Wildlife experts have warned that noise pollution is killing wildlife in the jungles of Quintana Roo, Mexico, citing ecotourism, sporting events, and the region's abundance of electronic music parties and festivals, largely centred on Tulum, as the main causes.
Arcadia's iconic Spider DJ stage is now featured in science lessons at UK schools.
Examination body AQA has included a section on the spectacular installation piece in its physics textbook. This includes reference to the biodiesel that fuels the enormous structure, the 15-strong crew needed to set it up, and details of the electrical wiring used.
Festival cancellations are inevitable without coronavirus insurance, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has said.
Following the announcement of the UK government's "roadmap" to reopening the hospitality and live entertainment industries in June, the AIF warned that a number of festivals could be forced to cancel their 2021 events if they did not receive Government-backed insurance and VAT intervention before the end of March.
Introducing a UK festival insurance scheme risks ‘pulling the rug’ from under events, Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has said.
Following the announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson that coronavirus restrictions on hospitality and crowds could ease nationally from the 21st June, the House of Commons' Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee confirmed a discussion would take place this week focused on the future of festivals.
UK festivals are under threat of cancellation without Government insurance, The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has said.
Following the announcement of the UK government's "roadmap" to reopening the hospitality and live entertainment industries in June, the AIF has warned that a number of festivals could be forced to cancel their 2021 events if they don’t receive Government-backed insurance and VAT intervention before the end of this month.
The Dutch Government has said that festivals should be possible in the Netherlands from July.
After the Dutch prime minster had previously announced that nightclubs would remain closed until a vaccine was available for COVID-19, a number of festivals and trial events have announced they are planning to go ahead in 2021, following an announcement from the Dutch government regarding live events.
Festivals of a smaller scale could take place safely this summer with proper coronavirus measure in place, UK MPs have been told.
Speaking to the House of Commons Culture Select Committee, Rowan Cannon of festival organisers Wild Rumpus said that, with social-distancing and appropriate safety measures, small festivals should be “as safe as Sainsbury’s”.
Isle Of Wight Festival boss John Giddings has shared tentative plans for the UK music and events industry to assist with the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.
Major UK music festivals including Glastonbury may be prevented from taking place in 2021 unless their insurance is underwritten due to COVID-19, MPs warned in parliament yesterday.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Julian Knight, Conservative chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said: “The UK is the leader in the world in terms of music and arts festivals. The sector is worth £12 billion and supports many thousands of highly-skilled jobs as well as the financial lifeblood of the nation’s musicians.
The UK's independent festival industry faces collapse due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic without government aid, a new report has shown.
The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), which represents 65 events including Boomtown, Bluedot and Field Day, reports that 92% of its members now face costs that could destroy their business due to cancellation.