Having always done their bit for grassroots venues – including trying to save and transform St Albans’ The Pioneer only last month – Enter
Shikari have been announced as guest speakers at Music Venue Trust’s annual
The band will be giving the welcome address at the London event,
which takes place at The Fireworks Factory on Tuesday, October 17. Elsewhere, Steve
Lamacq is set to host a panel with Caroline Dinenage MP and Kevin Brennan MP,
which will allow delegates to ‘tell MPs from the House of Commons Digital,
Culture, Media and Sport Committee about their experiences of the GMV [grassroots
music venue] sector’.
“In such a challenging economic climate, the chance to come
together, share experiences, learn about new products, services and tools, make
connections and catch up on MVT’s work, is needed now more than ever,” says Bev
Whitrick, Chief Operating Officer at Music Venue Trust.
“We are thrilled that Enter Shikari are giving the welcoming
speech at Venues Day this year and that Steve Lamacq will be joined by Caroline
Dinenage MP and Kevin Brennan MP for what will, I’m sure, be an insightful
session for all involved.”