LIVE statement: EU tours to continue this summer


July 21, 2022

Today we are happy to announce that the UK’s live music industry can get back to touring this summer thanks to new Government rules lobbied for by LIVE, which come into force today.

Since Brexit, British hauliers have been limited to three EU stops, making tours (the majority of which start in the UK) financially and logistically impossible.

The new rules allow UK hauliers working on music concerts, sporting and cultural events, and who have a branch in Europe, to benefit from unlimited stops on both sides of the channel.

More details on the change can be found on the website.

Jon Collins, CEO of LIVE said:

“After Brexit, European, multi-city tours became nearly impossible – preventing the sector from accessing its most important market and cutting off thousands of fans from their favourite acts.

“Although we are delighted with today’s change, which comes off the back of many months of negotiations with Government, this does not help the whole industry and issues with visas and costly red tape remain. We will continue to work with Government to negotiate an EU-wide cultural exemption to ensure UK artists and crews have the access they need, and music fans across Europe get to see their UK favourites perform.”

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