The 'War On Festivals' New South Wales authorities have been waging could be axed following a new inquiry.
The Australian state government's prohibitive licensing regulations, which came into play in February 2019, have been slammed in a new 108-page report delivered by a parliamentary investigation.
Major criticisms of policy included a lack of consultation between ministers and industry figures, 'user-pays policing', an 'inadequate' consultation process and a 'significant cost increase for the music industry'.
Festival season might be nearing an end, but that doesn't mean you can't still relive some of the year's live-streamed highlights, and this week, Awakenings have you covered.
The Dutch festival, which took place in June, has been releasing a number of highlights from this year's event over the last six weeks or so, and the latest of those is Amelie Lens' all-out techno assault.
A new app has been launched which combines your listening habits on Spotify or Deezer to put together your ideal festival line-up.
Take Me Here Festival uses your listening habits to piece together your most listened-to artists before then arranging the names into specific days across two stages.
Live Nation have pledged that five of the biggest UK festivals will go plastic-free by 2021.
The international promoter have confirmed Download, Latitude, Leeds, Reading and Wireless festivals will all have the single-use plastic ban in place by 2021, with a long-term goal of making all Live Nation venues, clubs and concert halls zero-waste by 2030.
Tomorrowland has revealed the trailer for its 2019 festivals, titled The Book of Wisdom. You can watch it below.
The festival will celebrate their 15th anniversary across two weekends, with 16 stages hosted by the likes of Anjunabeats, Crosstown Rebels, Diynamic and Monstercat.
The Tomorrowland main stage will also welcome back The Book Of Wisdom theme, one of the most iconic in the festival's history, with Armin van Buuren, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Don Diablo, Fisher, Oliver Heldens and Nervo set to perform across the two weekends.
With the dust having settled on Primavera's two European festival outings for 2019 in Barcelona and Porto, organisers have begun reflecting on the line-up for their Barcelona edition of which more than half the acts were female or fronted by a woman.
Arkansas' Backwoods Music Festival was cut short early yesterday on its final night after a helicopter crash close to the site killed three and injured another person.
The helicopter was reportedly being used for sightseeing purposes, offering people a bird's eye view of the festival site. Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen said that the pilot and two passengers were killed in the crash and that the helicopter had taken off from the festival site in the Ozark Mountains of western Arkansas on Sunday night.
Primavera Sound has confirmed plans for its first-ever US festival next year.
Set to take place at Los Angeles State Historic Park, the festival will form part of Primavera Sound's 20th anniversary celebrations and will mark the first time the festival has taken place outside Europe.
It will be co-hosted by promoters Live Nation and take place on September 19th and 20th. The lineup is due to be announced later this year, while tickets are set to go on sale this Friday (June 7th).