INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
“CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE & THE CULTURE OF LIVE MUSIC”
Dates for 2019
Mon 28th Jan – Sun 3rd Feb
“Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.
These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England in the UK and also the wider music industry and brands globally, Independent Venue Week brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs.
These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in their country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognise all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.”
It’s been yet another difficult year for independent venues up and down the country. We have witnessed another detrimental year in particular for local music venues in Brighton, with all of us being at the forefront of the fallout and witness to the effect on the local music community. Here at Green Door, we are proud to still be operating better than ever almost a decade after opening our doors, with the same continual support of our dedicated audience and maintaining our status as one of Brighton’s most loved venues – it’s all down to you guys.
2019 marks the first year that The Green Door Store has been a part of Independent Venue Week! As you can read above, we stand hand in hand with everything that IVW stands and campaigns for. We cannot wait to be a part of this, and we hope you are as excited as we are. Be sure to keep updated with our blog and socials for all information regarding IVW.
JAN 28TH BIMM NIGHT
This event will be made up of local bands, organised and ran by Events Management students from our local music university, BIMM Brighton. All proceeds from this show will be going towards MIND charity.
JAN 29TH THIS IS THE KIT
JAN 30TH SWEARIN’
Neat Neat Neat are pleased to announce the return of Alison Crutchfields ‘Swearin'” to Brighton.
JAN 31ST CLT DRP
We are excited to announce the anticipated return of one of our favourite bands, CLT DRP !! Electro-punk trio, based in Brighton.
FEB 1ST FEMROCK 6TH BIRTHDAY
FemRock is an award winning DIY not-for-profit night at The Green Door Store, showcasing and celebrating women in music and is the longest running of its kind in Brighton. They welcome and encourage people of all genders to come to our events!
FEB 1ST (CLUB NIGHT) LABYRINTH: BOWIE & 80’S DISCO
After the roaring success of our last Brighton outing, Pop Curious? are going to be returning to The Green Door Store to celebrate one of the finest 80s films ever made by hosting another David Bowie + 80s pop music disco.
FEB 2ND BRIGHTON NOISE ALL-DAYER
Brighton Noise are an established local promoter that have been supporting local bands with monthly shows for years and years. Whatever your musical persuasion and whatever information you need, you’ll find it on their site.
FEB 3RD THE ONCE
After their sold out show at the Prince Albert, The Once return to Brighton!
Grab a friend, come on down, and celebrate with us all things independent, DIY and rock n roll, so we can keep doing what we do best for many more years to come.