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.

Cultural Recovery Fund – MVT Statement

  Cultural Recovery Fund - MVT Statement Music Venue Trust has welcomed the release of the first round of funding from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, which is a huge step forward in the efforts to reopen every venue safely. Since March, MVT has been working closely with colleagues [...]

2020-10-12T14:51:16+01:00October 12th, 2020|

Delay To Culture Recovery Fund – MVT Statement

  Delay To Culture Recovery Fund – MVT Statement Overnight, Music Venue Trust has been working with colleagues at Arts Council England to seek to manage the delay to the decisions on the distribution of the Cultural Recovery Fund, which has been put back from Monday 5 October to [...]

2020-10-04T17:42:14+01:00October 4th, 2020|

Venues Are Viable

  Grassroots Music Venues Are Viable Long Term Businesses Grassroots Music Venues have faced a tough couple of decades. For the first time in twenty years, thanks to a combined effort by the sector itself, national government, local government, the music industry, local communities and Music Venue Trust, 2019 [...]

2020-09-28T11:02:46+01:00September 28th, 2020|

Show Must Go On!

  We are pleased to confirm that the majority of English Grassroots Music Venues are included in the performance spaces that are able to permit artists to conclude their performances post the 10pm curfew announced by HM Government on 22 September 2020. Please respect all the measures introduced by [...]

2020-09-24T09:46:39+01:00September 24th, 2020|

Jamie XX & Metronomy Announce Gigs to Save Grassroots Music Venues with ‘Passport: Back To Our Roots’

  Jamie XX & Metronomy Announce Gigs to Save Grassroots Music Venues with ‘Passport: Back To Our Roots’ www.passportbacktoourroots.org #BackToOurRoots “It’s absolutely crucial that we stop as many small venues from closing as possible!” Joe Mount, Metronomy Jamie xx and Metronomy have been added to the line-up for ‘Passport: [...]

2020-09-10T16:56:40+01:00September 10th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-09-22T17:47:19+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|
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