Mumford & Sons musician Ben Lovett is set to open his own London music venue later this year (16).
The Welsh folk star is currently gearing up to launch his new nightspot, Omeara, in Borough, and he hopes his new venture will help to reverse a trend of music clubs closing all over the city.
He tells Britain's Independent newspaper, "I've been playing and putting on shows in London for my entire adult life. Without the grassroots music venues in this city, the band and I simply wouldn't have achieved what we have, so I have a lot to be grateful for.
"It's early days right now and we've got plenty of hard work to do before we even open the doors to Omeara, but I'm extremely excited for its future and what it can do for London."
The I Will Wait star is already a successful entrepreneur after opening the bar Givers and Takers in Brooklyn, New York, and he is keen to drawn on his business experience to turn Omeara into a real London hotspot.
"It has always shocked me how such an important global capital shuts down so many of its doors so early at night," he explains. "There are thousands of people who don't work to standard office hours, or have to work long, late hours.
"That shouldn't mean they miss out on having some fun with their mates on the dance-floor a bit later on in the evening. I hope Omeara can be a club that provides that, and celebrate the 24 hour nature of London that is impossible to ignore."
An official opening date has yet to be announced, but Lovett is aiming to unveil the first group of acts to play Omeara in September (16).