It has come to the public’s knowledge that the UK turned down a Brexit deal offer from the EU of visa-free tours for musicians.
An EU source involved in the Brexit negotiations has said that it is standard to offer musicians a 90-day period for travel without having to have various different work visas. Other countries currently hold work under this agreement.
The UK government previously stated that it was Brussels pushing for stricter and shorter visa terms, however it has recently come to light that it was in fact the UK cutting the length of the proposed working visa for touring musicians to match a new proposal regarding EU musicians coming to the UK.
A petition calling for visa-free EU travel for touring artists has reached over 220,000 signatures and will be receiving a response from the government in the near future.
Sign the petition here!