The entertainment industry is set to take a massive hit as the impact of the coronavirus strikes home in a huge way. The decision of the Irish Government to cancel all events of over 100 people (indoor) and 500 (outdoor) has heralded the complete shutdown of the industry until 29 March 2020 with the strong likelihood that this will be extended further.

The Country to Country Festival (C2C) in Dublin, London and Glasgow, hosted by MCD Productions and scheduled for last weekend, became the first major entertainment victim of the new directive. All other shows, concerts and dances, including the regional Drama Festivals, have all fallen by the way side.