DHP Family has brought in a cultural producer and programmer to deliver a cutting edge line up of live music and club nights across its London venues.

Matthew Cook has been appointed as London venue programmer for DHP’s venues in the capital – Oslo (Hackney), The Garage (Islington); Thousand Island (Islington) and Borderline (Soho).

Some of his experience includes delivering music programmes for The ICA, Brighton Dome and Festival, Hackney Empire, House of Vans, Soundcrash and Warwick Arts Centre. He has worked with artists such as Florence and the Machine and Arcade Fire as well as collaborating with The Great Escape, Barbican, Southbank Centre, Roundhouse and others to deliver a variety of creative projects throughout his career.

Drawing on his specialist knowledge of contemporary music, venues and festivals, Cook will lead on music programming at the London venues and build on relationships with sponsors and non-music events.

Cook commented: “I’m very excited to join the team at DHP and programming four of London’s best live music venues. I first came into contact with the DHP team a few years ago when we presented Bonnie Prince Billie at Hackney Empire. They were a pleasure to work with and it was a phenomenal show.

“I’m looking forward to steering the programme of such iconic and diverse venues as Oslo, The Garage, Thousand Island and Borderline and I am especially grateful for the opportunity to contribute to London’s live music scene at such a crucial time. Music is London’s lifeblood and these venues play a key role in sustaining a healthy live music scene in the capital.”