Live Music Act 2012 in force

The Live Music Act 2012 officially came into force on Monday, 1 October 2012.  As a result of the Act, performances of live amplified music to audiences of less than 200 people between the hours of 8am and 11pm will no longer require local authority permission in England and Wales.

There will also be no audience limit for performances of unamplified live music.  ACRE and RCAN Members (including CRCC & Vital Venues) support the Live Music Act coming into force, as it will benefit village halls, rural pubs, restaurants and other small venues.

Please note that this refers to the Premises Licence and does not affect the PRS or PPL licenses.

For more information about the Live Music Act 2012, please visit the Legislation website.

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