North Finchley Festival – Full Program

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There is some great news. The full line up for the North Finchley Music Festival has been announced,
for the weekend 20-21 May. There are some amazing musicians at Six
great venues and best of all, it is all free.There is probably just about every genre of music represented over the weekend and whether you fancy some classical piano, Ska, Reggae, Rock, Hip Hop, Pop, Jazz, Swing, Country, to name just a few. Please check the full list and click a few links!

Many thanks to Barnet Council for the generous grant to make it all possible and allow such an
incredible line up of varied acts to perform.

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Britain Deserves a Grassroots Music Venue Circuit fit for the Artists and Audience of the 21st Century

Latest News from Music Venues Trust:

It’s Time: Britain Deserves a Grassroots Music Venue Circuit fit for the Artists and Audience of the 21st Century

Music Venue Trust has announced its response to HM Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper and Creative Sector Review. You can read all about it and download the full response from our website here: http://musicvenuetrust.com/…/its-time-britain-deserves-wor…/

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Save London Music Campaign welcomes Amy Lamé appointment as UK’s first-ever Night Czar

The Save London Music campaign today welcomed the news that the mayor of London has appointed Amy Lamé as the Night Czar with a specific brief to ensure that Londons night time industries, including live music venues, are represented at the highest levels and have a proper advocate in local government.

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Music Venues Trust launches Fightback – Emergency Response Team

Tuesday 18 October,

Roundhouse

“The Gig with no acts…… yet”

Following a seemingly never-ending tsunami of stories about venues across the UK coming under threat or closing down, Music Venue Trust today announces a one-off evening of music: FIGHTBACK will take place at The Roundhouse, London on Tuesday 18 October to raise vital funds to create a new service to stop the closures. The event will support the launch of a brand new nationwide service from Music Venue Trust which will directly stop music venue closures by tackling thenumber 1 cause of those closures; the cost and complexity of legal advice and expert opinion on planning, development, noise and licensing issues

But as of right now, no artists or bands, backline or lights, road crew, sound engineers or lighting technicians are booked.

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A major victory for the Save London Music Campaign

Today,  just over a year since the launch of the Save London Music Campaign, The Save London Music Campaign,  UK Music, Music Venue Trust and Musicians’ Union welcome new Government legislation to protect music venues in planning law following a meeting with Ministers at the Department for Communities and Local Government, alongside Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey MP.

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Save The George Tavern in Stepney

Famous Pub and Live Music Venue The George Tavern in Stepney, East London has been given a lifeline to make its case at the Court of Appeal as it was granted the right to appeal against plans to build flats next to the established music venue and pub. The luxury flats pose a significant threat to the future of the George, a pub famous for its live music.

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Comment – Time for music lovers to put their money where their mouth is

The Save London Music Campaign is committed to preserving the cultural heritage of London. There are many great pubs and clubs in London doing great things with Live music. If properly managed and run, music can have a massive positive impact on the economic viability of a pub. We have seen dozens of great examples of new management transforming clapped out pubs into thriving and vibrant hubs of local communities.

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