Music Venue Trust launch #saveourvenues campaign in light of 556 grassroots venues facing closure
News: 28th April 2020 by Stef Loukes under Live
The Music Venue Trust have this week shared the incredibly concerning news that over 550 UK grassroots gig venues are likely not to survive following closing their doors due to Coronavirus.
This will be a devastating blow to the live music sector and to the emerging scene, where these venues play an integral part in allowing up and coming bands and artists to hone their craft and build fanbases.
In response to this they have launched the #saveourvenues campaign, and need help from bands and artists! They have a Crowdfunder set up if you wish to donate money, but you could also get involved by hosting an 'at home' gig to raise money for the campaign.
Artists are being encouraged to choose a venue that is currently in crisis from an interactive map and dropdown menu, which can be found on the campaign website below. Those artists will then be given the tools and guidance to perform an ‘at home’ gig in support of that particular venue. Each venue will have their own crowd funding page with a clear target of the funds it needs to raise to stay afloat throughout this difficult period. Once a target is reached any excess revenue will go to the central #saveourvenues fund to help the wider grassroots music venue community.
Check out the link below and let's start saving our venues!
Music Venue Trust launch campaign to save UK gig venues that won't survive Coronavirus closure