Astoria 2

The Astoria 2, formerly known as the Mean Fiddler and the LA2, was a nightclub at 165 Charing Cross Road in London, England.

The venue was connected to the London Astoria such that the two venues could function as a single venue where needed. Like the Astoria, the venue was used for live music as well as night club promotions.

A venue also called Mean Fiddler was previously set up in Harlesden, north west London in 1982.

In June 2006, the Mean Fiddler was sold — together with the London Astoria — to property group Derwent Valley Central, who planned to convert the site into a combination of shops and offices.

In January 2009, the property was compulsorily purchased for Crossrail. Astoria 2 had a closing party, headlined by rock band Open The Skies, with support from Outcry Fire, F.A.T.E and Orakai. The final club night PUSH was held the following day on 15 January 2009, with Cajun Dance Party and Good Shoes being the very last acts to play at Astoria 2. The entire venue has now been demolished.

  • Against Me! recorded their live album Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live in London!!! at the venue on 21 March 2006.
  • Enter Shikari recorded their three shows at the venue on 2, 3 and 4 November 2008. The DVD was released with a special edition of their second album Common Dreads.
  • Razorlight recorded 6 tracks at the FROG clubnight in 2004, which was released as a bonus DVD to their debut album, Up All Night.

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