Industry warns live events sector is in danger of dying

Businesses may not survive the winter if they can’t return to work soon, according to a spokesman for music and entertainment body

A pilot music festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin last month, which was attended by 3,500 antigen-tested fans. Among the artists who performed at the event were Gavin James and Lyra. Picture: Rollingnews

Representatives of the live events sector have warned that businesses won’t survive the winter if they are not allowed to return to work as they continue to call for a reopening roadmap to be published.

Catherine Martin, the Arts Minister, met with 15 groups from across the sector last week but was unable to offer any firm commitments as to when events and entertainment businesses could get back to work.

Matt McGranaghan, a spokesman for ...