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Band on the Wall nominated for NME Award

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Written by . Published on May 19th 2011.

Band on the Wall nominated for NME Award

THE Band on the Wall and the Night and Day Cafe have been shorlisted in the NME's Britain’s Best Small Venue awards.

The recently refurbished and reopened venue on Swan Street and the Oldham Street old favourite have both made the shortlist in the North West section of the competition run by the music weekly.

The competition sprang up after a number of famous smalll venues - like London’s 100 Club, - either faced closure or went under, and the two Leeds clubs were nominated by local music fans.

As well as the regional prize, a panel of artists and experts will then pick one venue as the overall winner which will be declared Britain's Best Small Venue.

"We're not sounding the death-knell for small venues. We're showing them some love, and we're encouraging people – whether they be local fans or local councilors – to support these places as much as possible. We can't continue to see them being closed down," NME Editor Krissi Murison told Confidential.

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