Live Music Act 2012

The Live Music Act amends the Licensing Act 2003 so to deregulate amplified live music between 8am and 11pm before audiences of no more than 200 people on premises authorised to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises or in workplaces not otherwise licensed under the 2003 Act (or licensed only for the provision of late night refreshment); and unamplified live music between 8am and 11pm in all venues.

 

Royal Assent: 8 March, 2012

Commencement: 1 October 2012

Legislation in force in English Legislation  Welsh Legislation

Primary Legislation

The Live Music Act will: 

  • remove the licensing requirement for unamplified live music taking place between 8am and 11pm in all venues, subject to the right of a licensing authority to impose conditions about live music following a review of a premises licence or club premises certificate relating to premises authorised to supply alcohol for consumption on the premises
  • remove the licensing requirement for amplified live music taking place between 8am and 11pm before audiences of no more than 200 persons on premises authorised to supply alcohol for consumption on the premises, subject to the right of a licensing authority to impose conditions about live music following a review of a premises licence or club premises certificate 
  • remove the licensing requirement for amplified live music taking place between 8am and 11pm before audiences of no more than 200 persons in workplaces not otherwise licensed under the 2003 Act (or licensed only for the provision of late night refreshment)
  • remove the licensing requirement for the provision of entertainment facilities
  • widen the licensing exemption for live music integral to a performance of Morris dancing or dancing of a similar type, so that the exemption applies to live or recorded music instead of unamplified live music.

 

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 The DCMS is the lead government department responsible for Entertainment under the Licensing Act 2003.