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Events – The Old Queens Head 5th Birthday Party

Nichola Eastwood


The Old Queens Head in North London celebrates its fifth birthday next week, partying with the likes of Maccabees, Mystery Jets and Dr. Sketchy.  A weeks worth of events from the 14th – 20th February, expect hangovers all round!

The venue first opened its doors in 2006, since then it’s gained a reputation as a notorious gig and DJ venue.  Previous bills have seen the likes of Mumford and Sons, Bombay Bicycle Club, Friendly Fires, the Chemical Brothers and Mylo storm the venue’s stage.  Every reason to celebrate then!

The week long mayhem launches with a set from Dr. Sketchy on Monday night.  Tickets are pretty reasonable priced at £8.50, with Monday night being the priciest.  Tuesday continues the party with the Sound of Rum Residency featuring performances from Sound of Rum, Jamie Woon and Rob Da Bank.  The already packed bill looks set to be added to with more acts yet to be named.

Wednesday night sees Comedy Gold take control with stand up from Lucy Porter and Pete Firman.  They are set to be joined by an as yet unannounced headliner.  Not just a great gig and DJ venue, The Queens Head is reputable for the calibre of comedians gracing its stage.  Lenny Henry, David Baddiel and Stephen Merchant are all among past performers.

Oh Inverted Soul brings the best of new and unsigned bands on Thursday night.  To date Grouplove and Big Deal will wow the audience with their fresh talent, they’re expected to be joined by further acts on the night.  Oh Inverted Soul are the folks responsible for showcasing the likes of Mumford & Sons and Paloma Faith, gig goers can expect big things from tonight’s performers.

Mystery Jets and Maccabees take over the decks on Friday night alongside Various Cruelties, guaranteed to get you dancing this is one night not to be missed.  The perfect way to start your weekend!  The Old Queens Head resident DJ’s take over on Saturday night, a brilliant excuse to party.

Wind down on Sunday with the Sunday Social with performances from The Agitator, The Brute Chorus and The Border Surrender.  A combination of drink, Sunday roasts and great music, what could be a better way to end the week??

For more details and information check out www.theoldqueenshead.com/