LIVE AND KICKING!
While fans are more likely to catch the glam rockers led by ex-Huddersfield Technical College student Justin Hawkins at a stadium, rising numbers of small venues are also putting on gigs.
Almost half, 47%, of pubs, clubs, student unions and restaurants featured at least one live act in the past year. And a fifth, 19%, of small venues staged gigs at least twice a month, the Live Music Forum poll found.
Keith Ames, of the Musician's Union, said the findings reflect the growing interest in live acts.
People are increasingly likely to catch a band rather than going to a club or watching a comedy act, he said.
"They are appreciating the value of live music whether it is Robbie Williams at Glastonbury or a tribute band down the Dog and Duck," he said.
The Live Music Forum brings together people from the music industry, licensing authorities and small venue owners.
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Aug 26, 2004|
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