Independents Day is the annual stakeholder event designed to support the independent venue community in the UK, presented by Independent Venue Week and Independent Venue Community.

The event is a chance for independent venues, promoters and our partners from all over the UK to come together in-person for a range of sessions and activities specifically curated to benefit the long-term future of these cultural hubs that are the lifeblood of their local communities.

Both 2019 and 2022 editions have taken place at the 229 Venue on Great Portland Street in London, welcoming a range of attendees from independent venue team members, agents, promoters, labels, artists and various other music industry stakeholders. The event consists of panels, workshops, 1-1 sessions, networking and live performances that promote and inspire the spirit of live music and its ecosystem.

Take a look at our previous edition’s programmes to see the sort of panels and workshops we offer to our attendees….


2019 Programme | 2020 Programme | 2022 Programme


The event offers….

Panel sessions led by various industry experts on topics requested by our delegates and partners.

Smaller ‘breakout’ group workshops based on each panel that promotes further discussion and reflection on the topic.

1-1 bookable sessions with agents and funders to form valuable lasting connections with.

Networking spaces for stakeholders to come together to discuss, share and explore collaboration opportunities.

Live performances from artists of varying genres, sizes and backgrounds within our IVW/IVC community.