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Stoke Newington LB Hackney

Venue capacity



Cal, Head Booker





Venue location

33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ

What We're Looking For

We're always open to working with new promoters and helping bands put on their own shows, as well as booking in house events. If you're after support slots it's definitely worth checking our listings to see if there's anything you feel is appropriate coming up. 

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.


Birthdays is an independent bar and venue located on Dalston’s main strip. It’s housed in the lower levels of a faceless residential block which we’ve transformed into a two-floor fun factory with a massive sound system, a stage, pretty lights, and all the other stuff you’d expect to find at a music venue in the basement, as well as a bar with cocktails and food by various pop ups on the ground floor. Entry to the bar is always free, but most of the time you’ll need to pay to get into the basement. We’ll try our best to keep it cheap.


Get in Touch

The MU relies on information from members performing at these venues to keep the Fair Play Venue list up to date.


Let us know how you get on with your Fair Play Venue gigs, email us at live@theMU.org.


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