#WeMakeEvents - Live Music Venues turn their lights red
stubhub - August 12, 2020

#WeMakeEvents - Live Music Venues turn their lights red

Hundreds of arts venues in the UK signalled "red alert" for the industry and its workers
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On the night of the 11th of August, following a silent protest organised in Manchester by affected live entertainment professionals, live music and theatre venues have turned their lights red asking for more support.

The whole industry already came together in early July with the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign, featuring initiatives to secure enough funds to guarantee the survival of grassroots entertainment venues. More recently the Professional Light and Sound Association (PLASA) has also been highlighting the challenges faced by live events professionals, often freelancers, who won't be able to get back to work until mass gatherings will resume safely.

Several established bands and artists also spoke up acknowledging the value of their crew and the importance of grassroots music venues for the development of new musicians

In support of the #WeMakeEvents campaign, music, theatre and culture venues all over the country have lighted up in red for the second time since the pandemic, with creative professionals joining the protests in London with their mobile phones screen also turned red.

Watch the video below from PLASA to learn more about the importance of "behind-the-scenes" professionals and supply chain employees in delivering the live concerts, festivals and shows we all love

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