Rock City, Rescue Rooms and The Bodega have been named as the UK’s most popular independent live music venues in the East Midlands.

The DHP Family dominated the East Midlands category with Rock City, Rescue Rooms and The Bodega winning best big, medium and small venue.

Ahead of the Independent Venue Week, Graham Maclean, entertainment liaison of Ents24, emphasises the importance of such recognition to the live music scene.

‘it’s not a competition’
Graham Maclean, Entertainment liaison.

In recent times Rescue Rooms has had the likes of Krept and Konan, Stormzy and Bugzy Malone that keeps the fans coming again and again.


Nottingham Trent students share their passion for the music and what encourages them to pay attention to grassroot venues.

With Independent Venue Week starting on the 23rd of January Ents24 hopes that more people will come out and show their support.