Announced on Friday last week (19th) at March’s budget for the Culture Recovery Fund, 925 events companies, suppliers, venues and cultural organisations are to receive a share of the £107m from the additional £300m, bringing the total support package close to £2bn.
Amongst the list of the recipients is Glastonbury Festival, having been awarded a further £600,000. As well as this is Vision Nine Presents’ 15,000-capacity NASS Festival in Somerset - awarded £700,000. Others to receive funding are WOMAD (£217,336), Y Not Festival (£400,000), Towersey Festival (£80,000), Valley Fest (£97,422) Shambala Festival owner Kamble Events (£190,000), Deer Shed Festival (£119,708) and the creators of Glastonbury Festival’s Arcadia zone (£117,810).
Tokyo Industries, owner of Manchester venues including FAC251 – Factory Manchester, Gorilla and The Deaf Institute was awarded nearly £129,000, while other venue recipients include Portsmouth’s The Wedgewood Rooms (£90,000), London’s Village Underground (£305,000), Islington Assembly Hall (£109,000) and Electric Ballroom (£75,787).
Among the suppliers to benefit from the Arts Council England-administered fund are Vans For Bands (£61,000) and A&J Big Tops (£372,600).
These fantastic companies, suppliers, venues and cultural organisations receiving more of the support that they have been crying out for following the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic makes us here at TicketSellers very excited to see what 2022 brings the sector!