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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Music Chief Urges Chancellor to use Mini-Budget to Ditch “Hugely Damaging” VAT Hike on Concert Tickets

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is being urged to abandon a massive VAT hike on concert and live event tickets that is due to kick in on April 1. The warning comes ahead of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement on March 23 when he will outline a mini-Budget. UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has written to the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Music Venue Trust urges enforced temporary closure of music venues

UK: The Music Venue Trust has penned an open letter to Boris Johnson and launched a petition that both demand the temporary closure of grassroots music venues. The organisation claims that failing to do so will result in the ‘permanent closure and loss of hundreds’ of venues throughout the UK. The letter asserts that Johnson…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Trade body urges festival organisers to take action on gas abuse

UK: The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has appealed to festival organisers to take a robust stance against gas abuse. The national trade body is calling on festival organisers to prevent Nitrous Oxide getting onto their sites and help block its use, which can be fatal in some cases. Supplying the gas for inhalation (without…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AIF urges further investigation into Live Nation’s increasing dominance of UK’s live music sector

UK: Fresh concerns about Live Nation’s dominance of the UK’s live music market have been raised by the Association of Independent Festivals [AIF]. It follows the publication of new AIF research that shows the US-promoter is fast-approaching a 25% market share of all UK festivals over a 5,000 capacity. At present, Live Nation either owns…
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