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Rescue Plan for London’s Grassroots Music Venues - Progress Update

Date published: 
23 January 2017

This report by the London Music Board, is an update of the original London Grassroots Music Venues Rescue Plan and shows that the number of music venues in the capital has remained stable for the first time since 2007, with 94 venues currently operating in London.

The report also emphasises that, although good progress has been made in tackling the challenges facing grassroots music venues, there is still lots to be done in order to sustain the capital as a music powerhouse.

The report highlights:

  • the significant contribution that grassroots music venues make to London’s economy
  • a new map produced by the Music Venue Trust of venues that are open across the capital
  • progress on putting the plan into practice
  • recommendations for next steps