The UK Dance Music scene is on the side of the rest of the country, showing its anger, frustration and disappointment after Boris Johnson announced a one-month delay in lifting the latest lockdowns in the country. What was to be “Freedom Day” will have to wait four more weeks because the COVID situation is still worrying in the United Kingdom, according to the government.
Everything was to return to normal in the United Kingdom on Monday, June 21. However, the country and dance music industry has just learned, a week from the announced date, that it will have to wait a little longer. For DJs, venue owners, promoters, photographers and all workers in the industry, Monday 21 was a day of relief and hope. Clubs and venues were to reopen, DJs were booked and fans were getting ready. But for now, all the hope and expectations have turned to anger and disappointment on social media.
After the announcement, the NTIA (Association of Night Industries) launched a # Let us dance campaign which has since gone viral. The legitimate frustration can only be understood in view of the very difficult year the industry is going through.
As plans to allow clubs, venues and events to reopen must be pushed back today, we support NTIA # Let us dance campaign for those who will be greatly impacted in the coming weeks. We urge the government to support these businesses by extending the current reliefs. pic.twitter.com/jmIin12JTz
– Printworks London (@Printworks_LDN) June 14, 2021
The based in Los Angeles and born in the United Kingdom Gareth Emery was one of many to make up for the social media backlog, alongside other DJs and performing figures such as CamÃ©phat, Skeptical , Printing, and Solardo.
Some reactions from the Dance Music UK scene:
– CAMELPHAT (@CamelPhat) June 14, 2021
It’s a no from us https://t.co/QozFRMjd8I
– Solardo (@solardomusic) June 14, 2021
– SKEPSIS (@skepsismusic_uk) June 14, 2021
More reactions below:
We don’t give a fuck about Chris Whitty’s pie chart and I don’t think the majority of Brits do either. Absolute government joke, 0 deaths in majority of UK in recent days and more suicides on the rise, what more could they seriously want !?
– Ben Nicky (@bennicky) June 14, 2021