"The nature of the work means that there is no alternative to a full closure"
London’s KOKO venue has been temporarily closed while “structural remedial work is carried out”.
The grade II-listed Camden venue closed it’s doors on September 21. A number of events in September and October have been cancelled while a few shows have found new venues. Dreadzone’s gig on September 27 will now take place at Islington Assembly Hall, and Peter Hook & The Light’s show on September 28 has moved to the Electric Ballroom.
KOKO is expected to reopen in mid-October.
The following gigs are expected to go ahead:
- Dream Wife on October 31
- Creeper on November 1
- Goat Girl on November 2
- Dashboard Confessional on November 19
A KOKO spokesperson announced the venue closure with a statement on Facebook: “Our consultant surveyors recently made us aware of structural issue with this 117 year-old building. The protection and well-being of our customers and staff is of paramount importance and we have therefore decided to close the venue while work is carried out.
“We place the utmost value on our relationships with our clients but we were unable to work around the diary. The nature of the work means that there is no alternative to a full closure. We offer sincere and heartfelt apologies to all our clients and customers who have been affected by the closure.”
They added: “Our contractors are working diligently and at all speed to ensure that we are able to welcome back a full programme of events as soon as possible.”
The following shows will be affected by the temporary closure:
27 – Dreadzone – Moved to Islington Assembly Hall
27 – The Big Freshers Icebreaker- The UK’s Biggest Freshers Tour
28 – Peter Hook & The Light – Moved toElectric Ballroom
28 – Antics ft MistaJam
29 – Guilty Pleasures
5 – Palaye Royale
5 – Antics ft The Antics Band
6 – Buttoned Down Disco 16th Birthday Party
7 – DMC World DJ Championships
8 – Jilted John
9 – Loski
10 – Okkervil River
11 – The Coral
12 – KAMELOT – Moved to Electric Brixton
12 – Antics ft Warren-D
14 – Desiigner
15 – Glenn Hughes