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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.



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