Touring in the EU

Outbound Mobility within the European Union

We have set out the current position for post-Brexit entry requirements for touring musicians and their crew entering European member states. Please note that this is not legal advice. You should attain expert counsel before planning travel to the EU. (Note: crew is defined as the entourage or travel party related to the performance). Click on the image for full details.

Routes of entry into the UK for EU artists and entertainers

Movement of Goods

Exporting goods from the UK

ATA Carnets

For further information regarding ATA Carnets and how to use them, please see these downloadable documents here:


Brexit and the UK’s Live Music Industry

LIVE is deeply concerned about the impact Brexit will have on the UK’s live music industry on top of a devastating year due to Covid-19 pandemic. Our key areas of concern and asks of Government are below:

1. Musicians 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.

3. Live 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.


#LetTheMusicMove

Launched on June 23rd 2021, #LetTheMusicMove is an artist-led music industry campaign instigated by the Featured Artists Coalition and the Music Managers Forum pushing for a reduction in the costs and red tape faced by UK musicians and UK music businesses when full-scale live touring of Europe resumes.

More than 1,000 artists are now backing the campaign, including Little Mix, Orbital, Olly Murs, Sampha, Sleaford Mods, Alison Moyet, Nubian Twist, Bicep, AlunaGeorge, Niall Horan, Wolf Alice, Annie Lennox, Biffy Clyro, IDLES, Poppy Ajudha, Radiohead, Anna Calvi, Skunk Anansie, Laura Marling, Faithless, Everything Everything, Graeme Park, Bob Geldof, Katie Melua, Editors, Mark Knopfler, Two Door Cinema Club, Mr Scruff, Kelli-Leigh, Ward Thomas, New Order, Rick Astley, Ghostpoet, Midge Ure, Glasvegas, Anna Meredith, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Nina Nesbitt, Keane, Erland Cooper, The Chemical Brothers, Matthew Herbert, Portishead, Blur’s David Rowntree, Gilles Peterson, Jack Garratt, Dave Okumu, Bill Ryder-Jones, Peggy Seeger, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and many, many others.

The campaign is calling on Government to deliver four immediate actions to help avoid an impending crisis: 

  1. Sign up to support the campaign – here.
  2. Download social media assets (from here) & post with #LetTheMusicMove hashtag.
  3. Tell us your post-Brexit tour experiences or case studies – here.
  4. Artists & industry bodies, tell Aleksa if you would be prepared to speak media on this issue.

For further information, please see www.letthemusicmove.org