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…

The Sherlocks announce tour in support of independent venues

We’re absolutely delighted that The Sherlocks have partnered with us to play 15 shows at UK grassroots venues this autumn, as part of their “Keep Our Independent Venues Alive” tour. The tour kicks off in Blackburn’s Electric Church Club on October 1, followed by shows in Manchester, Cambridge, Tunbridge Wells, Reading, Northampton, Peterborough, Wrexham, Bedford, York,…

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 Ambassador for Scotland Amy Macdonald livestream performance from Òran Mór – premiering Thursday 13th May

We’re absolutely over the moon to share this with you all – Our wonderful #IVW21 Ambassador for Scotland Amy Macdonald recorded a live set for us from the beautiful Òran Mór in Glasgow, supported by the lovely folks at Creative Scotland. Here’s a little taster of her set, which you can watch in full on our YouTube channel from…

#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…

‘Music Is My Substantial Meal’ Merch, Designed by Big Jeff

Over lockdown, legendary gig-goer, artist, IVW ambassador and our wonderful pal Big Jeff designed this fantastic artwork based on one of his own tweets. Just like Jeff, music is our substantial meal and we can’t wait until we can get into venues once more – we’re hungry for some live music.  You can order your…