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The Invisible & Mothlite To Play Borderline Relaunch
Ben Hewitt , January 12th, 2010 10:46

Key venue being spruced up

Mercury Prize Nominees The Invisible and London gloom merchants Mothlite will play at the re-launch party of The Borderline music venue.

The Borderline - which is celebrating 21 years of providing live music - will be holding a bash on January 21, with tickets costing £12.50 and doors opening at 7.30pm.

The venue, which has housed performances from bands including Pearl Jam, Oasis, Patrick Wolf and Bloc Party, has been refurbished with improvements including bigger seating areas and a new bar.

Dean James, the Co-Chief Executive of the MAMA group (who currently own the venue), said: "I am very pleased we have re-furbished this iconic London venue and together with the work we've done at the Relentless Garage, HMV Forum and HMV Apollo we can now take an artist from 275 people to 5,100 people in probably the best equipped group of venues in London."

After the relaunch, The Borderline will be one of the key venues for the HMV Next Big Thing festival.

The MAMA Group's Live Division MD, Steve Forster, added: "It is very much our intention to make The Borderline the must play venue in Central London for 2010.

"Lovers of the 'well worn aesthetic' of The Borderline should not be too worried as the plans for the refurb are to keep the whole Soho basement vibe very much in place. Plans for the redevelopment reflect what artists and customers have been saying for some time."

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