Association of Independent Festivals
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's latest spending review includes a 50% discount on business rates for music venues, but some believe it doesn't go far enough
The plan has been slammed as “too late” for many
“I’ve heard of site managers getting pinged, and obviously that’s work that you can’t switch to doing remotely."
A source told the Evening Standard that health checks would be “too much hassle”
"Make no mistake - these cancellations were entirely avoidable"
The festival's organiser has praised attendees' general compliance with testing requirements following the event
Among the suggestions include releasing £1.6 billion of undistributed restart grant money
Most of the UK's remaining festivals planned for this summer are at risk of cancellation without government intervention
Only when events are guaranteed to happen will support be considered as an option
76% of remaining events scheduled for July and August are currently at risk