The Music Venue Trust represents 670 independent UK music venues and as a result of the current ‘lockdown’ and social distancing policies the prospects for many are grim.
A lot of grassroots venues are already operating on very thin margins and since these restrictions came in only 17% of them, equating to just 114, are currently secure for the next eight weeks.
The other 556 are at imminent risk of being permanently closed down.
The situation is dire, and it is now incumbent on music fans and the wider industry to do something about it.
Put bluntly, without these venues the opportunities for artists and audiences to connect in a meaningful way at a local level will simply disappear in a lot of cases.
And if they go they will never come back.
Please help us to help grassroots music venues to survive this unprecedented threat to their existence.
If you are a music fan who wants to help #saveourvenues you can make a donation here
If you are an artist you can work with us to help #saveourvenues. Please find an information pack here
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