Tuesday 25th February 2020,
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‘I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for independent venues’ – Anna Calvi exclusive

‘I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for independent venues’ Ahead of her Homecoming Tour show at Brixton’s Windmill, 2020 IVW ambassador Anna Calvi explains how grassroots gigs made her the kind of artist who scores Peaky Blinders, croons with Jeff [...]

January 31, 2020 2020, Ambassador, Interview

Today is the day, #IVW20 kicks off in full force

Thank you all SO much for helping get Independent Venue Week off to the most incredible start this year. I know you are all in different parts of the country, some having travelled overnight on that AMAZING BBC 6 Music [...]

January 27, 2020 2020, Ambassador, Announcement, Partners, Steve Lamacq, Uncategorized

Lamacq Announces Homecoming Tour For IVW

The BBC 6 Music Homecoming Tour with Steve Lamacq for Independent Venue Week announcement   We are excited to finally announce Steve Lamacq‘s plans for IVW, his fifth year going out on the road and travelling across the UK. On [...]

January 7, 2020 2020, Ambassador, Announcement, Steve Lamacq

IVW is getting closer, and we’re getting excited

#IVW20 keeps getting closer and closer, it’s brilliant looking at what everyone’s got planned for the week. We’re very excited to see what Anna Calvi has planned as our ambassador too. Have a look at what everyone was excited about [...]

December 9, 2019 2020, Ambassador, Announcement
Independent Venue Week 2018 Pianos

US 2019 Artist Ambassador and First Venues Revealed

Returning for its second US edition July 8-14, 2019, Independent Venue Week, with Eventbrite as its exclusive ticketing partner, has announced that Fantastic Negrito will be joining as its official artist ambassador. Grammy Award winner Xavier Dphrepaulezz (Fantastic Negrito) emerged from Oakland's local music scene to a tremendously successful [...]

February 5, 2019 2019, Ambassador, Announcement, Launch, New Venue, Partner, Partners, USA

IVW 19 – A Celebration Of Creativity and Generosity

What a week it’s been. The 6th Independent Venue Week has been an incredible show of creativity and generosity all across the country. From the venues and promoters that put shows on, the artists that play and the people that [...]

February 4, 2019 2019, Ambassador, Artists, Documentary, News, Partners, Review, Sponsors

Full US lineup announced along with honorary artist ambassador Chuck D

Independent Venue Week releases full lineup of inaugural American edition: runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018 Announces Chuck D as honorary artist ambassador “Supporting independent music venues is a cool thing to do, so it’s very exciting that a whole week [...]

July 2, 2018 2018, Ambassador, Announcement, Artist, Artists, Launch, New Venue, USA

When Sam Met Ade: Portishead’s Adrian Utley opens his home studio to Sam Barnett

When Sam Barnett, a young jazz saxophonist, was invited to play a show in Bristol for Independent Venue Week, even he couldn’t have imagined what would happen. Here, he tells the story of how he ended up in Portishead’s Adrian [...]

February 3, 2018 Ambassador

Announcing our fifth ambassador: Big Jeff Johns

We’re over the moon to announce renowned Bristol gig-goer Big Jeff Johns as our fifth and final ambassador for Independent Venue Week. [...]

January 26, 2018 Ambassador, Announcement, News

Pushing On: A Conversation about confidence with Big Jeff Johns

We’re thrilled to have Big Jeff Johns on board. Here he talks a little about his early experiences with music, finding ways of working with his autism, and how Bristol’s independent venues saved him. [...]

January 26, 2018 Ambassador, Interview