Live music will return to NI on July 5 - NI Executive has confirmed

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed to approve the return of live music on July 5, 2021.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 5:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st July 2021, 5:08 pm

It had been hoped that live music could have returned on June 21 but due to the spread of the Delta variant, Ministers opted to put it back to July 5.

The Executive met again today to officially approve the return of live music which will come as welcome news to thousands across Northern Ireland.

The cap of 500 people permitted to gather outside will be lifted on Friday however all events must be subject to a risk assessment.

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Alive Music Matters protest at the Carson Statue at Stormont this morning. (Photo: Pacemaker)
Alive Music Matters protest at the Carson Statue at Stormont this morning. (Photo: Pacemaker)

The Executive has also agreed to allow overnight residential stays for children to return.

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