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Grassroots Venues

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The charity has outlined five steps aimed at “protecting, securing, and improving” the UK’s grassroots music venues

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has published a manifesto ahead of the forthcoming UK general election. The report, entitled ‘A Manifesto for Grassroots Music’, outlines...

New grassroots club, Are Your Affiliated, to open in North Shields

It follows a series of previous pop-up events in the local King Street Social Club by the club's new operators

A new club, Are You Affiliated, is set to open in North Shields. It will be housed on the first floor of King Street Social...

Grassroots music venues: MPs call for arena gig ticket levy to support independent spaces

“It is time that the government brought together everyone with a stake in the industry’s success," said MP Dame Caroline Dinenage

MPs have called for an arena gig ticket levy to help support grassroots venues. On Friday (10th May), a government report by the Department of...

Fatboy Slim DJs tiny venue Hot Box fundraiser: “Anything I can do to help”

Norman Cook lent his star power to support the struggling Chelmsford venue with a sold-out rare intimate gig last week

Fatboy Slim played a rare intimate gig last week as part of the effort to save Essex venue Hot Box from closure. Norman Cook headlined...

Loki announces weekly live event series, Loki Live

Taking place every Thursday, the series will platform local artists alongside acts across Europe

Brixton’s Loki has announced a new weekly live event series, Loki Live. Launched in January and now taking place every Thursday, the series will platform...


The number of grassroots music venues in the UK dropped from 960 to 835 in 2023

Over a third of grassroots music venues in the UK are operating at a loss, according to a new report by the Music Venue Trust...

Bristol club, The Basement, shuts permanently due to development

"Whether there will be room for grassroots culture to take root and thrive among the concrete plans of the landlord and developer class remains to be seen"

Bristol venue The Basement has closed for good. The Stokes Croft venue put on its last event this past Saturday, 8th October, citing development as...

Nationwide initiative launches to connect independent venues with local communities

The programme will host daytime music-based events for "underserved communities and those living in areas of low arts engagement"

A new UK initiative aims to strengthen the relationships between independent venues and their surrounding communities. Independent Venue Community, from the team behind Independent Venue...

The fund will be tailored to each venue's "unique needs"

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged £450,000 to support grassroots venues affected by COVID-19.

Last month, the UK government revealed the first group...