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With a history like Camden’s it’s not a stretch to say that this is where brilliant music begins.
Pink Floyd, Coldplay and Franz Ferdinand all played early gigs in Camden Town venues and the area has become synonymous with being the home of up and coming stars. From major venues on the international touring circuit to open mic nights in local pubs, Camden caters for all musical tastes, and most nights of the week. Enjoy an intimate gig, catch the biggest bands and DJs or party like its 1955.
Currently we have the ultimate music lover's event - the iTunes festival 2012 during September, featuring 60 artists performing 30 consecutive nights of brilliant live music at the Roundhouse here in Camden. Every ticket to the iTunes Festival is free—you can apply to win tickets to any performance just visit the itunes festival website for details.
More musical inspiration
You can also check out these venues below for unforgettable live music experiences in Camden.
A rock venue in the 1970s, this old railway turntable shed has seen many famous musicians grace its stage and has become an iconic building.
A Camden Town institution, metal and hard-core fans will get their kicks here.
Open as an entertainment venue since 1890, Koko is known world-wide as an international venue -one of Kate Moss's frequent favourites, and the venue which hosted Madonna’s very first London gig.
With two bars and an upstairs restaurant and viewing gallery, you may be surprised to find out that jazz is not the only thing on the programme at this popular venue. Expect hip hop, soul, funk, R&B, reggae, and indigenous music as well.
It may not look like much from the outside but Electric Ballroom is all about the names that have graced the venue: Sid Vicious, U2, The Clash, Red Hot Chili Peppers. A music must-see.
This unassuming bar is the music venue to top all venues. With early London appearances by Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, Futureheads and The Vines you’d be mad not to come along and see the next up-an-coming musician.
Having described itself as the one and only true pub left in Camden, this eclectic venue plays good live music in a friendly atmosphere. Well worth a visit.
Bringing Camden the delights of guitar music since 1973, this venue in Camden Lock might largely put on bands that tend towards the lesser known, but they still manage to pull it off.
The Dublin Castle
The Dublin Castle is one of Camden's most famous music clubs, popular with Madness in the late 1970s and the London indie scene in the late 1980s.
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