Brexit

Festival of Brexit rebrands as Unboxed and details 2022 event

The £120m project will feature such attractions as a sculpture trail of the solar system and a decommissioned offshore platform from the North Sea

UK government accused of more “spin and misinformation” and no progress over Brexit touring mess

"It’s a poisoned chalice, and they’ve presented it like a glass of champagne"

Friendly Fires criticise the Tories for using ‘Blue Cassette’ during Boris Johnson’s speech

"If we’d have intended them to use it, we’d have named the track ‘Blue Bunch of Corrupt Wankers’"

Many artists can’t afford to tour Spain as Brexit touring fiasco rolls on

"It would be such a shame to just have to erase Spain from the touring circuit for UK acts"

Brexit: Carry On Touring share open letter to government as “rebuttal” of visa-free touring claim

The letter hits out at the "mountains of red tape" now needed for UK artists to tour in the EU

Bruce Dickinson hits back at critics of his Brexit touring stance

"People are deliberately choosing to misunderstand the position I was taking"

Industry hit back at Rishi Sunak’s defence of government’s approach to music, Brexit, clubs and venues

The government have been accused of "gaslighting" UK artists over Brexit touring claims, allowing nightclubs to "fall through the gaps" and not doing enough for venues – so we asked the Chancellor about it

Elton John criticises government’s latest post-Brexit touring announcement: “A rehash of what we already know”

Yesterday, the Department of Culture, Media & Sport said "short-term" visa-free travel without work permits will be allowed for musicians and performers in 19 EU countries

Government accused of “spin” and “meaningless posturing” for latest Brexit touring claims

The government had presented it as good news that UK artists were able to tour without visas in 19 EU member states – but that's not the full picture

Visa-free touring granted for UK artists in 19 EU countries – while industry demands “honesty” from government

Music industry critics meanwhile, argue that the government have "failed to fix the real issue"
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