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#LetTheMusicPlay - Little Mix, Dua Lipa & More Artists Call For UK Government Support As Live Music Industry On Brink Of Collapse
The UK's most influential artists such as Little Mix, Dua Lipa, Sigala & more are backing an open letter to the government to "save" the UK's live music industry.
âUK based artists are worried the live music scene will "eventually collapse" due to the impact of Coronavirus, with gigs and festivals highly unlikely to make a return anytime soon.
Pop stars across the UK have signed an open letter calling for support due to fears thousands will loose their jobs who work in the UK live music industry.
There have already been âhundreds of redundanciesâ across venues.
The letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden reads: âWith no end to social distancing in sight or financial support from government yet agreed, the future for concerts and festivals and the hundreds of thousands of people who work in them looks bleak."
The campaign asks three pointers from the government:
- A clear conditional timeline for reopening venues without social distancing
- An immediate comprehensive business and employment support package
- Full VAT exemption on ticket sales.