Music Venue Trust welcomes UK Governments decision to allow indoor performances, but warns much more must be done

After the UK Government eased lockdown rules on live shows in England, Music Venue Trust warns that only a small percentage of venues will be financially able to re-open. Venues were orignally scheduled to re-open…

UK Government announce £1.57 billion in funding for the arts

After an outcry from those in the music industry for the Government to help out music venues with the #LetTheMusicPlay initiative, Boris Johnson announced £1.57bn in funding for the arts. In May, the Music Venue Trust…

Music Venue Trust call on the UK Government for £50m funding for venues

Music Venue Trust has raised £2 million in the UK for venues who face permenant closure due to COVID-19. Now MVT request urgent help from the Government. Since launching the #saveourvenues initiative in April and…

The Music Venue Trust provide 140 British music venues with much needed funding

140 British music venues have been taken off the MVT’s “critical” list after a rush of donations from fans, artists and music industry professionals. After raising $1.8 million, The Music Venue Trust’s #saveourvenues initiative has…

UK Government slashes business rates for grassroots music venues

The government has announced a serious cut in business rates required by 230 small and medium sized venues. The change will apply to all music venues across the UK with a rateable value below £51,000,…