Basement Live is a free local band night taking place in the Basement Bar of the Hat factory on the last Saturday of the month featuring local artists and bands from Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Line Ups:

Sat 29 Feb: HAZARD

A young band from Luton formed in 2010, with rough yet catchy vocals, knuckle dragging guitar riffs, driving bass and drums as... loud as howitzers; HAZARD deliver a gut punching set. Audiences have likened them to bands such as The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, Nirvana and Manic Street Preachers.

Sat 28 Mar: ENNÉ

ENNÈ is a Singer, Songwriter, Poet based in Luton. With one of the most varied vocal ranges around, Enne works to thrill and surprise her audience in equal measure.

Sat 25 Apr: BowFinger

Luton's own electro-indie rockers will be twanging up the tunes. Bowfinger add a touch of punk with plenty of effects and poppy riffs, to create some nice harmonies and energetic melodies.

Doors Open 8pm

Free, tickets required

Strictly 18+


  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 9:00pm - 11:00pm

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.

Venue Hire

The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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