Venues Day 2016 Gets New Headline Partner: UK Music
Music Venue Trust is delighted to announce UK Music as the new headline partner for Venues Day 2016 which will take place on Tuesday 18 October at The Roundhouse, London. UK Music will also be partnering Music Venue Trust on the upcoming April regional meetings in Manchester, Leicester and Bristol, with a similar event in Cardiff planned for May.
Since the first Venues Day event in December 2014, awareness of the precarious position in which the UK’s small independent venues find themselves has grown enormously. Music Venue Trust, the charity created to champion and protect the nation’s grassroots music, continues to lead this work and is putting together this year’s networking day for highlighting and discussing key issues around two themes: Localism & Community and The Music Industry.
Regional Meetings for Venues will take place in April, with support from UK Music and Arts Council England:
Weds 6 April Band on the Wall, Manchester
Weds 13 April The Cookie, Leicester
Thurs 14 April Exchange, Bristol
Delegate passes for these events are free to venues and can be obtained by contacting Beverley Whitrick at [email protected]
Venues Day 2016 is the only national event aimed specifically at the people who run small to medium scale independent music venues.
Venues Day 2015 took place the Ministry of Sound and saw 400 delegates networking with representatives from leading music industry businesses, cultural organisations and advisors on issues such as accessing finance, insurance, licensing and legal issues. The sold out event was ‘headlined’ by a heated debate featuring Ed Vaizey MP (Culture Minister), Michael Dugher MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Culture), Jo Dipple (UK Music), Joyce Wilson (Arts Council England) and Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music).
A full line up of panellists and partner organisations will be announced from May.
Venues Day 2016 is a one day event, running from 10.30am – 6.30pm.
General delegate passes will go on sale from August.
Further event details and booking for all passes will be available from the MVT website http://www.musicvenuetrust.com/