Ceiling collapse causes Superfood gig to be abandoned

One fan treated for minor injuries after being hit with debris

Superfood‘s gig at London’s KPH was evacuated mid-way through the first song last night (July 12) when the venue ceiling collapsed.

The band were beginning the first of a four-show residency in London at The KPH in West London’s Ladbroke Grove. After arriving on stage around 10pm, they began playing ‘TV’, only to be cut short after around 90 seconds.

According to NME’s Dan Carson, who was in attendance, around 60 people were watching the band, with many more on their way upstairs to the estimated 120 capacity room. A loud crashing noise was heard downstairs in the venue’s bar, followed by plaster and floorboards falling from the ceiling to the bar below. Fortunately no one was standing behind the bar at the time.


The set came toward the end of an all-day event at The KPH which had earlier seen performances from The Black Tambourines, Magic Gang, Tess Parks and Oxbow Lakes, among others. It was scheduled to finish with DJ sets and close at 2am. Members of Coves, Swim Deep, Peace and Ekkah were in attendance. Police, along with an ambulance and a fire engine quickly arrived the scene, with at least one attendee treated for minor injuries.

It is not yet known how long the venue will be closed for, although the band’s London residency will carry on with shows at The Heavenly Social, The Old Blue Last and The Black Heart still to come. Go to Superfood’s website for more information.


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