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Hemel Hempstead needs a live music venue

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Is it a sign of the times, is there no demand from those that live music in the town and surrounding areas? In my opinion I disagree, Dacorum has a population of over 135,000 people and there are plans in place for redevelopment within Hemel Hempstead and I think there should be plans within that to build an entertainment venue which is able to cater for live music. I also think that the masses that attended events arranged by local promotion companies including Juicebox, Smash!, Say Nada, Rage Against The Mainstream, For The Love Of Folk, Safesoundz and Raise The Roof among others would also disagree about being no demand! There has also become a limited number of things for people to go, with pubs being the only option for most people, and for live entertainment there are some bars that do a great job of offering something different, however they are not designed or facilitated for this and will have restrictions in place what they are able to offer. The bi-annual event Music On The Moor shows that there is a strong array of talent about, however without a place for these acts to play then where will the next talent be discovered? In recent times there have been acts from the area that have supported top UK bands and gone out on UK tours, and one local act even had NME’s coveted Coolest person in rock recently! If you feel the same as me, then please add your support to the petition and we can use our collective voices to make a difference.

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