New gig venue to open in London's Hackney

Oslo will be run by the promoters behind Nottingham's Rock City and Bristol's Thekla

New gig venue to open in London's Hackney

Photo: Tom Martin

A new music venue is to open in Hackney, east London this autumn.

Oslo, to be situated next to Hackney Central station on Amhurst Road, is the latest venture from the promoters behind Nottingham's Rock City and Bristol's Thekla. It will be run by Daybrook House Promotions, which today relaunched as DHP Family after seeing its turnover grow by over 66 per cent since 2009 to £15 million in 2012.

According to the planning application for the venue, Oslo will be a restaurant and bar and will host regular gigs and club nights. On the first floor, "a range of entertainment will be offered throughout the week, comprising live music concerts, theatre performances, plays, film showing, performances of dance and DJ music for dancing". The site has already been granted a licence by Hackney Council which allows it to open until 2am in the week and 3am at weekends.

The company's Managing Director George Akins told Music Week: "Music consumption has been completely changed by the internet with live performance becoming more important to bands and fans and that plays to our strengths. The people who work here are passionate about presenting the very best artists from around the world in the best venues the UK has to offer."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Google to start publishing lyrics online
Sleaford Mods criticise UKIP and cereal "jesters" in alternative Christmas Queen's...
Thom Yorke tops list of most legally downloaded artists on BitTorrent in 2014
Fat White Family share new song for Christmas - watch
Radio 1 boss George Ergatoudis: 'There's no reason why there couldn't be a new...
Gerard Way: 'I miss the theatricality of My Chemical Romance'
14 more songs from Madonna's upcoming album leak online, including Pharrell collaboration
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen
Justin Timberlake joined onstage by country singer Garth Brooks - watch
The National make Christmas cameo in 'Bob's Burgers' - watch

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM