Music Venue Trust add six more venues to #saveourvenues Red List
Six more venues in critical danger of permanent closure have been added to the #saveourvenues Red List by the Music Venue Trust.
As the lockdown drags on and the return of live music still months away, Camden venues The Black Heart and The Fiddlers Elbow have been added to the handful of venues in crisis, alongside Stage and Radio in Manchester, Legends Live Lounge in Oldham, The Cobblestones in Bridgwater and Y Llew Coch in Machynlleth.
During the pandemic, the Music Venue Trust has rallied to support grassroots music venues with the #saveourvenues campaign, identifying a total of 30 venues in need of financial aid that were ignored by the government's cultural fund. 15 of those 30 venues were since declared safe, with POP in Hyde also deemed safe today. With the new additions to the Red List, there are still 14 venues in need, and 20 in total.
Mark Davyd, MVT's CEO said: "The crisis is nearing its final lap but we need to make sure these venues finish the race. With the support of artists and audiences, we have fought our way through the last 11 months venue by venue, case by case, trying to make sure that we are able to Reopen Every Venue Safely. These 6 newly highlighted venues need urgent help, and we still have 14 venues that were on our original Red list that we can’t yet guarantee will survive to bring live music back to our communities. We are completely determined that they will.”
Let's hope that's the case so we can see more scenes like below in the near future:
The full list of GMV's at risk:
Beehive Jazz, Kingston upon Hull
Dryad Works, Sheffield
Egg, Kings Cross
Spiritual Bar, London
The 1865, Southampton
The Hot Tin, Faversham
The Lexington, Islington
The Post Bar, Tottenham
The Venue, Derby
The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington
The Windmill, Brixton
Venue 38, Ayr
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