About Music Venue Trust

Music Venue Trust is a charity created in January 2014 that exists to protect, secure & develop UK Grassroots Live Music Venues.

Music Venue Trust Announce Seven New Artist Patrons

Michele Stodart, James Bay, Ed Harcourt, Sam Duckworth, Ferris & Sylvester, Ren Harvieu & Roachford Join Artists Supporting Grassroots Music Venues Music Venue Trust has announced a raft of new artist patrons who have pledged to support and advocate on behalf of the sector. Michele Stodart, James Bay, Ed [...]

2020-08-13T09:44:10+01:00August 13th, 2020|

First Artists Announced for ‘Passport: Back To Our Roots’

  First Artists Announced for 'Passport: Back To Our Roots' www.passportbacktoourroots.org Elbow, Everything Everything, Public Service Broadcasting and The Slow Readers Club are the first artists to announce gigs for Passport: Back to Our Roots, the new campaign to raise money for Grassroots Music Venues at risk of closure. [...]

2020-08-10T15:02:10+01:00August 10th, 2020|

Grassroots Music venues to be saved by Government cash

  First portion of £1.57 billion culture recovery package will go towards saving music venues from insolvency £2.25 million emergency support expected to benefit 150 venues across the country   The first tranche of funding from the Government's £1.57 billion cultural recovery package will be used to save around [...]

2020-07-25T11:19:17+01:00July 25th, 2020|

MVT Response to 1 August ‘Opening’ Date

  UK Government has announced that from 1 August live music events will be permissible in Grassroots Music Venues if they observe social distancing, and that pilot projects will take place prior to this date to test the conditions for such performances. The government has been in talks with [...]

2020-07-17T13:46:13+01:00July 17th, 2020|

Music Venue Trust Welcomes £2.2 Million Fund From Scottish Government For Grassroots Music Venues

  Music Venue Trust Welcomes £2.2 Million Fund From Scottish Government For Grassroots Music Venues Fund will stabilise venues in short term and prevent permanent closures Scottish Grassroots Music Venues will receive £2.2 million from Scottish Government to stabilise venues and prevent permanent closure. Announced today by Economy Secretary [...]

2020-07-10T14:33:46+01:00July 10th, 2020|

ANNOUNCEMENT: Grassroots Music Venues Receive Lifeline

  ANNOUNCEMENT: Grassroots Music Venues Receive Lifeline Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus, the government announced today. Thousands of organisations across a range of sectors including the performing arts and theatres, heritage, [...]

2020-07-06T10:06:52+01:00July 6th, 2020|

Venues Day 2020 Cancelled

  Venues Day 2020 Cancelled Following a Board Meeting this week (30 June), Music Venue Trust has sadly taken the decision to cancel Venues Day 2020. During these uncertain times we are in regular contact with members of the Music Venues Alliance and have, so far, held 13 online [...]

2020-07-03T13:17:37+01:00July 3rd, 2020|

Statement on ‘Project Speed’

Statement on 'Project Speed' Dear Prime Minister Today you have announced the intention to 'Build Build Build'. The announcement of Project Speed includes the statement that planning rules would be changed by September, to allow: Developers to “demolish and rebuild” vacant and redundant residential and commercial buildings if they are [...]

2020-07-01T09:06:35+01:00June 30th, 2020|

New Patrons Take Part in Save Our Scottish Venues

  New Patrons Take Part in Save Our Scottish Venues The strongest advocates for Grassroots Music Venues are the artists whose careers they help develop. In the week of the Save our Scottish Venues Festival, Music Venue Trust are proud to add 3 new Scottish artists to its existing [...]

2020-06-18T12:33:10+01:00June 18th, 2020|
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