See the Live Event Industry’s Pandemic Dilemma in These 3 New Videos2 min read

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Three videos have been released giving powerful insight into the current atmosphere of the live event and live entertainment industries as we struggle with the global pandemic.

All 3 videos show exactly why our industry is in desperate need of government support immediately.

Micheal Strickland, CEO of Bandit Lites on the future of live events

In the first video, Michael Strickland, CEO of Bandit Lites, appears on WGN America’s NewsNation on October 1st. He gives a powerful speech about the need for a government stimulus bill.

“There will be no industry left by November if Congress doesn’t step up and pass The Restart Act — or something like the Restart Act — because another ten weeks of PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) is simply a Band-Aid,” says Michael Strickland, CEO of Bandit Lites Inc.

BBC’s The Plight of the Events Industry

“You don’t see us. You’re not meant to – but we are always there. We have families, rent, mortgages, loans. We budget on the work we have coming in…but there is none.”

The events industry needs support now more than ever.

This is Harry’s story – this is your story.

WeMakeEvents – Brighton

Re-edited video for the Brighton activation for #wemakeevents on Wednesday 30th September 2020 including drone footage and the protest. 333 eventprofs arrived at the seafront in the wind and rain to send a message to the Government that this industry is in dire need of help. Venues from Rockwater to Concorde2 including the British Airways i360 lit up red in solidarity. VIDEO credit to Giles Mayall and Editor JJ Maurage. MUSIC kindly donated by Wax Worx featuring unreleased track ‘Get Up, GO MAD’.

Final Thoughts

These videos were all created to be easily shared. Anyone working in live events should do everything they can to help protect our industry, and sharing one (or all) of these videos will help raise awareness.

For more information on the #wemakeevents movement, visit #WeMakeEvents and #RedAlertRestart Explained and Why You Should Care.

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