Metronomy & Jamie xx the latest additions to Music Venue Trust’s 'Passport: Back To Our Roots' shows

They join Pet Shop Boys, Elbow, and more major artists performing in raising vital funds for grassroots, independent music venues facing the threat of closure.
Posted: 10 September 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

Music Venue Trust (thank heavens) are doing their utmost to protect the UK's vital but jeopardised independent music venues throughout the continued Covid crisis, with live music grinding to a halt for the foreseeable. In another initiative to raise funds for the aforementioned venues, they recently announced their 'Passport: Back To Our Roots' shows, which will see a host of notable artists performing in independent venues across the country. When social-distancing permits, that is. 

Metronomy and Jamie xx are the latest major artists to confirm they'll appear on the series, with the former playing at Brighton's Patterns venue overlooking the beach, and the latter performing at Corsica Studios in Elephant & Castle, London. 

Already announced as part of the series are Pet Shop Boys, Elbow, Public Service Broadcasting, The Slow Readers Club, KT Tunstall, and Everything Everything, all of which will attempt to pump the lifeblood of independent music in this country by performing at our local venues. 

Dates are set to be announced in 2021 "when real gigs can happen", so we'll have to play the waiting game. Expect more names to be revealed, and until then, we (the music community) will have to rally round to ensure these venues remain alive and kicking when gigs do happen. 

GigList are also shining a spotlight on vital venues across the country in our Save Our Venues Spotlight series. Click to read more:

Save Our Venues Spotlight: The Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham

Save Our Venues Spotlight: Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

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