Independent Venue Week | Sparkling Bradford

It’s Independent Venue Week: 25th – 31st January 2021, celebrating the culture of live music and the venues which make it happen. #IVW21

Here are some Bradford & district Independent Venues we’re missing , some of the most exciting live spaces.

The Live Room Saltaire • BD18 3JZ

The best all round roots music club in West Yorkshire based at Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire. The show must go on, musicians from all over the world are moving their live performances online, for the whole world to see. Discover them here at The Live Room Saltaire Online.

The Exchange Keighley • BD21 2JZ

The Exchange, Keighley’s premier music arts venue located in Keighley’s creative quarter on Russell Street. Catering for local & touring acts of any genre and providing a great experience for everyone involved.

Upcoming event:

Kurt Wood aka Bug Bear will release his first solo album ‘My Own Devices’ on eco-friendly packaged CD and digital download on 15th February. To celebrate, he will play the album solo via livestream.

St. George’s Hall • BD1 1JT

St. George’s Hall is renowned for exceptional acoustics and an intimate atmosphere.  The venue seats over 1,500 people and is a popular choice for bands at the cutting edge of British music from The Young Knives to Paul Weller. The hall also attracts big names in variety entertainment and receives regular children’s shows and amateur productions.

Take a virtual tour of St George’s Hall, Bradford and explore the rich history of the building.

Kala Sangam • BD1 4TY

Kala Sangam is an intercultural arts hub based in the heart of Bradford city centre which reflects the diversity of contemporary Britain through the work it presents, the artists it supports and the communities it engages.

View the archive of music performances on YouTube.

Fuse Arts Space • BD1 3JP

Art gallery and performance space in Bradford (UK) hosting exhibitions, concerts, film screenings and other events.

Follow and keep up to date with FUSE >>

The Mill • BD1 2LB

Night Club with 2 floors and live music venue in Bradford. A team of music lovers and professionals who live and breathe live music. Find out more >>

The Underground • BD1 3QR

The Underground is in the heart of Bradford, situated at 9 Duke Street a stones throw away from North Parade. The Underground Bradford opened its doors in 2016 with the aim of making Live music more accessible to the people of Bradford and surrounding areas. In the very short time since doors opened The Underground has hosted some of the big names in the music scene, while also providing a stage for upcoming acts from round the UK. Find out more >>

Nightrain • BD1 1RB

Nightrain in Queensgate, Bradford is a rock music venue hosting live music including cover bands, tribute bands and the best live rock bands. You can support the Nightrain – buy merchandise >>

Tapestry Arts • BD4 9NW

Tapestry Arts | live music & arts complex. Home of arts, performance, eats and studios in Bradford. Tapestry Eats now has an independent online food ordering portal >> Order Food Online.

1 in 12 Club • BD1 2LY

2021 is the 40th Anniversary year of the 1 in 12 Club – Self-management, music and mayhem since 1981!!! The history & set up of the club makes the 1 in 12 a really unique place in Bradford. Find out more >>

Black Dyke Mills Heritage Centre • BD13

The Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue is situated in Shed Mill – part of the Black Dyke Mills complex in Queensbury. The Venue hosts concerts, exhibitions, workshops and events for active community engagement in the textile, transport and musical heritage of Queensbury. Find out more >> Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue.

Kings Hall & Winter Garden • LS29 8HB

King’s Hall is located in the heart of the picturesque town of Ilkley. The Hall comprises a traditional theatre and with the adjacent glass roofed spa Winter Garden. The perfect venue for must-see music concerts.

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Being Young In Bradford

Love live music? Check out ‘Being Young in Bradford’ virtual exhibition by Bradford Museums & Galleries. Drawing on the experiences of six residents who grew up during the vibrant music scene of 1970s Bradford, the exhibition celebrates the heritage of youth in the city and displays a range of personal collection items relating to Punk, Bradford bands, Sound System DJs, Scooters and Northern Soul.

It has been a challenging time for the music venues of Bradford & district. You can show your support for Bradford Independent Venues by attending gigs virtually and buying tickets for future shows.

Share your experiences @IVW_UK #IVW21

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