Camden music venue KOKO set to reopen in spring 2022

KOKO, one of London’s top live music venues, will re-open in spring next year after nearly three years of closure.

The restored building will boast a new acoustic venue, along with a roof terrace and a members-only section. The make-over will also include a radio station, cocktail bar, and penthouse.

The club closed its doors for refurbishment back in March 2019, with plans to open again in spring 2020. However, the revamp was scuppered when a major fire damaged the building in January 2020.

News of the 2022 reopening was revealed by Nick Lewis, KOKOs new Head of Music, who said: 

“KOKO will re open next spring as a state of the art venue and broadcast studio with a new acoustic venue, penthouse, roof terrace, radio station, Dome cocktail bar and members area with the mission to support the future of music and independent artists!

“It’s a hugely exciting challenge and am massively grateful for everyone’s support.

“I look forward to welcoming musicians, industry colleagues and friends to the venue. Now the hard work begins.”

The 1,500-capacity venue first opened as a theatre in 1900 and became a live music venue in 1977 when it re-opened as The Music Machine. It was later renamed the Camden Palace in 1982 before a refurb and a name change saw it transform into KOKO in 2005.