The Tunbridge Wells Forum has been named as Britain's Best Small Venue by NME, in association with JD Roots.
After last week's announcement of the final shortlist, the judging panel (consisting of Frank Turner, T In The Park and Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut promoter Geoff Ellis, Reading And Leeds Festivals mainman Melvin Benn, Jo Dipple, head of UK Music, Radio 1's Huw Stephens and NME's own Krissi Murison, Mike Williams and Luke Lewis) cast their votes, making the Tunbridge Wells Forum triumphant.
To celebrate the, Enter Shikari will be headlining the winning venue for a special one-off show on June the 5th. You'll be able to get tickets for the event in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.
Other bands to be performing shows as part of JD Roots association with NME include The Cribs, The Horrors and Twin Atlantic. The Cribs will play Wakefield's Theatre Royal on May 16th, with The Horrors returning to Southend Chinnerys on May 9th. Twin Atlantic kicked off the series last week (May 3rd) with an intimate show at Glasgow's King Tut's Wah Wah Hut.
So all that's left to say is congratulations to Tunbridge Wells Forum - we're proud to have you as our local venue!