Thekla’s Simon Brown has risen to a few challenges since joining the crew in 2016, helping secure Thekla’s future against a threat from nearby developments and – most recently – seeing the ship through a massive £1m restoration. The 60-year-old cargo ship has been missing from its spot on Bristol’s Floating Harbour for the past …

A bastion of Bristol’s music scene, Thekla sets sail tomorrow for a £1m spruce up at Albion dry dock that should see it through another 50 years of music history. Bristol’s best-known club, Thekla has been a part of the local music and arts scene since the early 80s, when it was converted into a …

Murmurings of #Thekla35 have been spreading through social media, with a flurry of events announced over the past few days. The final announcements landed today, giving shape to four days of live music and club events to mark 35 years of Thekla. Here’s the full run down –  Thursday 2 May  // Club // Pressure: …

After a roaring debut in London and ahead of a string of festival appearances for 2018 including Green Man, Boomtown and Latitude, Lycra will be bringing their outrageous 1980s aerobics dance party to Thekla. Not only will the team be blasting classic 80s bangers, but aerobics instructors will be leading 10 minute dance classes throughout …

North-London based, estrogen-pop band Girl Ray are returning to Bristol this April for a memorable show, following the release of their debut LP Earl Grey via Moshi Moshi Records. Taking influence from bands like The Beatles, Pixies and The Beach Boys, the trio will be stopping into Thekla to deliver their deep, introspective sound filled with …

Friday // Dr Meaker, Attic Bar When it comes to live music in Bristol, Dr Meaker is a name you ought to know. A year since they released their critically acclaimed album Dirt & Soul on Circus Records, Bristol’s favourite live DnB act are back to take over the Attic Bar, with their unique force and re-energised …

Humble rock band Black Foxxes are heading to Bristol as part of their UK tour and will be stopping into iconic music venue Thekla for one almighty show. Their powerfully dynamic songs won listeners’ hearts back in 2016 and they have continued to build a fan base at an incredibly fast rate. Expect to hear …

Wednesday // Wyvern Lingo, The Louisiana Best friend trio Wyvern Lingo originally bonded over hand-me-down albums by Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchel and Simon & Garfunkel, as well as being junior school alliances withstanding all obstacles that their teenage rites of passage had to offer. Now in their twenties, the group bring their individual …

Wednesday // Tuckshop launch with O’Flynn, Thekla Tuckshop is a new monthly mid-week session at Thekla, delivering some of the best in UK house, techno and disco from emerging underground talent as well as from seasoned selectors. First to grace the decks is percussive house and disco DJ O’Flynn, whose musical talent has been recognised …

Tuckshop is a new monthly mid-week session at Thekla, delivering some of the best in UK house, techno and disco from emerging underground talent as well as from seasoned selectors. First to grace the decks is percussive house and disco DJ O’Flynn, whose musical talent has been recognised by the reputable Boiler Room and his …