The famous venue is set to close its doors for good on 14 May
Adam England
12:50 26th April 2022

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North London’s iconic Nambucca is set to close on 14 May, it has been announced. 

In a social media post yesterday, manager Giles Horne expressed his “deep sadness” at the news, stressing that “We have tried everything we can to keep Nambucca going, but the reality of the past few years have made it untenable, what with mounting bills coming from every direction.”

The venue, located in Holloway Road in North London, was a key venue for the main players in London’s 2000s indie-folk scene, with the likes of Frank Turner, Marcus Mumford and Laura Marling often playing there. The Libertines also played in the early 2000s. 

Since reopening in 2014, many of the UK’s biggest bands in recent years have played at the venue, with Wolf Alice, The Wombats, Fat White Family and Loathe among them. 

The potential closure was described as a “terrible blow” in a statement from the Music Venue Trust this morning, who highlighted “the incredible team there, the musicians who built (and are still building) their careers there, and to London’s grassroots circuit and all Londoners who love live music. 

“Music Venue Trust has discussed the challenges to the future of the venue with the Nambucca team. The truth is that in these circumstances it isn’t easy to see a way to prevent the closure. We will try, that’s what we do.”

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Photo: Hands Off Gretel at Nambucca by James Polley