Music Venue Trust announces series of events across the UK

Music Venue Trust announces series of events across the UK

Music Venue Trust has created a series of events to build towards its flagship networking event Venues Day, which takes place in London in October.

Venue representatives will have the chance to attend seven meetings spread across the country during May and June. Designed to be on major travel routes, the events cover Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England.

Music Venue Trust stategic director Beverley Whitrick said: “Opportunities to bring venue reps together are incredibly important to share positive news and discuss challenges and how they can be tackled. All our work is informed by discussion with members of the MVA and not everyone can make it to London for Venues Day. We are particularly excited to be holding our first Scottish Venues Meeting and returning to Wales and Northern Ireland this spring.”

The full list of events is as follows: 

Event

Date

Venue

City

NW England Regional Meeting

Wed 9 May

Night People

Manchester

Northern Ireland Venues Meeting

Thu 10 May

Voodoo

Belfast

Welsh Venues Meeting

Wed 23 May

Le Public Space

Newport

SW England Regional Meeting

Thu 24 May

Thekla

Bristol

SE England Regional Meeting

Tue 12 June

City Hall

London

Scottish Venues Meeting

Wed 13 June

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

Glasgow

NE England Regional Meeting

Thu 14 June

The Crescent

York

Venues Day 2018

 

Wed 17 Oct

Islington Assembly

London

TicketWeb has been confirmed as headline sponsor for Venues Day once again and is also partnering  in two of the seven spring meetings. Representatives from TicketWeb will attend all the events to explain the benefits of GMVs TicketWeb Backline package, which it created in partnership with MVT.

Andrew Parsons, MD of Ticketmaster and TicketWeb, said: “It is imperative that grassroots music venues thrive in big cities and regional areas across the UK, for artists and fans alike. This is why TicketWeb is proud to be the major partner for the 2018 MVT events in Manchester and Glasgow, bringing together the local experts for these important venues to share their needs and concerns with one another.

"These meetings will culminate in Venues Day, of which we are proud to be headline sponsor third year running. Bringing this community together in the one room ensures the best fight for the future of the grassroots industry.Ticketmaster and TicketWeb’s partnership with MVT over the years has allowed us to help protect and progress the interests of grassroots music venues across the UK, and we are proud to continue this mission together.”

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