Music Venue Trust has launched an initiative to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues across the country.
Crowdfunder campaigns are currently raising money to support the venues and their staff, with any excess money given to Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues in need.
We want to highlight three venues close to our hearts that we feel would be a devastating loss if they were unable to reopen.
Please consider donating if you are able to. Chip in the price of a ticket for that gig that was free entry, perhaps, or that you were given guest list for.
Donate to the venues directly via the links below, or to the campaign as a whole here.
There’s hardly a Heavenly band that hasn’t graced the glittery MOTH Club stage at one point or another. One of those venues that feels like so much more, especially with their club nights, film screenings and all the rest.
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The Shacklewell Arms
Like MOTH Club’s grimier older brother, The Shack has been the best place to see new bands in London for years. With the gigs often being free entry, it’s easy to take a punt on someone you’ve never heard of, with the best case scenario of having your mind blown and the worst case scenario of having a nice cold pint in the pub up front or in the garden.
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The Waiting Room
Another in the Bad Vibrations family of venues, the Waiting Room in Stoke Newington has hosted numerous Heavenly groups over the years. The smallest of the bunch – although it can be hard to tell when they’re all full of sweaty bodies – The Waiting Room