Music Venues Taskforce

London Grassroots Music Venues Rescue Plan

Date published: 
12 October 2015

The Music Venues Taskforce was set up by the Mayor of London. Their job was to work out why so many music venues had closed and what impact this was having on London’s culture and economy.

They published their Rescue Plan for London's Grassroots Music Venues in October 2015. It in cluded a package of measures to address problems in planning, licensing, business rates, promotion and music tourism.

The report also called for new venues to be created and promotion campaigs to harness the benefits of London’s tourism boom.