We were delighted to welcome so many of you to Independents Day at 229 last week. The day consisted of a range of panels in which topics were brought to life by our wonderful panelists as well as connections made with venues, promoters and agents throughout the day. A huge thank you to our partners, […]

Independent Venue Week start 10th anniversary preparations with Independents Day 2022

Presented by Independent Venue Week and Independent Venue Community, the annual stakeholder conference takes place tomorrow (August 2nd) at 229 London, bringing together grassroots music venues, promoters and partners for a day of discussion, debate and inspiration.   Preparing for IVW’s 10th anniversary, and inspiring venues to engage in more IVC activity, 2022’s event will […]


To my dear, wonderful friend, Jeff, You’ve been at the heart of our Independent Venue Week family for over five years now and our world has become so much richer for it. We were absolutely devastated to hear about the terrible accident you had at home recently. The next few days, weeks, months and, possibly […]


The dust is still settling for us, but we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for getting out and supporting independent venues last week for #IVW22. You really made it happen. A huge thanks to our supporters Arts Council England, BBC Radio 6 Music, Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru | Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, See Tickets, gigseekr and PPL – Phonographic […]

#IVW22 DAY 6

SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY Last night tonight…We have loved every second, and we hope you have too. Yesterday, Audiobooks closed up Future Yard in Birkenhead in serious fashion, producing a set that lit up the crowd as a perfect way to end the venue’s first IVW. Nu Garçon brought an amazing show to Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom in Norwich as part of the 0800 Moshi […]

#IVW22 DAY 5

FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY #IVW22 so far has already been more than we ever could have hoped for, and we are feeling pretty grateful that we still have a whole weekend to go… Jane Weaver produced an amazing set at Elsewhere in Margate, adding to the already stellar line up they have had on this week. […]

#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 […]