There are amazing independent grass root venues with amazing staff in Sheffield that have all been greatly affected by this bloody virus. These venues are the lifeblood of the local music scenes, catering for every flavour of music and this has only been possible because of the passionate and vibrant people of Sheffield and their love and support for all music.
Like all venues across our country, we closed our doors on the weekend of 20th March 2020, income ceased overnight and the entire industry was asked to wait. We are still waiting. There is mass uncertainty within the industry; the “unknowns” far outweigh the “knowns”. Making plans and preparing for everyone’s future is impossible. What we do know is that money still going out and nothing coming in, can only continue for so long.
The money raised through this fundraiser will go a long way to help cover essential overheads/running costs involved in keeping the venue ticking over for the undefined time we all have to wait. Although we obviously would be very very grateful for any donations, we would actually prefer if you took the time to visit our website, look through our events, our merch and support us by purchasing something. Anything we make over our target we will add to the http://musicvenuetrust.com/ crisis pot to help other venues also suffering at this time.
All of us here (like all the other venues) are working hard to reschedule our postponed shows/events, so please like/follow our facebook pages, bookmark our websites and regularly check out local listing sites to ensure you don't miss anything.
But if like many, you are simply in the same boat, then please follow the links below and sign the petitions and help lobby the government. We need to help support performers, DJ’s and engineers, we need to raise the threshold for the business support grant, attain rent holidays and help save ALL those venues that are imminently about to close for good: