#IVW21 Live Record

#IVW21 Live Record

Our 2021 Live Record is almost here – you can preorder it from Sister Ray | Rough Trade | Banquet Records| Resident | Elsewhere & all good independent record shops. Heavy-Weight 180g Single Album in a double gatefold sleeve Release Date: Friday 3rd December 2021 Limited to 400 units on 180g vinyl and only available…

19th July 2021

19th July 2021

We are over the moon today to see the lifting of restrictions in England, allowing many independent venues to once more open their doors and welcome gig-goers. For many of our venues this will be the first gig they will have put together in over 16 months, and we’re really excited by all of the shows we’ve seen announced and taking…

#TheBigJeffChat with Arlo Parks in association with CALM

#TheBigJeffChat with Arlo Parks in association with CALM

This week our #IVW21 ambassador Arlo Parks joined our good friend Big Jeff for #TheBigJeffChat chatting about mental health, her favourite venues and her love of poetry. This episode was brought to you in association with the wonderful folks at CALM. You can access their support resources here: https://www.thecalmzone.net/calm-guides/

#IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks in conversation with Philip Selway (Radiohead)

#IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks in conversation with Philip Selway (Radiohead)

As part of our #IVW21 celebrations it was amazing to be able to bring together our wonderful 2021 ambassador Arlo Parks with our friend Philip Selway from her favourite band, Radiohead. The pair had a great chat about where they find inspiration and their creative techniques – Our favourite moment has got to be Philip…

#IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks – 360° Livestream Performance and more…

#IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks – 360° Livestream Performance and more…

We’re absolutely made up to be sharing some amazing videos of our #IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks with you over on our YouTube channel this week. On Thursday 18th March she connected with our good friend Big Jeff on #TheBigJeffChat chatting about mental health, her favourite venues and her love of poetry and then on Sunday…

Venue Pet’s T-Shirts & Totes

Venue Pet’s T-Shirts & Totes

All proceeds towards Help Musicians UK & their Music Minds Matter Helpline As lockdown has had such an impact on people’s mental health, Help Musicians UK have found their services needed more than ever. We teamed up with them and with our venues to bring something that will hopefully put a smile on everyones faces…

IVW Response to new PRS Announcement

IVW Response to new PRS Announcement

It is encouraging to see PRS for Music respond to feedback from across the industry, particularly the grassroots live music community, regarding their online streaming tariff.  The new license, for artists performing their own work, is a step in the right direction but the £500 cap would still have taken much needed revenue away from…

Thank You

Thank You

Well, that was a very different but no less important week – the most enormous thank you to every single one of you, who helped make Independent Venue Week 2021 happen.  The work that went into making this a digital event was so much more complex than anything we, or many of our venues, have…

Official IVW Statement Regarding PRS Streaming License

Official IVW Statement Regarding PRS Streaming License

We are shocked & appalled that PRS for Music have today, issued onerous new licenses for streamed shows. This decision puts PRS even more out of touch with our community at a time when streaming shows, especially during extended lockdown, means less music and culture when it’s needed most. These streamed shows offer work for…

#IVW21 Schedule Announcement

#IVW21 Schedule Announcement

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2021 MONDAY 25 JANUARY – SUNDAY 31 JANUARY OVER 110 INDEPENDENT UK VENUES ACROSS 12 REGIONS + THE NATIONS 141 EVENTS AND COUNTING  96 PERFORMANCES  |  23 ‘IN CONVERSATIONS’    11 INDUSTRY PANELS  |  2 QUIZZES  |  1 DOCUMENTARY  1 FESTIVAL – Official partner of MUSIC FEEDS festival – IVW 21’s Ambassadors: ARLO…

On The Road with Independent Venue Week – Premiere Tickets Onsale Now

On The Road with Independent Venue Week – Premiere Tickets Onsale Now

We are beyond excited to finally be able to share On The Road With Independent Venue Week, our feature length documentary about venues and their communities with you, all as part of #IVW21.  On The Road with Independent Venue Week (IVW) is a feature documentary filmed over 2 years, including the 2018 & 2019 IVW celebrations,…

#IVW21 Community Stories – Communion Music

We had a fantastic full week line up announced for both Omeara and Lafayette which we’ve fortunately been able to reschedule most of to dates in April and May. All of the shows are socially distanced so the capacities at both venues will be greatly reduced, giving fans the chance to experience live music in a truly intimate setting.   The…

#IVW21 Community Stories – The Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

In the run up to #IVW21 we’ll be featuring stories from people in our community about how they have found the last 12 months, what they’re looking forward to in the next year & how live music can only thrive if everyone survives.  Today we chatted with the lovely Dee from The Oh Yeah Centre…

#IVW21 Community Stories – Come Play With Me

In the run up to #IVW21 we’ll be featuring stories from people in our community about how they have found the last 12 months, what they’re looking forward to in the next year & how live music can only thrive if everyone survives.  Today we chatted with the wonderful Tony from Come Play With Me,…

Announcing our #IVW21  Ambassador for Scotland – Amy Macdonald

Announcing our #IVW21 Ambassador for Scotland – Amy Macdonald

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2021 ANNOUNCES AMY MACDONALD AS NATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR SCOTLAND She joins Arlo Parks, Gruff Rhys & Jordan Adetunji to complete the lineup of representatives for the UK’s biggest celebration of independent venues and their communities IVW 2021 AMBASSADOR FOR SCOTLAND: AMY MACDONALD For the first time in its eight-year history, Independent Venue…

Announcing our #IVW21 Ambassador for Northern Ireland – Jordan Adetunji

Announcing our #IVW21 Ambassador for Northern Ireland – Jordan Adetunji

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2021 ANNOUNCES JORDAN ADETUNJI AS THEIR NATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR NORTHERN IRELAND Independent Venue Week announces the young and incredibly talented Jordan Adetunji to represent Northern Ireland in the 2021 edition taking place from Monday 25 January to Sunday 31 January 2021. Independent Venue Week will this year be represented by four ambassadors – one…

Announcing our #IVW21 Ambassador for Wales – Gruff Rhys

Announcing our #IVW21 Ambassador for Wales – Gruff Rhys

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2021  ANNOUNCES GRUFF RHYS AS THEIR  NATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR WALES MONDAY 25 JANUARY – SUNDAY 31 JANUARY 2021 OVER 75 INDEPENDENT UK VENUES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH – ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, CREATIVE SCOTLAND, SEE TICKETS, YAMAHA, FRED PERRY, PPL, THE MUSICIANS UNION, THE F LIST, LOADIN.COM Independentvenueweek.com #IVW21 Launch Announcement Event Film here…

#IVW21 Launch

#IVW21 Launch

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK ANNOUNCES 2021 RETURN WITH AMBASSADOR ARLO PARKS MONDAY 25 JANUARY – SUNDAY 31 JANUARY 2021 OVER 55 INDEPENDENT UK VENUES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH – ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, SEE TICKETS, YAMAHA, FRED PERRY, THE F LIST, PPL, LOADIN.COM Arlo Parks | IVW Ambassador 2021 | Credit: Alex Kurun Independent Venue Week returns for its eighth consecutive year –…

#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…

#IVW20 Live Record

#IVW20 Live Record

Our 2020 Live Record is almost here – you can preorder it from us or contact your local independent record store and ask them to get you a copy. Heavy-Weight 180g Single Album in a double gatefold sleeve Opening Track Poem on Printed Insert Sheet Release Date: Friday 11th December 2020 The single gate-fold record…