On July 6 venues, landmarks and buildings in the UK will #LightItInRed to highlight the critical condition of the UK live event and entertainment industry and its need for special Government support to see it through to re-starting.

Currently, unlike other industries, there is no set date for live events, shows, festivals and performances, etc. to restart after the COVID-19 shut down.

The #LightItInRed action was inspired by #NightofLight in Germany on June 22, which saw more than 9,000 buildings, monuments, structures, towers, landmarks, castles, offices, houses, spaces and places illuminated in “Emergency Red” to raise awareness and grab the attention of the public and the Government.

#LightItInRed initiators, Steven Haynes from Clearsound Productions and Phillip Berryman from The Backstage Theatre Jobs Forum, state that the target for this action is to get “1,000 buildings and monuments” lit up in red all around the UK.

The #LightItInRed initiative is calling out to the lighting, laser, AV, and video community – companies and individuals – who are involved in events, theatre, performance, and live production to get involved. Anyone with access to a light source who can register to be part of the planned action.