UK musicians appeal to Parliament for right to play in the EUmain
In the Brexit agreement, musicians and entertainers were left off the list of workers not needing visas to work in EU member countries.
That means they will face visa costs of 139 Euros in countries such as Austria, a popular destination for British performers. For orchestras it will mean no more Eurostar tours, no more trips to Spain.
Tim Brennan has put up a petition, urging the Government and Parliament to redress the omission.
We would like the UK Govt to negotiate a free cultural work permit that gives us visa free travel throughout the 27 EU states for music touring professionals, bands, musicians, artists, TV and sports celebrities that tour the EU to perform shows and events & Carnet exception for touring equipment.
If the petition gathers 100,000 signatures, it will be considered by the Petitions Committee for a debate in Parliament. So far, it has 169,829 signatures and rising.
Do your bit. Sign here.
UPDATE: We’ve got a debate.