After months of hearings, the DCMS Select Committee has concluded that government-backed insurance is "critical" to the industry's survival.
The unsurprising recommendation was made by MPs in their final report on the inquiry. In the absensce of a time-limited insurance scheme, extending the Events Research Programme of pilot shows could also cover producers' liabilities and save the 2021 festival season, it said.
Only 8% of festivals applied to the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund, meaning the fund was "of limited benefit to the festival sector as a whole," the report said.
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"Festival supply chains and freelance workers cannot sustain another year with little to no income.
"We are concerned that this will have consequences not only for the safe running of events this summer but for the talent pipeline of this important growth sector."
MPs also recommended a change in drug law in the next six months to allow organisations to conduct drug checking and ensure attendees' safety.