Brixton Academy to reopen its doors

Brixton Academy will reopen following crowd crush in December 2022

The iconic London venue is to have its license reinstated, following an official hearing.

Brixton Academy was closed until further notice in January of this year, following a December crowd crush which left two dead. Lambeth Council has now stated that the venue will be granted permission to reopen its doors if it meets 77 “extensive and robust” conditions. 

Academy Music Group, who owns the esteemed event space, presented its plan for the future safe running of the gig venue over a two day hearing on 11th and 12th September. New safety measures, including the use of stronger doors, new crowd management systems, more detailed risk assessments and a new ticketing system, have all been promised by AMG, alongside a renewed security and management team.

It has been alleged that on-shift security had accepted bribes from ticketless attendees in exchange for entry to the Asake concert which claimed two lives.

Further information regarding Brixton Academy’s reopening timeline are yet to be announced.

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