Independent Venue Week
  • We’ve Spent The Week Meeting Our Heros

    We’re done – what an incredible 7 days. The most enormous thank you ALL for your help and support in making Independent Venue Week’s 5th birthday such an ENORMOUS success. They say don’t meet your

  • Saturday’s Gig Gallery

    As the weekend kicked in during IVW18, we had some amazing shows lined up for a great Saturday night, including shows from Frank Turner, Richard Hawley, Katrina (of Katrina and the Waves), Inheaven and many

  • 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

  • Friday’s Gig Gallery

    As the weekend looms, IVW18 ramped up a gear on Friday with a host of incredible shows, including sets from Life, HMLTD, Cabbage and many more.

  • The Weekend Gig Guide

    There’s one hell of a weekend ahead of us – and we’re rearing to get stuck in and explore.

Wednesday’s Gig Gallery

See Spring King, Baby Strange and Sorry in Wednesday’s IVW18 gallery. We’re at the halfway point of IVW18, and venues up and down the country got pretty tasty – we saw sets from Baby Strange, Spring King, Jesuits, Sorry and [...]

February 1, 2018 Uncategorized

The Wednesday Gig Guide

It’s Wednesday. Meaning everything is fully in gear, and Independent Venue Week is firmly on the road. Here’s the list of gigs happening this evening. [...]

January 31, 2018 Uncategorized

Tuesday’s Gig Gallery

Our photographers caught a glimpse of what happened on the second day of IVW18 Another great day of live music on Tuesday 30th Jan, with stellar performances from artists such as Spring King, Avalanche Party and Chiedu. In this gallery, [...]

January 31, 2018 Uncategorized

The Tuesday Gig Guide

Welcome to the second day of Independent Venue Week. Every day we’ll be posting a comprehensive guide to what’s happening in the venues across the UK. [...]

January 30, 2018 News, Tickets

Monday’s Gig Gallery

Here’s a round-up of how this year’s independent venues kicked off IVW18 in style. Seems venues were in fine form to kick off IVW18 on Monday night, with great listings up and down the country. See our highlights from Jimmy’s [...]

January 30, 2018 News, Uncategorized

Just why do Independent venues matter?

At the tail end of last year, we kicked off the project at 100 Club in London. During the launch, we spoke to some of the people making everything happen about just why independent venues matter. [...]

January 29, 2018 News

The Monday Gig Guide

Welcome to the first day of Independent Venue Week 2018. Every day we’ll be running you through a gig guide for what there is out there to enjoy for that day of the week.   [...]

January 29, 2018 News

Help Musicians UK: Supporting The Music Industry All Around The Country.

Help Musicians UK will be joining us across the UK with a selection of shows this year. We round up where they’ll be over the week.  [...]

January 26, 2018 News, Partner

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