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.
Music festivals may be able to take place and nightclubs may reopen in the Republic of Ireland as soon as August, if the country’s five-phase coronavirus lockdown de-escalation goes according to plan.
While capacity restrictions and social distancing measures will remain in place, the Irish exit strategy for coronavirus lockdown directly states that events such as festivals could take place by the end of summer, as well as nightclubs and bars being allowed to reopen their doors.
Large gatherings like concerts and festivals are unlikely to return to normal until autumn 2021, at the earliest, according to bioethicist and professor of healthcare management, Zeke Emanuel.
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'.