Independent Venue Week 29/1/18


It's Independent Venue Week - a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out. These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, IVW brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs. So why not head down to Putney's Half Moon in London tonight to see Starsailor's James Walsh or London's Nambucca this Thursday to see Reigning Days as these venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country and IVW wants to recognize all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.