January 7, 2024 8.30 am

Lincoln venues back call for ticket levy to aid grassroots music scene

The Music Venue Trust has called on the government to introduce a levy on stadium and arena shows

By Local Democracy Reporter

Live music venues and promoters in Lincoln are throwing their support behind a call for the government to introduce a ticket levy on stadium and arena shows across the country.

In January, reports from the Music Venue Trust (MVT) cautioned that grassroots gig spaces were “going over a cliff.” To address this, MVT officials are now advocating for a ticket levy on arena and stadium shows, with the aim of reinvesting the proceeds into grassroots venues, similar to the Premier League model in UK football.


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