Over 1,500 artist have come together and are demanding money from the government. Experts agree that there needs to be real solution. Cash injections won’t save the “live business”. We need a strategy to get the venues up and running again.
Regardless, Radiohead, The Cure, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Primal Scream, Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, The Rolling Stones and Coldplay have signed an open letter to the government for the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign – demanding immediate action to prevent “catastrophic damage” to the music industry in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.
The Music Venue Trust demanded a 50million cash injection to save venues. Reports claim that 92% of festival businesses are at risk of collapse and called for government support to “make it to next year without being wiped out”.
“Amazing gigs don’t happen without an amazing team behind the stage, but they’ll all be out of jobs unless we can get back out there doing what we love,” said Gallagher.