We are committed to supporting new music and emerging artists, and to keeping music live.

Independent Venue Week is a week-long celebration of small music venues around the UK. We’re delighted to be taking part by hosting Slow Readers Club and Richard Hawley in some very special gigs which will delight regulars and bring scores of new audiences to The Met.

Every year Independent Venue Week brings together a string of vibrant small music venues to create a series of remarkable gigs across the country.  They help to raise the profile of the incredible work these small venues do, year-round, to provide audiences with memorable experiences. These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country. They give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and build a following.  For fans small venues are places where they can get up-close to artists who, one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.

So music fans, we challenge you to help us keep music live: please come back to The Met and see an artist who is new to you!


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