When Is It?
29th January to 4th February 2018
What Is It?
Independent Venue Week is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.
These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Independent Venue Week brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs at the end of January.
These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognise all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.
For more information see: www.independentvenueweek.com
Who’s Involved in Cornwall?
Some of the most exciting venues up and down the country are involved including Mono in Glasgow, the Leadmill in Sheffield, Night People in Manchester, Mr Wolfs in Bristol, and in Cornwall there’s Truro’s newest and very cool gig space Old Bakery Studios
February 1st – Indie Night, 7.00pm
For this event Old Bakery have teamed up with ace London guitar band promoters, This Feeling to present Cornwall’s very own The Velvet Hands along with Radio 1 favourites Himalayas and young upstarts The Rezner.
February 2nd – Punk & Alternative Rock Night, 7.30pm
This will be Old Bakery’s first ever Punk night and will showcase 4 of the South West’s finest exponents of the dark art of punk. Yes Deek, Zeke, Mort and Balls from Bastard will be in the same room on the same day as voodoo garage queens The Eyelids, and if that’s not disturbing enough they will be joined by Swansong and No-Robell.
February 3rd – Rock Night, 7.30pm
Last but definitely not least, the final event of the week features 3 of the South West’s finest new rock acts. Headlining the night are Moriaty, a blues indie rock duo with a big sound and abnormal amounts of energy. Muse, Seasick Steve and Radiohead are all big fans of these guys and who can blame them! They will be supported by the almighty Godstone a “heavy as hell band with a funky undertow” and Hypophora a fierce and quirky female fronted Alt Rock/Post Hardcore outfit who’s songs are a beautifully crafted mix of rock, hardcore, punk and funk influences.