Home > News & Reviews > Independent Venue Week

Amy Macdonald Announced As Scotland's Ambassador For Independent Venue Week 2021

Friday, 08 January 2021 Written by Laura Johnson

Amy Macdonald has been confirmed as Scotland's ambassador for this year's Independent Venue Week.

The Scottish singer-songwriter joins Arlo ParksGruff Rhys and Jordan Adetunji — who are flying the flag for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively — in championing the annual celebration of the UK's grassroots venues and promoters in her home country. She said:

“Small and independent venues are so important to developing new music in the UK, and I say this with experience: without the places for me to cut my teeth as a performer starting out, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Additionally, they are places where local young people can learn their trades as sound engineers, lighting technicians, promoters, poster designers etc etc, giving them careers for life. I am super proud to be Scotland’s ambassador for Independent Venue Week 2021, at a time when venues across the country find themselves in a perilous position, and we need to remember everything they offer so we do what we can to keep them going for both the future of British music, and the communities in which they exist."

Independent Venue Week will take place between January 25 and 31, with 79 venues from 53 villages, towns and cities already confirmed to take part — 82% of which are outside of London. Head here for further details.

Let Us Know What You Think - Leave A Comment!

Related News

Fri 22 Jan 2021
Full Schedule Confirmed For Independent Venue Week 2021
Wed 06 Jan 2021
Gruff Rhys Announced As Ambassador For Independent Venue Week In Wales
Thu 03 Dec 2020
Arlo Parks Announced As Ambassador For Independent Venue Week 2021
< Prev   Next >