Some might argue that this is part of their charm, but the reality is that performers want somewhere comfortable and memorable where they can get ready, relax and enjoy.
Ticketing service Eventbrite has brought together Designersblock and north London venue The Lexington for a special project to redesign its backstage area.
The layout has been reimagined to maximise space. There’s a fridge for refreshments of course, a vanity area with mirror and lighting, booth style seating for relaxing, storage for guitars and private lockers.
Scottish design studio Timorous Beasties, which has a London showroom just round the corner from the Lexington, has provided the wall covering.
Lighting, which includes Garland shades from Studio Tord Boontje, gives different lighting options for different times of the day and has been chosen to give ‘a touch of glamour’.
This video shows how the design came together and features Shannon and the Clams, who were the first band to try out the new backstage.