A new interactive map has been launched to shine a spotlight on some of the UK’s most popular small music venues near you.
The map, created by Insure4Music, covers all four corners of the UK and allows users to discover their own local venues through 12 regional pages.
Each regional page contains key stats for the region’s venues – such as capacity, contact details and which venues provide a backline for budding bands.
But as well as listing future events, the map also takes a delve into the past – offering information on the famous bands that have previously graced their stages.
It’s also been backed by Labour MP Jon Spellar, who spearheaded the ‘Agent of Change’ Bill to save live venues from closure which gained public backing from the likes of Paul McCartney and Billy Bragg
“This map highlights why the UK’s vibrant live music scene is celebrated the world over. Quite simply, small music venues make our country a more attractive destination”, Mr Spellar said.
“The most famous musicians of all time have started out at some of these incredible venues and it’s vital that people continue to support them. Otherwise, the future of live music is in danger.
“The support for Agent of Change has been fantastic and the Bill’s success presents a fantastic opportunity for the next generation of musical talent to emerge.”
He added: “Local councils must use the power they’ve now been given to back British music.”