Live Music Act 2012

The Live Music Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 8 March 2012, and came into force on 1 October 2012.  The main provisions are detailed below:

  • 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.

The full Act is available to view on the legislation.gov.uk website.

If you require advice with regards to these provisions, please do not hesitate to contact the Licensing Team.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Licensing Team

Tel: 01633 647284

Email: licensing@torfaen.gov.uk

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