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Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett to open second London music venue

By | Published on Wednesday 2 October 2019

Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett has announced plans to launch a second London music venue. Having opened Omeara in Southwark in 2016, Lovett is set to unveil new venture Lafayette in King’s Cross early next year.

“A few years ago I embarked on a journey into the unknown with family and friends and launched Omeara at Flat Iron Square”, says 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”.

He continues: “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”, he adds, confidently.

The venue is currently scheduled to open in February and, like Omeara, will be booked by Lovett’s music company Communion.