Spotlight on shows this month

January has gone, but that winter chill is still here in February! Not that you’d notice due to the red-hot acts heating up our stage!

Islington Assembly Hall, nestled on the lively and trendy Upper Street, continues to be a beacon for emerging talent and established artists alike. With its rich history and intimate setting, it’s the perfect venue to witness your favourite act, your latest musical crush or discover something new and sensational.

This February promises to be no exception, as a wave of exciting artists, new and accomplished, are set to grace the stage of Islington Assembly Hall, to delight audiences with unbeatable live experiences.

From international soulful singer-songwriters, rising country stars, to boundary-pushing indie and alt-rock bands, there’s something for every music lover to discover.

With such a diverse line-up of talent, Islington Assembly Hall remains a must-visit destination for avid gig goers. So, mark your calendars, bet yet, follow us on DICE, and get ready to experience the thrill of great live music on Islington’s premier stage!

Check out our full gig line up to see what tantalises your gig going taste buds! be the first in the know on new shows and what’s coming soon by signing up to our Mailing List


Mahmould El Esseily / Wed 14 Feb.

The Egyptian Arabic pop sensation makes his London debut. Check out the video for ‘Dom Dom’, those 48 million views are telling us something!

Mahmoud El Esseily – Dom Dom ( Official Music Video – 2022 ) ” محمود العسيلي – دوم دوم ” دماغي لفت (


Sea Power / Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb.

Celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Mercury Music Prize nominated album ‘Do You Like Rock Music?’, the alternative English rock act have only gone and chosen our stage as the fitting place for such a celebratory shindig! Ah, thanks guys!

Why not have a checkout of all their back catalogue of many hits and album favourites? Both dates are sold out, but you can join the Waiting List on Dice

Sea Power – YouTube

Sancak / Sun 18 Feb.

Sancak, real name Yılmaz Erdoğan is a pop singer-songwriter, born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey.

He first started making music when he graduated from university and released his first album in 2008, never looking back since!

So far, he has had millions of streams of his songs including ‘Korkma Söyle’ ‘Gün olur beni Unutursan’ ‘Yağmur’ ‘Cennet’ and many more.

Discover music from Sancak’s six studio albums ahead of his Islington debut.

Spotify – Sancak – Discography


Deaf Havana / Thu 22 & Fri 23 Feb.

Deaf Havana have risen through the ranks during their time as a band, earning themselves coveted accolades including three Top 10 albums in the Official Charts with ‘Rituals’, ‘All These Countless Nights’, and ‘Old Souls’.

Catch the alternative rock act on our stage for TWO special shows celebrating 10 years of ‘Old Souls’.

The interview below speaks about the band through the years and the release of their most recent studio album.

Deaf Havana: “I’ve never known what we are, but now I’m comfortable with that” (


Room 187 / Sat 24 Feb.

Room 187 kicks off 2024 with the third Slow Jams Special edition of their live gameshow!

With February being the month of love, they have all the best Slow Jams classics lined up.

On the night, the Black and Gold teams will go head-to-head to test their old-school Slow Jams knowledge – only one team can be victorious!

We’ll also open the floor for strictly R&B Slow Jams karaoke, where you can sing your heart away to your favourite love and heartbreak songs from the 90s and 2000s.

Check out a past Room 187, that was a banging night with special guest Lemar!



Alexandra Kay / Tue 27 Feb.

Making waves on screen and in music, the Illinois native started writing songs at the age of fifteen. Her cover of Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ has been viewed over 60 million times! Now making music her way as an independent artist, following a period signed to various labels, Kay comes to London to treat us all to a live show that her UK fans have been waiting for!

Alexandra Kay (@alexandrakaymusic) • Instagram photos and videos

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The Bees / Thu 29 Feb.

The Bees are an English band from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Although their sound is generally classified as indie rock or psychedelic rock, the band have a colourful range of styles and influences, such as 1960s garage rock, country, reggae and jazz. Their acclaimed studio album releases include ‘Free The Bees’, ‘Octopus’ and the recently re-issued debut ‘Sunshine Hit Me’.

Check out the below interview and details of the special re-issue of the debut album.

The Bees Announce Details Of Reissue of Their Debut Album | Under the Radar Magazine

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Our neighbourhood

Another great thing about seeing a great gig at Islington Assembly Hall is the array of tasty delights available on Upper Street for a spot of pre or post show food. Why not consider one of the below options to help fuel your night out?

  • Ottolenghi Islington: Serene destination with a chic vibe offering a creative menu of Mediterranean dishes.
  • The Blue Legume Islington: Breezy spot with exposed-brick walls serving Mediterranean food & juices from breakfast to dinner.
  • Fig & Olive: Straightforward modern European dishes from the freshest ingredients.
  • Llerena: Classic Spanish fare & provisions in a light-filled space with communal banquette & counter seating.
  • La Petite Auberge: Bijou bistro decked with checked tablecloths and that ‘Je ne sais quoi’, serving homely, delicious French food.

You really are spoilt for choice on arguably one of Islington’s best streets for dinning, drinks, and damn good entertainment!

Venue Information:

  • Address: Upper Street, London N1 2UD
  • Phone: +44 20 7527 8900
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  • Nearest Tube Stations: Highbury & Islington (Victoria, and London Overground lines), and Angel (Northern and Piccadilly lines) both stations are a short walk from the venue.
  • Buses: Many routes serve the venue. Check