Covid-19

Nightclubs are not coming back to Irish society this year, according to Irish government’s Living With COVID-19 plan

Look, it won’t be a surprise to anyone following the guidelines around events at the…

National Campaign for the Arts outlines 9 measures needed to save the arts in Ireland in their Pre-Budget Submission 2021

Ahead of the Budget details to be announced this month, the National Campaign for the…

€6 million live & music industry support packages announced by Irish government

Some good news for the commercial live music sector today. Last night, the Minister for…

National Campaign For The Arts issue statement following meeting with government about arts & live event industry concerns

As known from this morning’s news, the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) met with…

The Irish government is exploring alcohol-free music events to take place – a look at the numbers

Last night, news emerged that the Irish government is considering allowing alcohol-free music events to…

Van Morrison urges music industry to “fight the pseudo-science”

Hmm.. Noted Northern Irish songwriter Van Morrison has put up a post on his website…

More confusion on live event capacities as restrictions on indoor events stay at 50 & outdoor now at 15

Welcome back to 2020 where things are getting worse for the arts and entertainment sector…

Songs From An Empty Room raises €400,000+ for Irish live music professionals, but organisers call for amendments to PUP & Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Songs From An Empty Room live broadcast on RTÉ last Saturday raised €400,000 for…

Reducing the €350 Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment will decimate the arts & entertainment industry; sign the petition

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) was brought in by Fine Gael in March to provide…

Why we need to keep shouting about the Irish live music industry post-Songs From An Empty Room event

The UK announces fund to save venues from insolvency, will the Irish government do the same?

Live at The Drive In shows featuring Gavin James, Aslan & more can no longer go ahead

The planned Drive In shows featuring Gavin James, Aslan, Hermitage Green and more to take…

Here are the safety measures that a Northern Irish socially-distant festival is putting in place

Stendhal is putting on a socially distant music festival called Unlocked this August that hopes…

Arts4All campaign hosting a Zoom meeting this afternoon about Irish musician issues during COVID-19

Arts4All is a campaign from People Before Profit featuring a working group of artists and…

Watch the special Oireachtas committee on addressing the arts & entertainment sector during COVID-19

Last night, a Oireachtas committee meeting on the Arts and Entertainment Sector took place to…

Ireland to allow gatherings up to 50 people indoors & 200 people outdoors from June 29th; 100 people indoors & 500 people outdoors from July 20th

With the Coronavirus restrictions suddenly being rapidly accelerated with the various stages being amalgamated –…

Gatherings of up to 5000 people may be allowed from September says Taoiseach; €25 million arts support package announced

In April, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar banned mass gatherings of up to 5,000 people until…

A mix between a Hazmat suit & a Daft Punk tribute act – the Micrashell is a purpose-built protective suit for festivals & gigs in the time of COVID-19

The return of live performances, despite some hopeful progress made here on the home front,…

All summer concerts, events & mass gatherings of 5,000 or more banned until September

Yikes. News today emerging from a Cabinet meeting within the Irish government reveals all public…

An expert suggests large gatherings including festivals, concerts & sporting events may not return to normal until Autumn 2021

The New York Times ran a piece featuring a panel of experts over the weekend…