independent venue week goes online for 8th edition

In a very welcome spot of good news this year, Independent Venue Week is back for its eighth edition. Things being what they are, everything is online, but there are still 110 venues all over the UK taking part in a variety of stellar virtual events, from performances to interviews (we’re particularly looking forward to the Johnny Marr one), panel discussions and quizzes.

Sam Smith, Fontaines D.C., Liam Gallagher, Kyle Falconer (The View), and more are performing as part of Charity music festival Music Feeds and Gruff Rhys has put together Ara Deg, an online festival showcasing Welsh artists. Other artists streaming over the week include Arlo Parks, Young Knives and Bombay Bicycle Club.

With most tickets pay what you can, it’s a great opportunity to support the venues taking part, many of whom have been instrumental (pun only semi-intended) in getting new artists out there.

Monday 25th – Sunday 31st January 2021