- 19 Jan 21
Jordan Adetunji is the Northern Irish ambassador for IVW 2021.
A new documentary film from the organisers of Independent Venue Week called 'On The Road' will premiere online next week.
The 2021 Independent Venue Week kicks off on Monday (January 25), and will run until January 31.'On The Road' will premiere on Monday, January 25 at 7PM, and will be followed by a live Q&A session with a panel which includes Radiohead‘s Philip Selway at 8:30PM.
The documentary is said to feature interviews with the likes of Pink Floyd‘s Nick Mason, IDLES and Nadine Shah, and was filmed over the course of two years at several well-known independent music venues in the UK, like The 100 Club in London, Brudenell Social Club in Leeds and The Leadmill in Sheffield.
This year’s ambassadors for the Week represent each of the four home nations of the UK: Arlo Parks represents England, Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys is representing Wales, Amy Macdonald is representing Scotland and rising artist Jordan Adetunji is the Northern Irish ambassador for IVW 2021.
This documentary comes after one of the most difficult years for live performance venues in history.
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“These venues nurture and encourage the growth of emerging talent – they’re the lifeblood of the live industry,” Arlo Parks told NME recently about the music spaces which Independent Venue Week are supporting.
“All new acts will play their first gigs in these venues, making their first memories and gaining experience as performers. Each venue has such personality and offers a safe space for so many members of their respective communities. These venues are indispensable and I wouldn’t be the artist I am now without them.” Purchase tickets to see the documentary here.