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Live Events Industry Call For Funding To Avoid Further Job Losses

The live music and entertainment industry could take a decade to recover from the impact of COVID-19, if sufficient funding isn't provided.

The Events Production Industry COVID-19 Working Group is looking for at least 6 million euro as part of its pre-Budget submission.

Singing along at a performers request is just one of many small details of what was missed this Summer.

But for organisers of the likes of concerts and festivals, everything has been pushed back since March.

The Rose of Tralee was cancelled for the first time ever,while the Ploughing Championships, food festivals, and the Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival were also lost.

The Bray Air Display and Kaleidoscope Music Festival fell victim to the pandemic here in County Wicklow.

EPIC - the group representing the industry - says it needs a €6 million bailout at the very least, or up to 35 thousand jobs could be in the balance.

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