Sir Van Morrison mounts legal challenge over Stormont ban on live music

Sir Van Morrison is mounting a legal challenge against a pandemic ban on live music.

By Press Association
Tuesday, 19th January 2021, 5:52 pm
Sir Van Morrison
Sir Van Morrison

The celebrated singer-songwriter from Belfast is commencing judicial review proceedings against Stormont regulations that prohibit live music in licensed venues in Northern Ireland.

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Hospitality businesses are currently closed as part of a six-week lockdown in Northern Ireland.

When venues have been allowed to open under less severe Covid-19 restrictions, live music has not been allowed.

Solicitor Joe Rice, acting on behalf of Morrison, said: “Sir Van is taking this action on behalf of the thousands of musicians, artists, venues and those involved in the live music industry.”