Best Live Music Venue: Hootananny, Brixton
Sophia Yates and Kit Fraser
The Hootananny puts on live music up to six nights a week. Their programme includes singer songwriters and full live bands of up to 12 members and the genres include folk, reggae, jazz, Latin, gypsy, dub, soul, funk, hip hop, heavy electro, swing, jazz and contemporary urban.
The team at the Hootananny listen to every act that approaches them and search for the very best that play the festival circuit and beyond.
Best Live Music Venue Finalists
Big Red, Islington
Ben Hudson and Joanne Wilson
The Big Red is a large, American style rock bar and venue situated on Holloway Road, North London and claim to be one of London’s most recognisable, long lasting and popular rock venues
Dominique Frazer and Andrew Cooper
The Boileroom has been a live music venue and community arts hub for the last 12 years. Located in central Guildford, it is the only dedicated music venue in the town.
According to a 2016 study conducted by UK Music, a total of 27.7 million people attended live music events in the UK in 2015, making it one of the fastest growing areas in the music sector.
This award celebrated those pubs who are known for their live music offering which could be of any genre whether that be jazz, heavy metal or anything in between.