You’ve come a long long way, baby.

You’ve come a long long way, baby.

We are ridiculously excited to announce, in partnership with The Adelphi Club in Hull, Fatboy Slim on Friday 18th October 2019. This is one of the most eagerly anticipated intimate gigs the city has ever seen and see’s the legendary superstar DJ making a welcome return to Hull to take part in the venue’s 35th…

Q&A – MEET JULIA HEATH, BOOKING ASSISTANT @ HARLOW’S

Q&A – MEET JULIA HEATH, BOOKING ASSISTANT @ HARLOW’S

As one of the oldest independent venues in Northern California, Harlow’s embraces all kinds of music in a time where it seems like many venues steer clear of certain genres. Julia Heath from Harlow’s explains her favorite part of working at her venue by saying, “In any given week, we might have artists that are…

Q&A – Meet Glenn Boothe, Talent Buyer/Marketing Director @ Motorco

Q&A – Meet Glenn Boothe, Talent Buyer/Marketing Director @ Motorco

Located in North Carolina, Motorco distinguishes itself by having a separate restaurant and bar that caters to its own crowd on any given night. Glenn Boothe is the Talent Buyer and Marketing Director at the venue. His favorite part of working at an independent venue is putting together live events that create unique social experiences…

US Venue Spotlight – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

US Venue Spotlight – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

Housed in the musically historic location of 2729 W Broad Street, The Broadberry is Virginia’s hot spot for entertainment. The location is steeped in musical history; in the 1980s this venue was known as The Cellar Door and More and staged acts such as The Ramones and John Benator. The Broadberry is home to the…

IVW 19 – A Celebration Of Creativity and Generosity

IVW 19 – A Celebration Of Creativity and Generosity

What a week it’s been. The 6th Independent Venue Week has been an incredible show of creativity and generosity all across the country. From the venues and promoters that put shows on, the artists that play and the people that go to gigs, the whole country has come together to celebrate these amazing places. The…

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Sunday (3 February)

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Sunday (3 February)

It’s the final day (Sunday, 3 February) of Independent Venue Week 2019 and we are going out with a bang not a whimper. There are plenty of shows to head out, as Tim Burgess brings his IVW tour to a close at The Crescent in York, Pip Blom play Birkenhead Library and Richard Hawley plays a second…

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Saturday (2 February)

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Saturday (2 February)

Every night of Independent Venue Week 2019 is a big night out, but some nights – Saturdays  in fact – are bigger than others as our penultimate day (2 February) this year is also our busiest. Leftfield and A Guy Called Gerald are bringing the electronic vibes to Dreamland’s Hall By The Sea in Margate,…

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Friday (1 February)

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Friday (1 February)

Pinch, punch it’s the first of the month (1 February)… and Friday of Independent Venue Week 2019. It’s a busy day for shows, gigs, comedy nights and more, so what better way to recover from a bruising first morning of the month then heading out tonight. The Brickyard in Carlisle has  Hacktivist live, the legendary…

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Thursday (31 Jan)

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Thursday (31 Jan)

Independent Venue Week 2019 continues tonight (Thursday, 31 January) with a real mix of gigs, comedy and more. The Mash Report’s Nish Kumar is treading the boards at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavillion, while Alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton is getting behind the decks at Leeds’ The Lending Room. Leeds Brudenell Social Club are hosting Talk Show…

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Wednesday (30 Jan)

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Wednesday (30 Jan)

Happy hump day… or as we prefer to call it: day three of Indepdendent Venue Week 2019 (Wednesday, 30 January). Again there plenty to hear and see right across the country, with just a few of the highlights including Beans On Toast at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach, A at The Lincoln Imp in Scunthorpe, Goat…

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Tuesday (29 Jan)

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Tuesday (29 Jan)

Independent Venue Week 2019 continues tonight (Tuesday 29 January) with another dazzling and varied selection of shows. Comedian Stephen K Amos is at the Cambridge junction, while just across town The Duke Spirit’s frontwoman Liela Moss plays a solo show. Gomez frontman Ben Ottewell is also solo tonight, playing the Parish Church  in Newton Abbot…

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Monday (28 Jan)

Independent Venue Week 2019 Gig Guide – Monday (28 Jan)

Independent Venue Week 2019 kicks off today (Monday 28 January) with a full programme of gigs – so there’s no excuse to make the most of the whole week. Among the highlights tonight, this year’s ambassador Novelist kicks off his IVW tour at London’s 100 Club, while Songhoy Blues play Brighton’s Komedia, This Is The…

IVW Documentary with Radiohead’s Phil Selway – Crowdfunding Campaign

IVW Documentary with Radiohead’s Phil Selway – Crowdfunding Campaign

Even before the first ever Independent Venue Week had taken place, we  had approached no end of production and film companies. We had a vision about making a documentary all about the amazing characters, up and down the country, that own and run these venues. We met with apathy or radio silence. For five years. And…

#IVW 2nd Wave of Venues Signed Up

#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 will be added to the existing list on our website soon, but for the meantime, see below for all the…

#IVW19 Dates and first 70 venues for UK announced

#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 – Sunday, 3rd February 2019. Here are the venues that have signed up so far: 100 Club,  London 93 Feet…