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Launching on Monday 28th January and running right through until Sunday 3rd February, Independent Venue Week is an annual date marked in the diary celebrating the best in independent venues throughout the country with gigs and shows that showcase just what these venues are all about. We’re not short of some incredible venues in the North East, so this 7-day celebration of small music venues doths its cap to some of the incredible people behind them, week in and week out, with lots going on throughout the region.

These venues will continue to be the backbone of the live music scene, with Independent Venue Week celebrating that fact, and aiming for a week of memorable nights to allow these venues to shine as they do all year round.

Darlington welcome Darlington Film Club on Monday 28th, Live and Local on Thursday 31st January, Endem and Leum at Friday 1st and Hilarity Bites Comedy on Club Saturday 2nd February all at The Forum Music Centre. Middlesbrough’s Base Camp has Broken Hands and Swears on Saturday 2nd February.

The Riverside in Newcastle has Steve Mason on Wednesday 3oth January, while And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead on Sunday 3rd February. Little Buildings is not to be outdone either, with a show featuring Soham De, Lesley Roley, Sarah Connolly and Maya Wallist on Thursday 31st January, Disregard and Christ Prke on Friday 1st February and Callum Pitt, Shields and Eve Simpson on Saturday 2nd February. Think Tank? brings along Lost Under Heaven on Monday 28th, This Wild Life and William Ryan Key on Wednesday 30th, allusinlove on Friday 1st and The Faim on Saturday 2nd February. Rounding out Newcastle’s offerings are Think Tank? Underground with Lost Under Heaven on Monday 28th, Heavy Lungs on Wednesday 30th and Tall Shaves on Friday 1st February.

Stockton’s music scene will show it’s also rich and very strong, with Ku Bar showcasing FEVA, Lost State Of Dance, Rambler and Strangeways on Friday 1st February. The Georgian Theatre has Shoe Cake Comedy on Thursday 31st, Oilbirds and The Likkor Men on Friday 1st, Tom Williams on Saturday 2nd and The Man From Mo’Wax on Sunday 3rd February.

The aptly names Independent in Sunderland has a sold out show from Marc Rebillet on Tuesday 29th January, Cohesion and The Tracies on Friday 1st February and Vandebily and DeadWetThings on Saturday 2nd February.

More information and tickets can be found on the Independent Venue Week website here.

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