Knights Bar, 2 Tone Village is part of a national initiative launched by the Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.
Due to the corona virus situation we are in the unhappy position of being unable to trade at all but still having significant costs; rent, electric, etc we will also need to restock and make some adjustments when we eventually re-open and unfortunately we have not been able to claim on our insurance.
We cannot see us being able to open for some time and who knows what social distancing rules we will have to be adhered to when we do, and with a small venue such as ours it will take us sometime to recover if we have to limit numbers further......the future is very uncertain.
We therefore find ourselves in the unenviable position of having to seek support from supporters of live music. We know the lockdown has affected us all, many people financially, and we understand it may not be possible to donate anything but even if you can spare the price of a pint or two it will really help us in the weeks and months ahead. We acknowledge and thank those of you who have helped the 2 Tone Village by purchasing merchandise from M & T's Printed Goods. This appeal is specifically for the venue, any donations raised will be used to ensure the business is still here to welcome the many hundreds of people who come to enjoy the music.
We also want to thank all the many artists and musicians who have played over the years and if any want to get involved in any fundraising we would love to hear from you, please get in touch through our facebook or email.
If we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country.
Stay In, Stay Safe, look after yourselves and we will see you on the other side of the lockdown.
Alph, Angela & Team