NEWS: Beabadoobee revealed as final Music Venue Trust 10th Anniversary Ambassador

NEWS: Beabadoobee revealed as final Music Venue Trust 10th Anniversary Ambassador

Gen Z icon, Beabadoobe, has just joined Radiohead star, Philip Selway, as Music Venue Trust Ambassador, alongside Young Fathers (Scottish Ambassadors) and Adwaith (Welsh Ambassadors) leading the UK’s annual seven-day celebration of independent music and arts venues. The much-loved event returns for its tenth edition between 30th January and 5th February 2023 and encourages fans across the country to get out and enjoy music in independent venues. With average ticket prices under £10, IVW shows are the perfect affordable Christmas present and a great way to kick off 2023

Beabadoobee, will play a special BRITS Week for War Child show during Independent Venue Week at Lafayette London on February 3rd 2023. Fans can win tickets to the show and raise funds for the much-loved charity by entering a prize draw – Enter the prize draw to see beabadoobee live (

Having cut her teeth at independent venues  around the UK, including The Shacklewell Arms, St Pancras Old Church, Norwich Waterfront, Birmingham’s Castle & Falcon and The Joiners Arms in Southampton, Beabadoobee is now widely regarded as an international star in the making. In 2022, she toured extensively across the UK, North America, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Europe. Her non-stop schedule also included celebrated appearances at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, Glastonbury, Coachella, The Governors Ball, Mad Cool, Rock En Seine and Reading / Leeds. 

In 2023, Bea will embark on her debut European headline tour in addition to supporting Taylor Swift for twelve North American dates on the singer’s upcoming The Era’s tour. 

Speaking about her role as IVW Ambassador and the importance of independent music venues, Beabadoobee said: 

I’m extremely proud to be an Ambassador of Independent Venue Week. These venues are so important at giving young emerging artists a starting point in their career.

I will never forget my first gig at The Boileroom in Guildford where I jumped on stage with my friends for 3 songs or my first proper beabadoobee headline show at the Old Pancras Church in Kings Cross.

My first and earliest gigs will always be some of my most precious memories. We need to do our best to keep these venues up and running and I want to help shine a light on how important independent venues really are to artists’ careers.” 

 More than 300 venues have already confirmed that they will participate in Independent Venue Week 2023 from January 30th – February 5th, with shows from artists including You Me At Six, The Mysterines, The Pretenders, Rozi Plain, Sprints, Trampolene, Editors, Anna Meredith, Band of Skulls, English Teacher, Slow Readers Club, The Unthanks, Amber Arcades, Life, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Skinny Pelembe, Lowkey, James Yorkston, Nina Persson & The Second Hand Orchestra, Nuha Ruby Ra, The Subways, Pip Blom, The Bug Club, and Duke Special. 

Meanwhile, fellow Ambassador Philip Selway will play five shows across the week in Norwich, Cambridge, Hebden Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees and Guildford. 

Many more events will be added in the weeks leading up to January 30th, including some very special headline shows. In total, more than 1,000 shows are expected to take place across the week itself. 

IVW founder Sybil Bell ,recently honoured for Live Music Inspiration at Music Week’s Women In Music Awards said,

We’re so excited to add Beabadoobee to our team of fantastic artist Ambassadors, and we’re all looking forward to what’s going to be the biggest and best Independent Venue Week yet. I also hope music lovers will come out in force. We all know times are incredibly tough right now, but live music at IVW venues remains incredibly good value.

So if you want to support your local community, if you want to hear something out of the ordinary, or the possibility of seeing tomorrow’s headliners today, then why not give the gift of live music this December 25th? It’ll probably cost you less than a tenner, and it might just be the best night of your life. Tickets for IVW shows are the perfect affordable Christmas present.”

For more details about Independent venue week shows and tickets see website for details:

Upcoming Events – Independent Venue Week UK

You can enter a draw to win Beabadoobee tickets here: Good Luck!

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