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Live entertainment been shut here since March 2020 - but gigs and festivals are being held in Northern Ireland.

Music industry representatives will meet with the Arts Minister later to discuss a plan for reopening the sector.

Stakeholders are demanding the government give them a date for the full return of live music and events.

They're also seeking a roadmap and extension of wage subsidies beyond September when it's due to be cut.

Event promoter, Justin Green, who's attending today's meeting, isn't convinced government's serious about helping the sector:

The sector has been shut here since March 2020, despite gigs being held in Northern Ireland.

Lead singer of the band The Academic, Craig Fitzgerald, says they can play music festivals in the UK, but they want to perform here again

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