Thought this would be worth sharing with folks, from the great team that is Ents24:-
“With over 22,500 venues with live events on Ents24, we pride ourselves on making sure that our 2 million monthly users are getting the most accurate gig listings on the web.
As a founding member of the Music Venues Alliance, we work hard to support venues across the UK and to help people know what’s happening in their local live music scene.
Grassroots Music Venues can be split into Small (capacity of less than 350), Medium (351-650) and Large (651+) venues. We’ve taken that same model so that we can let you know who the most popular Grassroots Music Venues are on Ents24, determined by our users, for 2016.
Whether your favourite venue has made the list or not, what’s most important is getting out to your local venue and supporting the talent on show! #KeepMusicLive”
South West South East
Small: The Louisiana, Bristol Small: The Joiners, Southampton.
Medium: The Fleece, Bristol. Medium: The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth.
Large: O2 Academy, Bristol Large: Brighton Dome
North East North West
Small: Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees Small: The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Medium: ARC, Stockton-on-Tees Medium: Band On The Wall, Manchester.
Large: Newcastle City Hall Large: Liverpool Empire Theatre
East Midlands West Midlands
Small: The Bodega, Nottingham Small: The Roadhouse, Birmingham.
Medium: The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham Medium: Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Large: Rock City, Nottingham Large: The Robin 2, Wolverhampton
East of England London
Small: The Portland Arms, Cambridge Small: The Borderline
Medium: The Waterfront, Norwich Medium: The Garage
Large: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea Large: O2 Academy Brixton
Small: Fruit, Hull
Medium: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Large: O2 Academy Leeds
South Wales North Wales
Small: The Globe, Cardiff
Medium: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. Medium: The Tivoli, Buckley
Large: St. David’s Hall, Cardiff Large: William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Small: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Medium: Oran Mor, Glasgow and The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Large: O2 Academy, Glasgow and The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
Small: The Black Box, Belfast
Medium: The Belfast Empire
Large: Ulster Hall, Belfast
Maybe you agree with the nominations, maybe you don’t, maybe there are some surprises (WOT!! No Newcastle Cluny or Bootleggers in Kendal or The Leopard in Doncaster….) but these are suggested from music tastes across the board, maybe even people who listen to Capital Radio….(more to be petted than scolded….). All to be supported though, for keeping music real and live.
I wonder if T2 will be as big a disappointment as the original Trainspotting was to the railway enthusiast.