Having been a part of Venues Day since its inception in 2014, as well as being a founding member of the Music Venues Alliance, Ents24 bring their industry expertise and national audience reach to assist the Music Venue Trust’s endeavours to protect and develop live music in grassroots venues.
The website – celebrating their 16th year in the live music industry – currently list events for over 22,500 UK venues, all completely free. By working with all of the major ticketing agents, they are also able to supply a secure ticket purchasing platform for their 2 million monthly users.
In addition to this, venues can take advantage of their free promotion centre – Ents24 Backstage – where they can engage with their customers, and gain new ones.
Ents24’s Graham MacLean says: “Venues are the lifeblood of the UK’s world famous live music scene. We’re united with everyone involved with Venues Day to get grassroots venues officially recognised as places of significant cultural importance. There are many ways in which Ents24 can help promote venues and their events, so we look forward to discussing them with venue representatives at Venues Day 2016.”
The national event listing website will also continute to provide free promotion packages to member venues of The Trade Association of the Music Venues Alliance, as well as interviewing venue representatives as part of their Venue Spotlight blog series.
Music Venue Trust's Mark Davyd expresses: “We're delighted to be working closely with Ents24 once again to bring forward a really exciting Venues Day which genuinely makes a difference to grassroots music venues. We are working together to ensure that this year's delegate book will contain up to date and contemporary information on as many of these venues as possible, together with useful information for venues, agents, promoters, artists and managers.”
Further details about Venues Day 2016 will be published soon on http://www.musicvenuetrust.com
Notes to editors:
Music Venue Trust
Music Venue Trust is a registered charity, created in January 2014 to protect the UK live music network by securing the long-term future of iconic grassroots music venues such as Hull Adelphi, Exeter Cavern, Southampton Joiners, The 100 Club, Band on the Wall, Tunbridge Wells Forum etc. These venues have played a crucial role in the development of British music over the last 40 years, nurturing local talent, providing a platform for artists to build their careers and develop their music and their performance skills.
We work to gain recognition of the essential role these venues fulfil, not only for artist development but also for the cultural and music industries, the economy and local communities. We aim to preserve and improve venues, making them more efficient and improving the experience for performers and audiences. Long-term we plan to acquire the freeholds of as many of these vital venues as possible.
Contact Beverley on 07809 155388 for further information or see http://www.musicvenuetrust.com
Ents24 was established in 1999 and is the UK’s biggest live guide, one of the UK’s busiest ticketing sites and one of the UK’s 500 busiest overall sites, providing 2 million users monthly with accurate and reliable live entertainment listings. It is an independent company based in Bristol.
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