Here’s some exciting news from Music Venue Trust, an organisation that the MIA has been championing and supporting since its’ inception. Grassroots Music Venues across Bristol unite to create fortnight festival of music – Fightback Bristol. 16 participating venues already confirmed and over 130 shows…
Music Venue Trust are delighted to announce Fightback Bristol, a 2 week celebration of Bristol’s vital Grassroots Music Venues that will take place 4-18th February 2019
Fightback Bristol is a new spring campaign that will encourage audiences to visit their local grassroots music venue and promote the Bristol’s emerging and existing musical talent.
Fightback Bristol will provide the focus for events taking place at the city’s Grassroots Music Venues, with live music every day throughout the festival at a whole range of venues right across Bristol.
Gary Prosser of Music Venue Trust said: “These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in Bristol, providing spaces where artists can take their first steps, develop and grow. Fightback Bristol provides an opportunity to showcase the fantastic range of artists and venues that Bristol enjoys, celebrating the history of our music scene and supporting its future.”
More than 100 events at over 14 venues have already been confirmed, with many more to be
added, including special featured events. Venues taking part include : COLSTON HALL • CROFTER’S RIGHTS • EXCHANGE • FIDDLERS CLUB • THE FLEECE • THE ISLAND • THE LANES • THE LOUISIANA • MOTHERS RUIN • MR WOLFS • THEKLA • TRINITY • 02 ACADEMY • THE OLD BOOKSHOP
Graham MacLean from Ents24 said: “Supporting venues has been an essential part of our 20-year history as the UK’s largest live guide, and we continue to work with hundreds of grassroots venues around the UK to provide them with the tools and assistance to help them fill their venues with live music fans. We’re incredibly proud to be part of Fightback Bristol, where we can build upon our ongoing work with the Music Venue Trust and the pivotal cultural centres they support.”
A number of venues will be stocking Fightback Lager, Music Venues Trust’s new project to raise money to help grassroots venues throughout the country, providing venues with an affordable beer that financially helps the whole sector.