Wet Leg have been announced as ambassadors for Independent Venue Week 2022.
The week long annual event that champions independent music venues across the UK will take place from January 31 to February 6.
The launch event took place yesterday (October 27) at 229 London where BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq announced the Isle of Wight duo as next year’s ambassadors.
Speaking about the honour, Wet Leg said: “We grew up in a place where we had no music venues at all and after living in Bristol and London, it’s been incredible to experience what it’s like to be a part of a scene; to feel that sense of community that you can pin point geographically to a place, to a venue, I think is quite important and quite special particularly for emerging bands and artists.”
They added: “It’s a bit of a delicate ecosystem – Music makers and lovers are supported by the venues and in turn the venues are supported by bands/artists and their fans passing through. The way I see it is this – No Independent venues = No music scene. No community. And to me, I feel that that’s something worth continuing to preserve and nurture.
“That’s why we’re super stoked and very, very proud to be ambassadors for this year’s Independent Venue Week.”
Ambassadors for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be announced Friday (October 29).
Further details and tickets to shows will be available here.
Earlier this month Wet Leg announced a 2022 headline tour starting in Newcastle and rounding up the nine shows in Portsmouth, with a penultimate London gig at Scala.
The indie duo last night performed their first ever London headline show at Omeara, and are due to embark on a US tour this December.
Find the full UK tour schedule below. Tickets can be purchased here.
16 Newcastle, St Doms
17 Edinburgh, The Mash House
19 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
20 Manchester, Gorilla
21 Bristol, Trinity Centre
23 Birmingham, O2 Institute
24 Norwich, Arts Centre
26 London, Scala
27 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms