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People of colour were more likely to be fined for lockdown raves, data reveals

People of colour were disproportionately fined for illegal raves and other "amplified music" events during England's and Wales' Covid-19 lockdowns, the Guardian reports.


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Rockwell and Novelist link up on politically charged new single, ‘Peak’: Listen

Novelist and Rockwell have teamed up for a new track with a sharp message called 'Peak'. Listen to it below.


The London MC takes aim...

The Facebook event was created by DJ Jon Mancini

1.2 million people have signed up for a “Christmas Rave” event at 10 Downing Street.

The Facebook event, created by DJ Jon Mancini, was set...

The Home Affairs Committee is currently seeking written submissions about people's experiences

The Home Affairs Committee has launched a Parliamentary inquiry into the prevalence of spiking and the efficacy of the police response in the UK.

The Committee is currently at...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's latest spending review includes a 50% discount on business rates for music venues, but some believe it doesn't go far enough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday (October 27th) announced his latest spending review on behalf of the UK Government, setting out the economic agenda for the coming...

The scheme, which launched last week, doesn't cover against staff catching the virus or having to self-isolate

The UK Government's long-anticipated UK Live Events Reinsurance Scheme opened to events organisers last week as a means to cover the events industry should new...

Boris Johnson’s spokesperson had previously said the Government would not U-turn on the plan

Vaccine passport plans for England have been scrapped by the government.

Just one week after the UK government announced that it would be pressing on...

Researchers at Birmingham City University have issued a stark warning

A-level music education in schools could completely disappear in just over a decade, according to a new study carried out by researchers at Birmingham City...

The plan has been slammed as “too late” for many

The UK Government has announced that UK festivals are set to be covered by £750 million insurance scheme.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Live Events Reinsurance...

It won't be a legal requirement though

With under a week to go now until the UK's full reopening from the latest COVID-19 lockdown, the UK Government has finalised details around nightlife...

Most COVID restrictions in England currently planned to be lifted on 19th July

Nightclubs in England will be able to operate at full capacity, with no restrictions in place from 19th July — pending confirmation of stage four...

Lord Frost has said that it is up to "the department for digital, culture, music and sport to take it forward with our embassies”

The UK government's minister for Brexit, Lord David Frost, has said that it is not his responsibility to solve the touring crisis faced by musicians...

"Make no mistake - these cancellations were entirely avoidable"

Over half of UK summer festivals have been cancelled for 2021, according to a new study. 

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) suggests 51% of...

Downing Street is still unable to provide a date that the results will be published

The UK government has said that data from its live pilot events will be shared "shortly" following backlash surrounding the delay in publishing its findings...

After the UK Government delayed the easing of lockdown earlier this month, many clubs were left in financial ruin. Even ahead of the new proposed...

Last week (14th June), Boris Johnson announced that there will be a four-week delay of lockdown easing, with the initial date for the relaxation of...

Among the suggestions include releasing £1.6 billion of undistributed restart grant money

The Music Venue Trust has outlined necessary government support for grassroots clubs.

Following their recent warning that grassroots venues will face closure as a result...

The campaign failed to reach the 100,000 signatures required for parliamentary debate

A petition to "bring back Daft Punk" has been rejected by the UK Government. 

The fan-led campaign was launched following the French electronic duo's decision...

Boris Johnson announced the delay at a press conference this evening

Boris Johnson has announced that there will be a four-week delay for lockdown easing, with the initial date for the relaxation of social distancing measures...

The UK government's Events Research Programme took place throughout April and May

Just 15 COVID-19 cases have been detected from 58,000 attendees of UK trial events, new reports show.

Earlier this year, the UK government announced its...

Boomtown (pictured) cancelled its 2021 event after citing a lack of insurance support from the UK government

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...