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Team appointed to run new central London venues at Outernet

By | Published on Friday 18 March 2022


The team has been announced who will run two new venues as part of the Outernet complex in central London – including the 2000 capacity Outernet Live space and a revamped version of the old 12 Bar Club, which will now have a capacity of 350.

The bigger Outernet venue is hoping to fill the gap left by the closure of the old London Astoria venue back in 2009, which was situated across the road from where the new development is based before being demolished as part of the Crossrail development.

Meanwhile, having a smaller venue based on and sharing its name with the old 12 Bar Club is basically an effort to placate those who see developments like Outernet in central London as damaging the cultural fabric of the capital, especially around Denmark Street with its long-standing connections with the music industry. Although using the 12 Bar Club name did then result in a bit of trademark dispute with the venue’s original owner.

The two new Outernet venues will be headed up by Robert Butters and Karrie Goldberg and their company Green Light Development. Butters previously worked for the Really Useful Group and Live Nation forerunner SFX (the original SFX) before setting up his own business. Goldberg is also founder of booking agency The Kagency.

A senior management team has also been appointed, including Tristan Hoffman as Chief Operating Officer, Leo Green as Artistic Director, Octavia Harwood as Operations Manager, and Shannon Tebay at Beverage Director.

Confirming their involvement, Butters and Goldberg say in a joint statement: “We have two amazing venues that sit at the heart of London’s first music, media and culture district. Launching Outernet Live is going to be very special as we combine a world class venue with the power of the wider Outernet campus”.