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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Solo turntablist and former member of Jurassic 5 previews his brand spanking new set 'Sound of the Police'.Rap, hip hop and R&B Friday July 1 2016Read more
Easy Star All-Stars
This American reggae and dub band shot to fame with 'Dub Side of the Moon' – a dub revision of the Pink Floyd classic – and have followed it up with 'Sergeant Pepper' and 'Thriller' in similar fashion. At this gig though you'll mostly hear their acclaimed...Pop Friday July 15 2016Read more
The White Buffalo
Heavy Americana from singer-songwriter Jake Smith from California.Folk, country and blues Thursday July 21 2016Read more
High Focus Records Summer Party
A hip hop showcase featuring performances by Ed Scissor & Lamplighter, Chester P and more, plus DJ sets from Drae Da Skimask, Sumgii, Pete Cannon, DJ Lok, Patrice and Jives.Rap, hip hop and R&B Friday July 22 2016 - Saturday July 23 2016Read more
It's back! Oh, how we have missed it so. Moved from its base at the Scala to this, its new Camden home and still following the footsteps of Guilty Pleasures and the Erection Section, this sell-out night is where the ballads rule and the more key changes,...Friday July 29 2016 - Saturday August 27 2016Read more
After calling it a day a few years ago, the cerebral Cali rockers – who mix metal, hardcore and prog-punk with philosophy – are back in business and touring the UK.Rock and indie Thursday August 25 2016Read more
Lonely The Brave
Epic post-rockers from Cambridge.Thursday October 6 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
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
Impericon Never Say Die
Tennessee deathcore outfit Whitechapel headline a European tour featuring six other bands: Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Obey The Brave, Fallujah, Make Them Suffer and Polar.Punk and metal Sunday November 6 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.