Electric Ballroom Camden – Iconic Music Venue



Over the last 80 years, the Electric Ballroom has come to epitomise all that is Camden Town. Over the years it has played host to top musical talent such as The Vaccines,  Ocean Color Scene, Cage the Elephant, The Strypes, Baroness, Of Monsters and Men, Faols, Snow Patrol, The Killers, Stereophonics, Sir Paul McCartney, Alt-J, Megadeth, Kaiser Chiefs, Nero, Richard Ashcroft, Miles Cane, U2, Prince, The Clash, Phil Lynott, The Boomtown Rats, Joy Division, The Smiths, Madness, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Public Enemy, Blur, Supergrass, Garbage and many more.


The Electric Ballroom dates back to the 1938 when its current owner, Bill Fuller, took it over and opened it up as The Buffalo Club. It was a small place back then with the main entrance on Kentish Town Road. The same gate is still used for staff and deliveries and has been kept as a souvenir from the old days. An opportunity for expansion came during the war in 1941, when Camden Town Tube was bombed. Both the back of the Buffalo and the small side street beside it, which was called Dewsbury Terrace, were literally blown away. Bill then bought the whole site, and built the Buffalo up into a ballroom that could hold 2,000 people. Besides being a renowned social centre for many Irish immigrants it became hugely popular for its great music with bands like Joe Loss and The Clipper Carlton…