Continuing their #SaveOurVenues campaign to help save UK grassroots music venues, Music Venue Trust has today announced their new ‘Traffic Light’ campaign.
The campaign will will highlight venues considered safe until March 31st (Green– 353 venues), those at risk of closure between now and March 31st without additional support (Amber- 273 venues) and those in imminent danger of permanent closure (Red- 30 venues). See those most at risk on a national map here.
“What the #saveourvenues campaign has achieved during the last 8 months is truly remarkable,” CEO of Music Venue Trust, Mark Davyd says, “Thanks to the efforts of music fans, local communities and the wider music sector we have raised over £3m in donations and have unlocked over £80m in government assistance to help stave off the imminent closure of over 400 grassroots music venues. We are now focusing exclusively on those 30 remaining venues which face immediate permanent closure. If people want these local venues to still be there when this is over there is a very clear call to action: choose a venue, get donating, get writing, get calling, get organised. Save them all. Reopen Every Venue Safely.”