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The Guest List Podcast: how can grassroots music venues survive Coronavirus?

Episode two of our new podcast series discusses the plight of grassroots live music venues badly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 15th May 2020

Episode two of Skiddle's new music industry podcast, The Guest List, is now live.

In this instalment we discuss the plight of grassroots live music venues badly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

According to the Music Venue Trust (MVT), over 550 grassroots venues in the UK face the very real threat of permanent closure in the wake of the pandemic. The knock on effects, culturally, are hard to imagine.

So how are venues up and down the country coping and responding to the situation. How bad is it? What can we do? And how might the loss of grassroots music venues affect the wider industry and the very fabric of our culture?

Joining us to discuss all these questions and more are Mark Davyd, CEO of the Music Venue Trust; Nathan Clark, owner of the famous Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, and Toni Coe-Brooker, production and programming manager at the Green Door Store in Brighton.

You can listen to the podcast via Apple, Spotify, TuneIn, Youtube or Podbean.