Mayor backs campaign to support grassroots venues

James Hanley

London Mayor Boris Johnson has backed a campaign to halt the drop in the number of music venues in the capital. 

London has lost 35% of its grassroots music venues since 2007, according to the Music Venue Trust (MVT), including the Marquee, the Astoria, the 12 Bar Club and Madame Jojos.

The Mayor’s Music Venues Taskforce has produced a new report, London’s Grassroots Music Venues Rescue Plan, which was launched in Denmark Street this morning (October 19). The taskforce, set ...

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