Over 10,000 representations despatched to Lambeth Council to “Save Brixton Academy”

For the reason that Marketing campaign to Save Brixton Academy Launched on 11 Might, the NTIA have confirmed that they’ve had a tremendous response to the marketing campaign with over 10,000 written representations submitted to Lambeth Council in assist, on prime of the 100,000 music followers which have signed the change.org petition to maintain the Brixton Academy open.

The Night time Time Industries Affiliation (NTIA) is the main commerce physique representing companies within the Night time Time Financial system within the UK. It has greater than 1400 members, together with evening golf equipment, bars, casinos, festivals, and provide chain companies.

The academy attracts over 650,000 folks to the UK and London, and over 150 reveals a yr, this historic venue has cemented itself as probably the most culturally vital efficiency areas within the UK. The Brixton Academy has been a part of the cultural tapestry of London, delivering over 50 stay albums and successful NME greatest venue 12 instances because the mid nineties while underneath AMG administration.

George Fleming, CEO of Save Our Scene says: “Our fear is that if the council & authorities continues to undermine tradition and shut down venues, we might see the trade transfer additional underground the place there may be not the identical stage of regulation or security. All they need to do is have a look at what occurred within the 90s. “On this case, we’re urging Lambeth Council to work with Brixton Academy on discovering a constructive approach to preserve this sacred house open & protected for folks to take pleasure in. It’s far too vital for the native financial system & our tradition to shut down and would set a precedent, which our sector can’t afford.”

Michael Kill, CEO of NTIA provides: “The outcry from the music group has been extraordinarily humbling, with over 10,000 responses in only a few days, this stage of response actually reveals the emotional connection that this venue has with music followers throughout the UK and around the globe.” “I’ve had lots of of conversations with folks on this marketing campaign journey, throughout all walks of life, journalists, bankers, nurses, builders, baristas …, some who’ve been to a present or deliberate to go to a present sooner or later or had shared an vital life expertise inside it.”