About Us

BIRTHDAYS is an independent bar and venue located on Dalston’s main strip, about five minutes walk from Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland tube stations. It’s housed in the lower levels of a faceless residential block which we’ve transformed into a two-floor fun factory with a massive sound system, a stage, pretty lights, and all the other stuff you’d expect to find at a music venue in the basement, as well as a bar with cocktails and food by Nanny Bill's on the ground floor. Entry to the bar is always free, but most of the time you’ll need to pay to get into the basement. We’ll try our best to keep it cheap.

Over recent years BIRTHDAYS has hosted parties by Land of Kings, VICE, Eat Your Own Ears, Soundcrash, Bird On The Wire, CLEAN, Four Letter Word, Communion, Rockfeedback, Off Modern, Leisure, Vikings, GETME!, Tough Love, Trangressive and Paradyse Records, Upset The Rhythm and Pink Mist, and live sets from Bloc Party, The Mouse Outfit, Deafheaven, Yung Lean, The Cribs, Skepta, Frankie & The Heartstrings, HEALTH, JME, Jagwar Ma, METZ, Ryan Hemsworth, Trash Talk, Mission of Burma, Blue Hawaii, King Tuff, Autre Ne Veut, Mac DeMarco, THE GASLAMP KILLER, Bishop Nehru, Mild High Club, Rejjie Snow, Ho99o9, Yo Gotti, Open Mike Eagle, Spooky Black (Corbyn), Jus Now, Champion D Double E, Angel Haze, TEEBS, Iggy Azelea , Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mndsgn, Ocean Wisdom, ODESZA, Sampa The Great, Anchorsong, MOTHXR, Etta Bond, SEVZDALIZA, Day Wave, Allie X, The King Khan & BBQ Show, Mitski, Russ, Slow Magic, Conner Youngblood, Sälen, Giraffage, Indian Wells, MONO/POLY, GAVLYN, BRENMAR, Alpines, Summer Heart, Elliot Sumner, Flako, Nai Harvest, Cakes Da Killa, Daedelus, Lust For Youth, Parquet Courts, Highasakite, Dune Rats, Robb Bank$, Robert DeLong, Astroid Boys, Tory Lanez, Eyedress, GRiZ, Lust For Youth, FYI Chris, Gotsome, Hermitude, Craft Spells, Post Malone, Catching Flies, Falcons, Darq E Freaker, DJ Sliink, Plastician, Paper Diamond, Promnite, DJ Paypal, Lex Luger, Swindle, Flava D, Keys N Krates, Busdriver, jiKAY, Heems, MOURN, Antwon, Dinosaur Pile Up, Sam Gellaitry, Oshi, Basenji, and loads more.