Independent Venue Week
  • IVW Live 2018 Exclusive Vinyl Album for Record Store Day

         We’re ridiculously excited to announce the release of our first ever Independent Venue Week live album as part of Record Store Day, with recordings taken from shows across the week. Limited to 500

  • 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.

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

Steve Lamacq joins us on tour for Independent Venue Week 2018

Steve Lamacq has announced the full extent of his IVW tour later this month, including venues and artist performances The tour will feature a visit to the infamous John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket, where Steve will be [...]

January 16, 2018 News

Skinny Girl Diet headline Nadine Shah curated tour

We’re thrilled to announce the details of our ambassador Nadine Shah, and the artists who will be playing her tour. [...]

January 15, 2018 News

Gaz Coombes will be joining the Independent Venue Week bill

Supergrass’s Gaz Coombes will be joining us for a special date as part of this year’s Independent Venue Week. [...]

January 15, 2018 News

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