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  • What is Vivaro on Tour?

    At Vauxhall, we believe in supporting British talent and that’s why we help up-and-coming UK bands get on the road with our Vivaro on Tour initiative. Bands and artists can hire a Brit-built Vivaro for free, as they tour the UK and beyond – a valuable initiative that has saved British bands thousands of pounds since its launch in 2015.

     

    We’re continuing to partner with some of the most eclectic bands from around the UK, to follow their journeys on the road, enjoying exclusive backstage access, capturing on-tour shenanigans and offering tickets to gigs at tour venues across the country.

  • Independent Venue Week

    Independent Venue Week

    As part of our commitment to the UK’s music scene, we also sponsor Independent Venue Week, a celebration of small music venues around the UK, and the people who run them. It took place between Monday 23rd and Sunday 29th January 2017, with a series of special gigs at over 120 venues across the country.

     

    Sybil Bell, Founder of Independent Venue Week commented: “Every band needs to tour in order to develop and build a fan base. It’s a costly part of playing live and Vauxhall is making a huge difference to artists who need to get on the road in something reliable. The fact they are offering the van for free means more artists are able to tour and more venues around the UK are showcasing some of the most exciting talent this country is producing.”

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    Need a van?

    If you’re a band in need of a van to take on tour, the Brit-built Vivaro is up for grabs. The van is avaliable for UK and European tours. It has six seats including the drive and separate section for kit (for more information see van specifications below). Click here to apply.

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  • What is Vivaro on Tour?

  • Independent Venue Week

  • Need a Van?

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  • ALL WE ARE

    “Vivaro on Tour is an absolute lifeline to us. Touring can be tough financially and taking van-hire out of the equation frees up a lot of the fees that we were able to invest in our stage plot and creativity. Without it, we would have struggled to do a lot of the ambitious things we have done on tour and the van itself was great company on the road. Can't recommend it enough!”

  • FRUIT BATS

    “As an American band still operating in a fairly DIY fashion, a trip over to the UK is never an easy thing. I would say that Vauxhall offering Vivaro for bands is unique, and I wish more companies would follow suit. Having a nice, clean, spacious van waiting to whiz my jet-lagged mind off to our next destination was a lovely thing. We had a great tour, and I truly think Vauxhall’s help (and fantastic vehicle) really added to that.”

  • AIRWAYS

    "The opportunity that Vauxhall is providing for independent bands is one of a kind. Hiring a van is one of the most expensive parts of touring and to provide free van-hire is amazing. We can't thank Vauxhall enough for letting us use a great Vivaro for three weeks around the UK. We wouldn't have been able to do it without them!"

     

  • THE RALE

    “Vivaro on Tour kindly lent us a van when we played the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds festival. We’re an unsigned band so it was a huge help to us. The van was really comfortable and had more than enough space for all our gear in the back. These were our first big festivals and the first time that we’ve actually been able to travel all together to a gig. Thanks so much to Vauxhall for helping to make it a really memorable experience!”

  • HORSEY

    "The van was a true pleasure for us to use for our regional dates. Really comfortable for a party of six, with acres of space in the back for our equipment. Huge thanks to the kind people at Vauxhall and Independent Venue Week for their excellent service and generosity."

  • ESTRONS

    "We're so grateful to Vauxhall for letting us use their van for our tour. The Vivaro was ridiculously comfortable and the sound system meant we never got bored, even on the seven-hour drive to Newcastle. We even used the money we saved on van-hire to get our own in-house sound guy. So all in all, it was a great tour thanks to them. Thank you Vauxhall team! "

  • SCARLET

    "We simply wouldn't have been able to go on tour without Vauxhall’s help. Having the van made the entire experience. Not only did it help us with costs, it kept our gear safe and made us able to share the driving so we weren't all like zombies. It also brought us closer together. We travelled together in it, ate together in it, napped together in it, sang together in it… We've become closer as a band.Thank you Vauxhall ”

  • LIFE

    LIFE, who took our Vivaro on tour in 2017, said: “Vauxhall and Independent Venue Week have helped us survive as an unsigned band supporting us to reach thousands of people and take our music around Europe. We have been able to venture on our own headline tour this year in comfort and at low expense. The service provided by Vivaro on Tour for underground artists is much more than a free van. It’s part of the reason we can do what we do, and has kept our head above the water when we really need people on our side. For this we are extremely grateful.”

  • Inheaven

    INHEAVEN, a four-piece alternative rock band from South London, recently took out Vivaro on tour. They said "We loved being part of Vivaro On Tour, the van was amazingly spacious. The PlayStation and Wi-Fi made the long journeys up and down the UK way more fun! If we could tour in this van every day we would."

  • Recreations

    Recreations is the latest vehicle for indie-rock singer/songwriter Sam Duckworth, who founded Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly back in 2004. Duckworth said, ‘A massive thank-you to Vauxhall for the loan of the Vivaro and the car for Independent Venue Week. As a 10-piece band, it made an incredible difference to travel in comfort and with amazing fuel economy. We’re all still shocked about the van to be honest – it made it feasible to play in independent venues for a tenner or under. For me that is really important.’

  • Punk band Slaves, who took part in Vivaro on Tour 2016

    Slaves

    English punk duo Slaves, who took the Vauxhall Vivaro on their autumn tour in 2016 said: “We’ve been touring for years, it’s what made us the band we are today and it’s what we love. This country has such a great live music scene and being able to get out on the road to meet your fans is essential. The Vivaro from Vauxhall was a huge help for us on our last UK tour.  Vauxhall also loaned our support act Life the vehicle which was a huge help for a brilliant new band It’s great to see Vauxhall investing in UK bands like us to get our music out there to more people.”

  • The band Dream Wife with the Vauxhall Vivaro van

    Dream Wife

    Another band who took the Vivaro on tour were Dream Wife. Their tour manager JT said: "Thank you so much to Vauxhall for supporting us on tour! The Vivaro was a dream ride for Dream Wife and a pleasure to drive. Having a safe and comfortable van on the road makes all the difference when you’re doing so many miles - thanks for being our unofficial roadie, the whole team have been great!”

  • Sunset Sons with the Vauxhall Vivaro van

    Sunset Sons

    2016 was a monumental year for Sunset Suns. Jed, Rory, Rob and Pete released their highly commended debut album, Very Rarely Say Die, and embarked on a 13-date tour around the UK – all with the assistance of the Vauxhall Vivaro van.

  • FEWS with the Vauxhall Vivaro Van

    FEWS

    FEWS also took the Vivaro on the road. They said: “Through November and December we played 17 cities in 11 countries supporting Pixies, spending more time in the van than we did in any venue or hotel . From the foothills of Austria to the mountains of Spain, from the 12 hours between Portugal and France - for 3 weeks the Vivaro was home from home. Huge thanks to Team Vauxhall for the support.”

  • FEWS with the Vauxhall Vivaro Van

    Frankie and the Heartstrings

    Since forming in 2008, Frankie and the Heartstrings have performed at Glastonbury, supported the Kaiser Chiefs on their UK tour, and become a BBC 6 Music favourite. They are known for supporting up-and-coming bands in their local area and have their own record store in Sunderland.

  • FEWS with the Vauxhall Vivaro Van

    Dutch Uncles

    Dutch Uncles is a British indie pop band from Stockport. The band toured the UK in the Vauxhall Vivaro with the release of their fourth album O Shudder.

  • FEWS with the Vauxhall Vivaro Van

    Yak

    The Vauxhall Vivaro helped transport Yak between London, Liverpool, Sheffield and over to Amsterdam as they supported the start of The Last Shadow Puppets’ global tour. Formed in 2014, Yak have an unpredictable approach to music-making. Their supporting tour with The Last Shadow Puppets was followed by the release of their debut album, Alas, Salvation on 13 May, and their own UK headline tour throughout May.

  • FEWS with the Vauxhall Vivaro Van

    Telegram

    Formed in 2013, Telegram is a London-based four-piece indie band consisting of Matt Saunders (vocals, guitar), Oli Paget-Moon (bass), Matt Wood (lead guitar) and Jordan Cook (drummer). They have toured with big names including The Horrors, Temples, Palma Violets and The Wytches.

  • FEWS with the Vauxhall Vivaro Van

    Get Inuit

    Critically acclaimed Kent-based ‘dirty pop’ band, Get Inuit, hit the road to launch their 2016 UK tour with British indie rock band VANT. Named Radio X’s ‘Great X-Pectations’ act, backed by BBC Radio 1 with ‘Single of The Week’ on Huw Stephens’ show, and dubbed ‘ones to watch’ by DJ Annie Mac, Get Inuit are rising stars for 2016.

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  • all we are

  • FRUIT BATS

  • AIRWAYS

  • THE RALE

  • HORSEY

  • ESTRONS

  • SCARLET

  • LIFE

  • INHEAVEN

  • Recreations

  • Slaves

  • Dream Wife

  • Sunset Sons

  • FEWS

  • Frankie and the Heartstrings

  • Dutch Uncles

  • Yak

  • Telegram

  • Get Inuit

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What are we listening to?

 

We’ve hand-selected some of our favourite tracks to listen to when you’re out on the road, from some of our favourite artists who sing about Vauxhalls, including Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg, to those who we’ve been lucky enough to work with as part of our Vivaro on Tour initiative. This is our selection of some of the best tracks to drive to, enjoy!

 

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    Our van range

    Whatever work you need done, whatever load you need accommodated, there's a Vauxhall Van that can take the strain.

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