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Radiohead's Colin Greenwood is ​Ambassador of Independent Venue Week


Written by James Ratcliffe
16 Thursday 16th January 2014

Independent Venue Week is pleased to announce Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) as their Official Ambassador. Having received support from independent venues right from the start of his career, playing the likes of The Jericho and The Joiners in the early days ofRadiohead, Colin really understands the important role independent venues play for both artists and gig goers. He is the perfect ambassador for Independent Venue Week and the venues it supports.

“I’m proud to be involved in the celebration and promotion of local gigs which gave us some of the best times in our musical life – The Joiners, King Tuts, Jericho Oxford – just to name three brilliant venues that are still putting on top shows today” 

“They’re all crucial for the musical development of the UK because they provide local artists with places to hone their show skills and a window to other musical worlds when a tour hits town. Some of my favourite musical memories are from these independent venues and the dedicated promoters and local crew who run them. Here’s to a brilliant week in January and see you down the front!” — Greenwood

Each of the 18 participating venues is hosting one night over the course of the week as their official Independent Venue Week gig. Artists, promoters, labels and blogs will work with each venue to curate, play and promote live music from some of the most exciting new talent in the country.

Official Venues confirmed for 2014

Glasgow: King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

London: Half Moon Putney

Norwich: Arts Centre

Newcastle: The Cluny

Cardiff: Clwb Ifor Bach (celebrating its 30th anniversary this year)

Stoke-On-Trent: Sugarmill (celebrating its 20th anniversary this year)

Liverpool: Zanzibar

Bristol: The Louisiana

Belfast: Oh Yeah Centre

Leeds: The Library

Southampton: The Joiners (celebrating its 45th anniversary this year)

Guilford: Boileroom

Sheffield: The Leadmill

Oxford: The Jericho

Plymouth: Tiki Bar

Manchester: Soup Kitchen

Tunbridge Wells: The Forum (celebrating its 20th anniversary this year)

York: Fibbers

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