Kicking off on Monday the 25th of January 2016, Independent Venue Week (IVW) rolls out across the country where PRS for Music will be teaming up with Guildford’s The Boileroom presenting a stellar line-up of gigs and events throughout the week.
The incredible Eliza And The Bear are set to open at The Boileroom on Monday 25th of January with Swedish hard-core punks Grieved to follow on the 26th, Charlie Dore legendary singer-songwriter taking stage on the 27th, new guitar poppers Lisbon playing the 28th, and the beguiling alt-folk of This Is The Kit gigging the 29th. More performances yet to be added to the week’s line-up.
After being selected as one of the 17 flagship venues for the very first IVW in 2014, and having brought You Me At Six to Guildford for IVW 2015, this year sees The Boileroom bring all of the above plus more in an exclusive partnership with PRS for Music.
In support of the spirit of all things independent, a DIY educational session will take place on 30th January at The Boileroom where PRS for Music and other industry experts will be giving out top tips and advice on how to ‘Do It Yourself’ as an independent musician in the business.
The session will pair up with local artist development programme, ‘The Project’ where four young, local acts will be selected to hone their skills as live performers by showcasing in front of a panel of experts.
PRS for Music’s Head of Marketing, Paul Sims said: “We are excited to be partnering with The Boileroom and are delighted to be a part of Independent Venue Week once again. Small independent venues are where it all starts, they play an integral part in developing the UK’s live music scene and are an essential platform for so many of our members. IVW is a great way to champion the remarkable venues we have across the country and a fantastic opportunity for music fans to support them.”
The Boileroom said: “We are proud to be working closely with our friends at PRS for Music to help make Independent Venue Week 2016 a truly exciting week. To be able to continue to serve our locality in this, our 10th year, is a testament to not only our community but also the live music we programme.”
Monday 25th January // TICKETS
Eliza And The Bear
Tuesday 26th January // TICKETS
plus Employed To Serve, Ithaca, Eulogy
Wednesday 27th January // TICKETS
plus Kris Halpin
Thursday 28th January // TICKETS
plus The Amazons, Middle Distance, Wiker
Friday 29th January // TICKETS
This Is The Kit
Notes to Editors
About The Boileroom
Founded in September 2006 by an independent collective dedicated to promoting the highest quality live music, creative arts and club events, The Boileroom has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the countries most established and respected independent live music venues, booking an eclectic and varied programme of music and events.
Now in it's 10th year, The Boileroom has a national presence and is renowned for booking emerging touring acts as well as well-established stalwarts from across the genre spectrum. Ed Sheeran, Foals, The Bronx, You Me At Six, Swim Deep, Wolf Alice, Marmozets, First Aid Kit, Catfish & The Bottlemen, to name a few, have all taken to The Boileroom stage.
After opening Originate Studios in 2015, home to tattoo artists, illustrators, screen printers and jewellery makers all on site at the venue. This combined with as the curation of many festival stages and external events, The Boileroom continues to look for new ways to support creativity and champion independence.
The Boileroom is the first port of call for music fans and creative minds to come and visit.
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.
PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to nearly 15m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn, PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £621.5m in 2016, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.