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]

It was also host to a popular Rave event during the early 1990s called the Rezerection. DJ's and live PA's including Carl Cox, Joey Beltram, Grooverider, Njoi, and The Prodigy played there. Some of the hardest ravers were members of the Whickham Crew.

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

Led Zeppelin's first ever live performance in the United Kingdom was at the Mayfair Ballroom on 4 October 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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