London Live Music Venues

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Roundhouse
Koko
The Old Blue Last
Dingwalls
Dingwalls
Café Oto
Café Oto
Café Oto
Union Chapel
The Forum
The Forum
Scala
Hootananny
Bush Hall
Heaven
Shepherd's Bush Empire
Brixton Academy
Hammersmith Apollo
The O2 Arena
SSE Arena, Wembley
 

 

Tucked away in tiny basements, converted warehouses and cavernous chapels, London's live music venues come in all shapes and sizes. With an eclectic line-up of events, these venues showcase new names in the industry while also providing rare chances to enjoy intimate gigs from big stars.

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Bush Hall

Former dance hall that now plays host to a variety of live music.

310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ

Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line)

 
 

A unique venue whose high ceilings have played host to a wide variety of artists from cabaret to cutting-edge electronica. Built in 1905 as a dance hall, it made its way to 2001 in various incarnations before being renovated into the live music and entertainment venue we know today. The larger Shepherd's Bush Empire down the road gets all the mainstream gigs, whereas the Bush Hall welcomes niche artists and those on their way up. Occasionally established bands also seem to love it for secret and fan club gigs.

 
 

Events at Bush Hall

Declan O'Rourke
On Soon

Sunday 30th July 2017 - 7.30pm | £22.50

 
Declan O'Rourke Bush Hall 2017-07-302017-07-30 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The critically-acclaimed folk-rock singer-songwriter from Dublin performs his existing hits and new material.

Spirit Family Reunion
On Soon

Tuesday 15th August 2017 - 7.30pm | £10

 
Spirit Family Reunion Bush Hall 2017-08-152017-08-15 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Raw, high energy Brooklyn-based Americana trio.

The Duke Spirit
On Soon

Thursday 17th August 2017 - 7pm | £17

 
The Duke Spirit Bush Hall 2017-08-172017-08-17 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The London-based quartet performs its own take on alternative rock, taking in a range of other influences.

Frankie Grande

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 - 7.30pm | £20

 
Frankie Grande Bush Hall 2017-08-232017-08-23 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Commercial pop by the US-based singer, dancer and half brother of Ariana.

Nadia Reid

Thursday 24th August 2017 - 7.30pm | £11.50

 
Nadia Reid Bush Hall 2017-08-242017-08-24 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter from New Zealand performs her neo folk compositions.

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Brixton Academy

Giant live music venue with a high domed roof.

211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9SL

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 

This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at the NME awards for 7 years in a row. The famous sloping floor means there are great views wherever you're standing, though keeping your feet can be a problem at the more raucous rock gigs. Most of the biggest bands in the world have played here, and it also holds some of Britain's hardest club nights. The sound could be better, but with a capacity of 4,700, a 6am licence, one of the biggest dance floors in the capital, and a location in one of the hardest-partying areas of London, this is the only place to watch your favourite bands and DJs.

 
 

Events at O2 Academy Brixton

Lana Del Rey
On Soon

Monday 24th July 2017 - 7pm | £45

 
Lana Del Rey O2 Academy Brixton 2017-07-242017-07-24 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The New York-born songstress celebrates the release of her fifth studio album, Lust For Life, with a dreamy indie-pop performance.

GOAT
On Soon

Saturday 29th July 2017 - 6pm | £29.50

 
GOAT O2 Academy Brixton 2017-07-292017-07-29 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The Swedish ensemble fuses psyche-rock with experimental elements. Support from The Moonlandingz and Jane Weaver.

Korn

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 - 7pm | £42.50

 
Korn O2 Academy Brixton 2017-08-232017-08-23 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

This Californian band, one of the original nu-metal pioneers, brings its original material to the UK's stages.

Hot Dub Time Machine

Saturday 9th September 2017 - 9pm-2am | £18.15

 
Hot Dub Time Machine O2 Academy Brixton 2017-09-092017-09-09 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Originating from Australia, DJ Tom Lowndes brings his time travelling party to the UK, playing songs in chronological order from 1954 to present day.

Ne-Yo

Wednesday 20th September 2017 - 7pm | £62.90

 
Ne-Yo O2 Academy Brixton 2017-09-202017-09-20 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The slick R&B vocalist from America, Shaffer Chimere Smith, performs his original material.

All events at Brixton Academy
 
 
 

Café Oto

Dalston's cafe/creative haven doubles up as an evening music venue.

18-22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 

Café Oto is a vibrant live music venue with the atmosphere of a student union cafe which puts on avant garde music from the Dalston scene. Housed in the old Reeves Artists' Colour Paint Factory - the three storey building was established in 1868 - Café Oto includes a large cafe/performance space where you can get lunch, tea and alcoholic drinks with an evening programme of creative new music almost seven nights a week.

 
 

Events at Cafe OTO

Ilan Volkov's Summer Binge
On Soon

Monday 24th July 2017 - 7.30pm | £8, adv £6, mems £4

 
Ilan Volkov's Summer Binge Cafe OTO 2017-07-242017-07-24 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

A selection of works old and new curated by the conductor, featuring John Maxwell Hobbs performing his And Flights of Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest 1, Leo Chadburn performing Jennifer Walshe's A Folk Song ...

Dave Draper Birthday Concert
On Soon

Monday 31st July 2017 - 7.30pm | £6, adv £5, mems £4

 
Dave Draper Birthday Concert Cafe OTO 2017-07-312017-07-31 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The experimental guitarist is joined by regular collaborators Marcio Mattos on cello and electronics, Ntshuks Bonga on saxophones, Dave Fowler, drums, and Ivor Kallin on electric viola/bass.

John Butcher, Mark Sanders & John Edwards
On Soon

Tuesday 1st August 2017 - 7.30pm | £10, adv £8, mems £6

 
John Butcher, Mark Sanders & John Edwards Cafe OTO 2017-08-012017-08-01 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

Improvisations from the three-piece, featuring the English saxophonist.

Kara-Lis Coverdale
On Soon

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 - 7.30pm | £14, adv £12, mems £10

 
Kara-Lis Coverdale Cafe OTO 2017-08-022017-08-02 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The Canadian composer and electronic adventurer presents her digital inspired pieces

NOPA #3
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 6th August 2017 - 6.30pm | Free

 
NOPA #3 Cafe OTO 2017-08-062017-08-06 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

Luciano Maggiore and Louie Rice will be joined by Phil Julian and David Stearn for a sequence of 1960's fluxus scores for multiple performers.

All events at Café Oto
 
 
 

Dingwalls

Camden venue that's hosted everyone from the Sex Pistols to Goldie.

Camden Lock, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AB

Tube: Camden Town Station , Camden Town Station

 
 

This small Camden venue, known as Dingwalls, has a bar at the back, a stage at the front and room for a couple of hundred people in between. Just as renowned for showcasing up-and-coming talent now as it was in the '70s when the Sex Pistols, Blondie and The Ramones were just a few of the seminal bands who performed there, Dingwalls continues to be a champion of new music.

 
 

Events at Dingwalls

Vola
On Soon

Wednesday 16th August 2017 - 7.30pm | £12

 
Vola Dingwalls 2017-08-162017-08-16 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

Progressive metal, with elements of electronica, is the chosen style of this Copenhagen-based quartet. Support from Sumer and Valis Ablaze.

London Auditions For The Voice To Win Open Mic 2017

27th Aug, 17th Sep, 24th Sep, 28th Sep and 30th Sep 2017 - 10am | £5

 
London Auditions For The Voice To Win Open Mic 2017 Dingwalls 2017-08-272017-09-30 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

An opportunity for singers to try out for the TV show.

London Songwriting Competition

27th Aug, 17th Sep, 24th Sep, 28th Sep and 30th Sep 2017 - 10am | £5

 
London Songwriting Competition Dingwalls 2017-08-272017-09-30 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

An opportunity for aspiring performers to qualify for the competition.

Real Deal Comedy Jam - Queens Of 2017 Tour

Friday 1st September 2017 - 7pm-10.30pm | £20

 
Real Deal Comedy Jam - Queens Of 2017 Tour Dingwalls 2017-09-012017-09-01 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

Comedy, Stand-Up.

The Marcus King Band

Wednesday 20th September 2017 - 7pm | £18

 
The Marcus King Band Dingwalls 2017-09-202017-09-20 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The six-piece outfit from Greenville South Carolina comprising vocalist and guitarist Marcus King, drummer Jack Ryan, bassist Stephen Campbell, trumpet and trombonist Justin Johnson, keyboardist Matt Jennings and saxophonist Dean Mitchell performs its psychedelic, Southern ...

All events at Dingwalls
 
 
 

Hammersmith Apollo

Art deco venue which offers a stage for both standing and seated events for theatre, comedy and concerts.

45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 
 

Once London's largest all-seater venue, the Hammersmith Apollo has a 3,600 capacity for seated shows and a 5,000 capacity for standing-room-only gigs. It was renovated in 2002, and now works well as a venue for theatre (hosting a huge variety of shows from Riverdance to Thomas the Tank Engine) as well as rock concerts. It has been the scene of some famous rock concerts including gigs by the Beatles, David Bowie and Queen and does a strong line in comedy - it's where Live at the Apollo, screened on BBC1, is recorded. Its visually challenged exterior (not helped by its poluted location on the busy Hammersmith roundabout) disguises an impressive art deco auditorium - when it was built in the 1930s its original purpose was a cinema and it still features the original 1932 Compton pipe organ.

 
 

Events at Hammersmith Apollo

Midnight Oil

Sunday 23rd July 2017 - 7pm | £49.50

 
Midnight Oil Hammersmith Apollo 2017-07-232017-07-23 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The ARIA award-winning band from Australia perform their popular rock tunes.

Ivete Sangalo
On Soon

Sunday 30th July 2017 - 4pm | £52-£101

 
Ivete Sangalo Hammersmith Apollo 2017-07-302017-07-30 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The Brazilian singer-songwriter plays pop music.

Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds
On Soon

Tuesday 1st August 2017 - 7pm | £65

 
Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Hammersmith Apollo 2017-08-012017-08-01 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The veteran pop singer-songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys performs the iconic album for a final time in honour of its 50th anniversary, plus rare cuts and greatest hits from his career.

Regina Spektor
On Soon

Wednesday 9th August 2017 - 7pm | £45

 
Regina Spektor Hammersmith Apollo 2017-08-092017-08-09 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The Russian-born, New York-based singer-songwriter performs alt pop from the album Remember Us To Life.

Johnny Clegg
On Soon

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th August 2017 - 8pm | £41-£68

 
Johnny Clegg Hammersmith Apollo 2017-08-182017-08-19 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The South African pioneer of a uniquely hybrid music performs on his last-ever tour.

All events at Hammersmith Apollo
 
 
 
 

Heaven

This mega club is famous for its gay night but also welcomes an impressive gig programme.

Under the Arches, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 6NG

Tube: Charing Cross Station , Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 

London's most famous gay club is a vast labyrinth of dancefloors, bars, cafes and shops. This is the kind of place where it's perfectly ok- and encouraged- to jump on a podium: skimpy outfits are preferred. The atmosphere in this deservedly famous venue is second to none. As well as the notorious club nights, Heaven boasts a regular programme of live gigs, which include both established and up and coming artists. It has also been used for a number of music videos, including 'Tapes and Money' by dance producer and DJ, TEED.

 
 

Events at Heaven

Popcorn
On Soon

5th June to 18th December 2017 - 11pm-5am | £8

 
Popcorn Heaven 2017-06-052017-12-18 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs
Sinkane

Wednesday 6th September 2017 - 7pm | £12.50

 
Sinkane Heaven 2017-09-062017-09-06 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The Sudanese performer blends krautrock, free jazz and funk rock with pop.

The Sherlocks

Friday 22nd September 2017 - 7pm | £12

 
The Sherlocks Heaven 2017-09-222017-09-22 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The four-piece from Sheffield, consisting of two sets of brothers, performs indie-rock.

Portugal. The Man

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £20

 
Portugal. The Man Heaven 2017-09-272017-09-27 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The Alaskan rockers, who formed while members were classmates at Wasilla High School, hit the road to promote the latest album, Woodstock.

Sarah Close

Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7pm | £12.50

 
Sarah Close Heaven 2017-09-282017-09-28 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The singer-songwriter and YouTuber from the Isle of Wight performs indie pop.

All events at Heaven
 
 
 

Hootananny

A spiritual home for London's reggae, rock and world music fans.

95 Effra Road, London, SW2 1DF

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 

This pub is the sister venue to one of the Scottish Highlands' most successful venues, Hootananny in Inverness. Revamped and refurbished, it's fast-establishing itself as one of the finest venues in South London. The late night venue plays host to a regular programme of world music: reggae, blues, ska, jazz-funk, gyspy swing, battle rap, flamenco rock and dubstep, it can all be found here. It has a crowd covering all ages, races, and income brackets, united by their desire to listen to great music and socialise.

 
 

Events at Hootananny Brixton

Mr Woodnote & Skunkadelic / Rags Rudi / FS&HG / Ruth Royall & Arrival Sound
On Soon

Saturday 29th July 2017 - 9pm-3am | Free-£6

 
Mr Woodnote & Skunkadelic / Rags Rudi / FS&HG / Ruth Royall & Arrival Sound Hootananny Brixton 2017-07-292017-07-29 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Dat Brass
On Soon

Saturday 5th August 2017 - 9pm | £5

 
Dat Brass Hootananny Brixton 2017-08-052017-08-05 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Naaman (Full Band) / Babilondon / Cian Finn / Junior V / Fatbabs & Mr Faso

Saturday 26th August 2017 - 9pm-3am | Free-£6

 
Naaman (Full Band) / Babilondon / Cian Finn / Junior V / Fatbabs & Mr Faso Hootananny Brixton 2017-08-262017-08-26 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
All events at Hootananny
 
 
 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Warehouse style bar with great acoustics and an impressive live music programme.

2-4 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London, N1 6NU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Hoxton Square have deliberately gone for an unfinished urban feel, with bare warehouse walls, scratched-up furniture and one huge glass wall exposing the clientele to the headlights of cars trapped in the one-way sytem. With the likes of Example, Foals and Austra gracing the venue's stage, it's a great place to uncover new music - expect sticky floors and big crowds.

 
 

Events at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Jessie Reyez
On Soon

Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 8pm-11pm | £10, phone for availability

 
Jessie Reyez Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-07-252017-07-25 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

R&B and soul from the singer-songwriter from Toronto.

Sola Rosa
On Soon

Thursday 27th July 2017 - 8pm | £8

 
Sola Rosa Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-07-272017-07-27 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Auckland-based music maker, Andrew Spraggon, blending hip hop, jazz, neo-soul and funk.

Faers
On Soon

Friday 28th July 2017 - 7.30pm-10pm | £6

 
Faers Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-07-282017-07-28 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The five-piece combo from London play indie rock.

Stupid Fresh
On Soon

Friday 28th July 2017 - 9pm-2am | £5

 
Stupid Fresh Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-07-282017-07-28 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

J33, Ray Jus, Cooks, Jack Swallow and Dom Buchanan are on the decks bringing their choice of retro funk, hip hop, R&B, garage and disco.

Night Call
On Soon

Friday 21st and Friday 28th July 2017 - 8pm-2am | £5, Free before 9pm

 
Night Call Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-07-072017-07-28 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The resident DJs spin a variety of dance music.

All events at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
 
 
 

Koko

Located in an old theatre, this Camden institution offers a mixture of live bands and club nights.

1A Camden High Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7JE

Tube: Mornington Crescent Station , Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 

KOKO offers a great mixture of live bands and club nights that have put it at the heart of the Camden nightlife. The huge stage, broad balconies and plush upstairs bars are a reminder of its former role as the Camden Theatre, and the deep red colour scheme, chandeliers and gilt molding give it a decadent air that matches the rock stars who grace the stage. It has an illustrious rock 'n' roll history, having hosted The Clash and the Sex Pistols in the 1970s, and The Eurythmics, Madness and Madonna in the 1980s. It became a much-loved scuzzy rock club in the 1990s, before being restored and reopened in 2005.

 
 

Events at KOKO

C*nt Touch This
On Soon

Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 7pm | £25

 
C*nt Touch This KOKO 2017-07-252017-07-25 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Global Comfort present a musical fundraising event featuring rap artist Little Simz and other special guests.

The Pharcyde
On Soon

Thursday 27th July 2017 - 7pm | £22

 
The Pharcyde KOKO 2017-07-272017-07-27 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Hailing from California, The Pharcyde are regarded as being on a par with A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Gang Starr as one of the best groups from ...

Guilty Pleasures
On Soon

Saturday 29th July 2017 - 10pm | £10

 
Guilty Pleasures KOKO 2017-07-292017-07-29 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs supply an all-night journey of pop, dance, disco, R&B, indie, party bangers and club anthems.

Too Many Zooz
On Soon

Tuesday 1st August 2017 - 7pm | £16.50

 
Too Many Zooz KOKO 2017-08-012017-08-01 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The New York City trio performs their brass-house material.

Buttoned Down Disco
On Soon

Saturday 5th August 2017 - 10pm | phone for prices

 
Buttoned Down Disco KOKO 2017-08-052017-08-05 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

A monthly indie dance party from resident DJ and club founder Christian Laing, with plenty of giant balloons, bubbles, swirly visuals, face painting and free badges.

All events at Koko
 
 
 

Roundhouse

Big-name acts and a programme dedicated to fresh talent are all housed under this famous roof.

Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 

Boasting a colourful history, the Roundhouse initially started life as an engine shed. It was later transformed into a bonded warehouse for Gilbey's Gin before Arnold Wesker established Centre 42 here, insisting it became one of the most cutting-edge performing arts venue in the country. Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd played several memorable concerts and it is these performances that have sealed the Roundhouse's legendary reputation. By the 1980s it was a crumbling wreck and took £27 million to restore it. A shiny, angular, glass three-storey extension has been attached to the original dark-grey drum. Tickets for main performances here can be a little steep but you can rest assured that you're supporting one of the best artistic initiatives in north London.

 
 

Events at Roundhouse

Daniel Kitson: Something Other Than Everything
Now On

12th to 29th July 2017 - Various Times | £10 & £12

 
Daniel Kitson: Something Other Than Everything Roundhouse 2017-07-122017-07-29 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The Yorkshire-born joker and award-winning comic attempts to not simply dismantle and rebuild his own ideas about compassion, isolation, solidarity and progress but in doing so momentarily alter the function of language and invent a ...

Roundhouse Beach Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

15th July to 28th August 2017 | Big Screen on the Beach: £13.50 (Adults), £5 (Children) plus fees | Beach access: Free

 
Roundhouse Beach Roundhouse 2017-07-152017-08-28 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Championing the staycation since 2012, Camden Beach returns this summer rebranding as Roundhouse Beach. Bringing a slice of the Caribbean to London with a beach (real sand!) and a BBQ, this time they're going a ...more

Random International: +/- Human
On Soon

10th to 28th August 2017 - 12noon | £7, adv £5

 
Random International: +/- Human Roundhouse 2017-08-102017-08-28 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Art installation based on Wayne McGregor's +/- Human in which a flock of spheres surrounds visitors, moving together in a kinetic world of machines, bodies and electronic music.

Company Wayne McGregor: +/- Human
On Soon

11th & 12th, 18th & 19th and 25th & 26th Aug 2017 - Various Times | £17.50, adv £15

 
Company Wayne McGregor: +/- Human Roundhouse 2017-08-112017-08-26 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

New immersive dance performances choreographed by Wayne McGregor and performed by dancers from his company and The Royal Ballet. Audience members can move about the space.

Installation: +/- Human
On Soon

11th & 12th, 18th & 19th and 25th & 26th Aug 2017 - Various Times | £15

 
Installation: +/- Human Roundhouse 2017-08-112017-08-26 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

This installation, created specifically for +/- Human by Random International, consists of flying spheres that surrounds visitors and how they interact with humans.

All events at Roundhouse
 
 
 
 

Scala

This King's Cross venue is home to live music, clubs, art, and film.

275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London, N1 9NL

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 

Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The venue welcomed legends like Iggy Pop during the 70s, but didn't become a  purely music venue until 1993. Since then though it has seen an illustrious series of soon-to-be-famous bands pass though the doors, including Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Scissor Sisters and Coldplay.

 
 

Events at Scala

Maleek Berry
On Soon

Thursday 27th July 2017 - 7.30pm | adv £14

 
Maleek Berry Scala 2017-07-272017-07-27 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

British-born Nigerian record producer and recording artist.

Roots Dance Generate
On Soon

Friday 28th July 2017 - 10pm-6am | adv £13

 
Roots Dance Generate Scala 2017-07-282017-07-28 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The monthly sessions feature three heavy weight sound-systems playing roots reggae music and special dub plates. With Jah Tubby's World System.

University Of Dub - King Of Kings
On Soon

Friday 28th July 2017 - 10pm-6am | NUS/adv £13, £15

 
University Of Dub - King Of Kings Scala 2017-07-282017-07-28 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs
Next Top VN
On Soon

Saturday 29th July 2017 - 10pm-6am | adv £25

 
Next Top VN Scala 2017-07-292017-07-29 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

DJ Ben Heineken spin house, trance and Vina house.

Face Down
On Soon

Friday 4th August 2017 - 10pm-4am | adv £7

 
Face Down Scala 2017-08-042017-08-04 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Bands perform live, plus residents and guests supply metal, rock, hardcore and dubstep.

All events at Scala
 
 
 

Shepherd's Bush Empire

Former BBC recording theatre now plays host to gigs and occasional club nights.

Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

Tube: Goldhawk Road Station , Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 
 

The Empire is, admittedly, not the most comfortable of venues - the standing area is sunk so far beneath the main stage that anyone under six foot risks painful neck injuries if they want to watch from close-up. Still, the faded grandeur of this former BBC recording theatre, a fantastic acoustic, and the cheerful international population of Shepherd's Bush all add up to a fun live experience, and many musicians cite this as their favourite London venue to perform in.

 
 

Events at Shepherd's Bush Empire

Feist
On Soon

27th, 28th and 29th July 2017 - 7pm | £22.50-£49.50

 
Feist Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-07-272017-07-29 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Canadian singer-songwriter performing indie-pop.

Pennywise
On Soon

Friday 4th August 2017 - 7pm | £29.15

 
Pennywise Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-08-042017-08-04 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Californian punks who first emerged from SoCal punk's second wave over 25 years ago. Support from Good Riddance, Face To Face and Teenage Bottlerocket.

Kate Nash
On Soon

Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th August 2017 - 7pm | £20

 
Kate Nash Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-08-092017-08-10 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The London-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs her accented indie-pop tales, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut album Made Of Bricks.

Sublime With Rome
On Soon

Friday 11th August 2017 - 7pm | £29.15

 
Sublime With Rome Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-08-112017-08-11 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The American reggae hip hop band from California perform songs from their latest album Sirens.

Conor Oberst
On Soon

Friday 18th August 2017 - 7pm | £29.15

 
Conor Oberst Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-08-182017-08-18 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter, known as the lead vocalist for Bright Eyes, performs his indie-folk and rock material.

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The Forum

This former art deco cinema now welcomes a weekly programme of live gigs.

9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW51JY

Tube: Kentish Town Station

 
 

Once a gorgeous art deco cinema, The Forum is now an essential mid-sized rock venue. It's got everything you want from the North London rock scene, with superb bands week-in week-out, and a fully-lubricated, enthusiastic and music-loving crowd. Well-designed and well-organised it manages to avoid the bar queues that are a feature of so much London gigging, while the main stage has great sound and a design that brings bands far closer to their audiences than you have any reason to expect in a venue this size.

 
 

Events at The Forum

Bad Religion
On Soon

Tuesday 1st August 2017 - 7pm | £28.25

 
Bad Religion The Forum 2017-08-012017-08-01 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1979.

Yngwie Malmsteen
On Soon

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 - 7pm | £51.75-£84.75

 
Yngwie Malmsteen The Forum 2017-08-022017-08-02 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The Swedish guitarist and bandleader heavy metal in a neoclassical style.

Shapeshifter
On Soon

Friday 4th August 2017 - 7pm | £23.50

 
Shapeshifter The Forum 2017-08-042017-08-04 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The five-piece outfit from New Zealand plays high energy jungle, drum & bass and heavy soul.

Star Shaped Festival
On Soon

Saturday 5th August 2017 - 4pm | £37.50

 
Star Shaped Festival The Forum 2017-08-052017-08-05 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Featuring The Bluetones, Space, Dodgy, My Life Story, Salad and loads more top acts.

Dancehall Bruk Out
On Soon

Sunday 13th August 2017 - 7pm | £23.50

 
Dancehall Bruk Out The Forum 2017-08-132017-08-13 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Join three of Jamaica's hottest dancehall exponents as Masicka, Tanto Blacks and Style X come together for a Sunday night spectacular.

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The O2 Arena

The largest purpose-built music venue in London.

Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 

The centrepiece of the redeveloped Millennium Dome is the O2 Arena, the first purpose-built music venue in London. With a capacity of 23,000, it offers the rather soulless Wembley Arena some serious competition. Big name acts such as The Rolling Stones, The Killers, Justin Timberlake, Girls Aloud and Tina Turner have performed on stage, with the likes of Beyonce, AC/DC, Kings of Leon and Britney Spears set to appear in 2009. The 02 Arena also hosts live comedy and was used for the first ever ATP World Tour tennis finals in November 2009. It has been used ever year since for the annual tennis event - with the current contract running until 2015. A variety of other sports events take place under the dome - including darts, polo, gymnastics, martial arts, wrestling and basketball from the NBA. As a music venue, it is reportedly the most visited arena in the world. From the expensive debacle that was the Millennium Dome, something quite special has sprung.

 
 

Events at The O2 Arena

Little Mix Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th November 2017 | £29.25-£49.25, VIP ticket £116.75

 
Little Mix The O2 Arena 2017-11-252017-11-26 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Since becoming the first ever group to win the X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have been working hard to ensure they don't fall under the same umbrella as many previous unsuccessful winners. Perrie Edwards, ...more

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition
Ongoing

18th November 2016 to 3rd September 2017 - 10am-7.30pm | £20 & £25, child £10 & £15, concs £15 & £18, family £48 & £60

 
Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition The O2 Arena 2016-11-182017-09-03 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music
Star Wars: Identities Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

18th November 2016 to 3rd September 2017 | £20, under 5s Free

 
Star Wars: Identities The O2 Arena 2016-11-182017-09-03 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music
Celine Dion
On Soon

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017 - 6.30pm | £45-£150

 
Celine Dion The O2 Arena 2017-06-202017-07-30 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning Canadian singer performs her soft-rock and pop numbers from across her career.

Bros On Soon

19th April 2013 to 20th August 2017 | £40-£150

 
Bros The O2 Arena 2013-04-192017-08-20 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music
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The Old Blue Last

Traditional no frills boozer famed for its live music.

38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3ES

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice magazine. The venue has two floors, the pub and the small upstairs room where the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Florence and the Machine have played gigs before becoming the stuff of legend. The pub hosts different nights which range from fun bouncy pop to punk parties, indie swag hipster nights to dirty drum and base as well as Vice magazine launch parties. In the live room upstairs most nights are free and even the ticketed gigs rarely cost more than a fiver.

 
 

Events at The Old Blue Last

Sundaze Summer Special
Free Event

Sunday 23rd July 2017 - 6pm-11pm | Free

 
Sundaze Summer Special The Old Blue Last 2017-07-232017-07-23 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Alternative bands showcase, featuring Dead Coast, Black Doldrums, Carnivals, The Pacers, Bad Lungs and Karmacoma.

Foreign/National
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 29th July 2017 - 7.30pm | Free

 
Foreign/National The Old Blue Last 2017-07-292017-07-29 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Alt-rock five-piece with members from Berlin and Melbourne. With support from Vilde.

Fights & Fires
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 30th July 2017 - 7.30pm-12midnight | Free

 
Fights & Fires The Old Blue Last 2017-07-302017-07-30 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Punk rock'n'roll four-piece from Worcester. With support from Delayed and Miami Nice.

Mada Presents - MOWBECK And Sugarhouse At Old Blue Last
On Soon

Tuesday 1st August 2017 - 7.30pm-11pm | £6

 
Mada Presents - MOWBECK And Sugarhouse At Old Blue Last The Old Blue Last 2017-08-012017-08-01 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Mada present the amazingly talented Mowbeck and the extraordinary Sugarhouse.

So Young Festival 2017
On SoonFree Event

2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2017 - 7pm-2am | Free

 
So Young Festival 2017 The Old Blue Last 2017-08-022017-08-04 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Three days of punk, rock, alternative and indie originals from up-and-coming bands.

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Union Chapel

The Islington Chapel is one of the most enchanting music venues in London.

Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 

This Grade II listed building just south of Highbury Corner functions not only as a place of worship, it is also one of London's most unique and enchanting live music venues with a diverse and enticing list of upcoming events. There's something quite magical about this place and you will be hard pushed to find a more memorable location to listen to live music in London. The Chapel has seen over a century's worth of visitors come through its doors and has welcomed artists such as Bjork, Tori Amos and Fionn Regan to the stage in recent years. Performers are framed by the stained glass window and the space is lit with the warm glow of church candles. A fully licensed bar is open on show nights, and a kiosk in the Chapel provides visitors with hot chocolates and snacks to keep hands warm in those chilly winter months.

 
 

Events at Union Chapel

Tony Visconti: A Life In Music
On Soon

Monday 24th July 2017 - 6.30pm | £25, Phone for availability

 
Tony Visconti: A Life In Music Union Chapel 2017-07-242017-07-24 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The pop and rock musician, producer, singer and composer performs his original material and covers along with Stewart Copeland, Bob Geldof and Holy Holy.

Common And Kind: International Collaborative Fundraiser
On Soon

Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 7pm | £20, concs £10

 
Common And Kind: International Collaborative Fundraiser Union Chapel 2017-07-252017-07-25 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The international group performs in aid of Musicians without Borders, Music Action International and Amnesty International.

Bonnie Prince Billy
On Soon

Thursday 27th July 2017 - 7pm | £32.50, phone for availability

 
Bonnie Prince Billy Union Chapel 2017-07-272017-07-27 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

American Will Oldham plays alt folk and country originals from his established repertoire. Supported by London Sacred Harp.

Live At The Chapel
On Soon

Saturday 29th July 2017 - 7.45pm-10.30pm | £20

 
Live At The Chapel Union Chapel 2017-07-292017-07-29 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

John Robins hosts the award-wining performer Mark Watson as he brings his latest stand-up routine to the stage. Support comes from Nick Helm and Lolly Adefope.

Sounds Of Palestine
On Soon

Tuesday 1st August 2017 - 7pm | £17, concs £14

 
Sounds Of Palestine Union Chapel 2017-08-012017-08-01 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Moving seamlessly between Arabic music and jazz, two of the most exciting musicians to emerge from the cultural renaissance in Palestine take to the stage.

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Wembley Arena

Vast, mostly seated venue for live music, indoor sport and touring family shows.

Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0DH

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 
 

This is London's second largest indoor arena after The O2, and though the building lacks the character of some of the older venues, the sheer scale of the place makes Wembley Arena an exciting place to watch a gig. Located opposite Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena has hosted concerts by some of the world's most famous artists, including The Beatles, Rod Stewart, ABBA, The Cure, Spice Girls, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam and many more. Comedians who have graced the venue with their witty presence include the likes of Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Ricky Gervais and Bill Bailey. Try and have a look at a seating plan before booking, as you can end up an enormous distance from the stage. Wembley Arena is also a major indoor sports venue, hosting the annual Masters Snooker tournament, boxing, mixed martial arts, ice hockey, darts, netball, basketball, five-a-side football, wrestling and even cage fighting. The Arena, which was built in 1934, originally housed a swimming pool, which was used during the 1948 and the 2012 Summer Olympics. A versatile space, Wembley Arena has also been used for the filming of popular TV shows The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing.

 
 

Events at SSE Arena, Wembley

Paw Patrol Live
On Soon

4th, 5th and 6th August 2017 at 11am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm | £25-£35

 
Paw Patrol Live SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-08-042017-08-06 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

A live adaptation of the popular children's TV animation.

The Nooran Sisters

Saturday 2nd September 2017 - 6.30pm | £35.50-£167.75

 
The Nooran Sisters SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-09-022017-09-02 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The acclaimed sisters play Sufi classical music and traditional songs.

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan: The Tribute Tour

Saturday 16th September 2017 - 7pm | £36-£125

 
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan: The Tribute Tour SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-09-162017-09-16 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The acclaimed vocalist from Pakistan, and nephew of the late world-renowned singer Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, takes to the stage to perform some of his greatest hits.

Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing

23rd Sep, 30th Sep, 12th Oct and 13th Oct 2017 - 8pm | £30-£35

 
Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-09-232017-10-13 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Razor sharp observations from the Cockney comic, who has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and various comedy panel shows on TV.

G-Dragon

Sunday 24th September 2017 - 6.30pm | £55-£160

 
G-Dragon SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-09-242017-09-24 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

South Korean rap artist.

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XOYO

This basement club is one of the best places to catch big-name DJs, dance acts and bands.

32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4AP

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Located a few minutes from Old Street tube, XOYO opened in September 2010 and was re-launched in 2012. On Friday nights the venue holds a programme of cutting edge live events - past performers include Mark Ronson, Simian Mobile Disco and Mike Skinner - while Saturdays are dedicated to parties from some of London's top club promoters, including Bugged Out!, Neon Noise Project and Upset the Rhythm. Spread across two floors, the top floor being sister bar The Shoreditch Butchery, XOYO has a capacity of 800 and aims to be an incredible platform for London's clubbers. 

 
 

Events at XOYO

Artwork Presents Art's House
Now On

Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th July 2017 - 3pm-4am | £5-£10

 
Artwork Presents Art's House XOYO 2017-07-012017-07-29 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Artwork heads around the country on tour, supplying his house music productions with special guests.

Monday Monday
On Soon

9th January to 27th November 2017 - 10pm-3am | £7, adv £5

 
Monday Monday XOYO 2017-01-092017-11-27 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
Daft Punk - A Live Orchestral Rendition
On Soon

Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 7pm-10pm | phone for availability

 
Daft Punk - A Live Orchestral Rendition XOYO 2017-07-252017-07-25 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

A live orchestrated rendition of Daft Punk's Homework complete with a 16-piece orchestra and visuals.

Sneak
On Soon

6th December 2016 to 31st October 2017 - 10pm-3am | £4-£7

 
Sneak XOYO 2016-12-062017-10-31 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
Rumours: An Orchestral Rendition Of Fleetwood Mac
On Soon

Wednesday 26th July 2017 - 7pm-10pm | £11.50

 
Rumours: An Orchestral Rendition Of Fleetwood Mac XOYO 2017-07-262017-07-26 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

The Transatlantic Ensemble perform unique interpretation of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

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