5 Jan 2021

MPs begin inquiry into how music festivals can be staged this year

With the prospect of a bleak few months ahead, many people are looking forward to summer – hoping that, as the vaccine is rolled out, they might once again be able to gather in a muddy field with thousands of others to dance to live music.

But festival organisers are warning that, without action now, this will be a vanishing dream. MPs have begun an inquiry into what needs to happen to ensure the great tradition of British music festivals survives the pandemic.