Independent Venue Week

We are looking for volunteers for #IVW18

In just over a month’s time we will be celebrating the fifth Independent Venue Week. Taking place in 180+ venues across the UK, Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of independent music venues across all four countries in the [...]

January 15, 2018 News

Widening our peripheries: A Conversation about empathy with Nadine Shah

Joining us this year as one of five Independent Venue Week ambassadors, we have South Tyneside’s Nadine Shah. Journalist Joe Zadeh went down to interview her. [...]

January 15, 2018 Interview

The Importance of Staying Curious: A Conversation with Portishead’s Adrian Utley

Staying curious is what has kept Portishead’s Adrian Utley making music for almost three decades. Joe Zadeh finds out more. [...]

January 15, 2018 Interview

Independent Venue Week is back for 2018

Independent Venue Week is back for 2018, and it’s bigger than ever as we celebrate our fifth birthday with more venues, and more ambassadors. [...]

January 15, 2018 News

The BRITS to partner with #IVW18

This year, we’re pleased to announce The BRITs will be partnering with Independent Venue Week. The organisation, which celebrates musicians and their work will be helping bring the project on the road this year. [...]

January 14, 2018 Partners

Meet the Partner: Musicians’ Union

We introduce you to our partner, the Musicians’ Union, with an interview with their head of Live Performance, Kelly Wood. [...]

January 13, 2018 Interview, Partner, Partners

Steve Lamacq announces taking his BBC 6 Music radio show on tour during IVW!

Really excited to announce that Steve Lamacq will be on tour for Independent Venue Week. His show will come live from a different part of the UK each day – Monday / Glasgow Tuesday / Hull Wednesday / Stoke Thursday [...]

January 12, 2016 2016, Announcement

#TunesNotChat

#TunesNotChat Going to a gig this weekend? Hate it when other people talk at gigs? So do we. We asked award winning illustrator Robbie Porter (http://www.robbieporter.co.uk) to come up with some posters to encourage people to listen to the music. [...]

January 8, 2016 2016, Announcement

Meet the Artist: Tim Burgess

Meet the Artist: Tim Burgess (The Charlatans, O Genesis) You just finished your tour at the end of last year, how did it go and how did it compare to playing the smaller venues on your first ever headline tour? [...]

January 6, 2016 2016, Artist, Interview

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK LAUNCHES PLANS FOR 2016

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK LAUNCHES PLANS FOR 2016 Monday 25th – Sunday 31st January 2016   Now in its third year, Independent Venue Week is back in January 2016 with a week-long series of gigs all around the UK. The 7 [...]

November 24, 2015 2016, Announcement, Launch