Northampton venues The Black Prince and The Lab have revealed their line-ups for the 2023 edition of Independent Venue Week, as the event celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Independent Venue Week (IVW) is the UK’s annual 7-day celebration of independent music and arts venues and the people that own, run and work in them. During the week, independent venues come together with artists, promoters, agents, record labels and media to create a unique series of special live events to highlight on the work these venues do year-round. By doing so, local communities come together and celebrate these special places with thousands of artists playing hundreds of shows all around the UK. Working with valued long term partners including Arts Council England as well as BBC 6 Music as official broadcast partner, IVW is also championed by a different Ambassador every year, which have included Colin Greenwood (Radiohead), Arlo Parks, Anna Calvi, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Nadine Shah, Wolf Alice, Wet Leg and many more. Bringing in both touring bands and local talent, the shows are one big celebration of the power of live music at grassroots level. See https://independentvenueweek.com/uk for more information.
Both rising stars and future stars are in abundance. Here’s the full Northampton rundown, including the all-important ticket links:
Tuesday January 31st, The Black Prince
WORTH A SHOT + PICTURE THE SCENE + ONE WAY TICKET
Wednesday February 1st, The Black Prince
OVERPASS + TOM A. SMITH + CLEARCUT
Thursday February 2nd, The Black Prince
LIZZIE ESAU + GEORGE O’HANLON + VIDDY
Thursday February 2nd, The Lab
THE VINCENT VEGA BAND + STEVE WARD + THE BREWER’S DAUGHTER
£3 on the door
Friday February 3rd, The Black Prince
DELIGHTS + PAVILION+ LITE SLEEPER
Friday February 3rd, The Lab
PHANTOM ISLE + IRRELEVANT DEVICES + YOSHE
Saturday February 4th, The Black Prince
PALE BLUE EYES + THE COVASETTES + TVAL
Saturday February 4th, The Lab
ATOMCK + PUBLIC EXECUTION + ATROCITY EXHIBIT + GRUNK
£6 ON THE DOOR
Sunday February 5th, The Black Prince
OPUS KINK + BLOODY/BATH + EDDZ
Supporting grassroots music and venues is ESSENTIAL. Please do all you can to attend one or more shows.