Independent Venue Week Endorses Audience Access Alliance Accessible Re-Opening Checklist

Independent Venue Week Endorses Audience Access Alliance Accessible Re-Opening Checklist

Independent Venue Week urges industry to check reopening plans against 10-point checklist to ensure Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent audiences/fans/consumers are not left behind.  Independent Venue Week is today calling on the UK’s insert relevant industry or ‘venues and events’ etc to check their reopening plans against a 10-point checklist published by the cross-sector Audience Access Alliance. The Audience Access Alliance, founded…

#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.

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…

Arts Council England Support IVW20

Arts Council England Support IVW20

Photo: Pip Blom at The Horn #IVW19 by Ellen Offredy Photography We’re over the moon to have learnt that Arts Council England is, for a 6th year running, supporting Independent Venue Week. This enables us to work alongside all of our partners to deliver live shows as well as our new training and education program which we will be announcing later…

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…

The Friday Gig Guide

The Friday Gig Guide

It’s been amazing, but it’s not over yet. Today’s gig guide is up, and it’s an absolute corker with a huge amount of variety of artists across the country.

Sound Advice: 10 crucial pieces of advice for touring artists

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 management experience.

The BRITS to partner with #IVW18

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.

Following Venues Day we are pleased to announce the launch of the Music Venues Alliance..

+ Music Venues Alliance + “Championing The Grassroots” We are delighted to formally announce the launch of the Music Venues Alliance, an association of venues and organisations that have united behind the work of the Trust to engage with the industry, the cultural sector, and politicians to take actions that protect, secure and improve the UK’s music…

PRS for Music comes on board to support Independent Venue Week

PRS for Music are announced as headline partner for this the inaugural Independent Venue Week. Speaking about their involvement, PRS for Music‘s Head of Marketing Paul Sims comments; “PRS for Music is proud to be supporting Independent Venue Week. Independent live music venues play a vital role in many of our members’ music careers. Not just…

Why These Venues Need Support

Ask any avid music fan or any artist and they will be able to tell you their first gig, their favourite gig and when and where they both were. Every single gig is totally unique. The set, the way the band plays, the way the audience responds; it can never be repeated. But venues up…