The Underground (Stoke concert venue)

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The Underground is a club/music venue in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. It was also part of the NME group, Club NME. It is well known for holding host to several up and coming indie/rock/metal acts. It also serves as a great host to many local bands in the Staffordshire area. Its popular Monday nights are renowned for their cheap drink promotions and variation of music.


The Underground is host to many gigs, featuring bands from the local area and also many big name bands and DJs. Probably the most well-remembered gig at the Underground would be the first of many times Pete Doherty's band, Babyshambles performed. The gig ended in an impromptu car top sing-along led by Pete and former Libertines band mate Carl Barat, the incident referred to as The Babyshambles riot was covered heavily in the music press, and gave the club immediate cult status.[1] . The Underground hosted a sold out Acoustic Set, by Pete Doherty on the 11/2/2009, then again on the 30/05/2009. It is said that he enjoys playing the venue due to the immense atmosphere.

Bands that have played at the Stoke Underground include acts such as:

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Coordinates: 53°01′21″N 2°10′50″W / 53.0226°N 2.1805°W / 53.0226; -2.1805