Grassroots Music Venues across London unite to create a month of live Fightback gigs in June 2018 as part of the Mayor’s Sounds Like London campaign
22 participating venues already confirmed to take part in Fightback London – more featured events to be added
Sounds Like London is a new campaign that will encourage audiences to visit their local grassroots music venue and support the capital’s emerging musical talent. The campaign aims to help tackle the 35% decline in grassroots venues over the last ten years. For more info visit www.music.london.
In the centenary year of some women winning the right to vote, the Music Venue Trust are also looking for the next generation of women promoters. If you are interested in becoming a promoter and want to promote a Fightback London gig, see http://musicvenuetrust.com/2018/03/fightback-grassroots-promoter
Gary Prosser of the Music Venue Trust:
“These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in London, providing spaces where artists can take their first steps, develop and grow. Fightback London provides an opportunity to showcase the fantastic range of artists and venues that London enjoys, celebrating the history of our music scene and supporting its future.”
Amy Lamé, Night Czar:
“London’s grassroots music scene is absolutely vital to the city’s reputation as the music capital of the world. These venues nurture the talent of tomorrow and help emerging artists to develop their technique. The Mayor and I are absolutely committed to ensuring London’s live music venues thrive – that’s why he introduced Agent of Change into the draft London Plan and why he launched Sounds Like London – to champion London’s grassroots music venues. Fightback London will shine a light on amazing venues around the capital, encouraging audiences – both old and new – to attend a gig, and support the capital’s grassroots music venues.”