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The future of UK music festivals

Inquiry

MPs will examine what support is needed for UK music festivals to return in 2021, as they consider the economic and cultural impact of festivals across the country.

With the vast majority of festivals cancelled in 2020 owing to COVID-19, the sector’s revenues have dropped by 90%. The predominantly freelance workforce and other parts of the festival supply chain have been similarly affected. However, social distancing requirements and public health uncertainty present further risks for festival organisers.

MPs will consider how to secure festivals in the face of these immediate pressures and other long-term challenges.

Read the call for evidence and Terms of Reference for more detail about the inquiry.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Report - The future of UK music festivals
Inquiry The future of UK music festivals
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
HC 49
Report
Response to this report
The future of UK music festivals: Command Paper
HC CP 511
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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24 March 2021
Inquiry The future of UK music festivals
Witnesses Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Oral Evidence
16 March 2021
Inquiry The future of UK music festivals
Witnesses The Loop, and University of Liverpool, National Police Chiefs' Council, and Staffordshire Police
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Oral Evidence
16 March 2021
Inquiry The future of UK music festivals
Witnesses The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and Robert Del Naja (Massive Attack)
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Oral Evidence
FES0107 - The future of UK music festivals
Witnesses Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Written Evidence
FES0106 - The future of UK music festivals
Witnesses Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Written Evidence
FES0105 - The future of UK music festivals
Witnesses Instant Access Medical Limited
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Written Evidence

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