Today marks the kick-off of Independent Venue week. You know what that means right? A lot a crowded small pubs, basements and venues filled with sweaty eager fans.

London sees the likes of Frank Turner playing 93 Feet East in Brick Lane. The Yardbirds playing their last ever show at the legendary 100 Club and Rough Trade’s Palma Violets playing to a sold out Sebright Arms.

IVW celebrates the backbone of the UK music scene. Ed Sheeran had the Bedford, while Dingwalls has played host to the likes of Ellie Goulding and Foo Fighters. These venues play a huge role in the music scene and in building musicians’ careers. They need to be celebrated and appreciated and what better way to do it than a good old gig.