Petition for a Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists

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A petition has been created to seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists.

Musicians will have to abandon tours after the Brexit trade deal threatens to inflict punishing new costs and bureaucracy, industry leaders are warning.

Concert-lovers in the UK risk missing out on seeing leading artists, while domestic artists will struggle to afford to perform in the EU, they are telling ministers.

The warning comes after musicians were left off the list of workers permitted to enter the EU without a visa, under Boris Johnson’s hard Brexit Christmas Eve agreement.

Many musicians have already suffered financially during the pandemic, and have been overlooked by the government when setting out furlough and other payments.

Sign the petition and support the British music industry.

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