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New Hackney venue coming from DHP

Tim Ingham
New Hackney venue coming from DHP

A new music venue called Oslo is to open in Hackney, London this Autumn from the team behind Nottingham's Rock City and Bristol's Thekla.

Promoter Daybrook House Promotions has relaunched as DHP Family as it announces the venue, which will be located on the area's Amhurst Road.

DHP’s turnover has grown by more than 66% since 2009 to £15m in 2012 and staff numbers now exceed 300. The company recently won National Promoter of the Year at the Live Music Business Awards 2012 and was nominated for a Music Week Award in April.

Managing Director George Akins said: “We wanted to retain our independent spirit and the best of our heritage, hence DHP Family, but we needed a new identity because the music business has changed hugely and we’re a very different company now from even five years ago.

“Music consumption has been completely changed by the internet with live performance becoming more important to bands and fans and that plays to our strengths. The people who work here are passionate about presenting the very best artists from around the world in the best venues the UK has to offer. Whether you’re a music-lover or a music-maker, a band manager or a live venue you will get a great experience from DHP Family.”

DHP runs the 20,000 capacity ‘Splendour’ festival in Nottingham, as well as ‘Everywhere’ in Nottingham and ‘Gathering’ in venues across Oxford.

As a promoter, it currently puts on more than 1,200 gigs per year and has promoted tours by Lana Del Rey, Ed Sheeran, New Order, Flaming Lips and many more.

It also manages indie band Dog is Dead and is currently in negotiations to expand its management roster.

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Tags: london, Olso, DHP Group

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