Omeara will be part of new South Bank development Low Line, and is the first of four grassroots venues opening in the UK capital this year
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Following Omeara success, Mumfords’ Ben Lovett embarks on new London venue project with Lafayette, due to open in February 2020
By Anna Grace on 02 Oct 2019
Mumford and Sons member Ben Lovett has announced plans for his second live music venue, Lafayette, launching in London early next year.
Lovett opened grassroots venue Omeara (320-cap.) in late 2016. His new venture, located in Kings Cross, will be set within the new Good Ways development.
The new venue will be booked by Communion, the team that organise all live shows and club nights at Omeara.
“A few years ago I embarked on a journey into the unknown with family and friends and launched Omeara at Flat Iron Square,” comments Lovett. “We weren’t entirely clear how to achieve what we ultimately wanted, but we definitely knew what it needed to be and why we were doing it.
“I have had some of my favourite and most memorable experiences in Omeara since it opened back in late 2016, and I truly believe that the experience it has provided both fans and artists is something so important to London’s venue landscape.
“I’m forever committed to pushing forward a new era of music venues that truly elevate people’s expectations of what that experience should be”
“It is with great pride that I can now share our plans to open Lafayette @ Goods Way which will be in the heart of King’s Cross, adjacent to Central St. Martins and Coal Drops Yard. I’m forever committed to pushing forward a new era of music venues that truly elevate people’s expectations of what that experience should be, and I believe London ought to continually strive to be at the forefront of the entertainment industry on a global stage, as the best city in the world.
It’s still early days in the venue’s construction but, this time, not only do we know exactly what it will be and why we’re doing it, but we’re now extremely confident that we know how to deliver it too!”
Lovett aims to provide a wide array of programming for the new venues, from “regular, eclectic club nights” to “bespoke one-off events”.
Further details, including Lafayette’s capacity and information on upcoming shows, will be shared over the coming weeks.
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