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Meet your favourite venues’ pets

Here's your fix of furry friends courtesy of those who work in your favourite local venue. Above: Electric Brixton's Otis.

Up and down the country, the nation’s pets are adjusting to us being around more. Dogs are delighted, and cats would rather not talk about it. Either way, we think you’ll agree that they’re providing a much needed glimmer of light so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to chat to those who work in your fave venues and asked them to show us pics of their companions, many of which you might have seen working hard in their box office. I hope you’ll get as much joy from their faces as we are.

Otis from Electric Brixton in London, the featured hound with a super cute expression on his face, is a regular at the south London haunt and we’d gladly self isolate with him any day. 

We’re yet to see how the pets below measure up as co-workers, but we’re sure they’re helping the best they can… Chewing the sofa and eating everything in sight counts, right?

It’s not all doggos and beans though, there’s also no better time to come together and support the future of the UK’s grassroots music venues. If you’re able to donate, you can individually or through Music Venue Trust. Find out more on how to support local venues here.

Until we can get back into these amazing venues and witness some awesome live music IRL again, we present to you the mighty, the honourable, the saviours: Venue pets.


Duleep from The Crescent in York is using this downtime to brush up on some of her licks.


This good boy models Wylam Brewery‘s merch like a pro. 

Toto is giving us all the zen vibes, hanging out (pre-lockdown) at London’s O2 Academy Brixton


Barnie holding down the fort at Ironworks in Inverness. 


Hanging out at Glasgow’s King Tuts and looking like one of the happiest dogs around! 


Look at Bertie hanging out at O2 Academy Birmingham!


Next up, in my opinion, one of the most underrated pets around. Meet Clwb Ifor Bach‘s new intern, Ginger Pig.  

You may have also seen Archer hanging around Clwb with his new pal Lemmy.

And let’s not forget our pals at Ticketmaster too.

Stay safe everyone.x




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