Blackstar Promotions was created back in 2016 as the brainchild of musician Alan Galaxy, the concept was to promote music, comedy, art, in fact anything creative which brought people joy.

The company went from strength to strength in the subsequent years promoting tours featuring bands such as The Rezillos and The Vapors and stand-alone gigs by legacy punk acts such as 999, The Lurkers and Eddie & The Hot Rods, prog bands The Gift and The Far Meadow plus events featuring interviews with legends like John Otway, Fish and John Coghlan from Status Quo.

Then came Covid 19 and the world closed down.

Many gigs had to be cancelled and Blackstar lost a lot of traction as did pretty much everyone in the music business, luckily the company went into stasis and managed to bounce back without too much collateral damage caused by multiple lockdowns. 

Blackstar Promotions continues to focus on small gigs featuring Established legacy acts and also small unsigned artists with a view to giving them exposure to a wider audience. Our ethos is that is just one person buys a record by a band that they were unaware of before seeing them at one of our gigs then we have succeeded.

The company has been very fortunate to have made some incredible friends along the way who have all helped get things moving in one way or another. Special thanks must go to the incredible Steve Blacknell and wonderful Lucy Hall who have been great partners and without whom this venture would have been far more difficult to make happen.

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We Started 2024 slowly but picked up at the beginning of March with a sell out Hope and Anchor matinee starring The Screaming Dead, Damage UK and a host of other names.

We have entered in to a residency at The Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden, putting¬† shows on the second Thursday of Every month. These started successfully in March and coming up we have Spizzology, The Beautiful Game and Neovenator on May 9th, The Gift, IT, and Malcolm Galloway on June 13th (drifting into prog territory but we don’t care), The Baby Seals, Eryx London and Ecto Peach on July 11th and much more to come.

All this is in addition to some great gigs at The Hope and Anchor in Islington, with The Psychodahlias, Rich Atkinson and Fuzzy Head on May 17th and a punk night with Denizens, Chaos UK, Cato Street Conspiracy and DogRotten on May 18th.

Fay Fife’s band The Countess of Fife along with the great John Ellis will be there on July 5th and in between we will have a few Sunday matinees into the bargain. Watch this space.

On top of all this we will be hosting the legendary Spizzenergi Summer Party at The Water Rats in Kings Cross with extra special guests, The Screaming Dead and Headsticks plus the fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Cabaret with some burlesque interludes.

All upcoming shows are on the Events page, just click on the event name for full info and ticket links.

Hope to see you at one of these great gigs soon.

All in all things are looking quite rosy for us at Blackstar Towers but we couldn’t do it without you our faithful gig goers.

Long may it continue.

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