THE Music Venue Trust have announced an online festival fundraiser called Save Our Scottish Venues which will take place this coming weekend on Friday 19th June.

Launching on Thursday 18th June with a free-to-view solo set from Fran Healy, the three-stage festival will feature live online performances from some of the nation’s most well-loved artists such as Fatherson, The Xcerts, KT Tunstall, Luke La Volpe, Honeyblood, Wet Wet Wet, Hue and Cry, Hunter and the Bear and more. The event will be hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway.

With tickets priced at £5, the aim is to raise funds for some of Scotland’s most vital grassroots venues such as The Bungalow, Sneaky Pete’s, The Tooth & Claw, Audio, Church Dundee, Bannermans, Henry’s Cellar Bar and more. The event is a continuation of Music Venue Trust’s Save Our Venues initiative which launched last month and has so far raised over £1.5million in donations and led to the protection of over 150 grassroots venues.

With many Scottish venues still at risk due to the pandemic, work still needs to be done to secure their long-term furture. Beverley Whitrick, the Strategic Director of Music Venue Trust says “There are over 60 Scottish members of the Music Venues Alliance, each of which is essential to the music ecosystem as social, economic and cultural hubs within their communities. The love that artists have for these spaces and the people who run them is clear from everyone stepping forward to help raise money to support venues through the crisis. Please enjoy these events and donate what you can to help”

Save Our Scottish Venues takes place on Friday 19th June. With tickets set at £5, music fans can enjoy the festival live from or you can pay £8 to watch in real-time and on catch-up.

Buy your tickets HERE.