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ISSUE 213, October 2017

The Good Ship sunk 

THE GOOD Ship, Kilburn's 200-capacity venue that since opening 12 years ago has seen the likes of Adele, Kate Nash and The xx pass through its doors, will close this month.

Manager John McCooke says that Brent Council's decision to shift the venue's late license from 3am to 2am (see LIVE UK issue 203), triggered by issues with new customers, took its toll on profits.

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Off The Record stays hush hush

OFF THE Record, an emerging music showcase and conference held across multiple venues in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is once again holding its line-ups back until the day before the event.   

The second edition, on 10 November, promises around 30 unsigned and emerging artistes picked from across the country.

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Monarch reigns in costs for new acts

The Monarch, a 220-capacity venue in Camden, London, is providing backline to acts in an effort to make performances hassle-free for emerging acts. 

Manager Dave Danger, who runs live music four to six nights each week, says that providing kit alongside a full PA helps encourage those struggling with van hire in the city.

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Promoter looks to pick up emerging talent

READING PROMOTER Wicked Boy Promotions, is looking out for acts of all genres to perform in the variety of eclectic shows it runs five-to-six times a month in venues across the town. 

Having spent 10 years promoting acts in the area, head promoter Bones says he owes his success to the diverse local talent available not only in Reading but from grassroots scenes further afield.

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  UK Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music
Part 2 Open-air venues, stadiums, arenas, campus venues, arts centres, clubs, pubs & bars.

The annual 88-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring interviews with and profiles of key figures.
  UK Venues for Contemporary Live Music (2017)
Part 1 Theatres and Concert Halls

The annual 92-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring a directory, interviews with and profiles of key figures.