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All the venues that’re independent….throw you hands up!

Just when you are feeling a bit down in the dumps, suffering the post -Christmas January blues, along comes Independent Venue Week to make life seem a little brighter again. This year IVW runs from 27th Jan — 2nd Feb celebrating and championing the venues that are the lifeblood of the UK music scene. This national initiative highlights local venues that perform the vital dual role of giving artists somewhere to play early in on their careers while also ensuring that music fans have somewhere they can get to experience the thrill of live music at its very best. It is also a tribute to the hard work of those noble souls who keep these venues open through hard graft, clever management, shrewd bookings and unfeasible amounts of enthusiasm and genuine passion for live music. These venues need our support or they will disappear, so get out there this week and support your local venue.

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Image credit: The Invisible Wind Factory Facebook page.
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The Baltic Triangle is today awash with venues both large and small.
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Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) is a popular outdoor event in Liverpool’s Sefton Park
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The magnificent St George’s Hall has hosted the likes of Boy George in recent years

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