The official #IVW22 launch took place on Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 229 London hosted by BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and with a performance from moa moa. Lamacq chatted with Rich Legate from Attitude Is Everything about their recently launched #JustAsk campaign and Cath Hurley from Future Yard, Birkenhead about how their year has been. Lamacq also spoke to Wayne Yardley of Rippla, who started streaming live gigs before the pandemic and Charlotte Penny from Arts Council England about how they have supported Grassroots Music Venues during the pandemic.

Watch highlights from the event on our YouTube channel, as well as individual IVW interviews with each guest.