Electric Group has revealed details on the organisation’s newest acquisition, NX, formerly the O2 Newcastle Academy. Opening in October 2022, NX will be a “state of the art 21st Century independent music venue” following a comprehensive £1.5m refurbishment of the historical building. Work will begin in March 2022.
Designed by architect Stuart Trett at Design At Source with Electric Group CEO, Dominic Madden, the plans for NX’s main room include creating a more intimate gig experience for artist and audience alike with the introduction of mezzanine platforms and staircases, 4 new bars, and access to a contained roof terrace.
Sight lines for music fans will be improved to bring them closer to the NX’s main room stage, while the design and build will fully respect the architectural grandeur and heritage of the existing venue, a practice that’s been in evidence throughout Electric Group’s portfolio including Electric Brixton and SWX Bristol.
The live diary for NX is now open and is overseen by Electric Group Head of Music Mike Weller.