The Wombats (pictured) and Bright Light Bright Light are getting involved in Music Venue Trust’s new Fightback campaign to help raise funds to save UK venues.
The Wombats will play four dates this month in grassroots venues in Milton Keynes, Blackpool, Bradford and Stoke on Trent, all of which are already sold out.
Music Venue Trust patron Bright Light Bright Light will headline a show in March at The Horn, St Albans. The charity is expected to announce more shows shortly.
Fightback will reach out to the Trust’s association of venues, Music Venue Alliance, inviting them to organise live music events at their own venues throughout the year in support of the charity’s work.
During 2018, it aims to raise £100,000 from over 100 events across the UK. The money raised will support Music Venue Trust’s Emergency Response service, which in 2017 directly intervened to tackle and halt threats of closure faced by 41 grassroots music venues.
Gary Prosser, Fightback events manager, said: ‘Fightback has been over a year in the making and I am looking forward to working closely with every Grassroots Music Venue in the UK to create some memorable shows for fans of live music all over the UK.
‘We’re building an incredible opportunity for artists and brands to come together to directly connect with Grassroots Music Venues and make a real difference.’
For more information, see musicvenuetrust.com