Live music back at the Palace

We’ve been absolutely delighted to welcome live music, with an audience, safely back inside the Palace over the last three months.

Throughout the pandemic there have been some amazing (AMAZING) streamed performances from the venue – something we will continue to do now and into the future. We also had performances outdoors, with particular highlights being Groove Armada headlining our sold out Kaleidoscope Festival back in July and Coldplay recording a live performance for the inaugural Earth Prize on the south slope. But we’ve been yearning for live indoor gigs to be able to return so we could entertain music lovers once again in our Great Hall and beautiful Victorian Theatre. As an independent venue, run by a charity, these nights are also massively important in helping to keep the Palace alive.

Below are some of the highlights from the gigs we held during September, October and November. We can’t say how proud we are to have hosted the artists, performers and bands who took to the stage here. Each night was unique, but a celebratory, communal, electric atmosphere was an ever-present, making these events truly unforgettable. If you were here, thank you, and don’t forget we’ve got plenty more in store in 2022.


John Grant: After 548 days without live music, the incomparable John Grant got gigs going again at Ally Pally in early September (photo credit: Lloyd Winters)

Dermot Kennedy: Three epic nights. Dermot also became the first artist in history to sell out three shows at Alexandra Palace on a debut album (photo credit: Luke Fullalove)

Tom Grennan: WHAT. A.GIG. (photo credit: Joshua Atkins)

Yungblud: We’ll let the picture tell the story (photo credit: Lloyd Winters)

Fontaines D.C:A victory lap that hints at greatness to come” NME (photo credit: Jake Haseldine)

DMAs: This was a raucous, brilliant one (photo credit: Lloyd Winters)

Suede:The band is almost tailor-made to fill the old-school grandeur of Alexandra Palace with its booming swagger” Evening Standard (photo credit: Lloyd Winters)

London Grammar:a very different, very immersive big gig experience” – Independent (photo credit: Luke Fullalove)

Glass Animals: sheer quality (photo credit: Lloyd Winters)

Yussef Dayes: a beautiful performance in the Palace’s Theatre (photo credit Lloyd Winters)

Sam Fender: We’re still trying to get over how good these two nights were (photo credit: Lloyd Winters)