Ministry of Sound, London – Tuesday 20 October 2015


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Venues Day is a unique event that focuses exclusively on grassroots music venues and their associated industries and services.

Venues Day 2015 has three key aims:
– to provide a highly effective marketplace for the best service and industry offers to engage with small and medium scale music venues
– to provide a dedicated forum for the sharing of best practice, innovation and leadership
– to formalise a nationwide network of subscribed grassroots music venues that speak with clarity about their work.

In addition to facilitating exchange and learning, Venues Day provides a platform for agencies, management, record labels and artists to directly engage with grassroots music venues and present Q&As, networking opportunities, and new models of working.

Venues Day is an invitation-only event for grassroots music venues and associated industries and services. It takes place at Ministry of Sound, London on Tuesday 20 October.


The second edition of Venues Day will invite 300 grassroots music venues to engage with over 200 music industry professionals.

Venues Day is supported by key industry and cultural organisations: Musicians’ Union, Arts Council England, DCMS, DTI, DCLG, UK Music, AIF, MMF, FAC.

Venues Day is supported by leading artist booking agencies including The Agency Group, ITB, Coda, CAA & X-ray Touring.

Exclusive lunches, dinners, keynotes, panels, presentations & workshops.

Unique opportunities for venues, promoters, managers and booking agents to network in one dedicated forum.

Brings together cultural, social and economic interests surrounding grassroots music venues with representatives from government, the culture and education sectors and the music industry.

Meet colleagues from every corner of the UK and build a truly national network of grassroots music.


If your background is working with venues or you are a venue owner yourself then Venues Day is the perfect vehicle to promote your brand or product.

We are creating meaningful long term partnerships with the right suppliers and brands to further both our goals. We will work with you to identify how to best communicate your message.

– Venues Day is a unique platform for reaching the venue industry key players and suppliers in the UK
– A range of options to allow highly effective marketing suitable for all different budgets
– Executive-level professionals and decision-makers make up the majority of delegates
– Tiered sponsor packages offer valuable impact, while single events provide a sharp focus for your company
– Trade press advertising campaigns feature all partner logos, widening reach


An example of previous delegates:
Sean Adams (Drowned in Sound), Chiara Badiali (Julie’s Bicycle), Angus Baskerville (13 Artists), Sybil Bell (Independent Venue Week / MVT), Laura Bradley (Sprout PR), Paul Broadhurst (Greater London Authority), Rob Challice (CODA), Lucy Dickins (ITB), Jo Dipple (UK Music), Jo Foster (Ministry of Sound), Ray Jones (Time Out), Louise Kovacs (Academy Music Group), Bex Majors (CAA), Gordon Masson (IQ), Geoff Meall (The Agency), Nigel Morton (Moneypenny Agency), Simon Roberts (Ticketmaster), Jonathan Robinson (MusicTank), Paul Scaife (Record of the Day), Caffy St Luce (The Zine), Tom Taaffe (The Agency), Steve Tilley (Kilimanjaro Live), Gen Williams (BPI),Steve Zapp (ITB) plus representatives from 120 venues across the UK.


Headline position – £7500
Second position – £4500
Three Associate positions – £2500 (each)

Delegate places
Headline: 8 places (Value £960)
Second position: 6 places (Value £720)

Headline: Inside Cover (Value £1,000)
Second position: Full Page (Value £800)
Associate: Half Page (Value £500)

Company Text
Headline: 600 Words (Full Page)
Second position: 300 Words (Half Page)
Associate: 300 Words (Half Page)

All get:
– Venues Day website banner and mobile app logo placement
– Delegate passes
– Cover of event guides (400)
– MVT stationery
– MVT email mailers to 1,500+ venue professionals
– MVT email signatures
– All trade press advertising
– All post- MVT reports
– Screen branding around event
– Mailing carrier sheets advance edition of IQ Magazine (3,500 per issue)


Exhibition Space
5 options at £1750 per stand
Venues Day has a strictly limited number of exhibition stands.
Each stand provides unprecedented exposure to our delegates during the daytime. Each stand includes a table, power supply and adequate space to erect backdrops and displays.

Delegate Bag
The Venues Day delegate bag provides your company with the opportunity to showcase your brand not only during Venues Day, but all year round. The delegate bag is given to each and every delegate the moment they check-into the event and can be utilised throughout the year.

Delegate Bar Sponsor
Venues Day has exclusive use of the bar at the event venue. Not surprisingly, we are anticipating the bar to be the busiest area of the event and the place where friendships commence and deals are finalised.

Delegate Bag Inserts
£500 (limited to 6)
Guarantee that your promotional widget, brochure, CD, or anything else that you can think of, will get into the hands of every Venues Day delegate. From an A5 flyer to a branded cap and memory sticks too.

Registration Area
First impressions count and the registration area is where all delegates must check-in to gain access to the venue. The sponsor enjoys prominent signage behind and around the Registration Desk representing excellent value for money.


The Venues Day guide will contain all important information relating to the event along with the list of delegate contact details that will be useful all year round.

We aim to have reference material within the book plus some useful features to keep it a must have on every one of our delegates desk. Repeat view of your advert is highly likely.

Size Price:
Back Cover £1,500
Inside Covers £1,000
Full Page £ 800
Half Page £ 500

Production specifications and file formats:
Please supply electronic artwork files only, we cannot accept print-outs as final artwork. Full page and cover section adverts should be set up to the trim size provided and allow for 3mm bleed. Please ensure you use high resolution (300dpi) images at all times.

Please supply artwork as either:
– CMYK 300dpi JPEGs saved at maximum quality (12)
– Hi-res PDFs. (Use press-quality settings)

Ensure all fonts are embedded and trim marks and bleed are included.

Supplied proofs:
All artwork must be accompanied with a colour proof.
We will not be held responsible for colour accuracy, positioning or content of digital output if a proof is not provided.
All proofs must be supplied at full size and made up to SWOP specifications. Registration, copy and trim marks should be placed outside the print area.

Covers and pages:
Trim 240 x 177 mm
Type Area 220 x 137 mm
Bleed 246 x 183 mm

Half page
Trim 110 x 142 mm
Type Area 100 x 132 mm
Bleed Not required


Event Director: Beverley Whitrick
[email protected]
07809 155 388

Advertising/Sponsorship: Chris Prosser
[email protected]