BBC 6Music will present a live broadcast from the Birkenhead Future Yard venue

STEVE Lamacq, weekday presenter of 6 Music Drive, will celebrate Independent Venue week with a special live broadcast from Birkenhead’s Future Yard later this month.

The BBC DJ will present a series of specials between Monday 31 January and Friday 4 February, with each program celebrating a different indie venue in a UK city – PJ Molloys in Dunfermline (Monday 31 January), Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds (Tuesday February 1), Future Yard in Birkenhead (Wednesday February 2), The Louisiana in Bristol (Thursday February 3) and The Horn in St. Albans (Friday February 4).

The Future Yard show will also include a live performance by Melt Yourself Down, Louisa Roach from She Drew The Gun giving her personal tour of Birkenhead and presenter Dave Monks from BBC Music Introducing in Merseyside chatting with Steve about the local music scene.

Steve said: “Independent Venue Week has always played a vital role in helping popular venues at a financially perilous time of year. But this time around it’s even more important to help support the live music circuit after it has been hit so hard by Covid. It’s a chance for all of us to come together and celebrate how important these places are for emerging and alternative artists.

“We’ve lined up some of our favorite new and established artists for a week of gigs at popular small venues across the country and we’ll be talking to promoters and fans alike about why live gigs remain so important to the music community. ”

Samantha Moy, head of BBC Radio 6 Music, said: “Indie rooms are spaces which allow new bands to thrive and, like 6 Music, create a sense of community – a place where like-minded music lovers can come together and share their passion for life. music.

“In these difficult times for the live music industry, I’m proud that 6 Music is supporting UK venues by partnering with Independent Venue Week again this year.”

All programs will be available for replay on the BBC.

Future Yard + IVW Present

Get melted

+MC Nelson

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Steve Lamacq Freelance Sites Week Tour 2022

75 Argyle Street

Doors 7:30 p.m.

Tickets £15 in advance at futureyard.org

Kenneth T. Shippee