Independents Day

Live music all-dayer for Independent Venue Week

Sat 30 January, 2pm-11pm

Independents Day

More Music brings you INDEPENDENTS DAY - an all day mini-fest presented with support from Independent Venue Week

  • £5 in
  • Doors 2pm
  • Music from 2.15 - 11
  • Festival food
  • Licensed bar
  • DJ Sie Norfolk throughout the day

A chance to bring some breaking and bubbling alternative artists to The Hothouse for a mid-winter mosh

About Independent Venue Week:

"Independent Venue Week is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK. [Bringing them together with] breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs at the end of January.

These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognise all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future."

Find out more at


- Maia - 9.45pm-10.45pm

Maia-Finite World from Maia on Vimeo.

A genre busting mix of sweet stunning vocal harmonies over funky blissed out grooves; punctuated by echoing banjo, guitar, shimmering mandolins, spooky brass and keyboards.

"Almost shamanistically, it was as if they cast a spell over the audience, banishing stress and sorrow from all who were within earshot.” – Never Enough Notes

- Haiku Salut - 8.45pm-9.30pm

Haiku Salut are an instrumental dream-pop-post-folk-neo-everything trio from the Derbyshire Dales. The group consists of multi-instrumentalists Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood, and Louise Croft. Between them, Haiku Salut play accordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, drums, and melodica. Their music also features electronic elements, which they refer to as "loopery and laptopery”.

- Louis Barabbas - 7.45-8.30pm

Louis Barabbas is a writer, performer and label director, best known for caustic love songs and energetic stage shows. He's played all over the world, sharing the stage with such disparate acts as Motorhead, Supergrass, The Blockheads and Sun Ra’s Arkestra.

"Excellent in every way: an outfit and a voice that belong in smoke-filled gin-joints where the booze drips off the ceiling and love is left outside.”

– Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music

- Pill Fangs - 6.45pm-7.30pm

Pill Fangs at the Lancaster Musicians Cooperative 30th Anniversary concert. 6th March 2015. from Darren Andrews on Vimeo.

garage type punk type bulldust …

- Quakers Stang - 6.10pm-6.30pm

New project from the woodcraft folk

- Stephen Hudson and the Fiat Pandas - 5.30pm-6pm

heart-on-sleeve pop songs about dog-walking and trashy magazines.

"A lovely, lovely album” TOM RAVENSCROFT, BBC 6 MUSIC

- Plainview - 4.45pm-5.15pm

"A sound and an ethos that sets them apart from a lot of bands playing right now in the North West...Mixing a love for Americana with a contemporary fascination with post-rock, Plainview have found a sound that defines Alternative – new and diverse, yet oddly nostalgic." - The Ark Preston

- Schøøltrip - 4pm-4.30pm

SCHØØLTRIP is a new age synth-pop trio from Lancaster. A polished blend of futuristic, '80s-evoking disco funk.

Bad Fun is their 2015 debut EP comprising of Seven synth-heavy, disco-ready pop tunes that satirically comment on modern nightlife, romance and addiction.

Comprising of oldskool analogue/digital synths - 808 samples and beats - melodic guitars/bass/vocals... and a talkbox.

- Mr Ben - 3.15pm-3.45pm

Ham fisted Lancashire Lad plays melodic folk-pop.

- Joe McCorriston - 2.30pm-3pm

Honest pop music from a punk kid.

Booking Information

Tickets are available for £5. You can buy tickets in advance in three ways:

  • Click on Book below to buy online via our official ticket agents Brewery Arts Centre. Online tickets will add a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction.
  • Call 01539 725133 to buy over the phone. There is a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction.

Phone and online bookings will close at 6pm on the day of the gig, any remaining tickets will be available on the door at The Hothouse.

  • You can buy tickets in person from our venue the Hothouse, The Brewery Arts Centre and from Morecambe Visitor Information Centre in the Platform.