US Venues: Independent Venue Week calls for American venue submissions

American Independent venues are welcome to apply to participate in 2019’s US edition of Independent Venue Week here. “I’ve spent a lot of time in independent venues around the world, on stage and as the fan in the crowd. No matter if you’re a superstar or underground act, these places bring music to the people…

Arts Council England Confirmation

Here at IVW HQ we’ve received some great news that we wanted to share with you all. We are beyond thrilled, a little relieved and so, so grateful to have been successfully awarded our Arts Council England grant. Independent Venue Week was set up to and continues to support independent venues and those that learn…

#IVW 2nd Wave of Venues Signed Up

With just a few months to go before #IVW19, we’re excited to announce that 130 independent venues have now signed up to be part of the 6th Independent Venue Week. Details for all new venues will be added to the existing list on our website soon, but for the meantime, see below for all the…

#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…

Support Our Music Venue Documentary

Independent Venue Week and Blue Hippo Media are excited to announce plans for a new feature documentary celebrating the vital role of independent music venues in breaking, establishing and supporting live music. As well as interviewing venue owners and operators, we will also be featuring artists who have played the venues, some for decades, others…

IVW Live 2018 Exclusive Vinyl Album for Record Store Day

     We’re ridiculously excited to announce the release of our first ever Independent Venue Week live album as part of Record Store Day, with recordings taken from shows across the week. Limited to 500 hand-numbered heavy-weight vinyl and only available in the UK, the release includes tracks from some of the most exciting artists…

Sunday’s Gig Gallery

As IVW18 draws to a close, we remember Sunday, our final day, and take a look at performances from Anteros, Horsey, The Magic Gang and more.

We’ve Spent The Week Meeting Our Heros

We’re done – what an incredible 7 days. The most enormous thank you ALL for your help and support in making Independent Venue Week’s 5th birthday such an ENORMOUS success. They say don’t meet your heroes. We’ve spent all week meeting ours – the effervescent, the maverick, the tireless, the cheeky, the extremely funny, the…

Saturday’s Gig Gallery

As the weekend kicked in during IVW18, we had some amazing shows lined up for a great Saturday night, including shows from Frank Turner, Richard Hawley, Katrina (of Katrina and the Waves), Inheaven and many more.