#SaveOurScottishVenues Festival Announced. First Artists Revealed 13/06/2020 News 5 #SaveOurScottishVenues Festival Announced. First Artists Revealed www.saveourvenues.co.uk June 12th 2020 – Music Venue Trust (MVT) today announce the #SaveOurScottishVenues virtual festival. Taking place on Friday June 19th across 3 ‘stages’, and streamed on livefrom.events, the festival will feature recorded performances by Scottish musicians who have come together to support Scotland’s vital grassroots music venues who are facing closure due to Covid-19. The first artists to be announced are KT Tunstall, The Xcerts, Hunter & the Bear, Wet Wet Wet, Be Charlotte, Fatherson, Luke La Volpe, Hue & Cry, Honeyblood and Anchor Lane. Festival host Vic Galloway will also be talking to musicians and venue reps to highlight the synergy between these venues and the artists whose careers they help develop. Tickets on sale now from www.universe.com/events/save-our-scottish-venues-tickets-edinburgh-307Q9X Ticket prices: £5 – to watch the festival live, in real-time, on Friday 19th June at 8pm £8 – to watch the festival live and on catch up from Saturday 20th 10am until Sunday 21st June at 10pm. Viewers watching on catch up will be able to watch all 3 stages The weekend will start on Thursday 18th June at 8pm with a free-to-view performance by Fran Healy. Filmed on a hillside overlooking Los Angeles, this special acoustic performance will be streamed on Facebook HERE. Viewers will be able to donate to the Scottish national fundraiser page HERE or to venue’s individual fundraising pages. The Scottish grassroots music venues that will benefit from ticket sales and donations include: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sneaks-saveourvenues The Tooth & Claw, Inverness – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/thetoothandclaw The View, Oban – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/savetheviewoban PJ Molloys, Dunfermline – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/pjmolloys Temple Falkirk, Falkirk – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/savetemplefalkirk The Bungalow, Paisley- https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/df729995740b5a49eaf16da54206118c The Glad Cafe, Glasgow- https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/saveourvenuesglad Church Dundee, Dundee – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/savechurchdundee Audio, Glasgow – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/saveaudioglasgow Slay, Glasgow – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/saveslayglasgow Ivory Blacks, Glasgow – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ivorys-saveourvenues Leith Depot, Edinburgh – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/leith-depot Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/savehcb Summerhall, Edinburgh – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/savesummerhall Bannermans, Edinburgh – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bannermansliveedinburgh The Bongo Club, Edinburgh – https://www.facebook.com/TheBongoClubEdinburgh/ Mac Arts, Galashiels – https://crowdfunder.co.uk/savemacarts Speaking about the festival, Bathgate musician Luke la Volpe said “It’s absolutely vital that we support grassroots venues at the moment, because let’s face it, life’s shit without gigs. They’ve all had the rug pulled from under them by this whole terrible situation and the longer it goes on the harder it is for them to survive with no money coming in. The team at Music Venue Trust is working incredibly hard to support them and I’m really happy to be part of Save Our Scottish Venues alongside all these legends. Every single successful musician has been given a hand up by grassroots venues putting them on in front of people who love discovering new music. It’s time to give them a hand in return so every single venue can make it through this incredibly tough period and get the doors open again as soon as possible.” The #saveourvenues campaign was initiated by Music Venue Trust in response to the continued economic threat to over 500 grassroots music venues throughout the UK. As a result of donations from music fans, music industry companies and other organisations, alongside important interventions from public bodies such as The London Mayor’s Office, Creative Wales and Arts Council England 207 grassroots music venues are now protected from imminent closure. However, even as the lockdown eases, the future of these venues remains bleak with only 3% of venues able to open under the proposed two metre distancing rules. “There are over 60 Scottish members of the Music Venues Alliance, each of which is essential to the music ecosystem as social, economic and cultural hubs within their communities. The love that artists have for these spaces and the people who run them is clear from everyone stepping forward to help raise money to support venues through the crisis. Please enjoy these events and donate what you can to help.” Beverley Whitrick, Strategic Director, Music Venue Trust. For more information on the #saveourvenues and #saveourscottishvenues campaign please visit: www.saveourvenues.co.uk Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.