TEG MJR has acquired London’s XOYO and the Camden Assembly in the group’s latest addition to its music venue portfolio.
The TEG subsidiary said it plans to reopen both locations on June 21 and attract and host high-profile live music shows, brand experiences and community events through local and national promoters.
TEG MJR said it will enhance the production infrastructure of XOYO and relaunch the 800-capacity Shoreditch venue with a three-date residency with Skream and further weekly residency parties. Camden Assembly, once The Barfly, will continue to trade daily with a mix of live shows, club nights and electronic music events upstairs.
Dan Ickowitz-Seidler, chief operating officer at TEG MJR, said: “We are excited to be a part of London’s diverse night-time culture and to soon be delivering great events and hospitality at two of London’s leading venues. The location of both venues is incredible, and we are committed to respecting their past and investing in their future, with plans to offer fantastic, contemporary experiences.”
XOYO, listed as one of Time Out’s best clubs in London, has hosted leading EDM acts, DJs and dance events for more than a decade. The Camden Assembly is a 400-capacity venue that has been staging live shows for over 25 years, welcoming acts like Adele and Coldplay.
Geoff Jones, chief executive of TEG, said: “These are two of London’s most loved venues. We will honour their legacies whilst bringing new and unbeatable live music and event experiences to patrons. This move gives us a presence in the vibrant London music scene.”
TEG acquired Bristol-based event promoter and venue operator The MJR Group in August 2019. In June 2020, TEG said it was looking to invest in UK venues shuttered by COVID-19 as it rolled on with its ambitions in the European market.
In normal trading years, TEG MJR promotes over 2,000 events including concerts by major artists, along with experiential attractions including Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. It owns and operates multiple venues in the UK including Tramshed in Cardiff and The Mill in Birmingham and owns the leading club night brand, Propaganda.