Tue 25 Jan 2022

How to celebrate Independent Venue Week

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Get ready, gig-goers! The ninth annual Independent Venue Week celebrations are about to kick off with their first in-person events since the pandemic began back in 2020, at the end of this month…

Taking place from January 31 to February 6, this year’s special celebration will see over one hundred grassroot music venues host events in over sixty locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

“By championing these venues, we are able to highlight why they 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, skills and walks of life.” – Independent Venue Week

Here’s a few of our top picks for IVW shows across Manchester, Birmingham, London and Leeds – featuring Example, Icarus, BBC Music Introducing & more.

See you there! 🤘

Kurupt FM

Kurupt FM are bringing pure kuruption LIVE to Manchester Academy on Thursday 3rd February. The tour follows the release of their album: 21 tracks of the best music that the country has ever produced, with guest appearances from the cream of the crop of the UK industry, and the feature-film adaptation of their BAFTA-Award winning series.

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BBC Music Introducing

BBC Music Introducing heads to Omeara, London on Friday 4th February for an Independent Venue Week treat, with performances from Beka, Chrissi and Claudia Valentina. BBC Music Introducing also takes over The Lexington on Thursday 3rd February, with Daisy Brain, Cody Frost and Cathy Jain.

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Deja Vega

Deja Vega start their tour at The Lexington, London on Wednesday 2nd February. They have created a notoriety for their incredible, energetic, unrivalled live show, and are a must-see act.

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Icarus head to YES (The Pink Room) in Manchester on Friday 4th February.

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Example will play at Manchester Academy on Saturday 5th February. The ‘Kickstarts’ singer and platinum selling chart-topper Example is returning to the stage after a hiatus. On the brink of releasing his 8th studio album, the triple-threat singer, rapper and producer Example is back to re-live both his old and new hits.

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You can find the full list of nationwide Independent Venue Week shows here. 



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