• Sara Sammak

UK GOVERNMENT FAILS MUSICIANS YET AGAIN OVER EU TOURING


Sir Elton John The Sex Pistols


Some of Britain's biggest music stars have been campaigning against the governments Brexit deal.

Stars like Sir Elton John have accused the government of "shamefully failing" the countries musicians with the current Brexit deal.


The letter, which was signed by over 100 musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Sex Pistols, Sting, Radiohead, Kim WIlde, the organisers of Glastonbury ... just to name a few. Plus dozens of prominent figures in the industry. They have stated that the government’s “negotiating failure” threatens the future of cultural exchange with the Continent.


Culture Minister, Caroline Dinenage, has said the EU's "very broad" offer "would not have been compatible with the government's manifesto commitment to take back control of our borders".

However, "the door is open" if the EU was willing to consider the UK's proposals to reach an agreement.


But for now, she has confirmed that artists "will be required to check domestic immigration and visitor rules for each member state in which they intend to tour".

This may require them to have multiple visas or work permits, which some industry experts say will be expensive and potentially prohibitive, especially for musicians just starting out in their careers.


You can view the petitions, sign them, and read the official government responses below ...


https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/563294


https://www.change.org/p/government-parliament-let-touring-musicians-travel-support-musicians-working-in-the-eu-post-brexit-workingintheeu




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