KOKO

KOKO
1a Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE
  • Telephone 0870 432 5527
  • Box office times Mon–Fri noon–5pm; closed Sat & Sun.
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  • Website www.koko.uk.com
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Koko

It opened in 1900 as the Camden Theatre, and was one of the biggest London theatres outside the West End, but after a long career as a theatre and cinema, it became a music venue, the Music Machine, in the 1970s. Many punk bands got crucial exposure here, and AC/DC's Bon Scott had a fatally good time here in 1980. In 1982 it became the Camden Palace, but then in 2004 it underwent a multi-million pound restoration (including a massive and award-winning commitment to sustainability) and morphed into KOKO. It's since been one of the top live music venues in the capital.

Tube access is available from Mornington Crescent (just across the road) or Camden Town which is just over a mile away. Blue badge holders can park on the single yellow line on Crowndale Road and Bayham Street, while there are plenty bicycle racks for those travelling by pedal power.

Events at this venue

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The Afghan Whigs

Reformed American alt rock band.

Tue 30 May

£26.50 / 0870 432 5527

All Them Witches

The psychedelic rock outfit from Nashville, with a tendency to improvise.

Thu 5 Oct

£14.30 / 0870 432 5527

Amadou & Mariam

Duo from Mali playing a blend of pop and blues.

Wed 24 May

£20 / 0870 432 5527

Amir Obe

The New York-based rapper, Amir Obeid, brings his rhymes across the Atlantic to the UK. Supported by Fools Gold.

Fri 9 Jun

£5 / 0870 432 5527

And So I Watch You From Afar

The three-piece formed in Belfast plays a frantic combination of experimental hard rock, post-rock and largely instrumental math rock.

Thu 23 Nov

£16 / 0870 432 5527

And So I Watch You From Afar

Rock from the Belfast-based four-piece, consisting of Rory Friers, Niall Kennedy, Johnny Adger and Chris Wee.

Thu 23 Nov

£17.60 / 0870 432 5527

Antics

DJ Phraseher and DJ Akin play deep house, drum & bass and dubstep.

Sat 19 Aug

£5 / 0870 432 5527

A mash-up of hip hop, funk, breaks and beats from DJ Antics and DJ Beatz.

Sat 23 Sep

£5 / 0870 432 5527

Antics Vs Drummers

A mash-up of hip hop, funk, breaks and beats from DJ Antics and DJ Beatz, plus a special DJ vs Drummers set.

Sat 22 Jul

£5 / 0870 432 5527

Asgeir

Indie folk and electronica from Icelandic singer/songwriter.

Tue 23 May

£17.60 / 0870 432 5527

Becky Hill

The singer-songwriter from Worcestershire who appeared in the first series of The Voice UK performs house and UK Funky.

Thu 19 Oct

£17.85 / 0870 432 5527

Beth Ditto

The former Gossip vocalist and singer-songwriter performs indie rock.

Mon 16 Oct

£17.50 / 0870 432 5527

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

Hip hop courtesy of Pharcyde members Slimkid3, Fatlip and J-Swift alongside Pharcyde producers L.A. Jay and K-Natural.

Thu 27 Jul

£24.75 / 0870 432 5527

Burst

Hip hop, house and future beats.

Fri 26 May

prices vary / 0870 432 5527

Fri 2 Jun

£5 / 0870 432 5527

Fri 9 Jun

£5 / 0870 432 5527

…and 29 more dates until 29 Dec

Buttoned Down Disco

Indie, electro, pop, punk, disco and funk.

Sat 10 Jun

£15 / 0870 432 5527

A monthly indie dance party from resident DJ and club founder Christian Laing, with plenty of giant balloons, bubbles, swirly visuals, face painting and free badges.

Phone for prices / 0870 432 5527

A monthly indie dance party from resident DJ and club founder Christian Laing, with plenty of giant balloons, bubbles, swirly visuals, face painting and free badges.

Sat 1 Jul

Phone for prices / 0870 432 5527

A monthly indie dance party from resident DJ and club founder Christian Laing, with plenty of giant balloons, bubbles, swirly visuals, face painting and free badges.

£15 / 0870 432 5527

Sat 5 Aug

Phone for prices / 0870 432 5527

A monthly indie dance party from resident DJ and club founder Christian Laing, with plenty of giant balloons, bubbles, swirly visuals, face painting and free badges.

£15 / 0870 432 5527

…and 5 more dates until 30 Dec

Coheed & Cambria

Conceptual hardcore from New Jersey's prog metallers Coheed & Cambria

Sun 18 Jun

£31.70 / 0870 432 5527

Mon 19 Jun

£31.70 / 0870 432 5527

Conor Oberst

The American singer-songwriter, lead singer of Bright Eyes and member of Monsters of Folk turned solo artist brings his unique blend of angst-folk to the UK.

Fri 18 Aug

£27.50 / 0870 432 5527

Delain

Dutch symphonic metal band.

Wed 1 Nov

£20 / 0870 432 5527

Express

The DJs spin house and garage from 1990s.

Sat 15 Jul

£10–£20 / 0870 432 5527

Frantic 20th Birthday

Celebrate the bank holiday with two rooms of pure classic hard house and trance anthems featuring Lisa Lashes, Signum, Andy Whitby, Steve Hill, Vinyl Warriors Jp and Jukesy, Mik Cree and more.

Sun 28 May

£20 / 0870 432 5527

Freddie Gibbs

American rapper from Gary, Indiana.

Mon 4 Dec

£20.90 / 0870 432 5527

Grouplove

American indie rock five-piece air tracks from the third studio album Big Mess.

Wed 23 Aug

£19.60 / 0870 432 5527

Guilty Pleasures

Retro pop and dance music.

Sat 27 May

£10 / 0870 432 5527

Resident DJs supply an all-night journey of pop, dance, disco, R&B, indie, party bangers and club anthems.

Sat 24 Jun

£10 / 0870 432 5527

Resident DJs supply an all-night journey of pop, dance, disco, R&B, indie, party bangers and club anthems.

Sat 29 Jul

£10 / 0870 432 5527

Resident DJs supply an all-night journey of pop, dance, disco, R&B, indie, party bangers and club anthems.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Nov

Hackney Colliery Band

Funky East London-based brass band that does drum & bass and Prodigy covers.

Fri 26 May

£20.35 / 0870 432 5527

Hippo Campus

The band plays alt pop/rock.

Thu 12 Oct

£14 / 0870 432 5527

Honeyblood

Glasgow-based grunge rock duo featuring Cat Myers on drums and Stina Tweeddale on guitar and vocals.

Fri 16 Jun

£13.75 / 0870 432 5527

Hurray For The Riff Raff

The outfit hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, perform their original Americana blues and folk songs.

Tue 17 Oct

£16.50 / 0870 432 5527

Jens Lekman

Guitar pop from the Belle & Sebastian-loving Swede.

Tue 29 Aug

£22 / 0870 432 5527

Jonwayne

Los Angeles-based rapper and producer who came onto the scene by way of the east LA club Low End Theory, circa 2008-09.

Wed 13 Sep

£18.70 / 0870 432 5527

KC and The Sunshine Band

KC and The Sunshine Band formed in 1973 with one single purpose: to create instant happiness through music - and the group has done just that, topping the charts with singles including “Give It Up”, “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Please Don’t Go,” “Get Down Tonight,” “Boogie Shoes”, “I’m Your Boogie Man” and “(Shake…

Sun 2 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0870 432 5527

Louis Berry

The singer-songwriter from Liverpool performs his self-penned rock'n'roll compositions.

Wed 31 May

£14.50 / 0870 432 5527

Machine Gun Kelly

Ohio rapper named after the infamous gangster for his rapid-fire delivery.

Wed 7 Jun

£26.95 / 0870 432 5527

Maddie & Tae

American female country music duo Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye.

Thu 24 Aug

£21.45 / 0870 432 5527

With Plus Special Guests.

Mark Lanegan

The gravel-voiced former Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age singer performs alternative rock in support of his Phantom Radio album.

Thu 22 Jun

£25.43 / 0870 432 5527

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes

The music of the massively influential American producer, DJ and rapper J Dilla is re-created as a radical take on contemporary chamber music by LA composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Originally conceived a decade ago, the project was re-invented with a specially assembled 17-piece ensemble for a sold-out, ecstatically…

Thu 6 Jul

Mike Portnoy 's Shattered Fortress

The award-winning US drummer and founder member of Dream Theater, performs that band's 12 Step Suite live in its entirety with his accompanying musicians.

Thu 22 Jun

£35 / 0870 432 5527

Moondance

Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Randall & Kenny Ken, Ratpack, Brockie & Nicky Blackmarket, Ashatack and a host of others are on hand to supply retro jungle, drum'n'bass and house classics from 1989 to 2016.

Sat 17 Jun

£21–£30 various releases / 0870 432 5527

Nick Hakim

The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter performs his heartfelt blend of R&B, jazz, folk and Motown-influenced originals.

Wed 8 Nov

£12.50 / 0870 432 5527

Nick Hakim

Now Wave present Brooklyn-based artist Nick Hakim in Manchester

Wed 8 Nov

£13.75 / 0870 432 5527

A Night Of Amy

An evening of classic songs from the late Amy Winehouse performed with a full live band.

Thu 14 Sep

£20 / 0870 432 5527

The Pharcyde

Hailing from California, The Pharcyde are on a par with A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Pete Rock & CL Smooth + Gang Starr as the best groups from the so called ´´Golden Era´´ of Hip Hop. Originaly formed in 1989, The Pharcyde´s debut album ´´Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde´´ came out in 1992 and featured a slew of…

Thu 27 Jul

£24.75 / 0870 432 5527

PWR BTTM

American queer punk duo of Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins.

Fri 1 Sep

£16.80 / 0870 432 5527

Seramic

The artist and his supporting five-piece band, performs his pop-funk songs. Support from Warren Xclnce.

Fri 26 May

£5 / 0870 432 5527

The Sex Pissed Dolls

Punk, ska and rock from the edgy foursome.

Sat 3 Jun

£7 / 0870 432 5527

The Soul Rebels

The New Orleans-based octet interprets pop and rock through that city's brass band traditions. Support from Talib Kweli.

Fri 7 Jul

£25 / 0870 432 5527

Talib Kweli

Brooklyn rapper on the alternative hip-hop scale who has collaborated with the likes of Mos Def and Madlib.

Fri 7 Jul

£25 / 0870 432 5527

Tinashe

The singer-songwriter from Los Angeles performs her original material blending R&B, moody future-soul, trap and dance-pop. With support from WSTRN and BB Diamond.

Thu 29 Jun

£20 / 0870 432 5527

Tinashe

The Kentucky-born, singer and actress, Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, performs her commercial pop and R&B numbers.

Thu 29 Jun

£22 / 0870 432 5527

Tom Grennan

The BBC Music Sound Of 2017 nominee, singer-songwriter and musician from Bedford, who found fame supplying his vocals to the Chase & Status track, When it All Goes Wrong, pays a visit to Liverpool during his debut tour in support of his upcoming album, containing melodic blues riffs and emotive vocals to create a…

Wed 27 Sep

£17.30 / 0870 432 5527

Too Many Zoos

Brass House from NYC.

Tue 1 Aug

£19 / 0870 432 5527

The Undertones

One of the all time great adolescent misfit post-punk gangs reform as a middle-aged misfit post-punk gang to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Great tunes though, no argument about that.

Fri 17 Nov

£27.50 / 0870 432 5527

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