A Sad Farewell to The Luminaire
This blog post is to say a sad farewell to a little venue in a corner of North-West London called The Luminaire. It’s a venue which is very close to our hearts here at Songkick, not only because we had our first proper Christmas do there, but also because it’s hosted so many awesome gig nights which have tickled the tastebuds of our team. Oh and also because they just really get live music:
So when we heard that they were having to shut their doors we were all pretty gutted to say the least. But they’re not quite finished yet, and are hosting a final Wake Week of shows – there are still some tickets left so grab yours quick and savour a little bit of live music history in the making!
It seems like over the years, the venue has attracted some of the best concert photographers London has to offer, here’s a snapshot of just some of the great live moments that have taken place there in recent times:
And to round things off (sniff), here’s a couple of lovely reviews left on the venue page by the Songkick community:
IMHO, and without any shadow of a doubt, this is the best venue IN THE WORLD. The staff are great, the sound awesome and most importantly, the audience go there to listen, not have a chat with their mates.
Best place to see a band. Period. Powerofowl
Adore this venue. The focus is on the music and the audience are encouraged to hush and be quiet while bands are playing. It’s pretty easy to get to, not far from the station. There’s a Nandos about a minute away. Bonus.
The lighting is good and it’s lovely when they get the discoball spinning. The sound is good and they get some great bands playing. I’m always happy to see when a band I like is playing there. Anikainlondon
One of my favourite London venues. Not only is it the only decent venue in NW London (my neck of the woods), but it’s hosted some of the best shows I’ve ever been to. Lovely staff, good ethos, usually great audiences, awesome place. CitizenMeh
We wish the owners all the best of luck for their future endeavors!