Loud in Libraries CIC has delivered the award winning ‘Get It Loud In Libraries’ live music programme into UK libraries since 2005 without selling alcohol.
The no alcohol policy allows live music in libraries to work for social good on its own terms, enriching and transforming lives without being entrenched in, or reliant on alcohol sales.
Loud In Libraries CIC firmly believe that live music gigs and experiences should not exclude those under legal drinking age who are a demographic that consume music in large numbers.
Loud In Libraries CIC positions its live programme to promote a safer, more inclusive state of gig programming via its no alcohol policy. If everyone has access to live music, everyone: artists, artist management, music fans, live booking agents, libraries and their staff wins. A gig programme that is not exclusively aligned to a night time series of events, steeped in alcohol consumption reaches out to larger, often marginalised groups.
The no alcohol policy encourages audiences to buy tickets for events simply for the quality of the music, or their love of an artist. This reduces the rising level and volume of talking through and over live performances ensuring the artist and other audience members enjoy an improved experience in the venue. It creates a purer live experience all round.
The no alcohol policy prevents anti – social behaviour within the venue.
The no alcohol policy generates larger numbers of families attending and enjoying live music together, often with babies or small children, especially for Sunday afternoon matinee performances.
If audience members at Loud In Libraries shows do choose to exit the venue for
a drink in a pub or bar either mid-show or during the interval, staff will be
happy to liaise with security staff to give the audience member a stamp of
identification so he/ she can be re-admitted on return. Any audience member
demonstrating signs of drunken or anti-social behaviour will not be allowed re