NEWS: Forge Venue in Camden to close on 31st March

Brazilian star Céu acknowledging applause at the Forge in April 2016 (REVIEW)
Photo credit: Victor Guidini

Sad news today about a popular and highly adaptable venue, The Forge in Delancey Street, off Camden High Street in NW1. It will close its doors after tomorrow night’s show on Friday 31st March with Oreste Noda (Sambroso)’s popular Cuban jam ‘Conjunto Sambroso’ (BOOKINGS). The Forge is a great space and will be sorely missed:

Here is the full text of today’s press release:

After eight years, The Forge in Camden is to close at the end of this week, with the final event taking place on Friday 31st March.

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The award-winning, purpose-built music & arts venue hosted a musically and culturally diverse programme of events which has included artists such as Songhoy Blues, Bear’s Den, O.M.D., Glen Matlock, La Bombo de Tiempo, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Dame Felicity Lott, Russell Howard, John Hegley, Louis de Bernieres and a wealth of others.

Co-founder Adam Caird said: “The directors of The Forge have decided to close the venue from 1st April 2017. Running a music venue in these times is exceptionally tough and we have reached a point where it is time to close the doors and move on to new challenges.

“We are immensely proud of what we have achieved over eight wonderful years and our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who has contributed to and enjoyed this unique venue. We always strove to be as diverse, inclusive and welcoming as we could and we hope that these values have touched as many people as possible and will continue to do so.”

All current ticket-holders will receive full refunds for cancelled events by the end of this week.

For more information, interviews, etc., please contact:

Jeff Davy, Marketing Manager: jeffdavy@forgevenue.org (until Friday 31st March)

Adam Caird, Director: adamcaird@forgevenue.org

For anyone interested in acquiring the venue, please contact:

Rob Meadows, Davis Coffer Lyons: 020 7299 0700


LINKS: Our first review from the venue was in November 2009, Geoff Winston reviewing Empirical
We have covered the venue with over 60 pieces
The most-read was a 2014 preview/ interview with Gareth Lockrane remembering Bheki Mseleku

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