Recently we told you about The Garage which is relaunching in Islington under DHP. This week they are turning their hand to Soho and relaunching another musical institution – Borderline.
Borderline has always been about up and coming indie music, with the likes of Rolling Stones, Oasis, Eric Clapton and R.E.M taking to the stage since it first opened back in the 80s – it’s also known for hosting many international stars for their UK debut. Now it’s back with a new look but the same ethos of championing the next big thing and big key international artists.
British design and interior team, Zopsigog (who worked with DHP when they launched Oslo in Hackney) have changed the 300-capacity venue so that it is flows from space to space and they’ve also created a new cocktail lounge. A more grown up area than before, it’ll feature brushed brass fittings and surfaces, muted rich burgundy and teal textures, blackened steel, charcoal undertones and gold finishes.
As well as live music, it’s also going against the grain of members’ clubs and table-only bookings with a programme of club nights, including Tilted, their much-loved indie and alternative acts night, which each Saturday plays the best guitar music.
2017: it’s a big year for live music in London.
Borderline: Opens 16th March 2017, Manette Street, Soho, W1D 4JB, www.theborderlinelondon.com