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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE Flash Poll Reveals 40% Downturn, Confirms Need For Immediate Support

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  • Up to 50% audience no shows cause huge rise in lost income
  • Industry facing long term impacts as 100% of organisers see drop in ticket sales
  • Sector grapples with soaring costs, artist and staff absences and no sign of Government support

Up to 50% audience no-shows and widespread cancellations are leading to a devastating rise in lost income for the live music industry, a snap industry survey conducted by LIVE has shown, as the sector bears the brunt of the Omicron wave.

The live music sector has today repeated calls for the Government to provide immediate financial assistance to prevent the permanent closures of the UK’s world-beating performance spaces, and the ‘Christmas of Misery’ currently facing its artists, crews and employees.

Money is being lost as a result of staggering numbers of event cancellations, with 70% of organisers forced to cancel some shows due to take place last week. Jessie Ware,…

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