Independent Venue Week

Now in its fifth year, Independent Venue Week is a seven day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.

This year’s event runs from Monday 29th of January to Sunday 4th of February.

These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Independent Venue Week brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and taste-makers to create a nationwide series of gigs at the end of January.

Brighton venues Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, The Hope & Ruin, Komedia and The Quadrant are involved this year, along with dozens of venues around the country. See website for more details.