Group Launch Bid To Save Live Music Venues Amid Significant Closures

(Classic Rock) The Music Venue Trust have launched a bid to secure more political support for their attempts to save premises that put on live music across the UK. They've compiled a report that says around four out of every ten venues have closed since 2007 - and many of them have gone as a result of heavy-handed environment laws.

If the trend continues, commerce worth 1.6bn a year could be lost to the UK. Many pubs and clubs have been forced to shut down after homes were built nearby and new tenants complained about noise, with only one complaint being necessary to make closure possible in some cases.

The Trust will present their report to London mayor Boris Johnson, highlighting that the number of live venues in the city has dropped from 430 to 245 in eight years. Read more here.

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