London’s KOKO announces April £70 million reopening plans, shows from Jorja Smith, Omar Apollo, Remi Wolf and more

The Camden venue will open its doors after an extensive refit next month.

London venue KOKO has revealed its reopening plans following a £70 million restoration and redevelopment.

The Camden venue will reopen its doors this April for an “opening season” featuring Jorja Smith, Remi Wolf, Omar Apollo, Lianne La Havas, TEMS, Kim Gordon, DJ Shadow, GoGo Penguin, Portico Quartet, Mulate Astatke and The Beat.

Lianne La Havas said: “KOKO has been truly missed. It’s one of my favourite London venues and many of my favourite artists have played there.  Having always wanted to do my own show at KOKO, I’m excited that I now have the opportunity to do that”.

Nick Lewis, KOKO’s Head of Music adds: “I’m so excited about our opening season and the quality and eclectic nature of our line ups. Putting together this mix of talent is exactly what we love doing.”

The venue has also announced a new KOKO Electronic brand to run on Fridays and Saturdays until 6am. Confirmed to play are Todd Terje (2nd July), Jayda G (7th May), 2ManyDJs, Kerri Chandler (28th May), India Jordan (13 May), Optimo (13th May) and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards (14th May). 

KOKO’s upcoming programming reads

April
30  KOKO Electronic: Luciano    

May
5 Weval
9 Lianne La Havas – SOLD OUT
10 Lianne La Havas – SOLD OUT 
11 Lianne La Havas – SOLD OUT 
6 Parra for Cuva
6 KOKO Electronic: 2ManyDJs, Breakbot & Irfane
7 KOKO Electronic: Jayda G, Jamie 3:26, Jaguar, Ruby Savage
8 Portico Quartet 
13 Peter Doherty
13 KOKO Electronic: Special Guest TBA, Optimo, India Jordan, Ceri
14 Gilles Peterson Presents: Worldwide Awards 
15 Mulatu Astatke
18 Zak Abel
19 Honey Dijon
20 DJ Seinfeld – SOLD OUT
20 KOKO Electronic: Eats Everything, Very Special Guest, Ewan McVicor, Syreeta
21 KOKO Electronic: 10 Year Of Hot Since 82 – Hot Since 82 Originals Only Set
22 Vance Joy – SOLD OUT
23 Kim Gordon
25 KNUCKS – SOLD OUT
27 Hania Rani
27 KOKO Electronic: Steel City Showcase – Mall Grab, Kettama, Chloe Robinson
28 KOKO Electronic: Kerri Chandler, CC:Disco!, Helena Star
31 Amaarae

June
4 KOKO Electronic: Skream (Open To Close)
10 KOKO Electronic: Very Special Guest, Batu, Crystalmess
14 Remi Wolf
16 Omar Apollo
17 TEMS – SOLD OUT
22 TEMS – SOLD OUT

July
2 KOKO Electronic: Todd Terje, Young Marco, Lone (Live), Vale Budino
3 The Beat
20 Yola
29 KOKO Electronic: Moses Boyd DJ B2B DJ LAG, Novelist, Scratcha DVA (Amapiano Set), Charisse C 

August
30 Tank and the Bangas

September
16 Mono

November
3 GoGo Penguin
11 Stone Foundation 
15 Anais Mitchell
16 Bob Moses

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