Updated: Jun 2
The Music Venue Trust, representing 670 independent UK music venues right across the UK has launched a campaign to save them from permanent closure. Many grassroots music venues are already operating on very thin margins and since these restrictions came in only 17% of them, equating to just 114, are currently secure for the next eight weeks. The other 556 are at imminent risk of being permanently closed down.
The Music Venue Trust said:
"Put bluntly, without these venues the opportunities for artists and audiences to connect in a meaningful way at a local level will simply disappear in a lot of cases. And if they go they will never come back. Please help us to help grassroots music venues to survive this unprecedented threat to their existence."
A website has launched that where artists and fans can adopt a venue, find out how to livestream performances and get involved in the campaign.