Big Artists. Small Gigs. Making a Huge Difference.

Passport: Back to Our Roots is a nationwide series of one-off intimate gigs by the UK’s biggest artists, supporting the independent grassroots venues that form the foundations of the UK’s live music scene.

This is your exclusive opportunity to watch the biggest artists play their smallest gigs – live and in person like they should be – while making a huge difference to the UK’s crisis-stricken grassroots music venues, who need urgent help due to COVID-19 closures.

“This is a really clever idea. After months of worrying about the situation and starting to come to terms with possibly losing some of our favourite venues, this is the ray of hope a lot of us fans have been desperate for.

Remember, even if we lost ONE venue through the Covid crisis, that’s one too many. It would be one less stage for artists; one set of livelihoods destroyed for the people who work there – and hundreds of brilliant nights in the future for the local music community, gone in a flash.

So any artists, whoever you are, but especially artists who’ve come through the grassroots circuit and gone on to bigger things, this is your time. This is a terrific way to say thank you.”

— Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music

Produced by Band on the Wall, the Music Venue Trust and Stephen Budd Music (creator of War Child’s Passport: Back to the Bars & Passport: To BRITs Week series).

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