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Venues Day steams into the Roundhouse for 2016

Music industry partnerships and localism/community will be the order of the day for Music Venue Trust's third Venues Day on 18 October

By Jon Chapple on 01 Feb 2016

The Roundhouse, Camden, George Rex

The Roundhouse, Camden


image © George Rex

The third Venues Day will take place on Tuesday 18 October 2016 at the Roundhouse in London.

Organised once again by Music Venue Trust, Venues Day 2016 will run from 10.30 to 18.30 at the iconic Camden venue, moving from its former home at the Ministry of Sound.

Details are thin on the ground at present, although the event will focus on two key themes: localism and community, and music industry partnerships. A full line-up of panellists and partner organisations will be revealed in May.

“Working with an esteemed venue like Roundhouse will attract further key partners to join us in this work”

“Venues Day is an important opportunity to bring together representatives from grassroots music venues across the UK and discuss the things that are important to them,” says Music Venue Trust’s Beverley Whitrick. “Each year we aim to move the agenda forward, improving awareness of the issues and seeking solutions to the challenges. Working with an esteemed venue like Roundhouse will attract further key partners to join us in this work.”

“In addition to being a world-class performance venue, Roundhouse is committed to working in partnership with other creative organisations to help develop artists of the future,” adds the Roundhouse’s Jane Beese. “Opportunities for young people are at the heart of our work, so playing a part in sustaining the network of venues in which many will get their first taste of [live] music, as performers or audience members, makes real sense to us.”