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Music Venue Trust launches fundraising arm, Fightback

By | Published on Wednesday 7 February 2018

Music Venue Trust

The Music Venue Trust has announced the launch of a new public-facing fundraising arm, Fightback. Previously the brand used for the organisation’s one-off benefit gig, it will now take the form of a regular series of fundraising shows at various grassroots venues around the UK.

Fightback Events Manager Gary Prosser says: “Fightback has been over a year in the making and I am looking forward to working closely with every grassroots music venue in the UK to create some memorable shows for fans of live music all over the UK. We’re building an incredible opportunity for artists and brands to come together to directly connect with grassroots music venues and make a real difference”.

With five shows currently booked in – headlined by The Wombats and Bright Light Bright Light – Fightback hopes to raise £100,000 by putting on over 100 events throughout this year. This money will be used to fund the Music Venue Trust’s Emergency Response service, which offers assistance and advice to music venues facing closure.

The currently scheduled shows are as follows:

9 Feb: Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms (The Wombats)
10 Feb: Blackpool, Bootleg Social (The Wombats)
11 Feb: Bradford, The Underground (The Wombats)
13 Feb: Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill (The Wombats)
15 Mar: St Albans, The Horn (Bright Light Bright Light)