Independent Venue Week

The Long & Winding Road – Documentary Tour

Want a chance to be in the crowd for our documentary? The filming tour dates are below and they’re covering some amazing #IVW19 shows. There’s also still a chance to get your name in the documentary credits or buy other [...]

January 16, 2019 Uncategorized

Yorkshire Tea Celebrates the Spirit of Independent Venue Week

Put the kettle on, Independent Venue Week (IVW), the UK’s leading celebration of independent music venues has announced a proper partnership with Yorkshire Tea. The home of a proper brew, Yorkshire Tea is fuelling venues and gig-goers all around the [...]

January 16, 2019 Uncategorized

Help Musicians UK partners with Independent Venue Week 2019 to launch ‘Live Music, Help Musicians’ campaign

HMUK to support artist wellbeing backstage with bespoke ‘healthy venue packs’, accredited Mental Health First Aid training & nationwide grassroots music venue research initiative Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is proud to announce its partnership with Independent Venue Week (IVW) for a third [...]

January 15, 2019 Uncategorized

IVW Documentary with Radiohead’s Phil Selway – Crowdfunding Campaign

Even before the first ever Independent Venue Week had taken place, we  had approached no end of production and film companies. We had a vision about making a documentary all about the amazing characters, up and down the country, that own [...]

January 10, 2019 2019, Announcement, Documentary

US Venues: Independent Venue Week calls for American venue submissions

American Independent venues are welcome to apply to participate in 2019’s US edition of Independent Venue Week here. “I’ve spent a lot of time in independent venues around the world, on stage and as the fan in the crowd. No [...]

December 10, 2018 Uncategorized

We’re looking for volunteers for #IVW19

In January we’ll be celebrating the sixth year of Independent Venue Week alongside 200+ venues across the UK. Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of grass-roots music venues and all the people who own them, run them and work [...]

December 10, 2018 2019, Announcement, News

Independent Venue Week Announce Celebrated Mercury Prize Nominee Novelist As Year 6 Ambassador

Monday 28th January – Sunday 3rd February 19 The UK’s leading celebration of independent music venues announces plans for its sixth year and welcomes Mercury-nominated Novelist to the Independent Venue Week (IVW) family as Ambassador. The week-long event is running, [...]

November 15, 2018 2019, Announcement, Launch

Arts Council England Confirmation

Here at IVW HQ we’ve received some great news that we wanted to share with you all. We are beyond thrilled, a little relieved and so, so grateful to have been successfully awarded our Arts Council England grant. Independent Venue [...]

October 23, 2018 Announcement, News

#IVW 2nd Wave of Venues Signed Up

With just a few months to go before #IVW19, we’re excited to announce that 130 independent venues have now signed up to be part of the 6th Independent Venue Week. Details for all new venues will be added to the [...]

September 14, 2018 2019, Announcement, New Venue

After successful US debut dates for year 2 announced

  “I’ve spent a lot of time in independent venues around the world, onstage and as the fan in the crowd. No matter if you’re a superstar or underground act, these places bring music to the people outside of the [...]

July 16, 2018 2019, USA