#IVW22 DAY 4

THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY We are already missing day 4 of #IVW22, but it’s ok because we still have the whole weekend to go. Idles produced a set worthy of their historic sold out three-night residency at Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow last night. The energy and love in the room was something else, and it was […]

#IVW22 DAY 3

WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY Day 3 of #IVW22 was another crazy one all around the UK and as expected, we loved every second… Nova Twins rocked The Moon in Cardiff as they gather more praise in the independent music scene, picking up an impressive 5-star review in The Guardian for good measure. Photo: Bethan Miller Meanwhile, […]

#IVW22 DAY 2

TUESDAY 1 FEBRUARY Still reeling from another huge day for #IVW22. Gigs from #1 and #2 UK album artists to bands and venues involved in their first IVW gigs, it was another day that had everything… The day was full of excitement from the off as BBC 6 Music‘s Steve Lamacq ventured to Belgrave Music […]

#IVW22 DAY 1

MONDAY 31 JANUARY What a first night to officially open #IVW22. So many venues were looking packed full of communities enjoying independent live music again, and that’s what we love to see. False Advertising opened up proceedings at The Parish, Huddersfield, bringing an infectious energy that will no doubt keep the crowd going all week. […]

#IVW22 HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN

MONDAY 31 JANUARY – SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2022 #IVW22 has official begun and we’ve already been treated to some massive gigs, including some early shows from a couple of our ambassadors… Wet Leg played a blinding night at the Joiners, Southampton last night. Showcasing a load of new tracks that whipped the eager crowd into […]

#IVW22 FULL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

MONDAY 31 JANUARY – SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2022 OVER 210 INDEPENDENT UK VENUES SIGNED UP ACROSS 93 VILLAGES, TOWNS & CITIES OVER 485 EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH – ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, CREATIVE SCOTLAND, ARTS COUNCIL WALES,SEE TICKETS, gigseekr, PPL We are so excited to announce the full schedule for our ninth consecutive edition of IVW […]

Independent Venue Week is back in person , and announces 2022 Ambassador – Wet Leg

MONDAY 31 JANUARY – SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2022 OVER 120 INDEPENDENT UK VENUES ARE ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR THE 2022 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH – ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, CREATIVE SCOTLAND, ARTS COUNCIL WALES, SEE TICKETS – #IVW22 Independent Venue Week returns, in person, for its ninth consecutive year – the annual, seven-day celebration of independent music […]

The Big Jeff Chat – Now Available as a Podcast

We’re over the moon that you can now take The Big Jeff Chat anywhere with you as a podcast. Over the last year legendary gig-goer Former Independent Venue Week ambassador, avid gig-goer and all round legend Big Jeff has been over on our YouTube channel having a friendly chat with someone he admires from the […]

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, […]