IVW will return in person soon
Jessie Atkinson
11:16 28th October 2021

Returning in person this coming new year, Independent Venue Week will get its ninth year rolling in over 120 venues across the UK on 31 January. Brand new stars Wet Leg have been announced as 2022 ambassadors for England.

Every year, IVW invites hundreds of independent venues across the UK to participate, highlighting the importance of grassroots venues large and small. 

"It’s a bit of a delicate ecosystem," Wet Leg, who recently released their second single 'Wet Dream' said. "Music makers and lovers are supported by the venues and in turn the venues are supported by bands/artists and their fans passing through. The way I see it is this: No Independent venues = No music scene. No community. And to me, I feel that that’s something worth continuing to preserve and nurture."

Keep your eyes peeled for ambassadors yet to be announced for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Independent Venue Week will take place from Monday 31 January - Sunday 6 February 2022 in venues across the UK.

Photo: Hollie Fernando