone’s A Winner mixtape in 2013, supporting legends from Blackalicious to Mos Def and the Pharcyde, touring Europe and the U.K. and building a cult following with Dizraeli and the Small … 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

King 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

RSVP & Indian Man

RSVP bring their brand of Bhangra back to our stage, teaching you the moves to authentic live music before Indian Man takes to the decks with his brand of Bhangra fusion to keep that non-stop dancing atmosphere all night long.

The Allergies

The Allergies have made it their mission to take vintage sounds and reshape them for the modern dancefloor. A new single and video came out in March, so we’re going to hear some fresh sounds this Friday night.  

Junior Jungle

Junior Jungle is back at Old Market Assembly for more of what you love. There will be more music, more dancing, more hazers, more lasers, more face painting, and more party than you can shake a jungle stick at! If you love dancing, If you love Phat beats, If you love raving with your kids … Continue reading Junior Jungle

Shambarber present Temple Of Lust Launch Party

Featuring: Dicky Trisco , Boogie Café, Sista Plz  and Shambarber DJs Its Easter weekend, you’ve got the Friday off- time to shake yer ass down to The Old Market Assembly and join us for an evening of the finest disco music and glittery debauchery… £5 adv/£6 OTD  Advance tickets available from HeadFirst

William the Conqueror

Bursting with retro-infused energy, William the Conqueror are inspired by a myriad influences, underpinned by a taste for good, old-fashioned roots. Catch them on our stage before they conquer the music scene.


Line Up: Rafael Aragon, Camo Clave, Ru Robinson with visuals from Hot Cheeks and Panther Panther. As the nocturnal dance begins, light up the candles, stoke up the fires and breathe in deep and enjoy the second Midnight Ritual – This time the line-up is even HOTTER. Expect incredible visuals, mind blowing music, incredible mapping … Continue reading MIDNIGHT RITUAL

The Fashion Front – Fashion show

The Fashion Front is a Fashion show based in Bristol that showcases the work produced by marginalised groups from around the city. Find out more about this event here.


Another Saturday night at the Old Market Assembly where you better be ready to dance! Harare have the style, momentum & experience to show there is a promising future ahead for Zimbabwean based dance music with their exciting new songs & arrangements.


The 10 strong collective have been causing a stir in the live-music scene since 2013 and they come to us with a brand new album. Influenced by Roots-Reggae of the 70’s & 80’s yet original in style, get ready to get down and dirty in the snake pit!

Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon

These two are a killer combo, combining a knack for crowd-pleasing bangers and on-point rap skills, all delivered with tongues firmly in cheek. You know you are in for a good night when you see these guys on the bill.