Touring in the EU

Information for performers and accompanying staff touring within the European Union

Rules about working across the EU vary, however, UK nationals may only travel visa free for 90 days within any 180 day period

If you are working then further regulations may apply, and you are strongly advised to check the different rules of each member state before travelling.

For information on touring in Europe, please visit:

Brexit and the UK’s Live Music Industry

LIVE is deeply concerned about the impact Brexit is having on the UK’s live music industry, our key areas of concern and asks of Government are below:

1Musicians and their entourages must be able to continue to work freely across Europe 

It is in the collective cultural and economic interest that European governments come together to allow professional musicians and their entourages to travel and work freely across borders without bureaucracy, delays, and additional costs. The UK government must:

2. European touring must be saved by cutting red tape at borders 

The UK live music industry relies on an extensive range of specialist haulage and bus companies to carry UK based equipment and personnel essential for Pan-European touring. New arrangements under post-Brexit cabotage and cross-trade regulations will stop multi-stop European tours employing UK registered vehicles, risking the collapse of the UK based concert touring sector and leading to widespread company closures and job losses.

The UK government must support and negotiate an EU-wide cultural exemption, allowing the unfettered movement of specialist vehicles transporting concert equipment and personnel between multiple points.

3Live Music needs a Transitional Support Package (TSP)

The industry needs immediate support to mitigate the disruption caused by Brexit. The TSP offers a stopgap solution to support the industry while fuller negotiations are ongoing.

Live Music Transitional Support Package (TSP)

LIVE is calling for a Live Music Transitional Support Package which would:

The package would consist of five main strands of support:

Please click here to view the full details of the Transitional Support Package.