More than 100 shows in Grassroots Music Venues to take place as part of ‘Sounds Like London’

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Music Venue Trust is delighted to announce a whole heap of shows, activity and merchandise as part of Sounds Like London, a month-long celebration of grassroots music venues taking place in the capital this June organised by the Mayor of London.

Under the banner of Fightback London, more than 30 London grassroots music venues and festivals will be presenting special shows in support of the work of the Trust during June, with a choice of shows every single day at a range of prices. Venues taking part include 100 Club, Dingwalls, Camden Assembly, Omeara, Borderline, Windmill Brixton, Bedford, New Cross Inn, Dublin Castle and the Lexington. Full details of all the events are available at the Fightback website at  https://www.mvtfightback.com/shows

Gary Prosser of MVT said:

“We are really pleased that Fightback London provides a major focus for events around this work in London and hope to shortly announce similar events across the UK following our current tour of regional and national meetings. Those meetings are demonstrating a real enthusiasm to support MVT to do more and to achieve more for our grassroots music venue members”.

Fightback London is part of the nationwide campaign taking place this year from Music Venue Trust to fundraise to offer more practical help to grassroots music venues across the country. It is supported by the Mayor of London, Greater London Authority and TicketWeb. As part of the month-long event, the South East Regional meeting for grassroots music venues will take place at City Hall in London on Tuesday 12 June, with venues from right across the region coming together to talk about their challenges and opportunities to secure and improve the sector.

Beverley Whitrick of MVT said:

“These regional and national meetings are an important part of our work with grassroots music venues, enabling us to hear directly from them about challenges they face and present opportunities to them. We’ve already learned a lot from meetings in Wales, Northern Ireland, SW and NW England and are looking forward to meeting more venues at the event at City Hall, as well as our first Scottish venues meeting at King Tuts in Glasgow and our NE England meeting in York”.

 More details on Sounds Like London are available from the Mayor of London’s website at  https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/music/sounds-like-london