The Horn

at The Horn, Victoria Street, Saint Albans , AL1 3TE

Hertfordshire's premier live music venue.

The Horn
The Horn, Victoria Street
Saint Albans AL1 3TE
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 01727 853 143


Situated in the City Centre, The Horn is recognised as one of the top music pub venues in the UK. We won 'Entertainment Pub of the Year 2008' and 'Live Music Pub Venue 2008'. We show around 80 acts a month and contrary to popular belief, 90% of these bands are original and not tributes. There's a mass of history The Horn has to offer, including John Peel being a frequent customer back in the day. Numerous artists have kicked off their careers here, such as Kim Wilde (who was also a barmaid) and Paul Young. More recently bands such as The Gallows (held their album release party here), The Subways and Enter Shikari. 18+ (+14's must be accompanied by an adult) We like local bands. If your interested in playing drop us a line at In a band build a free app

Opening time

  • Mondays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Tuesdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Thursdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Fridays: 12:00- 02:00
  • Saturdays: 12:00- 02:00
  • Sundays: 12:00- 00:00


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Tomorrow we have BBC Three Counties Radio broadcasting live in the venue from 3pm with live acoustic performances from Two Beats Apart, The Zipheads, Valens & Bill Johnson.

Published on 2014-09-24 15:39:24 GMT

*** TONIGHT *** We have a line up featuring 3 great bands tonight, due to illness/injury the line up has been amended slightly to that advertised originally. Come on down and show your support for The Edit, Fiende Fatale & Ratpigeon. Advance tickets via for just £3 any remaining tickets for £5 on the door. Doors - 8.15pm Under 18s welcome with a parent/guardian

Published on 2014-09-23 09:23:46 GMT

Following the majority of Scottish people voting 'No' to independence and to remain part of the UK we'd like to know which are your favourite Scottish bands?

Published on 2014-09-19 06:59:06 GMT

Frank Turner Spreads The Love “ @hornvenue shout for you guys from @frankturner tonight the city hall!! — O’Shea’s (@osheasbar) September 15, 2014”

Published on 2014-09-16 16:14:05 GMT

Do you want to win £1400? Don't miss tonight's quiz! Only £2 entry per team member. Starts 8.30pm

Published on 2015-03-16 17:01:23 GMT

Can't wait for The Rollin Stoned tomorrow night, always a great one!

Published on 2015-03-13 14:44:25 GMT

What's your favourite Rolling Stones song?

Published on 2015-03-11 16:58:45 GMT

Last night's Heat in last nights Battle of The Bands was yet another very close one and we would like to offer our congratulations to Taller Than Stories who have become the first band to book a place in Semi Final 2 on Weds 10th June. Thanks to KICK, Box The Sky and Grin by Growl for putting in great performances too!

Published on 2015-03-11 00:40:40 GMT

The rollover prize from last nights quiz still hasn't been won. Next week the prize is £1400!!! Do you know the answers to these questions? 1) How many seats does the new London Routemaster bus have? 2) What does the abbreviation S.I.R.I. mean on an iPhone? 3) Add all the numbers on a dart board together including bull and outer bull, what's the total?

Published on 2015-03-10 15:32:03 GMT

Last night we didn't have anyone win the £1400 rollover question on the quiz, so the prizes next week will go up to £1420! Would you have got the 3 questions correct? 1) Who wrote the book 'Of Mice & Men'? 2) Who was the last man on the moon? 3) Which African nation is St Patrick the patron Saint of?

Published on 2015-03-17 15:30:00 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1968, The Doors were forced to perform as a trio at a concert in Amsterdam after singer Jim Morrison collapsed while dancing during the Jefferson Airplane's performance.

Published on 2015-09-15 09:00:00 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1983, Born on this day, Amy Winehouse, UK singer, songwriter, (2007 UK No.1 album 'Back To Black’, 2006 UK No.6 single 'Rehab'). Winehouse was found dead at her home in London, England on 24th July 2011.

Published on 2015-09-14 09:00:00 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1991, Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

Published on 2015-09-13 09:00:01 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1966, N.B.C. aired the first episode of The Monkees TV show in the US. The series ran for a total of 58 episodes.

Published on 2015-09-12 09:00:01 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1996, Noel Gallagher walked out on the rest of Oasis half way through an American tour after a fight with his brother Liam in a hotel in Charlotte North Carolina. Noel flew back to London the following day.

Published on 2015-09-11 09:00:00 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1964, The Kinks third single 'You Really Got Me', was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. Future Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page played tambourine on the track.

Published on 2015-09-10 09:00:01 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1965, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with ('I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single. Keith Richards recorded a rough version of the riff in a Florida hotel room. He ran through it once before falling asleep. He said when he listened back to it in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes".

Published on 2015-09-09 09:00:00 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1968, The Beatles performed 'Hey Jude' on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday' in front of an invited audience. The song was the first single from The Beatles' record label Apple Records and at over seven minutes in length, 'Hey Jude' was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as No.1 in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles' single.

Published on 2015-09-08 09:00:00 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1968, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin but billed as The New Yardbirds at Teen Club in Gladsaxe (a suburb in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark). Around 1,200 youngsters attended the show at Egegard School. Teen Club President Lars Abel introducing 'The New Yardbirds' on stage introduced Robert Plant as Robert Plat. A local review stated; 'Their performance and their music were absolutely flawless, and the music continued to ring nicely in the ears for some time after the curtains were drawn after their show. We can therefore conclude that the new Yardbirds are at least as good as the old ones were'.

Published on 2015-09-07 09:00:00 GMT

This week we have some great shows and a couple we strongly advise booking in advance to guarantee entry! Tues - Supersonic + PointBlank Weds - Teleman + Oscar (over 70% of tickets have already been sold for this show) Thurs - Piano Wire (ex The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster) + Sam Rabin + The 924's Fri - El Bronson - FREE entry Sat - Absolute Bowie Band (fewer than 40 tickets remaining online) Tickets are available for all shows from Book in advance to save money and guarantee entry!

Published on 2015-09-07 16:55:58 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1947, Born on this day, Marc Bolan, guitarist, UK singer, songwriter, T Rex, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Hot Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles, 1972 US No.10 single Bang A Gong, (Get It On). Bolan was killed in a car accident on 16th September 1977.

Published on 2015-09-30 09:00:00 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1976, Enjoying his own birthday celebrations singer Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player Norman Owens in the chest. Lewis had been blasting holes in an office door. Owens survived but sued his boss.

Published on 2015-09-29 10:30:01 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1974, Bad Company went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album. Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke had come out of Free, while Mick Ralphs had played guitar with Mott the Hoople and Boz Burrell was bass player for King Crimson before the group formed in 1973. They produced six albums together before disbanding in 1983.

Published on 2015-09-28 10:30:00 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1964, The Beach Boys made their TV debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' on US TV where they performed 'I Get Around' and 'Wendy'.

Published on 2015-09-27 09:00:00 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1987, Michael Jackson started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Bad'. Released nearly five years after Jackson's previous studio album, Thriller, Bad, went on to become the world's best-selling album having sold between 30 to 45 million copies worldwide. The album produced five US No.1's, the first album to do so.

Published on 2015-09-26 09:00:01 GMT

*** TODAY IN MUSIC *** 1972, Black Sabbath released their fourth studio album, 'Black Sabbath Vol. 4'. The album which features a monochrome photograph of Ozzy Osbourne with hands raised, taken during a Black Sabbath concert was originally to be titled 'Snowblind', after one of several songs referring to the band's cocaine use.

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