“The UK Government has to take this issue seriously and support touring artists. The future of British music is at stake”
Over 200 artists including Wolf Alice, IDLES,poppy Ajudha, Radiohead and many other music industry bodies have come together for the new #LetTheMusicMove campaign – calling upon the UK government to urgently take action on the post-Brexit touring fiasco.
The row over the government’s failure to negotiate visa-free travel and Europe-wide work permits for musicians and crew in their post-Brexit deal continues to rumble on with no visible end in sight. It is likely that musicians and crew will face huge costs to future live music tours of the continent – which could create a glass ceiling that prevents rising and developing talent from being able to afford to do so.
The government then rejected a petition calling for them to seek visa-free touring for artists and crew, despite it receiving over 280,000 signatures and overwhelming public support.