#TheBigJeffChat with Bill Ryder-Jones

Welcome to the first Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm UK Time. This week Jeff was joined by singer-songwriter and producer Bill Ryder-Jones and you can hear the really moving conversation they had with one another covering the value of art, mental health, self-doubt…

#IVWTake5 – Anna Calvi & Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice)

Welcome to our very first #IVWTake5 featuring Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice) chatting with Anna Calvi. Stay tuned until the end to see who Anna will have as her guest next week.  #IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved,…

#IndependentVenueLove from Frank Turner – Call Out To Artists and Venues

You may have seen that the brilliant Frank Turner has set up #IndependentVenueLove which he is kindly now running in partnership with us and Music Venue Trust so we can help support independent venues during this difficult time. Frank is streaming live shows of his albums from his home once a week, which fans can subscribe…

Venue Donations and Corona Virus Crowdfunders

For our friends and partners who are at the heart of grassroots music venues and everyone that is part of their local venue community and touring world, we feel so much for you all right now. We are aware many of you are taking the very difficult decision to close your venues or postpone tours….

Independent Venue Fundraiser Megathread

In these past several weeks, the novel coronavirus has brought much of everyone’s daily lives to a screeching halt. For independent venues, whose businesses are kept afloat by social gatherings and live events, the lasting economic effects of this pandemic will prove to be a daunting and unprecedented challenge, unlike anything they’ve experienced beforehand. With cancellations…
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Independent Venues Unite to Deal with Crisis

With the Covid 19 Coronavirus leading to the widespread cancellation of public events, independent venues from around the world are now facing an unprecedented challenge, unlike anything they’ve experienced beforehand. On March 12th, 2020, Independent Venue Week hosted a digital conversation to an attendance of more than 75 live music professionals. In lieu of recent…

Helping in the wake of unexpected cancellations

With the cancellation of SXSW and many other major festivals and tours affected by the global health crisis, many venues face an uncertain future. Send us your open American dates and preferred method of contact through the end of this month and we’ll do our best to spread them through our network. Let us help…

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 more storms hitting for a second weekend, a clean up can’t even properly start yet….

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 iteration in the US, Independent Venue Week has announced the first round of confirmed venues for its…

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, were one of our important partners, broadcast news and interviews of the hundreds of gigs…