Fundraising campaign to save Cavern beats £10,000 target
The ‘#SaveOurVenues – Cavern’ initiative, launched in partnership with the Music Venue Trust (MVT), has surpassed its aim to raise £10,000 in a bid to keep the venue open amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Following its forced closure as a result of the government-imposed lockdown, it has run into financial difficulties and is at risk of having to close permanently. The crowdfunding campaign was launched on April 27 and has reached £11,000 in just under a month.
everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues
Launched in 1991 as a platform for local and international bands, the Cavern is one of Exeter’s oldest and most-loved independent live music venues. The 220-capacity venue, located on Gandy Street, has seen a number of well-known musical acts perform there including Coldplay, Scouting For Girls, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, Biffy Clyro and Mumford & Sons.
The Cavern said: “The Cavern is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues. Our venue faces closure because of being closed due to Covid-19.
“If we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country.”
Editor: Ella Shadwell