The historic gigs in North London borough
michael baggs
10:18 21st May 2014

This weekend, Arctic Monkeys perform two huge gigs in North London's Finsbury Park. It may not seem like the most illustrious location to perform, but this unassuming, rather average outdoor space has seen its fair share of historic gigs in its time, with some of music's biggest names staging huge gigs on its green grass.

In fact, Finsbury Park has been playing host to rock and roll icons from as far back as 1967, when Jimi Hendrix headlined a show - which marked his first time ever of setting his guitar on fire while on stage. In 2013, The Stone Roses headlined two gigs, packing Finsbury Park with nostalgic indie fans and earning rave reviews for their performances.

This weekend, Arctic Monkeys take their turn. They will already make more than a few pages in the history books, but their Finsbury Park gig will put them next to some of the biggest stars of all time. Look back at the 11 most iconic Finsbury Park gigs of all time right here.