Independent Venue Week
  • After successful US debut dates for year 2 announced

      “I’ve spent a lot of time in independent venues around the world, onstage and as the fan in the crowd. No matter if you’re a superstar or underground act, these places bring music to

  • #IVW19 Dates and first 70 venues for UK announced

    We are really excited to be able to announce the dates for Independent Venue Week 2019, as well as the first 70 venues that are taking part. #IVW19 will take place from Monday, 28th January

  • Support Our Music Venue Documentary

    Independent Venue Week and Blue Hippo Media are excited to announce plans for a new feature documentary celebrating the vital role of independent music venues in breaking, establishing and supporting live music. As well as

  • Independent Venue Week announces initial US venues, shows

    Debut American edition of highly successful UK event runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018 Read the story on Billboard.com We are excited to announce the first confirmed venues and shows across the US partaking in the

  • 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

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

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