A headline show at Ally Pally has become a major milestone for musicians. From The Rolling Stones and Skepta to the Spice Girls and Stone Roses, we’ve welcomed some of music’s biggest names. Given our history, it makes sense that many have recorded their performance – meaning those who were there get to relive that special night and gives those unlucky enough not to get tickets the change to experience just some of the magic of a sold out Ally Pally show. Here are a few of our favourites…
First released on VHS in 1995, the film gained something of a cult following and so was released on DVD in 2012. Recorded at the height of Britpop, the setlist included “Parklife”, “Girls & Boys” and “There’s No Other Way”.
In 2018, we partnered with MelodyVR to offer fans a new way to experience live music at the Palace. Now, wherever you are in the world, MelodyVR can transport you to one of our legendary gigs. Through VR, you will be able to watch the show from in the crowd or on stage with your favourite artists. Shows that have been captured so far include Rudimental, The Chainsmokers and Bullet For My Valentine
The Stranglers: Live At Alexandra Palace
On the 13th August, Hugh Cornwell walked off stage and never performed with The Stranglers again. While the band would continue, the original line-up has never reunited.
Bonobo’s North Borders Tour
Bonobo has made a couple trips to Ally Pally and in 2015 we were the final stop on his North Border Tour. It was career defining tour that saw him travel 180,000 miles, and play 175 shows in 30 countries across 3 continents to over of 2 million people. The show was broadcast by Boiler Room.
The Prodigy’s final UK performance
In 2019, the world tragically lost Keith Flint. The band’s final UK performance was at Ally Pally and saw the release of this live video for We Live Forever. A fitting tribute to one of the greatest frontmen of all time.
Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. It’s loved by many people: as a historic landmark, ice rink, legendary gig venue, exhibition centre, theatre, park with panoramic views and more. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic our income has fallen catastrophically and our survival is at risk. Your support can help: as a charity, every £1 we receive is reinvested back into the organisation and will help us get back on our feet.