Mayfair Ballroom

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Coordinates: 54°58′19″N 1°36′58″W / 54.972°N 1.616°W / 54.972; -1.616 Mayfair Ballroom was a ballroom and concert hall situated on Newgate Street in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. The oblong room was built to hold 1,500 people and had a small stage along one of the longer walls.[1]

The venue hosted Europe's largest and longest-running rock club, spanning four decades.[1]

Artists that played the venue, early in their career, include AC/DC, The Who, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Police, The Prodigy, The Cross, Kylie Minogue, Tin Machine, U2, The Clash, Iron Maiden, Faith No More, Judas Priest and Nirvana, among others.[1]

Led Zeppelin's first ever live performance in the United Kingdom, was at the Mayfair Ballroom on October 4, 1968.[2]

In 1999 the Mayfair was demolished, to make way for a leisure complex, called The Gate.[3] The closing night was attended by 5,000 people.


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