KOKO: making music history
When it comes to music venues in the heart of the British capital, they don’t get much bigger and better than Camden Town’s KOKO. From sold-out shows by music legends to surprise concerts from the world’s biggest rappers, it is the place to be for an unforgettable experience and you can book your place by securing your KOKO tickets here at StubHub today.
The history of KOKO London
Despite building a reputation for offering the very best when it comes to contemporary music, KOKO is a venue that is steeped in entertainment history. In 1900, it was launched as The Camden Theatre and boasted one of the largest capacities away from London’s famous West End, offering 2,434 seats for its theatrical productions. As it added more variety to its offering, including one of the capital’s best cinema screens, it became known as the Camden Hippodrome Picture Theatre and, after closing for the Second World War, it was regularly used as a recording studio by everyone from the BBC to Monty Python. Despite coming close to demolition in the early 1970s, the venue reopened as The Music Machine and began to develop a reputation as offering the very best live music to Londoners with iconic shows from the likes of The Boomtown Rats and The Clash. With plenty of history and iconic performances to its name, including being the location of Madonna’s first ever UK show, the venue matches this with an exciting programme that brings the very best talent to its stage and sells out time after time. To see for yourself, grab your KOKO tickets here at StubHub today or put any spares up for sale today.
The very best live music in the British capital
In 2004, with the venue known as Camden Palace and falling into disuse, an extensive restoration project was undertaken which saw the newly-named KOKO fitted with state-of-the-art facilities and a new approach to its programming, which combined world-class concert performances with eclectic club nights. As part of the restoration, the venue became a prime example of sustainability and environmentalism in the world of live entertainment by recycling as much of its waste as possible and offsetting its carbon emissions. However, the venue has truly become known for bringing the very best musicians and performers to London for performances which have gone down in history and become part of the British capital’s musical folklore. Among the incredible list of past performers are rap icon Kanye West, superstar DJ Skrillex and everyone’s favourite alt-rockers The Killers. With future events that are sure to make history in the British capital, avoid disappointment and buy or sell your KOKO tickets here at StubHub today to be at your next favourite gig!
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