Dingwalls originally opened in 1973 as a dancehall and has had a range of different musical functions throughout it’s 35 year stretch under the original name. The venue has been a Jazz Bar owned by legendary DJ Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge, before moving back to its roots of being a permanent part of the Camden gigging scene. Holding host to iconic shows such as Blondies debut, Coldplay, Etta James, intimate Foo Fighters performances, R.E.M and George Ezra. Alongside this it was a large part of Camden’s punk boom with The Clash, Sex Pistols and The Ramones regularly appearing.