Located right next door to Camden Town tube station, the Ballroom is still dining out on its (admittedly impressive) history, hosting as it has gigs by the likes of The Smiths, U2, The Clash, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hüsker Dü. The immediate threat of closure to allow the rebuilding of the underground station has been lifted due to that proposal's initial rejection (although wrangling is ongoing) and this, coupled with a welcome major refit of the interior has revitalised the venue. Gigs run the stylistic gamut, while regular club nights on Friday and Saturday roll on until the small hours and the vast space is taken over by an indoor market/café at weekends.
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184 Camden High St
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town|
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The massive UK-wide indie night hold a rockin' weekly residency here with resident DJ Dan and friends ripping through indie anthems and new classics. A long list of former guest DJs means you never know who might turn up and hog the decks.Rock and indie Until Sunday December 25 2016Read more
Crunchy surf-rockers The Wytches do their doomy garage band thing in the headline slot. It may be loud, screechy and primitive, but there are some top tunes in there and they know how to rock out on stage.Rock and indie Tuesday October 4 2016 - Friday November 11 2016Read more
Lonely The Brave
Epic post-rockers from Cambridge.Thursday October 6 2016Read more
A host of Fela Kuti-influenced musicians Felabrate (geddit?) the late master's birthday and the release of 'Red Hot and Fela'. Dele Sosimi – Kuti's keyboard player in Egypt 80 for seven years – and his jazzy Afrobeat Orchestra accompany guests.Latin and world Friday October 7 2016Read more
Felabration 2016: The Official Annual Celebration Of Fela Kuti
The Official annual celebration of the life, music and legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti featuring the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra.Latin and world Friday October 7 2016Read more
Rock, metal, classic rock, punk, pop punk and alternative over two floors making this one of the biggest rock nights in the city.Rock and indie Saturday October 8 2016 - Saturday December 17 2016Read more
Coming on like a baggier Dandy Warhols, this pair of Australians (including prolific producer Jono Ma) are all lanky grooves and undulating synths, although they've also been known to tap into a more Beatlesque vein of psychedelia too. Their debut album...Rock and indie Saturday October 15 2016 - Wednesday October 26 2016Read more
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Willy Vlautin leads the Portland, Oregon-based headliners, delivering strong and engaging narratives against a beguiling alt country backdrop, which ranges from dusty, back-porch twang to gnarly, head-down rock.Rock and indie Friday October 21 2016Read more
Hip-hop and rap artist hailing from Manchester.Rap, hip hop and R&B Sunday October 23 2016Read more
Backwards caps, sportswear, earnest guitar ballads, jangly riffs: this raucous indie band look so much like Happy Mondays and sound so much like Oasis or The Cribs that it comes as a real surprise to find out they’re actually from the suburbs of Sydney....Rock and indie Monday October 24 2016Read more
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The security was clearly abusing them competency . Very aggressive and brutal. I do not understand how male security can have this power to even start touching a women( basically putting his hands exactly in the places where he should not!!) ?! Especially on the way to the exit after the gig finished - it's unacceptable ! Also many people were complaining that they got robbed on a dance floor .... And me and my friend we have seen that some guy was handling the fair sum of money to the security guard... I wonder how the big venue place can be managed in this kind of way???Also I think maybe police should keep an eye what's going on down there .....
Definitely I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone!!!!
This is one of London's best live music venues.
It tends to play host to bands that have outgrown The Barfly and Borderline, but are not yet ready to play Wembley Arena or The O2. Its one minutes walk from Camden Town tube station which means you have a wide choice of places to hang out before and after the gig. My favourites are the wonderful Spanish bar #Barganza oppose for an Estrella before , and #Joes opposite The Roundhouse for an after-party till the early hours.
The Electric Ballroom has a large standing area in front of the stage and a small upstairs gallery and bar.
Last night we saw Whiskey Myers and The Cadillac Three turn Camden into a suburb of Nashville. The place was ROCKING.
The sound was crisp - the venue absolutely packed.
If you don't know the bands look them up now because they are breaking through
Try to catch them at a venue like The Electric Ballroom where you will feel that you are spending a night close up with the superstars of tomorrow.