#IVW22 Venue Sign-Up is Now Open

#IVW22 Venue Sign-Up is Now Open

We’re really excited to say that as of noon today venue sign-up for #IVW22 is OPEN! We can’t wait to see packed rooms of people enjoying live music for Independent Venue Week once more. We’re using @_loadin.com_ again this year for venues & promoters, so if you want to get involved please drop Charlie a line at charlie@independentvenueweek.com and…

#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…

#TheBigJeffChat – Dom Frazer (The Boileroom, Guildford)

#TheBigJeffChat – Dom Frazer (The Boileroom, Guildford)

Welcome to the fourteenth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by venue owner Dom Frazer, who runs The Boileroom in Guildford. The pair had a chat about what the venue means to them, and how people make venues….

#TheBigJeffChat with Nathan (Brudenell Social Club)

#TheBigJeffChat with Nathan (Brudenell Social Club)

Welcome to the thirteenth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by venue owner Nathan Clarke, who runs the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds. The pair had a big geek out about their favourite bands and gigs, the atmosphere…

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…

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….

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…

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…

#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…