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

Sierra Hull
On Soon

Monday 26th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £15

 
Sierra Hull Bush Hall 2017-06-262017-06-26 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The American virtuoso mandolin player, also singer and guitarist, perform her bluegrass originals.

The Enid
On Soon

Thursday 29th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £16, NUS £8

 
The Enid Bush Hall 2017-06-292017-06-29 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Progressive rock from the legendary band that fuses rock, symphonic, electronic and choral elements.

Hawidro & Rasha
On Soon

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - 7.30pm | £12.50

 
Hawidro & Rasha Bush Hall 2017-07-022017-07-02 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The two bands explore the diversity of Afro-Arab music.

Bleachers
On Soon

Wednesday 5th July 2017 - 7.30pm | £14, phone for availability

 
Bleachers Bush Hall 2017-07-052017-07-05 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The American indie-pop combo, led by Jack Antonoff, performs.

West London Music Festival
On Soon

Thursday 13th July 2017 - 7pm | £15

 
West London Music Festival Bush Hall 2017-07-132017-07-13 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

A charity event in support of the Nordoff Robbins charity featuring West London artists, Staxs, Purdy, Sam Swallow, Shan Smile and Billy Phillips.

All events at Bush Hall
 
 
 

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

The Wombats
On Soon

Friday 30th June 2017 - 7pm | £27.50

 
The Wombats O2 Academy Brixton 2017-06-302017-06-30 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The indie-rock quartet from Liverpool celebrate 10 years since the release of their acclaimed debut album, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation.

Richard Ashcroft
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 7pm | £46.25

 
Richard Ashcroft O2 Academy Brixton 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The guitarist and singer-songwriter, known as the lead singer of 1990s band The Verve, performs solo alternative-rock material. Support from Black Grape.

Travis Scott
On Soon

Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd July 2017 - 7pm | £45

 
Travis Scott O2 Academy Brixton 2017-07-022017-07-03 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The hip hop artist from Texas performs in support of his album Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight.

Linkin Park
On Soon

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - 7pm | £62.50

 
Linkin Park O2 Academy Brixton 2017-07-042017-07-04 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Alt rock and rap metal courtesy of the Grammy Award-winning Californian six-piece including songs from the album One More Light.

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
On Soon

Friday 14th July 2017 - 7pm | £36.25

 
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs O2 Academy Brixton 2017-07-142017-07-14 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Argentina's most uplifting musical export performs Latin rock from their album La Salvacion De Solo Y Juan.

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

Goat
On Soon

Monday 26th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £12, adv £10

 
Goat Cafe OTO 2017-06-262017-06-26 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

Experimental percussive rock from the Japanese four-piece comprising of Koshiro Hino, Akihiko Ando, Tomohisa Suzuki and Takafumi Okada. Support is improv saxophonist Ben Vince.

The Man Hurdy-Gurdy & Me
On Soon

Tuesday 27th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £10, adv £8, mems £6

 
The Man Hurdy-Gurdy & Me Cafe OTO 2017-06-272017-06-27 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The five-piece outfit Sirinu celebrate Howard Skempton's 70th birthday year with a programme offering a quirky and unique melding of early and folk musical instruments with modern composition.

Lemur, Lene Grenager And Tilbury, Duch And Prevost
On Soon

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £10, adv £8, mems £6

 
Lemur, Lene Grenager And Tilbury, Duch And Prevost Cafe OTO 2017-06-282017-06-28 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The Norwegian label +3dB presents a selection of its contemporary experimental electro artists.

Solo:Duo:Trio
On Soon

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £7

 
Solo:Duo:Trio Cafe OTO 2017-06-282017-06-28 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

Improvised performances bringing together a wide variety of musicians and artists featuring Douglas Benford, Andie Brown and Oliver Barrett plus John Butcher, Ute Kanngiesser and Phil Julian.

Oren Ambarchi And Crys Cole
On Soon

Friday 30th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £12, adv £10, mems £8

 
Oren Ambarchi And Crys Cole Cafe OTO 2017-06-302017-06-30 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

Improvised soundscapes from the duo following the release of their second collaborative album, Hotel Record. Support comes from Australian composer-performer, James Rushford and Brazilian composer-performer, Manuel Lima.

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

Another Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls

Sunday 25th June 2017 - 12noon-7pm | £20.50

 
Another Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls Dingwalls 2017-06-252017-06-25 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

Live music event.

North Mississippi Allstars
On Soon

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £16.50

 
North Mississippi Allstars Dingwalls 2017-06-282017-06-28 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

Blues outfit comprising of Luther and Cody Dickinson, due to release their LP, Prayer For Peace, in June.

Jesse Malin
On Soon

Tuesday 11th July 2017 - 7.30pm | £15

 
Jesse Malin Dingwalls 2017-07-112017-07-11 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

Rock singer-songwriter from New York.

Vola

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
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

Penn & Teller
Ends Today

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £43.50-£63

 
Penn & Teller Hammersmith Apollo 2017-06-202017-06-25 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The Las Vegas based duo are heavy-weights of the American magician and entertainment scene, and perform a host of their mesmerising tricks this evening.

A Night Of Comedy In Aid Of People Affected By The Grenfell Tower Fire
On Soon

Tuesday 27th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £56.25, phone for availability

 
A Night Of Comedy In Aid Of People Affected By The Grenfell Tower Fire Hammersmith Apollo 2017-06-272017-06-27 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Michael McIntyre, Kevin Bridges, Alan Carr, Micky Flanagan, Jo Brand, Rob Beckett, Josh Widdicombe, Jon Richardson, Katherine Ryan, Seann Walsh, Adam Hills and Russell Kane raise funds for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire ...

Popcaan
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 7pm | £43.50 & £52

 
Popcaan Hammersmith Apollo 2016-07-012017-07-01 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music
Midnight Oil
On Soon

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - 7pm | £49.50

 
Midnight Oil Hammersmith Apollo 2017-07-042017-07-04 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.

Steve Winwood
On Soon

Wednesday 5th July 2017 - 7pm | £63

 
Steve Winwood Hammersmith Apollo 2017-07-052017-07-05 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The Grammy Award-winning songsmith and former Spencer Davis Group vocalist performs his hits.

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.

 
 
 

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

Blinding
On Soon

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 8pm-11pm | £5

 
Blinding Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-06-282017-06-28 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The North London quartet draw inspiration from early jungle and UK garage for their debut album.

Bridges
On Soon

Friday 30th June 2017 - 7.30pm-10pm | £5

 
Bridges Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-06-302017-06-30 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The four-piece outfit perform alt rock featuring euphoric drumbeats and poignant lyrics. With support from Rozelle.

Rocky Nti
On Soon

Friday 30th June 2017 - 7.30pm-10pm | £6

 
Rocky Nti Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-06-302017-06-30 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

London-based, indie-rock singer-songwriter, who released the EP Ride On, in 2015. With support from Bridges.

Night Call
On Soon

Friday 30th June 2017 - 8pm-2am | £5, Free before 9pm

 
Night Call Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-06-022017-06-30 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The resident DJs spin a variety of dance music.

The Doctor's Orders FREE 12th Birthday Party
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 9pm-2am | Free

 
The Doctor's Orders FREE 12th Birthday Party Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Hip hop, soul, garage, jungle and reggae courtesy of DJs Brad Baloo, Mr Thing, Mo Fingaz and special guests, Spin Doctor.

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

Club Eskimo's Dean, Miso & 2XXX

Sunday 25th June 2017 - 6pm | phone for availability

 
Club Eskimo's Dean, Miso & 2XXX KOKO 2017-06-252017-06-25 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Underground house and techno courtesy of South Korean artist Dean, with Miso & 2XXX.

Mike Portnoy 's Shattered Fortress
On Soon

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 7pm | £35

 
Mike Portnoy 's Shattered Fortress KOKO 2017-06-282017-06-28 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The award-winning US drummer and founder member of Dream Theater, performs that band's 12 Step Suite live in its entirety with his accompanying musicians.

Tinashe
On Soon

Thursday 29th June 2017 - 7pm | £20

 
Tinashe KOKO 2017-06-292017-06-29 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The Kentucky-born, singer and actress, Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, performs her commercial pop and R&B numbers.

Gavin Turek
On Soon

Friday 30th June 2017 - 10pm | £5

 
Gavin Turek KOKO 2017-06-302017-06-30 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Soulful pop songstress from California.

Buttoned Down Disco
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 10pm | phone for prices

 
Buttoned Down Disco KOKO 2017-07-012017-07-01 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

Out-Spoken
On Soon

Tuesday 27th June 2017 - 7pm | £5-£10

 
Out-Spoken Roundhouse 2017-06-272017-06-27 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Joelle Taylor hosts a night of spoken word, poetry and music.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela
On Soon

Tuesday 27th June 2017 - 7pm | £29.50

 
Rodrigo Y Gabriela Roundhouse 2017-06-272017-06-27 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The virtuoso Mexican guitar playing duo, who moved to Ireland in 1999, performs rock and world-influenced percussive numbers.

Tim Arnold
On Soon

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £15

 
Tim Arnold Roundhouse 2017-06-282017-06-28 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The singer-songwriter performs select songs from his 15 albums, and talks to Sean Devine about his life as composer, video artist and founder of Save Soho.

Voices Now 2017
On Soon

Saturday 8th July 2017 at 10.55am-7.30pm, 10.56am, 11am-6.30pm, 1.30pm, 4pm and 7.30pm & Sunday 9th July 2017 at 10.55am, 11am-7.30pm, 12noon-6.30 | £15

 
Voices Now 2017 Roundhouse 2017-07-082017-07-09 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

A cutting-edge choir festival which invites participating choirs to take risks by collaborating with world-renowned musicians and other choirs to create new music and new ways to sing together.

Daniel Kitson: Something Other Than Everything
On Soon

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

 
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 ...

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

Tash Sultana
On Soon

Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 7.30pm-11pm | adv £13

 
Tash Sultana Scala 2017-06-272017-06-28 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The young, dynamic, multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne plays alt pop.

Cabbage
On Soon

Thursday 29th June 2017 - 7.30pm | £12

 
Cabbage Scala 2017-06-292017-06-29 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The Mancunian quintet performs self-penned post-punk material.

University Of Dub Presents Roots Dance Bless - Strictly Roots Music
On Soon

Friday 30th June 2017 - 10pm-6am | adv/NUS £13, £15

 
University Of Dub Presents Roots Dance Bless - Strictly Roots Music Scala 2017-06-302017-06-30 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Nico and MC Oliver & The Mighty and many more spin reggae and dub.

Metal 2 The Masses: London Grand Final
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 5.30pm | adv £8-£10

 
Metal 2 The Masses: London Grand Final Scala 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The final of the rock music competition, where the winner wins a place at Bloodstock festival.

Unholy Club
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 11.30pm | adv £5

 
Unholy Club Scala 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

DJs from the cream of the London metal circuit take to the decks in the after party for the Grand Final Showdown.

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

Christopher Cross And His Band
On Soon

Monday 26th June 2017 - 7pm | £42

 
Christopher Cross And His Band Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-06-262017-06-26 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter with a career of over 30 years and multiple awards performs his brand of pop-rock.

Old Crow Medicine Show
On Soon

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 7pm | £30.45

 
Old Crow Medicine Show Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-06-282017-06-28 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The Nashville-based Americana string band presents its take on Bob Dylan's classic, Blonde On Blonde.

Macy Gray
On Soon

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - 7pm | £44-£54.45

 
Macy Gray Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-07-042017-07-04 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The American singer, born Natalie Renee McIntyre, performs stripped back soul and R&B with a notable jazz influence.

Cold War Kids
On Soon

Thursday 6th July 2017 - 7pm | £28

 
Cold War Kids Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-07-062017-07-06 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The indie-rock quintet based in California performs in support of its album L.A. Divine.

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'
On Soon

Friday 7th July 2017 - 7pm | £32.50-£37.50

 
Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-07-072017-07-07 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The collaboration between the two blues maestros.

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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

Cheap Trick
On Soon

Tuesday 27th June 2017 - 7pm | £290.50

 
Cheap Trick The Forum 2017-06-272017-06-27 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Pop-rock veterans from Rockford Illinois. Stone Broken support.

Flogging Molly
On Soon

Thursday 29th June 2017 - 7pm | £23.50

 
Flogging Molly The Forum 2017-06-292017-06-29 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The Irish-American Celtic-punk outfit performs in support of its album Life Is Good.

Spoon
On Soon

Friday 30th June 2017 - 7pm | £26

 
Spoon The Forum 2017-06-302017-06-30 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The American rock trio perform new material from their album Hot Thoughts.

Club Exposure 21st Birthday Party
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 9pm-4am | £8

 
Club Exposure 21st Birthday Party The Forum 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Drum'n'bass, jungle, funk and more from DJ Pied Piper, Everson Allen & Lipmaster Mark, Pioneer, Wesley Jay and others.

Runtown
On Soon

Friday 7th July 2017 - 7pm | £25 & £35

 
Runtown The Forum 2017-07-072017-07-07 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer with a diverse musical style mixing hip hop, R&B, reggae and rap. Support from Burna Boy.

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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 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
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
Sonu Nigam
On Soon

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - 6.30pm | £42.75-£223

 
Sonu Nigam The O2 Arena 2017-07-022017-07-02 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The internationally acclaimed pop singer plays his Bollywood hits.

Linkin Park
On Soon

Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July 2017 - 6.30pm | £42.50-£62.50

 
Linkin Park The O2 Arena 2017-07-032017-07-04 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Alt rock and rap metal courtesy of the Grammy Award-winning Californian six-piece including songs from the album One More Light.

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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

Matthew Logan Vasquez
On Soon

Wednesday 12th July 2017 - 8pm | £12

 
Matthew Logan Vasquez The Old Blue Last 2017-07-122017-07-12 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Alternative indie from the American musician and singer-songwriter.

Only Sun
On SoonFree Event

Friday 14th July 2017 - 8pm-2am | Free

 
Only Sun The Old Blue Last 2017-07-142017-07-14 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Indie-rock five-piece from High Wycombe. With support from Undo and Disorder DJs.

Avalanche Party
On SoonFree Event

Thursday 20th July 2017 - 8pm-12midnight | Free

 
Avalanche Party The Old Blue Last 2017-07-202017-07-20 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Garage-rock outfit from North Yorkshire. With support from Monk, Krush Puppies and Wayde.

Foreign/National
Free 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.

Mada Presents - MOWBECK And Sugarhouse At Old Blue Last

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.

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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

The Sons Of Pitches
On Soon

Thursday 29th and Friday 30th June 2017 - 7pm | £27

 
The Sons Of Pitches Union Chapel 2017-06-292017-06-30 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs, mixing harmonies, solos and beatboxing, from the multi award-winning YouTube stars.

The Dylema Collective
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 12noon | Free suggested donation £5

 
The Dylema Collective Union Chapel 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The London-based four-piece performs a poetry-flavoured mixture of soul, jazz and funk in its original material. Rita Morar & Hinal Pattani and Clementine March support.

Live At The Chapel With Ed Byrne
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 6.30pm | adv £20

 
Live At The Chapel With Ed Byrne Union Chapel 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The observational comedy master as seen on Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You performs new material. Plus support.

Darlingside
On Soon

Monday 3rd July 2017 - 7pm | adv £17

 
Darlingside Union Chapel 2017-07-032017-07-03 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

1960s-influenced pop and indie from the Massachusetts-based ensemble, featuring soaring harmonies, classical arrangements and rock vibes.

Stand Up For Satire
On Soon

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - 7.30pm-9.30pm | £25, concs/mems £15

 
Stand Up For Satire Union Chapel 2017-07-042017-07-04 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Comedians Al Murray the Pub Landlord, Tim Key, Felicity Ward, Dane Baptiste and more perform in aid of Index On Censorship which promotes free speech.

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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

Shabba Ranks
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 6.30pm | £40-£65

 
Shabba Ranks SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The widely-experienced Jamaican musician, Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, brings his dancehall style to the stage. Support from Barrington Levy, Mr Vegas and Maxi Priest.

AR Rahman
On Soon

Saturday 8th July 2017 - 6.30pm | £35-£75

 
AR Rahman SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-07-082017-07-08 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The multi-talented, internationally renowned composer, musician, singer and record producer performs a mix of eastern classical music with modern electro, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements.

Daddy Yankee
On Soon

Sunday 9th July 2017 - 6.30pm | £52.75-£200.75

 
Daddy Yankee SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-07-092017-07-09 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The world's most famous reggaeton artist hits London as part of the Reggeaton Summer Fest, accompanied by Ozuna, the genre's hottest new Latin chart topper.

Paw Patrol Live

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

 
Paw Patrol Live SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-08-042017-08-05 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.

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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

Daft Punk - A Live Orchestral Rendition

Sunday 25th June 2017 - 7pm-10pm | £11.50

 
Daft Punk - A Live Orchestral Rendition XOYO 2017-06-252017-06-25 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.

Monday Monday
On Soon

9th January to 28th August 2017 - 10pm-3am | £7, adv £5

 
Monday Monday XOYO 2017-01-092017-08-28 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
Reimagine - Dr Dre: 2001
On Soon

Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 7pm-10pm | £10

 
Reimagine - Dr Dre: 2001 XOYO 2017-06-272017-06-28 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

An orchestral rendition of this incredible album.

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
The Yonce Experience
On Soon

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 10pm-3am | £5

 
The Yonce Experience XOYO 2017-06-282017-06-28 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Martin2smoove, Kenrick Chance and SWYR supply all things Beyonce and Destiny's Child, so get ready to shake that booty.

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