LONDON’S 1,145-capacity Scala is celebrating 20 years as a live music venue by putting on a night with ticket and drink prices set at 1999 rates.
Artistes to have performed at the King’s Cross venue over the years include Coldplay, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Libertines and Slaves.
“London is an ever-changing city, but we’re so proud to have consistently delivered new, exciting music and events to people for 20 years,” says Scala events coordinator Jane Cotter.
“When it came to celebrating this landmark, we thought it would be only fitting to put the event on sale with a 20-year-old ticket price and bar prices.”
Tom Baker, founder of London promoter Eat Your Own Ears, adds, “I travelled down from Leicester where I was at university, to the Scala in the late ‘90s to see the brilliant Japanese musician Cornelius.
“The show was absolutely mesmerising and the venue with its iconic red stairs, balcony’s and grand marble floored bar area made such an impression, I just wanted to move to London, work in the music industry, whatever that meant, and put shows on at the Scala.”