One of London’s most popular live music venues The Coronet has announced that it will be staying open for another year despite initial plans to close the club in 2017. The Coronet originally began as a theatre in London’s Elephant and Castle district and has been open since 1873.
The club was due to close down in January 2017 following an unsuccessful petition to help it remain open. The latest reports indicate that the club has managed to obtain a one year contract extension on its lease, and will remain open until January 2018.
The official statement read: “We are delighted to announce that we have accepted an offer to extend the future of the Coronet for one more year! “
“2016 has been an exciting year for us, featuring many memorable live shows and club nights and showcasing our versatility as a venue. Then just as the team were preparing for the last hurrah, this reprieve has re-ignited the engines. We hope to make 2017 even bigger and better than 2016 and make it a truly fitting farewell to this magnificent building, which is filled to the brim with musical history.”
“We hope that over the next 15 months we will welcome you to enjoy this iconic venue with us, a stalwart of the South London entertainment scene for nearly 140 years.”
The Coronet has hosted some of UK’s best young upcoming bands over the years including Oasis, Blur, Primal Scream and The Libertines. It has also played host to a wealth of international talent such as Justin Timberlake, Placebo, Alicia Keys and Tame Impala.