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The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour will return to the U.K. this summer. In partnership with the Music Venue Trust, the National Lottery will again underwrite the full touring and production costs of participating artists as part of a commitment to the grassroots music sector.

Details about artists, dates and venues will be announced in the near future.

The tour was launched last summer, when the National Lottery contributed £1m to directly underwrite the touring and production costs of 278 live shows at 138 grassroots music venues staged between June and September. In January, a second phase saw another 179 shows at 140 venues receive support from National Lottery Revive Live.

“This is a fantastic partnership that has already delivered incredible support to new and emerging artists at a vital stage of their career,” said MVT CEO Mark Davyd (pictured). “We are delighted to be working with The National Lottery again this summer to create even more brilliant opportunities to Revive Live and reconnect our communities to the music and musicians they love.”

Said Nigel Railton, Chief Executive of National Lottery operator Camelot, “The National Lottery is very happy to be able to work with Music Venue Trust again as we head into the summer. The previous National Lottery Revive Live Tour was extremely successful and a new round of live shows will hopefully continue the much-needed support for the grassroots music sector while bringing communities together again.”

The money for this initiative comes from a National Lottery promotional fund; it is not funded by money allocated for National Lottery Good Causes or by Camelot.