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.

Signature Brew take us on a multi-sensory beer tasting

This year, we’ve partnered with the brewers at Signature Brew, who make craft beer inspired by music. They decided they’d like to take us on an audio-visual-taste sensation of a journey through some of their craft beers, pairing them up [...]

January 26, 2018 Partner

Sound Advice: 10 crucial pieces of advice for touring artists

For all those bands out on the road, these are some of the best pieces of touring advice from the general manager of Cato Music, the touring musical production company behind Cato Academy, with 16 years of touring and production [...]

January 25, 2018 News, Partner, Partners

Changing cultural currents: A conversation about independence with Jamie Cullum

Joe Zadeh speaks to Jamie Cullum about his early starts making music, about recording, and about his mission to change the cultural currents for music in hard-hit areas across the UK. Words by Joe Zadeh 19 years ago, a 20-year-old [...]

January 24, 2018 Ambassador, Announcement

PRS FOR MUSIC ANNOUNCES INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK PANELS

PRS for Music has announced it will host two educational panels in Bristol and Leeds at this year’s Independent Venue Week (IVW), with Portishead’s Adrian Utley (pictured, above right) among the panellists. [...]

January 23, 2018 News, Partner

BBC Music comes on board for Independent Venue Week 2018

Independent Venue Week is proud to celebrate a media partnership with BBC Music.  [...]

January 23, 2018 News, Partner

We interviewed Fred Perry’s Subculture photographer about capturing cultural moments

Fred Perry has always had a unique place at the heart of British subcultures and music, this heritage still informs the brand today. For the last year, their shows at the 100 Club have been about putting iconic bands in [...]

January 19, 2018 Partner, Partners

The Joe Strummer Foundation on their work and their partnership with IVW

This year, the Joe Strummer Foundation will be joining Independent Venue Week as a Charity Partner. We talked to Jamie from the charity, about the projects we’re working with them on, and what Joe’s legacy means for music. The Joe [...]

January 19, 2018 News, Partner

Announcing our next two ambassadors: Jamie Cullum and Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels

Independent Venue Week is pleased to announce two more of its ambassadors for 2018. Both Jamie Cullum and Darryl McDaniels join us in celebrating and championing independent venues both here and in the US. [...]

January 18, 2018 Uncategorized

Meet some of the bands playing this year’s Independent Venue Week

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January 18, 2018 Partner

Marshall Records bring their bands on the road

Getting in the van and on the road for Independent Venue Week 2018, Marshall Records is bringing some of its bands on tour. We wanted to give you a little introduction to their music. Joining us on the road this [...]

January 17, 2018 Interview