The Louisiana

Home to some of the world's most famous musicians

  • Music

One of Bristol’s best kept secrets, the upstairs of the Louisiana – affectionately known as The Louis - has retained its local, intimate feel for over quarter of a century. 

Started by accident in 1996, when a fire in a nearby popular music venue meant a desperate plea from local promoters for new gig space, the Louisiana became, in the space of a week, one of the most sought-after venues in the city. In its first week, the Louisiana hosted both Placebo and Super Furry Animals – and that was before the venue even had a stage. 

25 years later, the Louisiana retains its position as one of the favourite music venues in town, regularly hosting some of the world’s best-known musicians – Geogre Esra, Coldplay and Muse have all played here. 

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