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London venue KOKO to relaunch in spring 2022 after £70m of investment

London’s iconic KOKO venue – which has been restored and worked on for the past three years – is set to reopen next spring!

Following a whopping £70million of investment and three years of work, London’s iconic KOKO is set to relaunch next spring.

The Camden venue – which has most likely hosted all of your favourite bands at some point over the years! – will reopen in 2022, with plans for it to be not only an unrivalled experience for live music fans’, according to a press release, but also boast high spec streaming capabilities integrated throughout’, which will give artists the chance to co-produce, stream and distribute their music to a global audience with the newly formed KOKO Studio’, as well as play shows.

CEO and founder Olly Bengough announces: After three long and epic years of construction and restoration, I’m excited to announce that we will be returning KOKO to the musicians, artists and fans next spring with a beautifully restored theatre and live music offering that will hopefully be a truly unique and unparalleled experience for everyone coming through the doors.

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We are as committed as ever to protect our 120-year cultural legacy and to support the next generation of musicians and London’s dynamic and ever growing music scene. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to KOKO in spring 2022.”

The venue is being launched in partnership with independent content company SISTER, whose co-founder and executive chairman Elisabeth Murdoch says: It’s never been more important to support the next generation of artists and storytellers to collaborate, innovate and share their work. Although we’ve all been eager for the return of live music we’ve also been discovering new ways to engage with the artists we love through their creative endeavours in the digital space, keeping us united as a global community.

It’s this connective power of music and the arts that Olly and his team are harnessing as they develop KOKO into London’s first next generation global entertainment experience. At SISTER we’re really excited to partner with KOKO and to use our collective expertise, networks and shared independence to forge creative collaborations and empower artists and audiences around the world.”

Posted on October 21st 2021, 1:52p.m.
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