Music festivals face another ‘lost summer’, warn MPs 


Music festivals face another ‘lost summer’ due to Government’s ‘refusal to back insurance’ for events at risk of being cancelled as a result of Covid restrictions, warn MPs

  • MPs fear events will be cancelled due to Government ‘refusal to back insurance’
  • They say decision to rule out support before all restrictions go would be ‘too late’
  • They want a time-limited insurance scheme introduced to help the festivals out 

UK music festivals are facing another ‘lost summer’ because of the Government’s ‘refusal to back insurance’ for events at risk of being cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions, MPs have warned.

Members of the digital, media, culture and sport committee are calling for ministers to ‘act now’ and provide a ‘safety net’ for live events after June 21. 

They want a ‘time-limited insurance scheme’ introduced to help the festivals out. But the committee said the Government’s decision to rule out support before all roadmap restrictions are lifted would be ‘simply be too late for festivals this summer’.

Committee chairman Julian Knight said: ‘If the commercial insurance market won’t step in, ministers must, and urgently.’

Members of the digital, media, culture and sport committee are calling for ministers to ‘act now’ and provide a ‘safety net’ for live events after June 21. People are seen at the Glastonbury Festival in 2015 

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