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Blighty Beat
KOKO REBORN
10/21/21

Famed London venue KOKO, which has been shut for three years, will reopen in the spring following a £70m investment. The revamped space will encompass four performance spaces and a studio.

Four new venues for the public will exist on the ground floor—the original theater, The Fly Tower venue, a new shop featuring artist collaborations and DJ space, and a late-night pizzeria and bar hosting intimate live performances. These join a total of nine performances spaces in the building, which encompasses 50k square feet across four stories.

Artists will be able to co-produce, stream and distribute their music via a partnership with content company SISTER, which is behind productions such as TV series Chernobyl and Giri/Haji. The firm has also recently invested in production company, South of the River Pictures, and podcast studio, Campside Media.

In addition, a new KOKO radio station aims to help break new and emerging artists, while its charity The Foundation has a mission to empower future generations of artists and protect the environment. 

Founded by CEO Olly Bengough, KOKO, which is located in Camden, has overcome a wealth of challenges during its three years of construction and restoration, including a fire, water damage and a global pandemic. 

Bengough said of the launch: “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.”