Independent Venue Week is back for its fourth year, celebrating live music around the UK between Monday 23 - Sunday 29 January, 2017.
Independent Venue Week is a nationwide seven-day series of events, recognising and supporting small music venues across the UK, as well as the people that own them, manage them and work in them. The venues play a vital role in giving artists early live experiences and the opportunity to hone their act, providing a habitat for emerging music, and a vibrant landscape for music lovers to explore.
IVW17 sees Tim Burgess take on the role of ambassador, previously occupied by Colin Greenwood (Radiohead), Frank Turner and Wolf Alice. Events will include a special show from The Wytches who will play a hometown gig at Brighton's Hope And Ruin on Sunday, 29 January (2017).
Other artists playing special gigs as part of IVW17 include Richard Hawley, HECK, Beans On Toast, The Moonlandingz, The Carnabys, Skinny Girl Diet, Shame, Dream Wife, Goat Girl, Crosa Rosa and Estrons.
For more information about IVW17 see the links at the end of the post.
For the latest information on Independent Venue Week's events go to
For a full list of the venues involved this year go to