Midnight Mango are joining the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign today to be heard. We need for the Government to acknowledge that the live music industry is in serious trouble.
Like every part of the entertainment industry, live music has been proud to play our part in the national effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and keep people safe. But, with no end to social distancing in sight or financial support from government yet agreed, the future for concerts and festivals and the hundreds of thousands of people who work in them looks bleak.
UK live music has been one of the UK’s biggest social, cultural, and economic successes of the past decade. From world-famous festivals to ground-breaking concerts, the live music industry showcases, supports, and develops some of the best talent in the world – on and off-stage.
As important as it is, our national and regional contribution isn’t purely cultural. Our economic impact is also significant, with live music adding £4.5bn to the British economy and supporting 210,000 jobs across the country in 2019.
Within live music the supply chain is massive, if one festival or venue closes or stops, it affects hundreds of people who aren’t directly employed by the festival or venue.
We ask you to join us and share a photo or a video of the last gig that you went to.
The last gig that Ethan & Ian went to was The Dead South & Noble Jacks at The Great Hall in Exeter in March.