Music Venue Trust

London, United Kingdom

The Ministry
London
SE1 1DN
United Kingdom

Press Releases

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Music Venue Trust announce details for Venues Day Live & Venues Day Online

Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents over 900 UK grassroots music venues, has announced details of two major events during the next month, Venues Day Live and Venues Day Online, which will see the largest gathering of grassroots music venue operators and staff teams in the world.

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MVT statement on the Scottish Government’s decision to introduce vaccine certification as a requirement for entry into venues

The new Scottish government policy announcement on the requirement for double vaccination for entry to some premises is unclear, lacking in detail and liable to provoke confusion among both the public and venue operators. 

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What do Live Music Fans think about the first month of the return of live music?

Music Venue Trust has conducted a series of surveys and data collection exercises during the first month of the full capacity reopening of grassroots music venues.

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Music Venue Trust Launches #takeatest Initiative

Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, has announced a new campaign to encourage live music fans to take a voluntary lateral flow test ahead of attending gigs.

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The National Lottery and Music Venue Trust Announce Ground-Breaking Partnership to Help Revive Grassroots Live Music

In an unprecedented collaboration, The National Lottery – one of the biggest funders of culture in the UK - will contribute £1M to directly underwrite the touring and production costs of over 300 live performances this summer, enabling the grassroots live music industry to start promoting shows again in the knowledge that the upfront costs associated with touring are covered.

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A Statement from Music Venue Trust on UK Govt. Plans to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions

"This is obviously extremely welcome news for millions of music fans, for artists, crew, venues and local communities who have been deprived of live music for so long."

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A Statement from Music Venue Trust on the UK Government’s refusal to release Events Research Programme results

"Last week we called upon the government to release the results of the Events Research Programme. Without the data and evidence from this programme it is not possible to plan safe events that respond to the latest government position of creating Covid secure venues and gigs..."

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Music Venue Trust Issue Six Point Plan

Music Venue Trust has today  issued a six point plan for government intervention to manage the impact of extended restrictions on grassroots music venues.

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A statement from Music Venue Trust in response to the UK government’s decision to delay the lifting of restrictions

"The announcement of a delay to the reopening at full capacity of grassroots music venues is obviously a crippling blow to the sector. Over 4000 shows will be cancelled, losing tens of thousands of people, many of them unable to earn for over 15 months, the chance to get back to work."

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A Statement From Music Venue Trust: “Don't Fail Us Now”

On Monday the Prime Minister will give a statement outlining how we move forward with the government roadmap on lifting restrictions.

About Us

Music Venue Trust is a UK registered charity which acts to protect, secure and improve Grassroots Music Venues.

Created in January 2014, we aim to secure the long-term future of iconic Grassroots Music Venues such as Hull Adelphi, Exeter Cavern, Southampton Joiners, The 100 Club, Band on the Wall, Tunbridge Wells Forum etc.

These venues have played a crucial role in the development of British music over the last 40 years, nurturing local talent, providing a platform for artists to build their careers and develop their music and their performance skills.

We work to gain recognition of the essential role these venues fulfil, not only for artist development but also for the cultural and music industries, the economy and local communities. We aim to preserve and improve venues, making them more efficient and improving the experience for performers and audiences. Long-term we plan to acquire the freeholds of as many of these vital venues as possible.

The team’s work is supported by a Board of Trustees, made up of professionals who are passionate about Grassroots Music Venues and their social, cultural and economic value. The Trustees voluntarily oversee the work of Team MVT, holding a legal responsibility for the charity’s conduct and fulfilment of its mission. To register your interesting in joining the Board of Trustees please complete this form.

Locations

London
The Ministry
79-81 Borough Road
London
SE1 1DN
United Kingdom