Independent Venue Week
  • #IVW 2nd Wave of Venues Signed Up

    With just a few months to go before #IVW19, we’re excited to announce that 130 independent venues have now signed up to be part of the 6th Independent Venue Week. Details for all new venues

  • 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

  • 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

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