An Open Letter to the UK Government

We are the owners and operators of the UK’s Grassroots Music Venues.

Our Grassroots Music Venues are the fundamental foundations and cornerstone on which our world beating £5.2 billion per year music industry has been built for the last 60 years. Without our Grassroots Music Venues, there would be no Beatles. No Stones, no Led Zeppelin, no Duran Duran, no Sade, no Oasis, no Skunk Anansie, no Adele, no Ed Sheeran, no Dua Lipa. Our Grassroots Music Venues are absolutely essential to the whole UK music industry bouncing back at any time in the future.

Our sector delivers training, rehearsal spaces, recording opportunities and career development to thousands of young people and are essential to our communities. We do not just support the next generation of world beating artists. Grassroots Music Venues are where people come together, where they celebrate, where they socialise. Thousands of cultural professionals get their first taste of working in the creative industries in our venues, including many of those who go on to work in areas other than music. Grassroots Music Venues sit at the very heart of our creative nation.

Public Health advice is clear. Singing is a high-risk activity. Dancing is a high-risk activity. Standing close to other people is a high-risk activity. Being in a confined space for a long period is a high-risk activity. These are the four pillars of the live music experience we offer in our venues. Coming together with friends and communities to dance and sing with your favourite artists in any of the 800 grassroots music venues across the UK is the very core and purpose of why we exist.

Last year there were more than 175,000 events in our venues that gave people the experiences they love and the artists the opportunities they need. Since 20 March there have been no events.

This is because our sector has complied with the Public Health guidance. We did the right thing. We closed to protect our communities. We engaged with the government task force and we explored every option available to reopen safely and bring live music back. We understand that in order to protect the public, it should not be done until the health guidance changes and we also know that trying to do it is economic folly which would be financially ruinous; not just for us but for our entire sector.

It is now time for the government to do the right thing. We are represented by Music Venue Trust, who have laid out a simple clear plan to the government of the support our sector needs to survive the next three months (July, August, September) and to recover in the future. It consists of just two steps.

1. A £50 million financial support package immediately

2. A reduction on VAT on future ticket sales, bringing tax in UK Grassroots Music Venues into line with our major international competitors

These measures are simple, quick, effective and would prevent the closure of hundreds of Grassroots Music Venues. They are the right thing to do. We are a dynamic, innovative, and inventive sector. We do not need permanent government intervention to exist. We are not asking to become a permanently subsidised drain on the public purse. We do not need the government to step in and tell us how to run our venues. We need government to take two simple steps and leave us to work out how to do the rest.

We need you to do the right thing.

SIGNATORIES

Venue – Name

1 in 12 Club (The), Bradford Sam White

100 Club Jeff Horton

1865 (The) Guy Benfield

229 London Stuart Ellerker

23 Bath St Lark Porter

24 Kitchen Street Ioan Roberts

2funky music cafe vijay mistry

2Northdown Ophelia Francis

343 (The) Richard Bailie

60 Million Postcards Victoria Byrnes

AATMA Dominic James O’Grady

Abbeydale Picture House (The) Mark Riddington

Aces and Eights Tim Farrell

Albert Hall, Gorilla, Deaf Institute Simon Butcher

Albert’s Shed Southwater David Gregg

Alexander’s Live Jamie Northrop

Alhambra (The), Morecambe Nick Awde

American Bar, Belfast (The) Pedro Donald

Amersham Arms (The) Yvonne O’Sullivan

Angola ’76 John Morgan

Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque Annabel Hebb

Anvil (The) Thomas Oliver Mark Russl

Arden Inn Mak Andrew Jackson

Ark Bar (The), Brantham Ivor Thomas

Art House (The), Southampton CIC Paul Bickmore

Arts at the Mill CIC T/A The Old Courts David Jenkins

Asylum Venue (The) Roy Davis

Asylum2 (The) Roy Davis

Audio Glasgow Mark Miller

Baba Yaga’s Hut / Corsica Studios Anthony Chalmers

Backstage At The Green, Kinross. David Mundell

Band on the Wall Simon Webbon

Bank Top Tavern (The) Pamela Hindley

Bannermans Christian Kimmett

Bar 42, Worthing Mark Knowles

Barrel House (The), Totnes sarah kidd

Barrow Underground Music Society Justin Whitehouse

BASSment Studios Jake Burdass

Beat Generator Live ! John Cruickshanks

Beaufort Hotel Roslynn Fraser

Bedford (The) Tom Peake

Beehive Jazz & Art Cafe Umit Baysal

BEES MOUTH (The) Benjamin Mckeever

Bell Inn (The), Bath Mike Harrison (Chair)

Belle Vue Alan J Hedgecock

Bennigans Bar john leighton

Beoley Village Hall Paul Leyser

Bermondsey Social Club jake farey

Biddle Brothers Michael Martin

Big Comfy Bookshop (The) Michael McEntee

Big House Blues Dianne Cooper

Big House Blues Bar Rosy Greer

Big Room (The) @ Heswall Hall Paul Dixon

Billy Bootleggers Elliot Towsey

Black Box (The) Rachael Campbell-Palmer

Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue Richard Hall

Black Prince (The) Philip Moore

Blackmarket VIP Ashleigh Jacobs

Bletchley Blues Club Mark Stasiuk

Blitz Peter Alexander

Blue Bell Conwy (The) Heron Webb

Blues Kitchen (The) Steve Ball

Bodega (The) Joe Patten

BOILER SHOP Philip Barker

Boileroom (The) Lydia Stockbridge

Bongo Club (The) Alastair Hill

Booking Hall Dover (The) Stuart Cameron

BOOM, Leeds Ian Leck

Bootleg Social Stephen Skelly

Bradford Underground (The) Nigel booth

Brass Monkey Gemma Murphy

Brewery Arts Centre Kendal Miriam Randall

Brickmakers & B2 Venue (The) Charley South

Bristol Fringe (The) Sylvie Dagallier

Brook (The) Nicholas Charlton Lewis

Brudenell Social Club Nathan Clark

Brunswick (The) Paige Martin

Buffalo Thomas Oliver Mark Russell

Bullingdon (The) Paul Williams

Bungalow (The) Alan McEwan

Bunkhouse (The), Swansea Jordan McGuire

Bush Hall Betsy Harley

Bush Hall Charlie Raworth

Cafe Indie David Plumtree

Cafe OTO Hamish Dunbar

Caledonia (The) Laura King

Cambridge Corn Exchange James Bland

Cambridge Junction Rob Tinkler

Camden Assembly (The) Steve Ball

Camden Chapel (The) Ray Jones

Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire Ronald Peter Dukelow

Castle hotel (The) Rupert hill

Cavendish Arms (The) Shirley Errey Armitage

Cavern Club (The) Jon Keats

Caves (The) Norman Semark Rowan

Cedar Room (The) Michael Richard Nuttall

Cellar (The) Jill Macdonald

Centrala Richard Short

Chambers (The) Chris and Liz Smith

Chameleon Arts Cafe (The) John William Rothera

Chapel (The) Amanda Newbery

Chapel Arts Centre Philip John Andrews

Chaplins & The Cellar Bar Harry Seccombe

Chat’s Palace Paul Van Hagen

Cheese and Grain Robert Spencer Dahl

Chester Music Theatre & Music Is Now Dan Read

CHINNERYS GLYN MORGAN

Church Dundee Jeff Chan

Cin Cin Bar Tanya Tong Cinema & Co. Anna Redfern

Clapham Grand (The) Ally Wolf

Club 85 Matthew turner

Cluny (The) Julian Ive

Clwb Ifor Bach Guto Brychan

Clwb Y Bont Terry Chinn

Cobblestones (The) Graham Hodgson

CODA Colchester Tristan Clarke

Colours Hoxton Adam Taylor

Constellations Rebecca Pope

Continental (The) Robyn Talbot

Conway Hall Jeff Davy

Cookie (The) Nicolas Sharpe

Corporation, Local Authority & Trafalgar Warehouse Mark Hobson

Corsica Studios Alice Fuller

County Music Bar (The) Phillip Deacon

Courthouse Project (Otley) ltd (The) Laura Kox

Coven (The) Paula Burton

Coventry Empire Phil Rooney

Craufurd Arms (The) Jason Hall

Creative Innovation Centre CIC Andrew Knutt

Creature Sound Ltd Allen Chambers

Crescent (The) Harkirit Boparai

Crofters Rights (The) Nicholas O’Neill

Crooked Crow Bar (The) Maxine Bambrook

Crowleys Rock Bar Sara Dark

Crown Inn, Oakengates John Ellis

Crypt (The) Paul Mandry

Cutlers Arms Adelle Warburton

CWRW Michael Hilton

David Hall Arts Centre (The) Emma Randall

Delicious Clam Ed Crisp

Devonshire Arms (The) (The Dev), London Christian Parker

DINA Jack Howe

Dingwalls Keith Miller

Dirty Rockers Live Music Venue Rachel Vann

District Eric Gooden

DIVE Nicholas Steven Cobley

Docks Academy Katie-Louise Green

DreamBagsJaguarShoes Teresa Skrgatic

Dryad Works James Drain

Drygate Iain Bethel

Dublin Castle (The) Terence Henry Conlon

Dubrek Studios Justin Dean

Duke of Wellington Pub, Shoreham-by-Sea Jess Green

Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts (The) Ray Giffen

Eagle (The) Emily margret gardiner

Eagle inn (The) Rupert Hill

Eagle inn Salford Esther maylor

Ealing Club Community Interest Company (The) Alistair Young

EartH Amélie Snyers

EBGBS Veselin Mihaylov

Electric Ballroom (The) Margaret Gibson

Electric Church Damian Lee

Electrowerkz Mayuan Mak

Elephants Head Public House (The) Ann Monaghan

Elsewhere, Margate Sammy Clarke

elysium Swansea Jonathan

Embassy sports and social club Mandy lorrainne gibbons

Engine Room (The), North Shields Mark Elliott

Epic Studios Rick Lennox

Escape Venue Dan Kituno

Esquires Gareth Barber

Exchange Matthew Otridge

Exeter Cavern David Goodchild

Exeter Phoenix Patrick Cunningham

Fabric Luke Laws

Factory (The)- Petroc Sean Mackney

Factory 251 Manchester Mark Baker

Fat lil’s Zac Spink

Ferret (The) Susan Rowlands

Fiddler’s Elbow (The) Dan Maiden

Fiddlers (Bristol) Daniel Cleary

Fiery Bird Venue Elaine McGinty

Fife Street Social Club Courtney Louise Blount

FIGHTING COCKS BAR & VENUE (The) JAMIE O’GRADY

Fleece, Bristol (The) Christopher Andrew Sharp

Flying Duck (The) Chris Amos

FOLD Sebastian Glover

Folklore Chachi symphony

FOREMANS BAR JASON WHITTLE

FortyFive Vinyl Café Dom White

Forum Music and Arts (The) Jason Dormon

Forum Music Centre Allison McKay

Frog and Fiddle (The) Thomas cleaver

Fuel Rock Club Rob Toogood

Fulford Arms (The) Christopher Sherrington

Fuse Art Space James Birchall

Future Yard Craig Pennington

Garage (The) Adam Popple

Garrison (The) Andrew Knights

Gellions Bar Gavin Stevenson

George Tavern (The) Giles Wilson Copp

Georgian Theatre (The) Paul Burns

Glad Cafe CIC (The) Rachel Smillie

Gladstone Arms (The) Sam Bowcher

Glee Club Birmingham (The) Raya O’Neill

Glee Club Cardiff (The) Raya O’Neill

Glee Club Glasgow (The) Raya O’Neill

Glee Club Nottingham (The) Raya O’Neill

Globe (The) Tom Adams

Gloucester Guildhall Jim Lockey

Glove That Fits (The) Sebastian Glover

Golden Bell James Drew

Grain Hospitality Ltd Graeme john Ross Barry

Grand Central Hall Liverpool Mat Ong

Grand Elektra Alexander Jones

Green Door Store (The) Toni Coe-Brooker

Green Note Immy Doman

Green Room (The), Stockton-on-Tees Chris Cobain

Green Rooms (The) Jonathan Foxhall

Grey Lantern (The) Alan Barley

Grow Hackney Jordanna Greaves

Gullivers Manchester Jonny booth

Hairy Dog (The) Paul Keenan

Half Moon (The) Nina Jackson

Hampstead Jazz Club Mayank Patel

Hand of Glory (The) Albert Cabot

Hangar 18 Music Venue Matthew Jones

Hangar34 STEPHEN WHITE

Hanging Gardens Plymouth Max Morgan-Kay

Harmonium Chris Amos

Harp Restrung (The) Chris Morton

Harrison (The) Sophie Nordlund

Hartlepool Community Studio (The Studio) Brian Barnes

Hatch Nick Potter

Henry’s Cellar Bar Claire Grandemange

Hermit Club (The) Tony Morrison

Hideaways Marc fargeot

Hive (The)(formerly de bees) Damon Horrill

Hobos Music Venue, Bridgend James Anthony Drew

Holmfirth Picturedrome Sam Carr

Hootananny Brixton Sophia Yates

Hope and Anchor Nicholas Barnett

Hope and Ruin (The) Richard Rogers

Hope Chapel, Hebden Bridge Gerard Liston

Horn (The), St Albans Adrian Bell

Horn at The Half Moon (The) James McLaughlin

Horns Watford Public House Ltd J.Giles

HOT BOX (Chelmsford) David Hughes

Hot Tin (The) Mike Eden

Hug and Pint (The) Brian Reynolds

Hunter Club (The) Nicholas Thomas William Pooley

Hutong Cafe (The) Jack

Harman Independent Ben Wall

Ipswich Art Centre Ben Osborne

Islington Assembly Hall Kat King

Ivory Blacks Kelvin Cook

Jacaranda Club (The) Veselin Mihaylov

Jam Jar Bristol (The) Hadie Abido

Jamboree Venue Rena Beck

Jazz After Dark Sam Shaker

Jazz Bar (The) Edith Kyle

Jazz Cafe Steve Ball

Jazzlive at The Crypt Russell Occomore

Jericho Tavern (The) Dave Maul

Jimmy’s George Craig

John Peel Centre for Creative Arts Tom Barker

Joiners, Southampton (The) Mr Ricky Bates

Junction (The), Plymouth Jamie Symons

Kasbah Sam El

Katie Fitzgeralds David Morton

Kazimier / Invisible Wind Factory Liam Naughton

Key Club (The) Todd Malloy

Kirkgate Centre Chris Bridgman

Kiwis Brew Bar Kristofer Charteris

KK’s Steel Mill Phillip Cates

Knights Bar, 2 Tone Village Alph Knight

Komedia Ltd Paul Musselwhite

Komedia, Bath Adrian Boreham

Krakatoa Craig Adams

Ku Stockton Angela Harper

La Belle angele Jonathan Rankin

Lab (The) Mr Will Gilchrist

Lantern (The) Ben Adey

Latchlifter (The) Kelly Smith

Latest Music Bar, Brighton Bill Smith

Le Pub Samantha Dabb

Le QuecumBar Sylvia Rushbrooke

Leadmill (The) Rose Sydney Wilcox

Leith Depot Patrick Kavanagh

Level 3 Violet McLaren

Lexington (The) Stacey Thomas

Lighthouse (The) David Hatton

Little Buildings Allan Scorer

Live Rooms (The) Ian Shaw

Livewire Youth Music Andy Rance

Lock & Quay Jane Dawe

Loco Klub (The) Sarah Pugj

London Irish Centre Samantha Hooper

Louisiana (The) Michele Schillace

Lounge Bar (The) Catherine Jackson

Mabgate Bleach Tom Stancombe

Mac Arts Iain Coltman

Macbeth (The) Mark Robinson

Madding Crowd Peter Gilbert

Mains of Scotstown G Stevenson

Many Hands Sebastian Glover

Market Bar Inverness Shirley Wyness

mash house (The) Jonathan Rankin

Matchstick Piehouse Adam Gerrett

McCann’s Rock Bar Amy McCann

Mcleans Pub, Pentre, Deeside Ian Forrester

Met (The) Victoria Robinson

Metal Monocle (The) Tommy Coombes

Metronome Kristi Maria

Micklegate Social (The) Mike lakin

Mill (The) Jim Mitcham

MK11 Live Music Venue Marc O’Brien

Moles Tom Maddicott

Mono Chris Amos

Moon (The), Cardiff Liz Hunt

Moon on the Water Warren Jolly

Moth Club Keith Miller

Mothers’ Ruin Patrick Daly

Mr Wolfs Paul James

Mulberrybarandvenue Fiona Poole

Music Room London Gordon Gapper

Musician (The) Darren Nockles

Mycenae House & Gardens Mark Johnson-Brown

Nambucca Giles Horne

Nell’s/Subterania and The Fiddler Lewis Sweetman

New Adelphi Club (The) Paul Gregory Jackson

New Cross Inn Simon Nundy

Newhampton Arts Centre Trevelyan Wright

Night and Day Jay Taylor

Night Owl BIrmingham (The) Arith Liyanage

Night People & The Twisted Wheel Christopher Slater

Nightrain Andrew Neil Kettle

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Jane Corry

North Shore Troubadour Laura Cotter

Northcourt (The) Mark A. Cunningham

Northern Quarter Samuel James Hodgson

Northern Quarter Huddersfield. Michael Acton

Norwich Arts Centre Pasco-Q Kevlin

Notting Hill Arts Club Dan Stone

O’Rileys Darren Bunting

Off The Cuff Antony Porter

Off The Road Live Lounge Jayne Wright

Office Nightclub (The) Warwick Royden

Oh Yeah Music Centre Damien McAdams

Old Abbey Taphouse (The) Rachel Evaroa / Craig Thomas

Old Bakery (The) Mrs Catherine King

Old England (The) Bruce Bardsley

Old Fire Station (The), Bournemouth Alan Dove

Old Hairdressers (The) Iain Baird

Old Market (The) Helen Jewell

Old Ship Inn (The), Bridlington Lena Neverdal

Old Swan Inn (The) Jacqueline Mccaig

Old Wine Vaults (The) Robert Balmer

Omeara Joe Mckechnie

Oporto Nick Simcock

Òran Mór Creon Brock

Oslo Adam Popple

Our Black Heart Melissa Doumbos

Oval Space / The Pickle Factory / Canvas Joe Splain

Oval Tavern (The) Esther Sutton

Palace Theatre Paignton Maureen McAllister

Palladium Club (The) Ben Nigh

Paper Dress Vintage Stephen Dix

Parish (The) Michael Baird

Patchwork Studios Tom Ogilvie

Patriot”Home of Rock” Angela Draycott

Patterns Adam Taylor

Patti Pavilion Swansea (The) Muhammad Hanif Miah

Pavilion Mid Wales Jase Hawker

Peacock (The), Sunderland Dan Donnelly

peckham audio Jake Farey

Peer Hat (The) Michael Kenyon

Peggy’s Skylight Paul Deats

Phase One Liverpool Veselin Mihaylov

Phoenix Artist Club Ken Wright

Piano Works Farringdon and West End (The) Alan Lorrimer

Picture House Social Tariq Navarone

Picturedrome (The) Chris D’alessio

Pigs Nose Inn Joss Webber

Pigs Palace (The) Scott Watson

Pilgrims Pit Ashley Wall

Pioneer Club (The), St Albans, Herts Andy Kilvington

Pipeline (The) Thomas Evrenos

Pit (The), Newstead Village Lorraine Horrocks

PJ Molloys Calum Miller

Polar Bear (The) Jonathan Stanley Edwin Mason

POP Jackie francis

Porter’s Cardiff Daniel Porter

Portland Arms (The) Stephen David Pellegrini

Portsmouth Guildhall Andy Grays

Prince Albert (The) Miles Connolly

Prince Albert, Stroud Lotte Lyster Connolly

Printers Playhouse Eastbourne Chris Berry

Pub (The), China Street Larissa Morrish

Purple Orange Arts Venue Michael Mathieson

Queen of Hoxton Adam Taylor

Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (The) Evan Henderson

Queens Hall Narberth (The) Lara Herde

Queens Hall, Nuneaton Richard Burlingham

Railway (The) Shaun Jackson

Railway Inn (The) Dan Lloyd

Ramsgate Music Hall André Luke Dack

Rebellion MCR Alex Kostyakov

REC Rooms (The) Nicholas McDowell

Record Junkee Martin Leverton

Red Lion (The), Winsford Alice Johnson

Red Room (Ealing Jazz Club) Sarah Bibra

Reform Radio Sam Oliveira

Rescue Rooms Joe Patten

Revelation Debra McGee

Rich Mix Cultural Foundation Judith Kilvington

Riverside Newcastle Steve Davis

Roadmender Natalie Norris-Lee

Robin (The), Bilston Brett Hall

Rock City Julie Tippins

Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club Simon Cooke

Ropetackle Arts Centre Stephanie Else Hills

Ropetackle Arts Centre Richard Apps

Rose & Monkey Hotel (The) Christopher Slater

Rose Hill (The) Jules Arthur

Rossi Bar (The) Ambre France

Rosslyn Court Morag Butler

Rough Trade Bristol Adrian Dutt

Roundabout (The) Richard smith

Roundhouse Lucy Wood

Royal Oak (The), Bath Christopher J Powell

Royal Oak (The), Tunbridge Wells Nigel Bent

Rumsey Wells (The), Norwich Danny Searle

Saddle Inn Live Music Venue Chester (The) Mrs Rebecca McClelland

Saint Luke’s and The Winged Ox Alexander Riches

Santiago Bar David Holmes

Scala Paul OSullivan

Scottish Storytelling Centre Daniel Abercrombie

Selby Town Hall Chris Jones

Servant Jazz Quarters Alice Passey

Service Station Bar Darren Bunting

Settle Victoria Hall Ann Harding

Shacklewell Arms Keith Miller

Shed (The) Elisabeth Carley-Leonard

Sidney & Matilda Al Daw

Signature Brew Taproom & Venue Ineta Bliudziute

Sin City Swansea Gary Lulham

Sir Charles Napier, Blackburn Kerry McGregor

Sister Midnight Records Ellen Watson

Skylite Room Kris Fletcher

Slaughtered Lamb London Rebecca Toohey

Slay Glasgow Jeff Chan

Slim Jim’s Liquor Store Seanan O’Rourke

Small Seeds Noah Burton

Smokehouse (The) Joe Bailey

Snug Coffee House (The) Rachael Flaszczak

SOLWAY HALL/ ROSEHILL YOUTH THEATRE (The) Anne Kelly

Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance Andrew Knutt

Sound Archive (The), Kirkwall Neil Stevenson

Sound Lounge (The) Keiron Marshall

Soundhouse Leicester (The) Martin Lavender

Soup Kitchen Nicholas Jon Bowden

Space 289 Harry Follett

Spiritual Bar Rafael Pesce

St Doms Steve Davis

St Mary’s Music Hall Sam Jones

Stables (The) Monica R. Ferguson

Stage and radio james lunham

Stanley Halls (The) Daniel Winder

Star (The), Guildford Pip Ellis

Star and Garter (The), Manchester Andrew Martin

Steamboat Tavern (The) Susannah Barlow

Stereo James Ross Keppie

Sticky Fingers Cafe & Rock Bar Toni cook

Stoller Hall (The) Fran Healey

Storytellers Stockton (The) James Beck

Stramash Jonathan Rankin

Strange Brew Bristol Kerry Patterson

Stretford Public Hall Kate McGeevor

Studio 5 Live Brian Leach

Studio 9294 Keith Miller

Sub Club Mike Grieve

SUBURBS@THEHOLROYD ANDREW HAMILTON

Sugarmill (The) Danielle Brownsill

Suki10c David Whittall

Summerhall Rowan Campbell

Sunflower Public House, Belfast Bob McManus

Surf Cafe Steve Davis

Sussex Arms (The) Richard Simm

SWG3 Jonathan Dawson

Swinging Arm (The) Adam Pallett

Tapestry Arts Jason Brooks

Telford’s Warehouse Jeremy Horrill

Temperance, Leamington Spa Adrian Gains

Temple Falkirk Mark Miller

The Lemon Tree Ben Torrie

Thekla (The) Matt Jenkinson

Think Tank (The) Steve Davis

Three Tuns (The) Paul Smith

Tin at the Coal Vaults (The) Sarah Morgan

Tivoli Gary fuller

Tivoli (The) Gary gittins

Tivoli Theatre Wimborne Charlie North Lewis

Tooth & Claw (The) James Carr

Tower of Song live music venue tom martin

Trades Club (The), Hebden Bridge Mal Campbell

Trinity Chris Perdue

Trinity Centre Emma Harvey

Troubadour (The) Ian Williamson

Trowbridge Town Hall David Lockwood

Troxy Tom Sutton-Roberts

Tuesday Night Music Club (The) Richard Dunning

Tunnels Aberdeen / Drummonds Aberdeen Ross Calder

Underground (The), Stoke on Trent Lee Barber

Underground, Plymouth Benjamin Turner

Unicorn Camden Live (The) Mick Wood

Union Chapel Michael Chandler

Unit nine Jamie stimpson

Uprawr Studio Roy Davis

Upstairs in Ennerdale Peter Maher

Vale (The) Freya Bennett-Nielsen

Vault Hexham (The) Ben Haslam

Venue (The) Brett James

Venue38 Tracy Anne McGregor

Verdict (The) Roxanne Nikita Checkley

Victoria (The) Violet McLaren

victoria bikers pub/venue (The) john commons

Victoria Dalston (The) nick letchford

Victoria Vaults Anna Broadhurst

View Oban (The) Daniel MacIntyre

Village Pump (The), Trowbridge Kieran J Moore

Village Underground Amélie Snyers

Voice Hut (The) Simon Hill

Voodoo Rooms (The) Kyles Dignall

Voodoo, Belfast Ciaran Smyth

Vortex Jazz Club Oliver Weindling

Waiting Room (The) Keith Miller

Walnut Tree Shades Claire Brooks

Wardrobe Cafe Bar & Jazz Club Limited (The) Arron Hutchinson

Water Rats (The) Sally Fox

Waterloo Music Bar Ian Fletcher

Watermill Jazz Kathryn Shackleton

Wedgewood Rooms (The) Geoff Priestley

Welly Club (The) Matt Molson

Wharf Chambers Andrew Raine

Wheel House (The) Leigh Elliott

Whistle Binkies Jonathan Rankin

Widgeon Theatreboat (The) miss Mj morgan

Windmill Brixton Tim Perry

Woolpack Live Christopher Neville Jones

XOYO Steve Ball

XS Bar (Penny Black) Wrexham Ian Forrester

YARDBIRDS ROCK CLUB LTD DAVID ROBINSON

Yellow Arch Studios Spencer Edwins

YES Ruth Hemmingfield

Zanzibar (The) Scott Burgess