Chad Valley added to The Old Queen’s Head 5th birthday celebrations
aaamusic | On 25, Jan 2011
Legendary North London venue The Old Queen’s Head turns 5 this February, and to celebrate they have a stellar week of events lined up, with appearances from Mystery Jets, The Maccabees, Various Cruelties, Tribes, The Agitator, Sound of Rum, Rob Da Bank and newly confirmed Oxford newcomers Chad Valley.
Since its opening in 2006, The Old Queen’s Head has set the benchmark for Pub/Clubs or Super Pubs, hosting internationally renowned DJ’s such as; Roots Manuva, Chemical Brothers, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Mylo, Plump DJ’s and James Lavelle.
Aside from DJ’s, The Old Queen’s Head has forged a reputation as one of North London’s premier venues for Live Music. Mumford & Son’s, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mystery Jets and Friendly Fires, have all played early shows there.
Diversity has played a key part in setting the venue apart from the crowd, monthly comedy night ‘Comedy Gold’ has brought performances from the likes of Lenny Henry, David Baddiel, Stephen Merchant & a host of new comedy talent. Also on their menu; regular life drawing classes, theatre shows, play readings, vintage clothing sales, hula hoop lessons and even contemporary opera.
“We have been DJing at The Old Queen’s Head for the last three years and have a blast everytime – The Venue looks amazing, the crowd are always great – we are honoured to be celebrating their 5th Birthday”. Orlando Weeks (singer – The Maccabees)
“We love The Old Queen’s Head, we played our single launch party there in August and it was great. Loud & Sweaty as it should be. We look forward to playing their 5th Birthday with the Mystery Jets on the decks”. Johnny (singer – Tribes)
Here is the full line up of events:
Monday 14th Feb – Dr Sketchy Valentines Special
Feat: Dr Sketchy
Time: 8pm – 11pm (doors 7pm)
Price: £8.50 advance, £10 door
Tuesday 15th Feb – Sound Of Rum Residency (3rd Instalment)
Feat: Sound Of Rum, Jamie Woon (acoustic) Rob Da Bank & More Special Guests TBC
Sound Of Rum recently signed to Rob Da Banks Sunday Best Label and are set to release their single ‘Slow Slow’ at the end of February. Sound Of Rum are hosting a weekly residency every Tuesday in February.
Time: 7pm – 12am
Wednesday 16th Feb – Comedy Gold
Feat: LUCY PORTER, PETE FIRMAN & Headliner TBC
North London’s premier comedy promoters, Comedy Gold have delivered amazing line-ups at The Old Queen’s Head for the last 3 years, with the perfect blend of cutting edge talent and massive comedians such as Lenny Henry, David Baddiel & Stephen Merchant.
Time: 7pm – 12am
Thursday 17th Feb – Oh Inverted World
Feat: Grouplove, Chad Valley, Big Deal
Oh Inverted World have been on the cutting edge of booking unsigned & new bands for the last 4 years. With the likes of Mumford & Son’s, Paloma Faith, Anna Calvi, The Like, Goldheart Assembly having played for them already.
Time:7.30pm – 11pm
Friday 18th Feb
Feat: Mystery Jets (DJ SET) Maccabees (DJ SET), Various Cruelties (LIVE) plus special guests
Time:8pm – 2am
Price: Free Before 8pm / £4 After
Saturday 19th Feb – Day Event – Bar Boot Sale
Time: Midday – 6pm
Saturday 19th Feb – Evening Event
The Old Queen’s Head All Stars.
The Old Queen’s Head welcomes its favourite resident DJ’s to take to the decks for one massive PARTY. Expect sets from Bruce Wayne, Budaken, Stripes, Khalil, Andy Peyton & More
Time:8pm – 2am
Price:Free Before 8pm / £4 After
Sunday 20th Feb – The Sunday Social
Feat: The Agitator, The Brute Chorus & The Border Surrender
The Sunday Social has been running for two years and has become a firm fixture in people’s weekend diaries. Featuring a winning combination of bloody Mary’s, cracking Sunday Roasts, the days papers and live sets from fantastic new bands and always free entry. Bombay Bicycle Club, Man Like Me, King Charles & More having all played in the last year.
Time:4pm – 12am