TicketPort is proud to support and donate to Music Venue Trust, a UK registered charity which acts to protect, secure and improve Grassroots Music Venues.
“Created in January 2014, we aim to secure 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.”
Visit the Music Venue Trust website for more information about the initiative. Read the latest news and updates, post-covid reopening guidance and to get in touch or donate.
“I support Music Venue Trust because artists need places to start out, develop and work on their craft and small venues have been the cornerstone for this. If we don’t support live music at this level then the future of music in general is in danger.” - Sir Paul McCartney 2017, Patron for Music Venue Trust.
TicketPort will donate a minimum of £1 from every music and festival purchase made on TicketPort to Music Venue Trust. We believe they do invaluable work in keeping grassroots venues open, and as we move to these post-covid times their work is more important than ever.