Get free tickets to more than 300 summer gigs
Are you ready to rock? We hope the answer is ‘yes’ because we’re offering you, National Lottery players, the chance to get free tickets to more than 300 incredible gigs by some of the hottest names in British music.
The National Lottery Revive Live Tour will see acts including Sir Tom Jones, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man (pictured) and Mahalia (pictured), perform special, one-off shows this summer. In addition, more than 20 tours will take place, once venues are able to open, in line with government guidance. A diverse range of headline artists including Olivia Dean, Twin Atlantic, The Magic Gang and The Futureheads (pictured) will perform at hundreds of grassroots music venues throughout the country.
The National Lottery Revive Live Tour is designed to get the UK’s grassroots live music scene back on its feet. And the great news is that up to 30,000 tickets – or roughly half the capacity of these shows – will be given free to National Lottery players.
Every National Lottery player who scores a ticket will be invited to bring a “plus one” for free. All you need to do to qualify for this offer is to show a National Lottery ticket or Scratchcard purchased in-store or online when you attend the gig.
Explaining the importance of The National Lottery Revive Live Tour, Sir Tom Jones said, “Musicians can record in their bedrooms, but they can’t learn to perform in public without a place to play. Without that, there is no way you can communicate directly to people. It’ll be tough to hone your skills and you’ll never have the thrill of feeling their feedback. Without a grassroots music venue, the neighbourhood won’t have a place where people can come together to discover and support a new talent.”
He added, “I’m delighted to be able to perform a special show as part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour and to be celebrating the return of live music.”
The National Lottery Revive Live Tour is a partnership between The National Lottery and leading UK charity Music Venue Trust. As part of the initiative, The National Lottery will contribute £1Million to underwrite the touring and production costs of the live performances.
Nigel Railton, chief executive of National Lottery operator Camelot, said: “The National Lottery is very excited to be working with Music Venue Trust in what we believe is a truly ground-breaking initiative. The last year has been incredibly challenging for many industries and we hope The National Lottery Revive Live Tour will help kick start the return of grassroots live music. With every ticket having a built in plus-one, we hope The National Lottery can bring friends back together this summer to once again share the experiences we’ve all missed, while thanking players for the amazing things they make happen just by buying a ticket.”
Culture Minister, Caroline Dinenage said: “It’s been a challenging period for our brilliant grassroots music venues which is why we’ve provided more than £200Million to over 800 music organisations from our unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund. As we continue to work towards live events being fully reopened from July 19th, I’m pleased that this collaboration will help get many artists back playing live at local venues across the country.”
Tickets for The National Lottery Revive Live Tour go on sale on Monday 12th July from 8pm. You can find more information at musicvenuetrust.com.
7th July 2021
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