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The Script was one of the last acts to play a big gig in Northern Ireland before lockdown

The Script was one of the last acts to play a big gig in Northern Ireland before lockdown

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The Script was one of the last acts to play a big gig in Northern Ireland before lockdown

Workers behind the scenes of the concert industry are calling for more support to prevent the loss of tens of thousands of jobs back stage in the sector.

Many of Northern Ireland's biggest gigs have been cancelled or postponed for one year - creating hardship for suppliers.

And even more contractors are affected by the widespread cancellation of smaller music and cultural festivals.