8 Liverpool hot spots to check out during Independent Venue Week 2018

When it comes to the best, most diverse and down right wacky independent venues, Liverpool owns it.

Monday 29th January marks the start of Independent Venue Week across the UK and while we’re biased, we reckon Liverpool has the most enviable line up of live music gigs in frankly, the best venues. The annual 7 day celebration of small music venues takes place to give a thoroughly deserved high ten to the people and teams that own, run and work in them.

At the heart of the Liverpool music scene, Independent Venue Week shines a spotlight back on the places where up and coming talent learns the ropes, gains experience, and revisits on 10th anniversary tours alike. They might be a starting off point for some artists and bands, but these venues are an integral step on the road to international arena tours.

Joining in the nationwide week of gigs, Liverpool’s best independent venues are lining up some unmissable gigs to draw you in, so if you’ve just been paid and regained your social life….

Here’s 8 awesome gigs to check out during Independent Venue Week….

1 – EBGB’s


It’s going to be a huge week for EBGB’s, Seel Street as the club lines up a feast for the ears starting on Monday night with the IVW launch party and a set from The Red Rum Club. Later in the week you can catch Polar States, Generation, Frank Turner and Bang Bang Romeo for intimate gigs in this truly unique venue. Tickets and info here.

2 – The 27 Club

The 27 Club prides itself on being a grass-roots music and creative hub and is hosting some great gigs this week. Supporting Independent Venue Week, you can catch The Acoustics, Female Form, The Psych Era, The Dark Side and The Big One all this week at The 27 Club. Click here for tickets and more info.

3 – Jacaranda Club

The Jac has a fantastic run of show this Independent Venue Week. You can see (and hear) none other than Edgar Jones on Wednesday night plus GetIntoThis presents Emilio Pinchi and Ali Horn on Thursday night from 7:30pm plus special guests. More info and tickets here.

4 – Studio 2, Parr Street

Studio 2, Parr Street has an absolutely belting week of live music lined up including Steve Lamacq presents, Idles From followed by Deltasonic Records Presents: Sunstack Jones, Probes & special guests in association with Independent Venue Week. Check out the full line up here.

5 – The Zanzibar

The Zanzibar, one of Liverpool’s most famous stages for up and coming bands from around the country, is also gearing up for an amazing week of live performance. Wednesday night alone features; Good Problems, Nikki & The Waves, Leftbacks, Disastronauts and Bandit. Check out the week long list of gigs here.

6 – 24 Kitchen Street

24 Kitchen Street, one of our favourite independent venues is hosting Sonic Yootha #27 this Friday night with a bit of an early love-in ahead of the Valentine’s Day antics in a couple of weeks. Famed for its kick ass playlist and unrivalled atmosphere, we’re made up this monthly night has fallen in Independent Venue Week! More info and tickets here.

7 – Invisible Wind Factory


You can’t not love Invisible Wind Factory. From staging huge techno nights to live performances that set your every sense on fire, this dockland space has the ability to transform into whatever your heart desires. This weekend IWF hosts the 303 ‘V’ event with an incredible line up featuring Nick Warren, Guy J, Henry Saiz, Charlie May and more. Gonna go off this for sure. More details and tickets here.

8 – Constellations

Another warehouse space with the ability to shape shift, is Constellations down in the heart of the Baltic Triangle. This week alone the multi-award winning space is hosting its Live Music Thursday event with resident band, The Jam Scones, quickly followed up by the David Attenborough Jungle Boogie free party on Friday, mixing it up and keeping it fresh! Click here for tickets and more info.

To find out more about Independent Venue Week gigs, around the country head to www.independentvenueweek.com for more info and check out the #independentvenueweek on Twitter to see what’s on. 

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