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SaveOurVenues

Photo of the Stone Temple Pilots by Robert Sutton

The UK Government has split the £3.36m portion of the Culture Recovery Fund allocated to grassroots venues between 135 venues, with four companies receiving the maximum £80,000. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are managing their own emergency funding, with £188m to be divided across the entire arts sector. The news …
Photo of Collateral at The Borderline

The Prime Minister has delayed the return to indoor performances in England due to the increase in rates of COVID-19 infection in hotspots in parts of the UK. In an address to the nation today, Boris Johnson said “We are postponing changes for at least a fortnight. Indoor performances will …
Espiri D'Air poster

While the UK Government may have signalled the return to both indoor and outdoor gigs, subject to restrictions, there are a huge number of hurdles which must be overcome before this becomes a reality. Reduced numbers due to social distancing and peoples confidence in venturing out are large factors. MetalTalk …
Iron Maiden crowd

At a Downing Street news conference this morning (17 July 2020) the Prime Minster unveiled the plan for a “more significant return to normality” by Christmas, with a return to indoor live performances to restart in England in August, subject the the successful completion of pilots. It was also stated that …
Photo of Bad Touch from the recording studio

Hot on the heels of their epic Rock Chart success for ‘Kiss The Sky’, Stevie Westwood took time out to talk to Erik Damian from MetalTalk TV about the album, the #SaveOurVenues campaign and what comes next when things start to get back to some semblance of normality. Released on …
Festival Photographers, shot by John-Inglis

With 2020’s Festival Season upon us and little sight of any positive gig news, it is memories of past gigs which serve to remind us what we are missing. The live music, the venues and the crowds all add to the experience we all love, whether it be the 85,000+ …
#saveourvenues T-shirts from Marshall Amplification

The iconic Marshall Amplification company have launched a special t-shirt as part of their support for the #SaveOurVenues campaign. The campaign is highlighting the problems of, and raising funds for, our grass roots music venues, most of whom are in dire need of help in these unprecedented times. All proceeds …
Photo of North Atlas

North Atlas have released a stripped back performance of their recent single ‘Hypnotist’, along with an update on how the band are using their online shop to help support the #SaveOurVenues campaign. ‘Hypnotist’ is the bands most hard hitting track to date and for the new version the hard hitting …
Uli Jon Roth, on stage at Bannermans in Edinburgh

The Ali Clinton Band are one of those young rock outfits getting out into every nook and cranny they can to play their music to a live audience.  Words: Ian Sutherland Pictures: Mark Holloway Wandering on stage with a strange line up of Clinton himself on guitar, regular drummer Richard …
Heavy Metal band Anvil, Bannermans, Edinburgh

With the UK heading for the sharpest recession on record, caught in the middle of this pandemic are our Grass Roots Venues. Like many businesses, there are many of these in danger of going to the wall and MetalTalk have spoken with three such venues to find out why #saveourvenues is …