Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.
These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Independent Venue Week brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs at the end of January.
These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognize all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.
Independent music venues across the UK find January one of the hardest months of the year to sustain, if not the hardest and that’s why Independent Venue Week was launched 3 years ago supported by BBC Music.
We’re pleased to announce The New Adelphi Club, in Hull is part of IVW again. Independent venues across the UK have signed up to take part in the week of celebrations, which will take place on Monday 29th January – Sunday 4th February 2018.
Small independent venues, like the Adelphi, give emerging artists their first experience of playing live to a non-bias audience. Having played at the Adelphi, such bands have gone on to become household names, as in the case of Stone Roses, Pulp, and Radiohead to name a few.
The culturally significant venue, based in De Grey Street in the city hosted #Adelphi30; 7 days, 7 events which saw the likes of BRIT Award winners Kaiser Chiefs taking to the stage and the Housemartins reunion on the final night.
Supported by BBC Music, Independent Venue Week brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs at the end of January.
These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognise all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.
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Tom Watson, Deputy Leader. The Labour Party
What’s in store this year…
Monday 29th January 2018
The Adelphi open mic night is probably the longest running in Hull, and a unique hub of experimental creative talent.
Tuesday January 30th 2018
Hull Grime Live
CHIEDU ORAKA – WITH DEEZKID & THE THIRD
Wednesday 31st January 2018
Hull’s New Breed presents:
NOUR’s “Sleeping Beauty” single launch
+ The Piper + Killer Of Kings
Thursday 1st February 2018
Tim O’Connor launches his new album “This Beautiful Wreckage” with his band the Poachers.
+ Elle Grice + King Rat
Friday February 2nd 2018
Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels + very special guests Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) & Lach
Doors 7:00 PM
As part of The New Adelphi Club’s shows for Independent Venue Week:
Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels – Matt Edible (The Holy Orders/Edible 5ft Smiths) brings his band to Hull to launch their debut album ‘Stairgazing’.
To mark the occasion they are being joined on the bill by two legends in their own rights: Chris Barron – is the frontman of the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Spin Doctors performing solo material (and a few of his bands’ big hits).
Lach – is widely recognised as being one of the major players in the creation of the New York Antifolk scene. His observant songwriting and amazing storytelling also gained him his own BBC Radio 4 series ‘The Lach Chronicles’.
Saturday 3rd February 2018
The Easy Skankin selectors are back with another night of sweet reggae music!
Sunday 4th February 2018
Last year at The Adelphi