Not too long ago a study came out about the state of local live venues and how we must do what we can to keep them alive. (Which you can check out here)

Well, The Forum in Tunbridge Wells is a shining example of why we must keep local live venues going and they are celebrating their 25th birthday by releasing a compilation album of local acts that have performed on their infamous stage.

Green Day, Mumford and Sons, Coldplay and even Adele have performed at The Forum during their fledging careers and 2018 looks just as bright for this local venue. Having already had Frank Turner perform a sold out show,  and with Pale Waves and The Wedding Present performing as well, The Forum are releasing their own compilation album to celebrate the local music scene.

’25 years and beyond’ which was released on March 9th consists of 11 tracks carefully curated by the team at The Forum to best show examples of some of the acts that perform shows there, as Isobel Dormon explains “I didn’t want the anniversary to be just nostalgia, but to also look towards the next 25 years. A compilation album featuring the exciting, emerging artists who play at The Forum regularly now, and who will go on to do more in the future”.

Listen to the full album here:

That’s not all for the 11 artists that feature on the compilation album though as each one will curate or headline a show at The Forum to ensure the festivities of their 25th birthday carries on throughout the year starting with Dead Ceremony headlining a show on May 4th.

Local, grass root venues like The Forum are key for bands to be able to develop and learn their trade so it is paramount that we keep supporting these venues. Not only are they a treasure to the community but also, who doesn’t like to brag about seeing the next Green Day before they were famous!

 

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