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Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett to Launch New Live Venue Lafayette in London

Ben Lovett
Michael Clement

Ben Lovett

Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett has announced that he will be launching his second live music venue in London, which is set to open in February 2020. Called Lafayette @ Goods Way, the venue promises to host live music performances, as well as club nights and “bespoke one-off events.”

Lovett previously opened his first live music venue Omeara @ Flat Irons Square in 2016 and, with the opening of another space, he is aiming to revitalize London’s live music scene, following the recent closing of venues around the city.

Lafayette, which will be larger than Omeara’s 320-capacity space and will be situated in London’s King’s Cross, will be booked by Communion, the same live promotions team behind Omeara’s bookings. Lovett is a co-founder of Communion Music.

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Speaking of the new venture, Lovett said in a press release, “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.”

Lovett added, “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.”

More information on the venue, including opening shows, are to be announced.