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Although most of Covid-19 restrictions within the United Kingdom have been removed, which have seen festivals the likes of Creamfields embracing a triumphant return, some within the country still face turbulent waters due to a number of logistical reasons. The news comes from Paul Reed, the chief executive at the Association of Independent Festivals who explained festivals are expected to face

The past few weeks the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been battering the European continent and forced governments to introduce new restrictions which of course affects the live music industry before anything else, this includes the closure around Europe of nightclubs and other nighttime venues.   Portugal is one of the latest countries to introduce restrictions, passing over 10,000 cases each day,

Julian Knight, the Conservative chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has warned that UK festivals such as Glastonbury may still face cancellation in 2021, due to COVID-19. Despite the recent roll-out of the Pfizer vaccine in the United Kingdom, hopes that British-based festivals may still be able to operate in 2021 have now been quashed, with Knight,

Musicians' Union surveyed musicians from the U.K. amidst the pandemic and the results are haunting. One third of respondents are "considering abandoning their career in music" due the COVID-19 pandemic. 34% of the musicians surveyed are considering abandoning their artistic careers, while 37% are not sure what to do. Undoubtedly, the pandemic has hit the entertainment industry the hardest. With it