Nambucca (venue)

Coordinates: 51°33′39″N 0°7′25″W / 51.56083°N 0.12361°W / 51.56083; -0.12361
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Nambucca is a live music venue in Holloway Road in London. Since being rebuilt following a fire it now houses two distinct areas in a big open plan venue - a front bar area and a rear dancefloor and gig area. It is popular with up-and-coming bands and hosts music and entertainment events on a nightly basis.

In the mid-part of the 2000s Nambucca provided a platform for many of the forerunners of the London nu-folk scene,[1] with artists such as Frank Turner, Marcus Mumford, Beans on Toast and Laura Marling performing there regularly. It also was a staple of the burgeoning indie-scene led by The Libertines and many successful bands performed early gigs there including The Holloways who were actually formed at the venue and played their first gig there.

On December 17, 2008 a fire at the venue caused major destruction and it was almost two years before it reopened.[2]

On October 31, 2014, after another closure, an extensive refurbishment and a change of ownership, the bar reopened once again. Many long-running and successful events have now found a new home at the venue in its latest incarnation.

Following refurbishment, Nambucca became a 300-capacity music venue, with the re-positioning of the stage to the back of the room as opposed to its former position at the left-hand side of the venue, allowing a clear view for all gig-goers. The venue had a 30-channel Soundtrack Si-Compact mixing desk and PA system. Since its reopening in 2014 it has hosted gigs by artists such as Wolf Alice, The Wombats, Fat White Family, John Power (Cast, The La's) The Rifles (band), The Enemy (UK rock band) and many more and housed the popular This Feeling and Some Weird Sin clubnights.

In April 2022, Nambucca announced it would be closing again, with no plans to reopen.[3]

51°33′39″N 0°7′25″W / 51.56083°N 0.12361°W / 51.56083; -0.12361


  1. ^ "Nambucca". Archived from the original on 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2023.
  2. ^ [1], Holloway music pub to reopen two years after devastating fire
  3. ^ Aubrey, Elizabeth (26 April 2022). "Legendary London venue Nambucca is closing". NME. Retrieved 2 April 2023.