Arcade Fire To Perform At KOKO London Reopening

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Arcade Fire last performed in London in 2018. On April 29, they’ll return for the reopening of KOKO. (Credit: María José Govea)

After three years of restoration and redevelopment, London’s iconic club KOKO will reopen its doors on April 29 with a headline show from Arcade Fire.

The club invested £70 million ($91 million) to transform the historic Victorian theatre into a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art live music venue and broadcasting house. Pollstar took an in-depth look at the redevelopment last October.

See: Inside KOKO’s $91M Redevelopment

The original building opened in 1900 as The Camden Theatre. 122 years later, the brand-new KOKO welcomes Arcade Fire on stage, who will celebrate the release of their sixth studio album, WE, out May 6.

Across its reopening weekend, KOKO will host a variety of genres. Saturday night sees Ibiza deep house techno DJ Luciano take over, while U.K. breakout rap artist Central Cee will perform twice in one day on Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.

Forthcoming live shows confirmed at KOKO include Chase & Status, Flume, Gabriels, King Promise, Patrice Rushen, PC Music, Lets Eat Grandma, Dylan, Moses Sumney, among others. They join the previously announced Jorja Smith, Lianne La Havas, Honey Dijon, Todd Terje, Mulatu Astatke, Ethiopia’s legendary jazz icon, amongst others.

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