Touring in the EU

Outbound Mobility within the European Union

EU MEMBER STATES – SHORT STAY ENTRY FOR WORK 

UK nationals may travel visa free to EU member states but may only stay 90 days within any 180 day period. If you are working, then further regulations may apply. 

You are strongly advised to check with each member state before travelling if you intend to work as requirements may change at short notice.

For information on touring in Europe, please visit:

Note: This page was last updated on 28 Nov 2022. We believe this information is accurate up until the date marked on this document. Updated versions will be published in due course to reflect new information. 


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.