Music Venue Trust

Del Amitri, Carl Barât and more are added to The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour

Del Amitri to play Sound Archive in Orkney Islands. Carl Barât lines up 11 date tour of grassroots music venues. Grandmas House, Panic Shack, The Snuts, The Howl & The Hum, Marino & Mace The Great, Minas, Noah Bouchard and Yazmean also play tours

London, 2nd December 2021 Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, announces exciting additions to The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour taking place in January 2022.

On Saturday January 15th Scottish rockers Del Amitri will be playing a special show at Sound Archive in Kirkwall, Orkney, the most northerly venue represented by Music Venue Trust.

On returning to Orkney’s Kirkwall Justin Currie said “Del Amitri are thrilled to be returning to Orkney for the first time since 1992 when we were bowled over by the scenery, hospitality and Highland Park flowing like water. It will be wonderful to play there again.

“We are delighted to host Del Amitri as part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour. Being a small venue on an island we have struggled to get back on our feet since restrictions were lifted” said Neil Stevenson, owner of Sound Archive. “This gig is a welcome boost for us at a traditionally quiet time of year, it’s a great bonus for both the venue and the gig going community on the island. To be able to book Del Amitri is amazing for us as we would normally not be able to attract this level of band.”

Speaking about the importance of grassroots music venues Iain Harvie, guitarist and co-founder member of Del Amitri, said “No grassroots, no grass. We cut our teeth playing self-promoted shows in cafés and bars around Glasgow — places that held fifty people. It’s part of who we are. There can’t be a performer in the world who wasn’t inspired by going to see shows in a local venue. Glasgow’s Burn’s Howff, The Rock Garden, Paisley’s legendary Bungalow Bar (all only memories now) were the places I was led astray. King Tut’s, Nice N Sleazy, Stereo, The Old Hairdressers, are places you will see the city’s finest now.”

Carl Barât, who will play an 11-date run starting at Cambridge Junction on January 6th, said This January I am excited to be playing grassroots venues around the UK as part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour. I’ll be playing some old favourites and showcasing some songs from my upcoming solo record in an intimate setting with some very special pals. Grassroots venues have always been vital, both culturally and also for upcoming artists. They need supporting more than ever right now.”

Also added is a double-header tour by Grandmas House & Panic Shack, plus tours by The Snuts, The Howl & The Hum, Marino & Mace The Great, Minas, Noah Bouchard, Yazmean and James & The Cold Gun.

Shows will be taking place across the country, with National Lottery players having a chance to bring a ‘plus one’ for free. This extension of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour follows the overwhelming success of the inaugural tour during the summer which saw The National Lottery contribute £1M to directly underwrite the touring and production costs of hundreds of live performances, enabling the grassroots live music industry to start promoting shows again in the knowledge that the upfront costs associated with touring were fully covered.

One-off special shows line-up:

Del Amitri, Enter Shikari, Becky Hill, Bastille, Feeder, Kojey Radical, Maisie Peters and The Coral,

Touring artists line-up:

Carl Barât, The Snuts, KEG, The Wytches, Cultdreams, Ferris & Sylvester, The Kut, Good Karma Club, BLOCS, Strange Bones, Calva Louise,  LibraLibra, The Howl & The Hum, Marino & Mace The Great, Minas, Noah Bouchard Yazmean and James & The Cold Gun.

The National Lottery will once again underwrite the full touring and production costs of artists participating as part of their ongoing commitment to the grassroots music sector. This support for the live music sector forms part of a continuing collaboration between VisitBritain and The National Lottery to support the UK Visitor economy.

The money for this initiative comes from a National Lottery promotional fund. It is not being funded by money allocated for National Lottery Good Causes or by Camelot.

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Notes to Editors

About The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour

  • Launched in July 2021, the initiative saw Music Venue Trust team up with The National Lottery to help revive the UK’s grassroots live music sector. The National Lottery contributed £1M to directly underwrite the touring and production costs of hundreds of live performances, enabling the grassroots live music industry to start promoting shows again in the knowledge that the upfront costs associated with touring were fully covered.
  • This ground-breaking partnership resulted in 278 live shows played in front of more than 74,000 music fans and over 37,000 tickets given away to National Lottery players who were able to bring a plus one for free.
  • The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour supported 138 grassroots music venues throughout England, Scotland and Wales, with the average capacity of each venue being 267 and 122 acts in total taking part.
  • Special one-off shows by Sir Tom Jones, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Mahalia, James Arthur, Frank Turner, Sam Fender and Fontaines D.C. also took place at grassroots music venues to celebrate the return of live music.
  • The initiative also provided employment opportunities not just to the venue owners and artists but across the live music sector.

 

About The National Lottery:

  • Camelot UK Lotteries Limited is the licensed operator of The National Lottery® and is committed to raising money for National Lottery Good Causes designated by Parliament. Camelot is not responsible for distributing or awarding these funds.
  • The National Lottery generates more than £30 million each week for National Lottery-funded projects. To date, over £45 billion has now been raised and more than 660,000 individual grants have been made across the UK – the equivalent of around 235 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.
  • The National Lottery has awarded over £83 billion in prizes to date and created more than 6,300 millionaires or multi-millionaires since its launch in 1994.
  • For further information on Camelot, The National Lottery and its games, please visit: www.camelotgroup.co.uk and national-lottery.co.uk
  • Players of all National Lottery games must be aged 18 or over.

 

About Music Venue Trust:

  • Music Venue Trust is a registered charity, created in January 2014 to protect, secure and improve the UK live music network by securing 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.
  • Since the pandemic forced grassroot music venues to close their doors early in 2020, Music Venue Trust, via its #saveourvenues campaign, has helped unlock over £80m of funding from donations and government initiatives, which has seen over 500 venues secure their immediate futures.
  • Music Venue Trust is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales, registration no: 1159846.

 

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Mark Dayvd, CEO of Music Venue Trust said, “The overwhelming success of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour in the summer meant that it wasn’t a difficult decision to push forward with another set of shows in partnership with our friends at The National Lottery. By choosing January, a traditionally quiet time of year for live music, to launch a second phase of the tour, we hope to start the new year with a bang and to create some positive momentum in 2022 for the grassroots music sector.”

Nigel Railton, Chief Executive of National Lottery operator Camelot, said, “The National Lottery is delighted to be able to work with Music Venue Trust again as we head into 2022.  Despite challenging times, The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour in the summer was a huge success and saw over 37,000 tickets gifted back to National Lottery players as a thank you for the amazing things they make happen by buying a ticket.  A new round of live shows will hopefully bring friends back together in the new year and continue the much needed support for the grassroots music sector.”

“Not only is this a tour with an impressive line-up, it’s a tour that will fill up these treasured grassroots venues that have sat empty for far too long,” said Andrew Parsons, Ticketmaster UK MD. “Now is the time for everyone to step up, and we’re happy to do our bit by donating even more from our booking fee directly back to these venues who need it the most.”

Music Venue Trust

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