“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”
“Infamous” – Resident Advisor
The Old Blue Last is a pub / live venue in Shoreditch, East London.
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 often, 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.
Hot Chip, Jose Gonzalez, Sage Francis, Absentee, Charli XCX, Diplo, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Black Lips, Good Shoes, The Horrors, Lightspeed Champion, Leon Bridges, Scroobius Pip, Emmy the Great, Foals, Errors, The Whip, Wolf Alice, Chromeo, Rolo Tomassi, No Age, Florence and the Machine, Fucked Up, The Icarus Line, Maccabees, Late of the Pier, Wolf Eyes, Nine Black Alps, These New Puritans, Yeasayer, The Bled, Les Savy Fav, Bo Ningen, Idles, Amy Winehouse, Chlöe Howl, Kate Nash, Joanna Gruesome, Santigold, HEALTH, Mumford & Sons, Jack Penate, The Automatic, We Are Scientists, Funeral For a Friend, Abe Vigoda, Gallows, Vivian Girls, Klaxons, Anti-Flag, Wavves, O Children, Crystal Fighters, Avi Buffalo, Trash Talk, Best Coast, PVT, Fang Island, Steel Panther, The Vaccines, Giggs, Disclosure, Sinden, The La’s, Alunageorge, JME, Death Grips, JEFF The Brotherhood, Atari Teenage Riot, HANA, DZ Deathrays, Peace, Chelsea Wolfe, Holograms, Cancer Bats, Hot Water Music, Japandroids, Tempa T, Deep Valley, Ceremony, Joyce Manor, Big Ups, Jay Reatard, DIIV, Action Bronson, Tubelord, Tall Ships, Tourist, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Sunshine Underground, Bosnian Rainbows, Parquet Courts, Creeper, And So I Watch You From Afar, Kylie Minogue, The Menzingers, DZ Deathrays, Slaves, DMA’s, Sun Glitters, State Champs, Lonely the Brave, Superheaven, Gold Link, Moose Blood, Code Orange, The Wombats, Frisco, Dum Dum Girls, Misty Miller, Metz, Andrew WK, Lil B, Dune Rats, Modern Life Is War, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Arkells, Single Mothers, Holy Holy, Anti Flag, Superfood, Baby Strange, Mad Ball, Wand, Rejjie Snow, Denzel Curry, The Get Up Kids, Tory Lanez, Ghetts, Etta Bond, The Dirty Nil, OFF!, Hockey Dad, BOO SEEKA, Sleigh Bells, Cerebral Ballzy, SWMRS, Every Time I Die, Tommy Genesis, A$ap TyY , H09909, Apologies, I Have None, The Computers, The Bennies…