Jordan Adetunji has been introduced because the Northern Eire ambassador for Unbiased Venue Week 2021.
Final month noticed Arlo Parks announced as the England ambassador for the eighth edition of the annual seven-day celebration of independent music venues around the UK (happening from January 25 to 31), earlier than Super Furry Animals’ legend Gruff Rhys was confirmed yesterday to be representing Wales.
Now, rising Belfast different hip-hop artist and songwriter Jordan Adetunji has been added to the record of IVW champions.
”I’m delighted to have been chosen because the ambassador for Northern Eire throughout Unbiased Venue Week 2021,” he stated. “Unbiased venues play an important function in creating financial alternatives, whereas on the identical time showcasing and selling the works of many native artists like myself.
“This can be a implausible alternative to deliver collectively venues, artists, occasions operators, and the general public – particularly in these difficult instances – to focus on the significance of unbiased venues.”
Ambassadors for the remainder of the UK can be introduced within the coming days, together with extra particulars of what the programme will contain. Visit the IVW website for extra data.
The initiative, which invitations a host of thrilling artists to play unique reveals up and down the nation in celebration of unbiased venues and their communities, offers an enormous highlight on the grassroots ecosystem throughout the dwell music sector.
Thus far this 12 months 64 venues from 37 totally different villages, cities and cities – 82% of that are situated exterior of London – have signed up to participate in IVW.
A spokesperson added: “As we step into 2021, it’s clear we’re a good distance from any sort of alternative to soundly take pleasure in dwell music in grassroots music venues and the well being and well-being of our entire group is our precedence.
“IVW is responding by adapting the way in which reveals can be found throughout the week with a variety of digital occasions. From ‘In Conversations’ with artists, labels, promoters, gig goers and different business organisations to album listening events, pre-recorded dwell streams, comedy and quizzes.”
Final month, Anna Calvi, Sleaford Mods and more appeared on a new live album which has been released by the organisers behind Independent Venue Week. The nine-track vinyl-only album was recorded at varied unbiased venues throughout the nation.
‘Unbiased Venue Week LIVE 2020’ is in the stores from the Independent Venue Week website in addition to numerous unbiased document shops throughout the nation.