MERCURY-nominated, alt-pop four-piece The Big Moon are coming to the Borders next month.

The Indie Rock band will perform at the MacArts Theatre in Galashiels on September 12 as part of the National Lottery’s United by Music Tour.

The United By Music Tour, organised by the charity Music Venue Trust and funded by The National Lottery started in June and is running until late September.

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Every ticket buyer can take a guest with them for free (just by showing a lottery product) which makes the already cheap tickets even more affordable. 

During Covid, Music Venue Trust managed to prevent the closure of all 900+ venues that they represent.

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 However, the increasing severity of the cost-of-living crisis has resulted in multiple venues closing every month, with the latest stats pointing to 66 closures within the last year. This staggering figure continues at a rate of one venue a week.

 Every Grassroots Music Venue that closes represents one less place where local communities can access affordable live music, decreased opportunities for new and emerging artists to perform live and fewer opportunities for event professionals to learn their trade.

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 The United By Music Tour  aims to ensure live music is accessible to all.

This has previously been achieved through previous tours (The Revive Live Tours), which saw the same two-for-one ticket deal for lottery players.

Big Moon vocalist Juliette Jackson said: “We are so excited to go out on this tour! These smaller venues are so crucial to the UK's musical landscape - they give new artists a vital space to learn and hone their craft and enter the world of live music at an accessible level. We need to protect these places to keep new music coming."

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Support your grassroots venues. Be united by music. Buy a ticket to any of the shows and bring a friend for FREE (with any Lotto Product). T+C’s apply.

Doors: 7:30pm / 8pm start
Tickets: £22 (Take a friend for free with any Lotto Product)
​Over 14s: 14-16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18