Handy chronological list of past and future events for anyone seeking an antidote to their humdrum existence. To follow any updates to these events, take a look at our Facebook page.


Live Painting Session with Tantibvs
24th Apr. 2023 at 7pm

Join the masked artist in an entertaining live painting session. Free entry all night – artists are welcome, so bring along your materials!

Buffy Karaoke
17th May. 2023 from 8pm till late

Everyone’s favourite night of the week with a one-time-only twist! Dress up and sip from our exclusive Buffy-themed cocktail for the night.

Music Fayre
18th May. 2023 at 4pm

Come along this evening and meet some friendly local businesses and artists in our famous neon-drenched den of iniquity. Prepare to see music shops and recording studios, live demos and manufacturers.

Alternative Market
2nd May. 2023 at 7pm

Come along this evening and meet some friendly local businesses & artists in our famous neon-drenched den of iniquity. Spacekadet, Unveiling Magpies, Tantibvs, and more to be confirmed. The last couple of Alternative Markets have been a rip-roaring success, and we’re hoping for more of the same tonight! If you want to get involved, please just email us and say ‘Hi’. We’ll get back to you ASAP:

16th – 22nd Jun. 2023

The apples are coming for us! Join us as we celebrate glorious cider in it’s many and varied guises. We’ll be getting a heap of new kegs and bottles in specially for the occasion – and probably some unusual & weird shit if you’re game to try it… Yeah? I knew you would. Come on down and test out a few brand new tastes. Let us wage war on The Apples and consume the juice of our victims! While stocks last: Don’t delay, sip cider today!


Alternative Market
28th Mar. 2023 at 7pm

Come along this evening and meet some friendly local businesses & artists in our famous neon-drenched den of iniquity. Our last Alternative Market was a great success, and we’re hoping for more of the same! Misery Weeds, Rook Skully, Marzipan Moons, Millypads, and more.

Metal 2 The Masses – Aberdeen Heat
10th Mar. 2023

Slow Dragon Music; in association with Bloodstock Festival + Zero Tolerance Magazine, Scotland Rocks Radio, and MetAleTV (Rock, Metal and Beer Community) presents… M2TM: Scotland 2023 – Aberdeen Heat. Featuring: Ray Brower + HYPERSTASIS + Drekavac + Vows. Get tickets here.

Eruption £2000-Battle-of-the-Bands-Final
10th Feb. 2023 at 6.30pm

The grand final of Eruption 2022-2023. Five bands. One prize. A winner-takes-all battle of the bands with a minimum of two grand cash prize. THE BRAHMA MANTRA + AFTERMATH + GENERAL WINSTON + THE FUNKY RED PANDAS + AMATEUR HOUR. For this particular edition we have five bands as Amateur Hour and The Funky Red Pandas tied. You can expect the winners and prizes of ERUPTION to be announced around 30 minutes after the last band finish playing. So probably around midnight.

Independent Venue Week
3rd & 4th Feb. 2023

Independent Venue Week is upon us once more as one of our weekend gigs! And how better to celebrate the UK’s grassroots venues than with a glass or two at Krakatoa as some excellent bands strut their stuff. On Friday, special guest headliners SNASH are up from Glasgow for the night, recently gigged at King Tuts, and play DIY punk music. They’re hugely experienced and ready to rock you. Local support comes from DEPECHE CHOAD and VIBRATOR. As for Saturday, it features headliners ROYAL BLOOM, all the way from Ayrshire to present to you their hard-rock/grunge sounds and excellent new album. FFO: Audioslave, AIC, Nirvana, Bush, Pearl Jam. Support is courtesy of the legendary DEADLOSS SUPERSTAR, and mighty SHEER.
Find out more about Independent Venue Week at this link.

Olivia’s Charity Head Shaving on Hogmanay
31st Dec. 2022 from 7pm till late

In aid of Oakley Play & Life Skills centre, a new resource centre that will be built in Aberdeenshire for children and young people with additional support needs. Providing a safe and accessible environment for them and their families.

Alternative Christmas Market
13th Dec. 2022 at 7pm

Pop down and meet some friendly local businesses & artists in our famous neon-drenched den of inequity. They’re all keen to fill your stockings this festive season

Halloween Weekend and The Official Horror Con After Party
28th – 30th Oct. 2022 at 7pm

A weekend of sonic terror and high spirits as part of our monstrous weekly gigs and Sunday night MAGMA.

from 2pm on 29th Sep. until 8pm on 1st Oct. 2022

Oktoberfest at Krakatoa promises to be an absolute belter! The gig on Friday 30th Sep. will be free to anyone drinking for a minimum of an hour before the show starts at 7.30pm, after which we will ask for a small cover charge on new arrivals to the bar (so as to pay the bands). Oktoberfest will be followed on Saturday 1st Oct. by a Tool Tribute act – tickets for which are currently available at

MTV & National Lottery Revive Live Tour
15th Sep. 2022

The Music Venue Trust and National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour Featuring COACH PARTY plus support from TUMMYACHE and VIRTUES. A Thursday ticketed 14+ gig

9th July 2022 at 5pm

The inaugural installment of Boogiefest with tones of Hardcore, Metal, Punk and Grunge. Held as part of our weekly gigs with the following lineup: Bitterwood + Atlantic Rift + Vows + Waves + Fragments + Altered

2nd June 2022 from 3pm until 11pm

Music students from the HN1 and Level 6 music courses at North East Scotland College come together in an all day event to showcase their Live Performance sets. This includes varied genres and styles of music performed at local music hub Krakatoa. This is a 14+ event with age related curfews published on the venue website. Limited tickets available.

A Celebration of Mani’s life
4th May 2022 at 5pm

Sad news, Mani who has been one of our regulars here for over 20 years passed away recently. After his funeral where all his friends are welcome, a celebration of his life will be held at Krakatoa.