Published 21 October 2021
by Henry Southan
Koko, the historic live music venue in Camden, will relaunch in spring 2022 after a “state-of-the-art transformation and restoration”.
The iconic venue was known to be a favourite of the likes of Prince, Kanye West, Madonna and Amy Winehouse, and has faced countless challenges in recent years – a fire, water damage, and the pandemic to name a few.
Many will be thankful for a £70 million investment which has allowed the owners to restore the venue back to its former glory.
Koko, spanning three buildings and 50,000 square feet, will include a rooftop restaurant, a pizzeria, a jazz club, performance spaces, and a cocktail bar inside the copper dome on the roof.
Koko is also launching a radio station. It will focus on helping new and emerging artists, drawing on its heritage.
CEO and founder Olly Bengough said: “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.
“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.”