The North Will Rise Again – Manchester and Liverpool festival

Following the catastrophic damage caused to the live music scene this year, two of the North’s greatest cities will come together to host The North Will Rise Again (30 & 31 January 21), a live-streamed micro festival including The Charlatans, Lightning Seeds and Red Rum Club, Ist Ist, Zuzu and LIINES. The event is the brainchild of John Robb of Louder Than War and Karl…

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Fightback beer range to help music venues

Just as one venue is saved, the fate of another becomes perilous, and some have had to close for good. The latest casualty is Zanzibar in Liverpool. Hence this new initiative which has just been announced: with the help of popular singer-songwriter Frank Turner, Music Venue Trust today announce their Official Beer Partner Fightback Brewing Company will begin…

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Marshall amps support for MVT

The current problems facing our live music venues is a pressing problem and it’s up to us to all try and help them in whatever ways we can till they can safely reopen. A recent survey by MVT indicated that more than 60% of the British public would not yet feel safe returning to live…

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Save Our Scottish Venues festival announced

Music Venue Trust (MVT) has just announced a fantastic lineup for Save Our Scottish Venues virtual festival. It takes place on Friday 19th June across three ‘stages’ and is streamed on livefrom.events. The event streams performances by Scottish musicians who have come together to support Scotland’s vital grassroots music venues who are facing closure due…

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Fightback! against venue closures at The Roundhouse

Fightback! tickets went on sale at the earlybird price of £10 before any line-up was announced. About half the tickets sold out, and around 800 acts came forward to offer their services to play at the gig, which was set up by the Music Venue Trust as a protest against the recent astonishingly high number of…

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Fightback: Music Venue Trust Roundhouse gig

If you care about live music, it’s time to put your full support behind it – which means going to as many live gigs as you can! The amount on venues which are closing countrywide is truly heartbreaking. The Roundhouse is hosting a Music Venue Trust gig at The Roundhouse in Camden on 18th October…

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