The Old Blue Last

 
 
ADDRESS
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3ES 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Wed 12noon-12midnight, Thu 12noon-1am, Fri & Sat 12noon-2am, Sun 12noon-00.30am
 

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The Old Blue LastThe Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice - a magazine for hip young things with its HQ in NYC. "This is a venue known for endorsing modish bands of tomorrow" so says The Independent and music mag NME can't help but agree calling it the coolest pub in the world. The venue has two floors, the pub and the small upstairs room where the Arctic Monkeys and the like play intimate gigs before they become 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. The jukebox, supplied by Rough Trade, offers a great selection of albums leading The Times to label it the best in Britain. In the live room upstairs most nights are free and even the ticketed gigs rarely cost more than a fiver. When Vice first started here in 2004 the place was pretty grotty but it has benefited from a facelift in 2010 with those famously revolting toilets replaced, more floor space created and new sound systems put in. Still, that doesn't mean you'll avoid getting beer sloshed over you in the course of a lively night out at The Old Blue Last

 

The Old Blue Last events

 
Vice Issue LaunchVice Issue LaunchBristol-based trio Elder Island perform at the launch of Vice magazine's latest issue, with support from Battle Lines and Panes.28th August 2014Thursday 28th August 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Vice Issue Launch
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 28th August 2014 - 8pm-1am
Bristol-based trio Elder Island perform at the launch of Vice magazine's latest issue, with support from Battle Lines and Panes.
IdlesIdlesThis five-piece band who originate from Bristol performs post-punk and new wave originals. With support from St Pierre Snake Invasion.29th August 2014Friday 29th August 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Idles
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Punk | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 29th August 2014 - 8pm-2am
This five-piece band who originate from Bristol performs post-punk and new wave originals. With support from St Pierre Snake Invasion.
Semi PreciousSemi PreciousDance music by the producer Guy Baron. With support from Ballerino.3rd September 2014Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Semi Precious
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 3rd September 2014 - 8pm-12midnight
Dance music by the producer Guy Baron. With support from Ballerino.
GoldLinkGoldLinkThe young rapper from Virginia, USA, performs from his nine-track album, The God Complex.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
On Soon
GoldLink
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Hip Hop
DATES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 8pm-1am
The young rapper from Virginia, USA, performs from his nine-track album, The God Complex.
SuperheavenSuperheavenThe Pennsylvania-based foursome, previously called Daylight, performs their take on contemporary heavy rock. With support from Nai Harvest.5th September 2014Friday 5th September 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
On Soon
Superheaven
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock
DATES  Friday 5th September 2014 - 8pm-2am
The Pennsylvania-based foursome, previously called Daylight, performs their take on contemporary heavy rock. With support from Nai Harvest.
TweensTweensThe three-piece group who hail from Cincinnati performs its pop originals.8th September 2014Monday 8th September 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Tweens
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 8th September 2014 - 8pm-12midnight
The three-piece group who hail from Cincinnati performs its pop originals.
Totem SkinTotem SkinThe six-piece band from Sweden performs its hardcore originals. With support from Let It Die and Charlotte Light And Dark.9th September 2014Tuesday 9th September 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Totem Skin
event > Music | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 9th September 2014 - 8pm-12midnight
The six-piece band from Sweden performs its hardcore originals. With support from Let It Die and Charlotte Light And Dark.
Juan WautersJuan WautersThe New York-based singer-songwriter performs indie-folk.11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
On Soon
Juan Wauters
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Thursday 11th September 2014 - 7.30pm-12midnight
The New York-based singer-songwriter performs indie-folk.
Corrupt Moral AltarCorrupt Moral AltarSelf-penned sludge and grindcore comes courtesy of this Liverpudlian foursome.15th September 2014Monday 15th September 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Corrupt Moral Altar
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Heavy Metal, Gothic & Industrial | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 15th September 2014 - 8pm-12midnight
Self-penned sludge and grindcore comes courtesy of this Liverpudlian foursome.
ImmigrantsImmigrantsRock band.17th September 2014Wednesday 17th September 2014 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Immigrants
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 17th September 2014 - 8pm-12midnight
Rock band.
 

The Old Blue Last images

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Opening and closing times for The Old Blue Last

Today (Thursday) The Old Blue Last closes at 1.00

Monday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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1.00
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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2.00
 
 

Saturday:

12.00
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2.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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0.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - The Old Blue Last Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Leonard Street Car Park
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Old Blue Last on LondonTown.com

 
London's Best Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near The Old Blue Last

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  31% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  26% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  31% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 8 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Live Music nearest The Old Blue Last

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Mahogany Bar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 21 minutes from The Old Blue Last
The famous Mahogany Bar at Wilton's Music Hall has reopened after more than 50 years on the sidelines. Sadly, last orders were called at the bar ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 24 minutes from The Old Blue Last
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 28 minutes from The Old Blue Last
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
ClueQuest
London > Entertainment >
11 Plough Yard, EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Following Pinky and the Brain's failed attempt at taking over the world, it's now time for another mouse to have a crack at it. Having escaped ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment >
Coronet Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back to ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Old Blue Last

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Clueless
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 22nd to 28th Aug 2014
The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Nineties reworking of Jane Austen's Emma with a language all of its own....More
 
 
 
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Boyhood
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 22nd to 28th Aug 2014
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Drama about a boy's coming of age, shot over 12 years with the same crew and cast. When we first meet Mason Jr, he's preparing to ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Art of the Brick
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th September 2014 to 4th January 2015
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 | 8 minutes from The Old Blue Last
See the Mona Lisa in LEGO when you visit The Art of the Brick, a display of over 75 sculptures created out of more than ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Old Blue Last

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Old Blue Last
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed by ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Iniva
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-9 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Opened on 5th October 2007, this Rivington Place art gallery is a £8m public building dedicated to culturally diverse visual arts. It's a joint venture between ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as experienced ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Old Blue Last

The best shops and markets near The Old Blue Last
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kemistry Gallery
London > Shopping > Art and Design
43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
An independent Shoreditch gallery dedicated to exhibiting outstanding graphic design. Artists represented include James Joyce, a London-based artist and designer whose clients including Nike, Levi's, Wallpaper*, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Squint
London > Shopping > House and Garden
178 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
This quirky vintage furniture store in Shoreditch is the place to find one-off pieces of recovered furniture in brightly coloured vintage patchwork fabrics. This riot of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beach in the East
London > Shopping >
Lower Ground G, 123 Clifton St, EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Fashion Creative Yasmin Sewell presents pop up shop Beach in the East in a disused Shoreditch swimming pool. Opened in late May, just in time for ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Old Blue Last

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Apostrophe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
42 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
Apostrophe are a fast expanding chain of boulangerie / patisseries with a reputation for superb coffee which is their main stock in trade. Proprietor Amir Chen ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beard to Tail
London > Restaurants >
77 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
You've heard of Nose to Tail (pioneered by Fergus Henderson at St John) but how about Beard to Tail? This restaurant, opening in September 2012 on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Merchants Tavern
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
35-42 Charlotte Road, EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Gordon Ramsay's former protege Angela Hartnett has gone into partnership with her boyfriend, Neil Borthwick (who she met at The Connaught), and the co-founders of Canteen, ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Old Blue Last

Near The Old Blue Last
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 6 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from The Old Blue Last
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Old Blue Last

The Old Blue Last gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Old Blue Last
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 8 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 13 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Old Blue Last

The best pubs near London The Old Blue Last.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Ideally located away from the chaos of the City and in the trendy and thriving Shoreditch area, The Fox is a stylish gastropub offering food and ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Old Blue Last

The Old Blue Last clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hoxton Pony
London > Nightlife > Bars
104-108 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Cocktails are among the best in town at this 400-capacity bar and restaurant, which opened in Shoreditch in May 2008. The high calibre of the imaginatively-mixed ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
#vypesocial
London > Nightlife > Bars
66 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, , Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
#vypesocial is the UK's first dedicated e-cigarette bar, where smoking-breaks no longer disrupt nights out. #vypesocial wants to reunite smokers and non-smokers and redefine social ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cargo
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Cargo were pioneers of the multi-tasking MDF concept (that's Music-Dance-Food, not cheap fibreboard) and boast one of the most imaginative live music line-ups in the capital, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Old Blue Last

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Old Blue Last.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The HAC Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 7 minutes from The Old Blue Last
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
 

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Vice Issue Launch
Concerts | On 28th August 2014 

The Old Blue Last

Bristol-based trio Elder Island perform at the launch of Vice magazine's latest issue, with support from Battle Lines and Panes....More

Get Stuffed
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th August 2014 

The Hoxton Pony 2 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

Resident DJs spin party anthems and floor fillers....More

Paint The Dark
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th August 2014 

Strongroom 2 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

Paint The Dark take to the decks to play a selection of indie, alternative and rock'n'roll....More

Paint The Dark
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th August 2014 

Strongroom 2 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

The DJs play indie, alt and rock....More

Nick Kingswall
Concerts | On 28th August 2014 

The Bedroom Bar 3 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

The London-based singer-songwriter performs commercial pop-folk. With support from Will Udall....More

On The Corner
Concerts | Until 19th September 2014 

Trapeze Bar 3 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

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Ravercise
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th August 2014 

333 Mother 4 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

Ravercise is a fast paced, fun filled dance class featuring a live DJ playing energetic bass music, choreographed and taught ...More

Recall Thurdays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th October 2014 

Mother Bar 4 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

Resident DJs spin 1950s to 1990s pop, rock'n'roll and dance....More

Ravercise: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 30th October 2014 

Mother Bar 4 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

Fast paced dance class with a live DJ....More

Aquila East
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2014 

XOYO 5 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

Resident DJs play dance, house and chart....More

 
 
 
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