Visas post-Brexit, causing more issues for Artists, Venues & Events


Some of the UK’s biggest music stars have written to the government demanding action to ensure visa-free touring in the European Union.

Over 110 artists have signed the open letter, including Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran and Elton John.

It said that government  have failed artists over post-Brexit travel rules for UK musicians; making concert tours and touring events difficult to organize and administrate.

Obviously this could also have a detrimental effect on British events venues and British fans wanting to see European performers in the UK.

At a time when the UK events industry is facing the prospect of another difficult summer; these extra hindrances provide yet another issue.

Responding to the letter, a UK government spokesperson said that musicians’ concerns were being taken seriously.

Hopefully, the issues can be resolved in what are already very difficult times for UK events and venues as well as our artists.


At PAC wristbands we continue to provide product advice and designs for events, concerts and festivals that are to go ahead this year.

  • Fabric and silicone RFID wristbands continue to grow in popularity as they offer additional solutions, in a COVID safe venue, to contactless payments and number monitoring.
  • Vinyl wristbands offer a budget crowd-control solution that can be easily sanitised, QR coded or numbered for visitor information and number management and branded to promote the event.
  • Tyvek wristbands with QR codes are being used to monitor visitor numbers or give visitors instant access to venue and event information.
  • Lanyards with prominent passes for event staff and marshals to allow them access whilst indicating to visitors their purpose within crowd management.

If your venue or events company is in the process for organizing a much awaited event, concert or festival, contact us for solutions and products for crowd control and creating a COVID-safe environment.


We hope your 2021 event and festival preparations are still moving forward despite the uncertain situation our industry is facing.

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