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16th Sep 2020

Venues and artists around Ireland back campaign for supporting Irish entertainment sector

Rory Cashin

The hashtag #ThisIsWhoWeAre has been trending in Ireland today.

A new campaign has begun this morning to create supports for those in the entertainment sector who feel they have been left without support for the last six months due to the COVID pandemic.

As per the campaign’s statement:

“The entertainment industry has been decimated by the Covid19 Pandemic. The industry is unique in that it is almost fully shut under government mandate. On September 16, EPIC launch their Pre Budget Submission requesting a number of supports for the staff and businesses of the sector.

“One of the key things you can do to help amplify this message is to mail your TD. All you need to do is click on the link attached, select your constituency, fill in your details and hit send.

“If you miss live gigs, theatre, festivals and the memories and joy that they bring, this is the most important thing you can do today to help the people who make these events.”

For those in support of the campaign, you can follow the directions above and click through to the campaign page here.

Several large venues, promoters and artists have tweeted this morning in support of the message:

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