It's bigger and bolder than ever...

The organisers of Independent Venue Week have arranged an astonishing array of activities for 2020.

The project aims to support and platform the venues working to bolster live music across the country, shining a light on the vital work they do.

Returning in 2020, Independent Venue Week will be truly nationwide, with more than 230 venues the length and breadth of the UK signing up.

In all, 800 shows have been arranged, while Independent Venue Week have also teamed up with Philip Selway (Radiohead) for the feature documentary, The Long And Winding Road.

Alongside this Independent Venue Week will arrange their second live release from #IVW19, while hosting shows from an astonishing variety of artists.

The BBC 6 Homecoming Tour with Steve Lamacq (Anna Calvi, Nadine Shah, Frank Turner, Self Esteem, Gryff Rhys) moves around the country, with the broadcaster commenting:

“January can be a make or break time for small venues, so it’s terrific to be involved in Independent Venue Week again, which was launched specifically to support these places and the artists who thrive in them. This time we’re trying to emphasise just how important local venues can be in providing a stage for new artists on their way to bigger success, by taking some of our favourite musicians back to the haunts where they first plied their trade and began honing their songs.”

Independent Venue Week ambassador Anna Calvi spoke at a launch event late last year, commenting:

“As an artist who spent many years developing my art in small venues across the UK, it’s such a pleasure to be named the ambassador of Independent Venue Week 2020.”

“At a time where independent venues continue to provide a vital platform in every artists career, yet still struggle to keep their doors open, it’s more important than ever for every artist, no matter what size, to continue our support and be vocal about their vitality.”

Independent Venue Week runs between January 27th - February 2nd - full details HERE.

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