#IVW21 Tickets & Info

#IVW21 Tickets & Info

Head to our Tickets & Info page for up to date listings for all events taking place as part of #IVW21. Head to the page here.

#IVW21 Venue Sign-Up

#IVW21 Venue Sign-Up

This year, we are moving the sign up and ongoing communications with IVW to a new platform to streamline the whole process, make it easier and more efficient to communicate with you and update you on key things. The updated Code of Conduct can be found here along with all documents and forms you will…

With You In Spirit Until We Can Be With You In Person

With You In Spirit Until We Can Be With You In Person

It’s been 7 months since 99,442 gig goers went to 808 gigs in 230 venues during Independent Venue Week 2020. No-one wants live music to return more than everyone in our community, including us.  When Independent Venue Week was set up back in 2013, the idea was to encourage people to get off their screens…

Grassroots Music Venues To Be Saved by Government Cash

Grassroots Music Venues To Be Saved by Government Cash

First portion of £1.57 billion culture recovery package will go towards saving music venues from insolvency  £2.25 million emergency support expected to benefit 150 venues across the country The fund opens today, Saturday 24th July at midday and closes at midday, Monday 3rd August The first tranche of funding from the Government’s £1.57 billion cultural…

Independents Day 2020 Full Program Announcement

Independents Day 2020 Full Program Announcement

Full Program Announced for Second Independents Day, in partnership with HARMAN  Wednesday 29th – Thursday 30th July 20 You can download the full program for the two days here. You can view all panels and sessions live and direct from the Watch Live page here on our website or on our Facebook page Our stakeholder event, Independents Day, is…

#IVWTake5 – Anna Calvi chats with Joe Talbot (Idles)

The second #IVWTake5 is here, and this week we have #IVW20 ambassador Anna Calvi chatting with Joe Talbot of Idles. Stay tuned until the end to see who Joe will have as his guest next week.  #IVWTake5 sees two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve…

#TheBigJeffChat with Bill Ryder-Jones

#TheBigJeffChat with Bill Ryder-Jones

Welcome to the first Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm UK Time. This week Jeff was joined by singer-songwriter and producer Bill Ryder-Jones and you can hear the really moving conversation they had with one another covering the value of art, mental health, self-doubt…

#IVWTake5 – Anna Calvi & Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice)

#IVWTake5 – Anna Calvi & Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice)

Welcome to our very first #IVWTake5 featuring Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice) chatting with Anna Calvi. Stay tuned until the end to see who Anna will have as her guest next week.  #IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved,…

Venue Donations and Corona Virus Crowdfunders

Venue Donations and Corona Virus Crowdfunders

For our friends and partners who are at the heart of grassroots music venues and everyone that is part of their local venue community and touring world, we feel so much for you all right now. We are aware many of you are taking the very difficult decision to close your venues or postpone tours….

Calderdale Flooding – URGENT Support Needed

Calderdale Flooding – URGENT Support Needed

Live Shows and Auction – Please Can You Help? As you may have seen, the wider area of Calderdale has, once again, been hit by sever flooding. Many homes, business and community spaces have been hit really badly and with more storms hitting for a second weekend, a clean up can’t even properly start yet….

Independent Venue Week 20 – Done but not Dusted

Independent Venue Week 20 – Done but not Dusted

Photography by Jamie MacMillan ©   WHAT A WEEK – #IVW20 was our biggest ever thanks to everyone who took part. Whether you bought tickets to a gig, ran a night, played on stage, crewed for a band or venue, were one of our important partners, broadcast news and interviews of the hundreds of gigs…

Arts Council England announces second round of funding to support independent venues

Arts Council England announces second round of funding to support independent venues

Arts Council England announces second round of funding – a further £1.5million for grassroots music venues. Following the launch of the inaugural £1.5 million Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund in May 2019, Arts Council England (ACE) today announces a second round of investment in the grassroots music sector with a further £1.5million available to March…

Today is the day, #IVW20 kicks off in full force

Today is the day, #IVW20 kicks off in full force

Thank you all SO much for helping get Independent Venue Week off to the most incredible start this year. I know you are all in different parts of the country, some having travelled overnight on that AMAZING BBC 6 Music bus. This IVW is set to be the biggest year yet and we’re grateful to…

Lamacq Announces Homecoming Tour For IVW

Lamacq Announces Homecoming Tour For IVW

The BBC 6 Music Homecoming Tour with Steve Lamacq for Independent Venue Week announcement   We are excited to finally announce Steve Lamacq‘s plans for IVW, his fifth year going out on the road and travelling across the UK. On his ‘Homecoming Tour’, Lamacq will be visiting the hometowns, and consequently the infamous venues, of…

IVW Live Vinyl Record 2019

IVW Live Vinyl Record 2019

Second Live Release to celebrate Independent Venue Week 2020  Limited edition of 250 individually numbered copies on black vinyl Heavy-Weight 180g Single Album in a double gatefold sleeve Release Date – Friday 24th January 2020 Independent Venue Week release their second live album with recordings taken from shows across IVW19, the launch event, and at…

IVW is getting closer, and we’re getting excited

IVW is getting closer, and we’re getting excited

#IVW20 keeps getting closer and closer, it’s brilliant looking at what everyone’s got planned for the week. We’re very excited to see what Anna Calvi has planned as our ambassador too. Have a look at what everyone was excited about at our launch below.

200 venues for IVW20

200 venues for IVW20

‪#IVW20 is looking so good already. Do you know where you want to go? We now have 200 venues you can choose from. Check them out ‬here.

IVW Launch Shows – 14th November

IVW Launch Shows – 14th November

Our official launch for #IVW20 will be taking place on the 14th of November. Around the UK we have a number of venues who want to celebrate with us and who will be announcing their line ups for January. They’re putting on their own shows with the bands they love, and will be joining in…

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…

First 60 Venues for IVW UK 20 Announced

First 60 Venues for IVW UK 20 Announced

If you’re having the Monday blues, fear not as we’re here to cheer you up. We’re incredibly excited to announce the first 60 venues that have signed up for Independent Venue Week for Jan/Feb 20. There will, of course, be many more to come but we have venues signed up from all across England, Scotland…

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…

Arts Council England Confirmation

Arts Council England Confirmation

Here at IVW HQ we’ve received some great news that we wanted to share with you all. We are beyond thrilled, a little relieved and so, so grateful to have been successfully awarded our Arts Council England grant. Independent Venue Week was set up to and continues to support independent venues and those that learn…

#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…

Independent Venue Week to launch in the US

Independent Venue Week to launch in the US

In Summer 2018, Independent Venue Week will launch in the US. The festival will take place from July 9 – 15th, and will be in venues running across the whole of the United States. It’s amazingly exciting news for us, and a pleasure to finally share it.

Changing cultural currents: A conversation about independence with Jamie Cullum

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 Jamie Cullum decided to put aside £480 (which was probably around two months rent at…

#TunesNotChat

#TunesNotChat

#TunesNotChat Going to a gig this weekend? Hate it when other people talk at gigs? So do we. We asked award winning illustrator Robbie Porter (http://www.robbieporter.co.uk) to come up with some posters to encourage people to listen to the music. Here are the brilliant results – feel free to share. See our interview with Tim…

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK LAUNCHES PLANS FOR 2016

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK LAUNCHES PLANS FOR 2016

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK LAUNCHES PLANS FOR 2016 Monday 25th – Sunday 31st January 2016   Now in its third year, Independent Venue Week is back in January 2016 with a week-long series of gigs all around the UK. The 7 day long campaign which runs nationally but with a local grassroots focus has grown again…

Independent Venue Week 2015 Launches…

Independent Venue Week 2015 Launches…

85 Venues with Frank Turner as Ambassador Monday 26th Jan – Sunday 2nd Feb 2015 Following a hugely successful first year, Independent Venue Week is back in 2015 with 5 times as many venues taking part all around the UK. Frank Turner has taken over the mantle as this year’s Ambassador from Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood. Supported…

A big thank you to all those Independent Venue’s that made IVW amazing!

A big thank you to all those Independent Venue’s that made IVW amazing!

That’s it – the first Independent Venue Week came to a close last night after an amazing 6 days of gigs all around the UK. A HUGE thank you to all those people who helped make it happen including all of the participating venues and their dedicated staff, promoters, bands and everyone who went down…