Windmill Brixton is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.
“a divey hangout for indie-spirited DIY musicians” - Billboard Magazine
We've been putting on live music six or seven nights a week for the past two decades and we want top keep doing just that!
What's The Problem?
Our venue faces closure because our insurance company has turned down our legitimate claim, the landlords refuses to allow any leeway on rent and all standing orders such as electricity and gas still have to be paid. It costs around £9000 per month to keep our doors closed, and that's not including topping up lost wages.
What You Can Do To Help...
Your donations will be used to keep the venue open and also help our casual staff such as our superb sound engineers so we can reopen with the same team.
If you could spare some of the money that you'd have spent on beer or tickets, that would go so far in ensuring that we can get through the most difficult period live music venues have ever faced.
And please share to friends who might have come to the Windmill or are a fan of one of the bands who started out here.
What We'll Do...
Everything we can! As well as crowdfunding we';ll be bringing out some sensibly-rowed items such as a compilation album and bran new merch.
And, most importantly, we've been keeping in contact with the best bands that have played here of late and we are touched by the offers of help and enthusiasm they have for coming back to play the Windmill.
When we reopen we've a string of parties lined up to celebrate our return. Who knows we might even have a full week of BBQs (they're too good just be on the weekends!).
We know it's a difficult time for everyone and we're genuinely touched by the offers of help from customers and musicians. We'll do our best and in. the meantime may you all stay safe and we'll hopefully see you in the. not too distant future.
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.