Charity, the Music Venue Trust have compiled a new report that suggests around four out of every ten live music venues have been forced to close since 2007 – many owing to complaints from neighbours.
The Trust will soon present their report to London mayor Boris Johnson, urging the government to conduct an urgent review of current noise laws.
“Venues are so inspirational – they’re places where people can get involved in culture as a first step,” Trust Chief exec Mark Davyd told the Guardian.
“These are incubators for other industries. They’re places where the guy who becomes the lighting engineer at the Royal Opera House started out.”
The Trust will also host national Venues Day on Tuesday 20th October, to highlight their plight.