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Music Venue Trust names six more music venues at immediate risk of closure

By | Published on Monday 1 March 2021

Music Venue Trust

The Music Venue Trust has removed Pop in Hyde from its list of grassroots music venues at immediate risk of permanent closure. Although, before you start celebrating, the trade body has also added a further six venues to that list, and fourteen of the original 30 announced last November remain.

Newly added to the critical list as the COVID shutdown further extends are The Black Heart and The Fiddlers Elbow in Camden, Stage and Radio in Manchester, Legends Live Lounge in Oldham, The Cobblestones in Bridgwater and Y Llew Coch in Macynlleth.

“The crisis is nearing its final lap but we need to make sure these venues finish the race”, says MVT CEO Mark Davyd. “With the support of artists and audiences, we have fought our way through the last eleven months venue by venue, case by case, trying to make sure that we are able to re-open every venue safely. These six newly highlighted venues need urgent help, and we still have fourteen venues that were on our original red list that we can’t yet guarantee will survive to bring live music back to our communities. We are completely determined that they will”.

The other fourteen venues that remain at risk are: Alchemy in Croydon; Beehive Jazz in Kingston Upon Hull; Boom in Leeds; Dryad Works in Sheffield; Egg, Spiritual Bar, The Lexington, The Post Bar, The Waiting Room and The Windmill in London; The 1865 in Southampton; The Hot Tin in Faversham; The Venue in Derby; and Venue 38 in Ayr.