The annual 7 day celebration of the lifeblood of the UK music scene, Independent Venue Week, comes around again at the end of January / beginning of February and as usual Leicester’s venues are crammed with some of the best new and emerging music.
These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.
Independent Venue Week brings together these venues across the country along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs at the end of January.
They want to recognise all that these venues have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.
We’re spoilt in Leicester with a host of small venues who specialise in different genres and who are working tirelessly, week in, week out to bring the best new music to the city in a climate that is not always the most supportive. Get out and support Leicester’s small venues and make sure they survive long in to the future.
We’ll be updating this page with shows as they’re added.
Monday 29th January
Blue Rose Code @ The Cookie
Live Stream: Honeyblood from Bush Hall London @ The Shed
Tuesday 30th January
Flamingods @ The Cookie
Wednesday 31st January
Gaz Coombes @ The Cookie
Wars & Black Coast @ The Shed
Thursday 1st Februry
Something Completely Different: Experimental Music and Arts @ The Shed
Friday 2nd February
Billy Lockett @ The Cookie
Siobhan Mazzei & Annabel Allum @ The Soundhouse
University of Leicester and DMU Music Society Showcase
Saturday 3rd February
Sea Girls @ The Cookie
CLUB SOTN: Timmas + Alligatr & Monarchs
The Wholls, JSP & Traps @ The Soundhouse
Sunday 4th February
Haus @ The Cookie
John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) & Dave Fidler @ The Soundhouse