About

“East London’s most notorious venue” – NME

“The cradle of British music’s future” – The Guardian

“London’s best live Music Venue” – The Evening Standard

“A mecca for Shoreditch’s twentysomething trendies… See the next big thing here before they break”
- Time Out

“The Old Blue Last has the awesome power to make any gig into a beer-soaked, freak out, dance party”
- Spoonfed

“Infamous” – Resident Advisor

The Old Blue Last is a pub / live venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice.

Since 2004 we’ve been bringing you the best forward-thinking bands and Djs seven nights a week, as well as secret shows by some of the biggest names around and all, more-often-than-not, completely for FREE. There’s a list of some of the bigger shows at the bottom of this page, or to see what we’ve got coming up take a look at our listings.

To learn more about our blotted history, like when Shakespeare, rent-boys, and thugs used to hang out here click here.

07/04/2005 – Simian Mobile Disco
07/04/2005 – Hot Chip
25/05/2005 – Jose Gonzalez
20/06/2005 – Sage Francis
18/12/2005 – Absentee
26/01/2006 – Klaxons
06/05/2006 – Noisettes
18/05/2006 – Diplo
25/05/2006 – Arctic Monkeys
29/06/2006 – Lily Allen
02/07/2006 – Black Lips
12/07/2006 – Good Shoes
30/07/2006 – The Horrors
30/07/2006 – Lightspeed Champion
05/10/2006 – Kate Nash & Scroobius Pip
26/11/2006 – Emmy the Great
15/12/2006 – Foals
20/12/2006 – Errors
12/01/2007 – The Whip
09/02/2007 – Chromeo
30/02/2007 - Rolo Tomassi
09/04/2007 – No Age
16/04/2007 – Florence and the Machine
23/05/2007 – Fucked Up
29/05/2007 – The Icarus Line
28/06/2007 – Maccabees
12/07/2006 – Late of the Pier
19/07/2007 – Wolf Eyes
25/07/2007 – Nine Black Alps
05/08/2007 – These New Puritans
15/08/2007 – Yeasayer
01/10/2007 – The Bled
20/10/2007 – Les Savy Fav
24/10/2007 – Mumford & Sons
31/01/2008 – Amy Winehouse
03/03/2008 – Tapes ‘n Tapes
08/05/2008 – Jay Reatard
18/05/2008 - Pissed Jeans
02/05/2008 – Santogold
12/06/2008 - HEALTH
12/08/2008 – The Automatic
28/08/2008 – We Are Scientists
01/10/2008 – Funeral For a Friend
01/12/2008 – Abe Vigoda
02/12/2008 – Gallows
03/12/2008 – Vivian Girls
15/02/2009 – Klaxons
20/02/2009 – Anti-Flag
09/05/2009 – Andrew WK
27/05/2009 – Wavves
26/07/2009 – O.Children
06/08/2009 – Rumble Strips
06/08/2009 – Shy Child
01/02/2010 – Jack Penate
24/02/2010 – Dum Dum Girls
03/03/2010 – Crystal Fighters
11/03/2010 – Kap Bambino
18/03/2010 – Cold Cave
24/04/2010 – Avi Buffalo
31/03/2010 – The Drums
25/04/2010 – Trash Talk
12/05/2010 – Best Coast
01/06/2010 – Integrity
11/07/2010 – Yolanda Be Cool
02/08/2010 – Cerebral Ballzy
13/08/2010 – Sleigh Bells
06/09/2010 – PVT
09/09/2010 – Fang Island
17/09/2010 – Steel Panther
19/10/2010 – November Coming Fire
01/12/2010 – Salem
01/02/2011 – The View
08/05/2011 – Die! Die! Die!
12/05/2011 – The Vaccines
12/05/2011 – Giggs
28/05/2011 – Disclosure
28/06/2011 – Eyehategod
06/07/2011 – Title Fight w/ Basement
07/07/2011 – Sinden
16/07/2011 – Lil B
21/07/2011 – The La’s
21/08/2011 – Alunageorge
27/08/2011 – OFF!

01/09/2011 – Iceage
14/09/2011 – JME / Kreayshawn
26/09/2011 – Death Grips
29/10/2011 – Cerebral Ballzy 
10/11/2011 – JEFF The Brotherhood 
21/11/2011 -The Xcerts
28/11/2011 – Hooray For Earth
27/01/2012 – Kwes
01/03/2012 – Atari Teenage Riot 
06/03/2012 – DZ Deathrays
17/03/2012 – Peace
29/03/2012 – O Children
02/04/2012 – The Wave Pictures
05/04/2012 – Retribution Gospel Choir 
09/04/2012 – Chelsea Wolfe
17/04/2012 – Holograms
21/04/2012 – Cancer Bats
02/05/2012 – Hot Water Music
24/05/2012 – Set Your Goals w/ Make Do And Mend
28/05/2012 – Japandroids
29/05/2012 – Onelinedrawing 
31/05/2012 – Tempa T
06/06/2012 – Tera Melos
11/07/2012 – Deap Vally
23/08/2012 – Ceremony
28/09/2012 – Joyce Manor
24/10/2012 – Metz
11/11/2012 – Pure Love
18/11/2012 – DIIV
17/12/2012 – Action Bronson
31/12/2012 – Tubelord / Tall Ships
04/01/2013 – Raein
08/01/2013 – Wolf Alice
23/01/2013 – Syron
07/02/2013 – Lord Huron
11/03/2013 – Tourist
28/03/2013 – Dinosaur Pile Up
29/03/2013 – Dead Swans
17/04/2013 – Charli XCX
25/04/2013 – Chloe Howl
27/04/2013 – oOooO
08/05/2013 – The Sunshine Underground
23/05/2013 – Feathers
12/08/2013 – Bosnian Rainbows
19/08/2013 – Parquet Courts
20/08/2013 – Cerebral Ballzy
27/08/2013 – And So I Watch You From Afar
20/01/2014 – Joanna Gruesome
13/02/2014 – Kylie Minogue
20/02/2014 – Supreme Cuts
27/02/2014 – Big Ups
16/03/14 – Nails
30/04/14 – The Menzingers
03/05/14 – DZ Deathrays / Slaves
08/05/14 – Sun Glitters
17/05/14 – Nai Harvest
23/05/14 – State Champs
02/07/14 – Lonely the Brave