Proud Camden announces farewell events ahead of venue’s closure next month

The iconic arts and music venue will go out with a bang

Proud Camden have announced a series of farewell events – with the iconic venue set to shut down next month after 17 years.

A hub for bands, live music fans, artists and clubbers, the Stables Market space has been a cornerstone to Camden’s buzzing nightlife scene since 2001. During that time, it’s seen the likes of Amy Winehouse, Sting, Florence + The Machine and Pete Doherty take to the stage. The venue also hosted Ed Sheeran’s very first live performance.

Now, CEO Alex Proud has announced that the venue will close on March 4 as he’s decided to focus on two new venues in the capital.

Florence and The Machine perform at Proud Camden

In a statement, Proud said: “After more than 17 years at the Stables Market in Camden, and having been part of the transformation of a town that is now thriving with visitors from across the globe, we have decided to move on.

“I’m dedicated to keeping the Proud venues fresh and we have found 2 new venues which will open in due course. The first called Proud Embankment is located underneath Waterloo Bridge and we’re also opening a brand new Proud venue in Camden High Street.”

He concluded: “This is another chapter in our story, but I do think it’s a sad one for Camden to lose a venue with such a rich musical heritage”.

Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof at Proud event

Celebrating Proud’s history before focusing on the new projects, the venue have announced a month of farewell events – including a fundraiser for the Night Time Industries Association. Details of the upcoming nights can be found here.

According to a press release the venue will also “welcome special guests and impromptu performances to commemorate this end of an era”.