October 21, 2021
London (Reuters) – The historic London music venue KOKO, featuring Madonna, Prince, Amy Winehouse, Coldplay and more, will reopen next spring with a $ 100 million renewal.
Originally a 19th-century theater set before Charlie Chaplin became a broadcast center in Camden, north of London, it has been built and restored for three years.
Meanwhile, workers had to overcome fires and floods.
The refurbished 50,000-square-foot (4,645-square-meter) venue provides music artists with a 360-degree stage, a more intimate environment, and broadcast, recording, and live streaming facilities.
“We are delighted to announce that next spring we will give KOKO back to musicians, artists and fans and offer a beautifully restored theater and live music. It’s truly unique and unmatched for everyone passing through the door. We hope it will not be an experience, “CEO founder Olly Bengo said in a statement Thursday.
“We are more than ever committed to preserving 120 years of cultural heritage and supporting the next generation of musicians and London’s dynamic and growing music scene.”
With an investment of £ 70 million ($ 97 million), the three buildings of the old theater, the old pub and the former piano factory will be integrated to expand the four-story building and repair the dome of the theater damaged by the flames in January 2020. Was done. ..
Relaunched in partnership with content company Sister, Coco also features a piano and vinyl room, a library, a dome cocktail bar, a penthouse, and a hidden Speakeasy.
There are also radio stations and charities.
($ 1 = 0.7241 lbs)
(Report by Marie-Louise Gumuchian)
London’s music venue Coco will reopen next spring after a $ 96 million renewal
Source link London’s music venue Coco will reopen next spring after a $ 96 million renewal