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The Old Blue Last


Shoreditch LB Hackney

Venue capacity



Cal, Head Booker




Venue location

38 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3ES

What We're Looking For

We love new music of all genres - support slots for acts playing their first shows and headline options if the audience is there. The majority of our shows are free entry and we pay all bands who play the venue.

How to get a gig

Email your music, social links and a reason why you wanna play. If you're looking for support slots have a look at our listings and if there's any shows you wanna support on specifically let us know. It's also worth checking the external promoters and club nights we work with, as only about half of the programme is booked in house. 


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. We're open to all genres but it's really important to be legitimately good. 


Get in Touch

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