Given everything that has happened over the last couple of weeks you might think that London’s status as one of the best clubbing destinations is all but over, with the news that fabric might shutting its doors and Studio 338 burning down.
Well, it’s not looking good admittedly — but come September there’s going to be a new 400-capacity London venue that’s billed as "a new home for emerging music in the city".
From the team behind XOYO, Phonox, The Jazz Café and this summer’s inaugural Sunfall festival, The Camden Assembly launches with a programme of nightly live music from the best in emerging and established talent.
“We want this venue not to be a monument to the glory days of indie, or the glory days of Camden, or the glory days of The Barfly,” explains Head of Music, Andy Peyton.
“Instead we hope it will be a forward-thinking reflection of the eclectic tastes young people have today, something Camden and London can be proud of.”
Opening on Thursday 15th September, the first week's bookings showcases the diversity and eclecticism that will be on offer at the newly minted venue, with performances from rising grime artist AJ Tracey, plus The 2 Bears, soul singer Andrew Ashong and hotly-tipped five-piece Spector.
After The Jazz Café’s relaunch in May, it becomes the second live music venue to open in the space of months, as Camden rediscovers its rightful place as a hot-bed for independent musicians and creative thinkers.
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