The official #IVW21 launch took place in a covid secure and socially-distanced event at Bush Hall – hosted by Simone Butler (Primal Scream), who chatted with Arlo Parks as well as Tor Maries aka Billy Nomates and Betsy HarleyMusic and Events Manager of Bush HallMore interviews were held over zoom including Claire Mera-Nelson – Head of Music at Arts Council England, Rob Wilmshurst CEO See Tickets, Chris Irvine – Product Manager Pro Audio Yamaha Music UK and James Ainscough – CEO Help Musicians UK.

You can watch the full launch event here on this page or on our YouTube channel, including an electric live performance from Billy Nomates at a closed, Covid safe gig at Strings on the Isle of Wight at the weekend.