Independent Venue Week 2024 at Docks Academy

Independent Venue Week (IVW) is the UK’s annual 7-day celebration of independent music & arts venues and the people that own, run and work in them.

During the week, independent venues come together with artists, promoters, agents, record labels and media to create a unique series of special live events across the U.K. to highlight on the work these venues do year-round. By doing so, local communities come together and celebrate these special places with thousands of artists playing hundreds of shows in villages, towns and cities all around the UK. Working with valued long-term partners including Arts Council England and See Tickets as well as BBC 6 Music as an official broadcast partner, IVW is also championed by a different Ambassador every year, which has included Colin Greenwood (Radiohead), Arlo Parks, Anna Calvi, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Nadine Shah, Wolf Alice, Wet Leg and many more.

What's on at Docks Academy for Independent Venue Week 2024

emf + the dirt - 27/01

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British dance-rock quintet EMF, best known for their hit single ‘Unbelievable’, is coming to Grimsby on Saturday 27th January 2024, with support from Manchester band The Dirt!

Tickets are available, click here to buy yours.

Circa Waves - 28/01

Circa Waves

Alternative band Circa Waves is performing an intimate gig at Docks Academy on Sunday 28th January 2024, with a portion of the profits to be donated to local food bank, Feed The Community. Support from LOVEBREAKERS.

Tickets are sold out for this event, sorry! Check the ‘DOCKS ACADEMY GIGS’ Facebook group in case anyone is selling their tickets.

little comets - 31/01

little comets

Indie Rock band, Little Comets, would be performing at Docks Academy on Wednesday 31st January.

Little Comets are a band from Newcastle whose musical style has been likened to Vampire Weekend. Using inopportune moments and a musical alphabet as deep as the sea this combination of pockets, testing, melody and treason will stumble across your path and leave an indelible mark deeper than hue, fingerprint or membrane on your story.

Click here to buy your ticket!

red herring comedy club - 01/02


Red Herring Comedy Club kicks off Docks Academy’s comedy programme for 2024 on Thursday 1st February.

The comedians on the bill on the night:
Sally-Anne Hayward
Finlay Christie
Jacob Nussey
MC Dave Longley

*Please note, the line-up is subject to change.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at £15.50, plus fees. The age requirement for this event is 18 plus.

fresh catch 4: intercity, riverwolf, m-fatic - 02/02

Fresh Catch 4: Featuring Intercity, Riverwolf and M-Fatic at Docks Academy's local music night in February 2024

Docks Academy is committed to new and local music and original artists. Our next new music night, Fresh Catch 4: Featuring Electronic Rock Intercity, Alternative Rock band, Riverwolf, and Drum N’ Bass DJ, M-Fatic, takes place on Friday 2nd February!

Tickets are available here, come and support 3 local acts!

lowercase theatre: common ground - 03/02

Lowercase Theatre Docks Academy Grimsby 2024

Common Ground, is a night of Music and theatre, all chucked together and brought to you by Lowercase Theatre on Saturday 3rd February.

Common Ground might look a little different to events you’ve been to before – but think of it kind of like a gig or show. Different acts, a bar (with amazing local beer), and plenty of space to move around and socialise. It’ll also be an opportunity to find out more about arts and cultural stuff happening in the area. Spoiler: there’s LOADS going on.

Tickets are available here, come and support local theatre!

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