Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week (IVW) is the UK’s annual 7-day celebration of independent music & arts venues and the people that own, run and work in them.

Current Events
January 2024
Mon 29th Jan 2024 at 7:00pm
Rebellion Manchester, Manchester
Skinny Living
Tue 30th Jan 2024 at 7:30pm
The Black Prince, Northampton
IST IST | Preston, The Ferret
Wed 31st Jan 2024 at 7:00pm
The Ferret, Preston
Wed 31st Jan 2024 at 7:30pm
The Face Bar, Reading
February 2024
IST IST | Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Thu 1st Feb 2024 at 7:00pm
The Craufurd Arms, Wolverton
Lauford Cripps
Thu 1st Feb 2024 at 7:30pm
Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff
IST IST | Sunderland, Independent
Fri 2nd Feb 2024 at 7:00pm
Independent, Sunderland
Ten Eighty Trees + Floodhounds
Fri 2nd Feb 2024 at 7:30pm
Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield
Personal Trainer
Fri 2nd Feb 2024 at 8:00pm
Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
IVW: Skinny Living
Sat 3rd Feb 2024 at 8:00pm
KU Stockton, Stockton-on-Tees
£18 - £35
IST IST | Huddersfield, The Parish
Sat 3rd Feb 2024 at 7:00pm
Parish, Huddersfield
Ten Tonnes - A solo performance | #IVW24
Sat 3rd Feb 2024 at 7:00pm
Moles, Bath

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About Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week

During the week, independent venues come together with artists, promoters, agents, record labels and media to create a unique series of special live events across the U.K. to highlight on the work these venues do year-round. By doing so, local communities come together and celebrate these special places with thousands of artists playing hundreds of shows in villages, towns and cities all around the UK. Working with valued long term partners including Arts Council England and See Tickets as well as BBC 6 Music as official broadcast partner, IVW is also championed by a different Ambassador every year, which have included Colin Greenwood (Radiohead), Arlo Parks, Anna Calvi, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Nadine Shah, Wolf Alice, Wet Leg and many more.

IVW allows artists, audiences and the wider music business to recognise the vital role these hundreds of independent-owned venues play in the industry and local community across England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland. From giving artists their first experience of performing live, fans somewhere to discover and watch their favourite artists locally, they also provide those wanting a career off-stage the chance to learn their craft in a safe and secure environment.

Independent Venue Week is a nationwide initiative with a local feel, highlighting why venues are so much more than just places for live music – they are cultural hubs for learning, creativity, arts and culture more widely connecting people in their local community of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, genders, ethnicities, skills, experiences and walks of life. These venues, all local businesses, are the backbone of the live music scene and Independent Venue Week recognises 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.