Moderator Elise Phamgia, Liveurope
Speakers Benjamin Feyen, European Parliament / Georg Häusler, European Commission, Director Culture, Creativity and Sport / Tom Bonte, Ancienne Belgique / Naiara Lasa, SALA APOLO
Touring in times of crisis – anything the EU can do to help?
Presented by: ESNS & Liveurope
THU - Oosterpoort - Front 2 - 12:00-13:00
Clubs & Venues
With energy prices and inflation rocketing, the costs for music venues and festivals of hosting shows are getting out of control and many artists are choosing to cancel their tours to avoid being out of pocket. This comes on top of the lower attendance at shows caused by the same cost-of-living increase that music fans are also facing. With no clear end in sight to the current crisis, what can be done to avoid the closures of venues and to get artists back on the road? What are the best practice examples across Europe, and is the EU in a position to help?