Live Venues Are Back And Will Be Allowed To Sell Alcohol Again

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

1 Dec 2020

As post Lockdown draws closer the UK government’s 3 tiered system has another exciting development.

Lobbyist from the Live Music Industry Venues, Entertainment Group(LIVE) and Music Venue Trust have convinced the government to allow venues in Tier 2 to sell alcohol without a “substantial meal” . Mark Dayvd, CEO of MVT called it a “significant step forward in the campaign to revive live music”.

MVT claimed that the previous rules would of made events economically unviable for grassroots venues as 65% of their income coming from wet sales and 92% of venues did not have the facilities to meet the stipulation.

Those in Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas will be able to attend live shows with venues operating at a capacity of 1000 or 50%, whichever is lower. This is a privilege however which is not extended to those areas who will enter Tier 3 status after Lockdown.