The Pump receives Area Board grant!

The Pump Trowbridge CIC, aka “The Village Pump” can announce that it has been granted an Area Board grant from Wiltshire Council.

It was voted through unanimously on Thursday 18th January by the Area Board committee.

The total figure granted was £3,000, to be spent on venue technical upgrades and the delivery of the second “Future Sound of Trowbridge” project.

This means that “The Future Sound of Trowbridge” returns in 2024. After a successful run in 2023 the youth focused project successfully delivered 4 events at The Pump in Trowbridge. The 2024 edition raises the number of events from 4 to 6, and will deliver a wider range of support to youths in the Trowbridge area.

With this funding, The Pump will be able to invest in the skill and passion of local people with paid opportunities, anchored around an established community with a shared love for live music.

So far, The Pump has been able to sign up prospective lighting engineer Archie, a budding photographer & videographer Kiesha and sound engineers Megan & Lydia.

We are still looking for prospective graphic designers / illustrators to design posters and crucially, MUSICIANS!

There is no limit to the style, genre or ability; what is key is a desire to get out of bedrooms and be involved in making Trowbridge a vibrant, connected and exiting place to live, as well as express your music in a professional setting.

The 6 dates for The Future Sound of Trowbridge #2 are:

Fri 9th Feb with The Sunnies, Cult Python & Ignotis
Sat 2nd March with Sebastian & Me, Sharpie & Nobodys Dad
Fri 29th March with feedback & SOAK + Nothing Rhymes With Orange
Sat 20th April with tbc
Sat 11th May with tbc
Sat 1st June with The Vivas & Revised

These will all be held at the historic Village Pump venue, situated within the grounds of The Lamb pub in Trowbridge.

We have already completed the line-up for the first two events, which include The Sunnies, Ignotis, Cult Python, Sebastian & Me, Ollie Sharp and Nobody’s Dad.

All of this information and further details can be found on The Pump’s website:

For anybody interested in performing or developing their skills, please contact us at: