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TOP 20: REPUBLIC'S RAMPAGE
Some like it hot. (1/27a)
RCA PRESENTS: THE SAM AND KEITH SHOW
Two at the top. (1/27a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: THOUGHTS ON A NEW ERA
Eyes on the Prize, 2021 edition (1/27a)
FESTIVAL FALLOUT:
THE GLASTO EFFECT
Festivals wave the caution flag. (1/27a)
POWER HITTERS:
DANIEL NIGRO
He's first in line at the DMV. (1/27a)
RAINMAKERS
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
HOW TO FIND 11,780 VOTES
It's the way all the biggest mob bosses did it.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
Blighty Beat
INDIE FESTS FEAR DEMISE
5/13/20

The British independent festival market is at risk of collapse without further Government support, according to figures from The Association of Independent Festivals. With 90% of U.K. festivals predicted to be cancelled this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis, independent events are facing potentially crippling costs and may not be able to return in 2021 and beyond.

Based on impact surveys, 92% of AIF festival organisers have said their firms are at risk without Government intervention, with the effects of COVID-19 likely to result in businesses shuttering under refund requests.

The festivals are facing potential refunds of up to £800m in total this summer, and average “sunk costs” of £375k that are not recoupable. More than 98% are not covered by insurance for cancellation related to COVID-19.  

A recent member survey also revealed that the sector could be facing redundancies of 59% on average and will lose over half of its workforce between September 2020 and February 2021 without support.

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