Independent Venue Week is back for its seventh year, with over 230 venues across the country taking part in this week-long celebration. These venues have given both artists and fans their first experiences of playing and watching live music, and this week is the chance to give them a much-deserved shout out.

Over 800 gigs will be taking place up and down the UK, including the BBC 6 Music Homecoming Tour with Steve Lamacq. Across 27th – 31st Jan, Lamacq will be taking his radio show on the road to the hometowns on five artists, where they’ll each play in an indie venue. The tour will kick off in Newcastle with Nadine Shah, before going onto Sheffield with Self Esteem, Cardiff with Gruff Rhys and Exeter with Frank Turner. The final stop will be London, where Lammo will broadcast live from The Windmill Brixton, where Anna Calvi will be performing, an you can enter a ballot for tickets for that show right here.

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Mon 27th January – Sun 2nd February 2020
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