Music venues ‘should be able to put on full programme of concerts this summer’

According to the boss of the Music Venue Trust, the public should be able to enjoy a full concert schedule this summer.

Mark Davyd, Chief Executive Officer of the grassroots organization, said that the industry should be able to come back from the "enormous amount of debt" that was incurred after the pandemic.

On Monday, the Prime Minister announced his roadmap to eventually remove the third national lockout in the coming months and on 21 June he expressed his expectation that all coronavirus restrictions in England will be finally abolished.

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Mr. Davyd told the news agency PA that while it may have taken "two or three years" for music venues to have "completely recovered" from the pandemic effect, the public could be anticipating a full concert schedule this summer.

He claimed that, as long as there are no issue new varieties or problems with vaccine roll-out, people will "very confidently" restart the business.

"We're in the process of bringing live music back to life in the summer," said Mr. Davyd.

Although Glastonbury was scrapped in 2021, many people in the live music industry hope for more activities.

Big stars such as Rick Astley, Alicia Keys, Diana Röss and Gerry Cinnamon will be playing in the UK this summer.

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Many music festivals also have to be postponed and activities like Latitude and Leeds will take place in July and August.

Phil Clapp, the UK Cinema Association Chief Executive, said film makers should expect a number of theaters to reopen as restrictions are available.

Certain big chains, including Cineworld and Vue, kept their premises closed during the pandemic even though restrictions didn't compel them to be shut down in the face of viral uncertainties.

A variety of blockbusters, including James Bond No Time To Die and Marvel's Black Widow, have been pulled back by global constraints.

No Time To Die is due in October, while Black Widow is planned for May.

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Mr. Clapp said "We will certainly see a large number of major sites open at first over the weeks and months past mid May and then a large number of smaller sites starting at the end of the summer, early autumn week."

However, Mr. Clapp said that he did not care as much about postponing major launches as he did before.

"We clearly see the opening of a number of other important film territories," he told PA.

"The roadblock, where big films were not released because the world's cinemas were not available, seems to have been lifted.

"I think we are confident of the film supply line."

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