ELECTRIC BALLROOM / Website : https://electricballroom.co.uk/
184 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 8QP
The Electric Ballroom is an iconic music
venue at the heart of Camden Town’s bustling community and has been for 80
years. It began as a busy Irish club playing host to a wide variety of
performers including the likes of Jim Reeves. In the past decades, acts such as
Sid Vicious, Madness, The Clash, Richard Ashcroft, Snow Patrol, The Killers,
Stereophonics, U2, Phil Lynott, The Boomtown Rats, Joy Division, Red Hot Chilli
Peppers, Public Enemy, Blur, Supergrass, Garbage and The Smiths have drawn huge
crowds to the venue.
Recent performers include The Vaccines, Future Islands, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Razorlight, Dinosaur Jr, Parquet Courts, Les Savy Fav, Interpol, Ocean Color Scene, Cage the Elephant, The Strypes, Muse, Of Monsters and Men, Foals, Sir Paul McCartney, Alt-J, Megadeth, Kaiser Chiefs, Nero, Prince and many more!
THE UNDERWORLD CAMDEN / Website : https://www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
174 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 0NE
Over the years The Underworld has become
the heart of the alternative music scene in England. Little is promoted about
the history of the venue, although it dates back to the opening of pub above
The Worlds End. The venue is itself owned by Glendola Leisure.
In 2007, influential Canadian musician Devin Townsend chose to tell the press of his departure from touring, and the break up of his bands Strapping Young Lad and The Devin Townsend Band during a press conference for his album Ziltoid The Omniscient at the Camden Underworld.
The Underworld has played host to concerts by such big name artists as Alabama 3, At The Drive-In, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Cranberries, Crazytown, The Datsuns, Frank Black, Hole, Kristin Hersh, J Mascis, The Offspring, Placebo, Queens Of The Stone Age, Radiohead, Reef, Sepultura, Sheryl Crow, Silverchair, Slash’s Snakepit, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, KT Tunstall, Suede, The Darkness, The Von Bondies, Sum 41 and Fall Out Boy.
O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON / Website : https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academyislington
16 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS
Located in vibrant North London, O2 Academy Islington hosts live music and club nights from established acts looking for an intimate performance atmosphere and new and emerging artists cutting their teeth in the capital. Opening on 19 September 2003 with an immense show from US rockers Alkaline Trio, an impressive list of acts followed in their footsteps onto the stage with Muse, The Cure, Eminem, Beck, KISS, Biffy Clyro and The Script all playing at the venue in its early years.
O2 Academy Islington hosts a varied event programme but it’s become renowned for its rock and metal shows. Multi-platinum and Grammy nominated band Fall Out Boy played an intimate show here in 2013, INME chose the venue for an exclusive gig where they played two classic albums in their entirety, Sugarcult played their first UK shows following a short hiatus here in 2011, founding Bon Jovi member, Richie Sambora brought his world-class guitar playing to the venue for a sold out show in 2014 and Funeral For A Friend filmed and recorded live album ‘Hours’ in the same year.