Tuesday 25th February 2020,
Independent Venue Week

Calderdale Flooding – URGENT Support Needed

Live Shows and Auction – Please Can You Help? As you may have seen, the wider area of Calderdale has, once again, been hit by sever flooding. Many homes, business and community spaces have been hit really badly and with [...]

February 15, 2020 Announcement, News

Over 120 US Venues and Counting Announced for 2020

The third US edition of Independent Venue Week will take place July 6-12 with over 120 venues confirmed and counting Venues are still welcome to apply to participate in this year’s edition of Independent Venue Week Returning for its third [...]

February 3, 2020 2020, Announcement, Partner, Partners, Sponsors, USA

Independent Venue Week 20 – Done but not Dusted

Photography by Jamie MacMillan ©   WHAT A WEEK – #IVW20 was our biggest ever thanks to everyone who took part. Whether you bought tickets to a gig, ran a night, played on stage, crewed for a band or venue, [...]

February 3, 2020 2020, Announcement, History, News

‘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

Big Jeff’s Blog – Lets go to SXSW

We’re so excited to say that Bristol music legend Big Jeff has been invited to Austin Texas for South by South West music conference and festival in March 2020 – can you help him go by donating and sharing his crowdfunding page? [...]

January 30, 2020 Uncategorized

Arts Council England announces second round of funding to support independent venues

Arts Council England announces second round of funding – a further £1.5million for grassroots music venues. Following the launch of the inaugural £1.5 million Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund in May 2019, Arts Council England (ACE) today announces a second [...]

January 30, 2020 2020, Announcement, News, Partner

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

Long And Winding Road Film Premiere

We are so excited for our second big announcement this week – the worldwide premiere of our documentary with Blue Hippo Media, Long And Winding Road with Philip Selway (Radiohead) which is taking place on Tuesday 21st of January in [...]

January 8, 2020 Documentary

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 Live Vinyl Record 2019

Second Live Release to celebrate Independent Venue Week 2020  Limited edition of 250 individually numbered copies on black vinyl Heavy-Weight 180g Single Album in a double gatefold sleeve Release Date – Friday 24th January 2020 Independent Venue Week release their [...]

December 17, 2019 2020, Announcement, Vinyl