Soho venue The Borderline has reopened after undergoing an extensive refurbishment.
The overhaul, which follows its acquisition by DHP Family from Live Nation last year, includes a significant reconfiguration of the venue layout, with improved sight lines and a new cocktail lounge area. A high spec sound and light system has also been installed.
Around 150 guests attended a special launch event at the venue on Wednesday night (March 15).
"We are very happy with the results of the refurbishment," said DHP owner George Akins. "The feedback from artists, agents and press has been phenomenal. The atmosphere at the press launch on Wednesday showed how well a club night will work and the gig last night proved that we made the right choices with room layout to get the best viewing and production values."
Since opening in the 1988, the 300-capacity venue has a history of welcoming both up-and-coming artists and established stars playing the venue such as R.E.M, Rage Against the Machine, PJ Harvey, Oasis and Eric Clapton.
Multi-faceted promoter and venue operator DHP, which also owns Hackney’s Oslo, Nottingham’s Rock City and the newly relaunched The Garage in Islington, have again collaborated with designers Zopsigog, who worked on both Oslo and The Garage, on The Borderline.
DHP’s head of venue programming, London, Ed Lilo will be looking after the diary, which already features forthcoming shows from To Kill A King, Into The Ark, and Asylums, alongside a club programme.
Photo: (L-R): DHP Family head of venue programming Ed Lilo, owner George Akins and venues development director Bart Easter.