Madness presented the PRS for Music Heritage Award

As part of Independent Venue Week (IVW), legendary British band Madness presented iconic London pub, the Dublin Castle, with the prestigious PRS for Music Heritage Award.

The accolade is given to those live music venues across the UK that have played a crucial role in helping to create music history, by giving now-famous acts their first ever gig and helping them on their way to success.

In further support of IVW, M Magazine once again teamed up with London venue the Sebright Arms to present a night of wonky sounds, live surprises and fab records. The sold out show included performances from Pictish Trail, Manuela, Graceland and a DJ set from Moonbow.

Paul Clements (Commercial Director, PRS for Music) said:

“We’re delighted to be awarding Madness and the Dublin Castle with the PRS for Music Heritage Award and to be hosting these panels in the very venues that play such a vital role in the development and growth of so many artists. From a first live gig, to a secret performance from a music legend, these independent venues are the creative spaces that help the UK music industry to flourish.”

About Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.

Click here for further information about Independent Venue Week 2017.

Originally published on M, the PRS for Music magazine for our 118,000 songwriter, composer and publisher members, plus the wider music industry.