At least a hundred British artists demanded that they be allowed to perform without a visa in the European Union in an open letter to the government on Wednesday. Signers include Elton John, William Gallagher, Sting, Brian May, and members of Radiohead. The call was posted among other things times.
In the letter the musicians mentioned that the British government had shot them down. according to BBC The signatories, including quite a few classical musicians, want the government to ensure that artists and bands from the European Union can perform in the UK without any routine.
Since Brexit, it has become very difficult for British bands, artists and their staff to tour the European Union. Artists now have to arrange a separate visa for each country they visit. This makes it more complicated and expensive to present in Europe.
The British Ministry of Culture confirmed, Tuesday, that it has turned down an offer from the European Union to allow artists and their crew to tour without a visa. Minister Caroline Dinnag said the EU proposal was “too broad” and thus “does not fit the government’s goal of restoring the borders.” She said she is ready to have more talks with the European Union.