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 Le Bun 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 the past year BIRTHDAYS has hosted parties by Land of Kings, VICE, NTS Radio, Off Modern, Leisure, Vikings, GETME!, Tough Love, Trangressive and Paradyse Records; shows by Upset The Rhythm, All Tomorrows Parties, Rockfeedback, Bird On The Wire and Pink Mist; and live sets from Bloc Party, Milk Music, Deafheaven, Yung Lean, The Cribs, Frankie & The Heartstrings, HEALTH, JME, Jagwar Ma, METZ, Ryan Hemsworth, Trash Talk, Mission of Burma, V V Brown, Young Galaxy, Blue Hawaii, King Tuff, Autre Ne Veut, Mac DeMarco, Balam Acab, Bishop Nehru, Rejjie Snow, Ho99o9, Allan Kingdom, Yo Gotti, Open Mike Eagle, Milo, Day Wave, Yung Lean, Spooky Black (Corbyn), Skepta, D Double E, Angel Haze, TEEBS, Iggy Azelea , Unknown Mortal Orchestra, HANA, Mndsgn, Ocean Wisdom, Lil Debbie, Dream Koala, ODESZA, Kučka, MOTHXR, SEVZDALIZA , Etta Bond, Allie X, Busdriver, Mitski, Milk & Bones, Heems, Mars Red Sky, Russ, Slow Magic, Giraffage, MONO/POLY, HUNTAR, GAVLYN, BRENMAR, Together PANGEA, BRNS, MOURN, Alpines, Summer Heart, Elliot Sumner, Flako, Antwon, Retox, Nai Harvest, Cakes Da Killa, Daedelus, Petite Miller, High As A Kite, Robb Bank$, We Are The City, Robert DeLong, Pearls Negras – Diamond, DINOSAUR PILE UP, Astroid Boys, Parquet Courts, Tori Lanez, The King Khan & BBQ Show, THE GASSLAMP KILLER, Shilpa Ray, Mates Of State, GRiZ, Hermitude, Craft Spells, Post Malone, Catching Flies, Hop Along, DUNE RATS DJS: TWRK, Falcons, Darq E Freaker, Alizzz, DJ Sliink, GANZ, Suicideyear , Plastician, DJ Barely Legal, Paper Diamond, Promnite, DJ Paypal, Lex Luger, Swindle, Flava D, Keys N Krates, jiKAY, Gladiator, Sam Gellaitry, Oshi, Basenji, MXWLL, Grandtheft and loads more.