Camden Underworld

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The entrance to the Camden Underworld
The exterior of the Camden Underworld at night

Camden Underworld is a music venue in Camden Town, London, England. The venue is a part of the World's End pub, situated in the basement of the building.


Over the years The Underworld has become the heart of the alternative music scene in England. Little is promoted about the history of the venue, although it dates back to the opening of the pub above it. The venue is owned by Glendola Leisure.

In 2007, during a press conference at The Underworld for his album Ziltoid the Omniscient, influential Canadian musician Devin Townsend chose to tell the press of his departure from touring and the breakup of his bands Strapping Young Lad and The Devin Townsend Band.

The Underworld also has a number of regular nights including a retro '80s night and Silver, a rock- and indie-themed event. Although the crowd tends to be young, some of the most popular events and music at the club include throwbacks, such as '80s and disco nights.[1]

On 11 May 2009, The Underworld played host to the first Thrash and Burn European Tour 2009 after a change in venue (the show was originally meant to be at the Electric Ballroom, also located in Camden Town, London).

Since 2010, The Underworld has also played host to many international gigs, most notably to events by the Nepalese community in England. Famous Nepali bands such as Mukti, Revival, and Cobweb played here in gigs organised by GigExtra.[2]

On 21 November 2010, The Underworld hosted the grand final of the national unsigned music competition Top of the Ox, which was won by singer-songwriter Ian Edwards.[3]

Between 2008 and 2012, the venue hosted four editions of the British Steel Festival, featuring bands including Elixir, Witchfynde, Praying Mantis, Pagan Altar, Cloven Hoof, Jaguar, and Gunslinger.[4]

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Coordinates: 51°32′21″N 0°08′32″W / 51.5392°N 0.1422°W / 51.5392; -0.1422


  1. ^ Camden Underworld | About Underworld, What's on at Underworld
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  3. ^ Morris, Richard. "Singer Wins Record Deal". Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  4. ^ British Steel Festival VI details at Planetmosh website, 31 March 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Underworld Homepage". Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  6. ^ AC4 live at Camden Underworld October 2010 YouTube footage
  7. ^ "AC4 UK tour".
  8. ^ AC4 Camden Underworld October 2010 ticket
  9. ^ "Agalloch at the Underworld (11 Apr 2012)".
  10. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold on Instagram: "These past few weeks have been surreal. From the stage of the Camden Underworld to selling out some of the biggest arenas in the 🇬🇧 & 🇮🇪…"". Archived from the original on 24 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Foo Fighters live at Camden Underworld June 2006 YouTube footage
  13. ^ Foo Fighters live at Camden Underworld June 2006 Something For Kate Flickr page
  14. ^ Shonen Knife
  15. ^ Start A Riot (1 June 2017), Sorority Noise - No Halo - LIVE at Camden Underworld 30/05/17, archived from the original on 21 December 2021, retrieved 11 September 2017

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