Clubbers at Factory 251 in Manchester were forced to support the ceiling above their heads yesterday morning (13th February), when a large piece of plasterboard collapsed mid-rave.
The UK government has released a new whitepaper focused on fixing the country’s current housing crisis, and buried away in the annex is a spot of good news for music lovers.
What a week for London culture! Following the news that Fabric will reopen, it has been announced that a new 5000-capacity venue will open in the capital early next year.
Named Printworks London, the multi-room, multi-purpose "experimental" space is housed in a disused industrial printing press in the docklands area — fans of Secret Cinema will recognise it from the Star Wars and 28 Days Later editions.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says he is "delighted" that renowned nightclub Fabric will reopen following a agreement reached between the venue, Metropolitan police and local council.
Yesterday Khan tweeted about the decision, calling it "fantastic news" and thanking Islington for finding a compromise.
Fantastic news. Confirmed that Fabric has reached a new agreement with Islington Council and will reopen. Thank you Islington.
Amsterdam's push to become a truly 24-hour city is going from strength to strength as two more venues are granted 24-hour licences.
The two new spaces are the huge Nachtlab complex — which includes the 2000-capacity club Warehouse Elementenstraat (pictured), home of the Hyte parties — and Ven Amsterdam, a 45,000 sqm business and entertainment complex, featuring hotels, a large casino, health and fitness centre, a restaurant, social spaces and a rooftop bar.
Ever been stuck in a foreign country and not known where to rave? Us too! Well with the Techno Traveller Map you'll never accidently have that problem again.
Created by Matthieu Rodrigues, the map charts the best clubs for house and techno across the globe from Phonoteque in Uraguay to Temple Nairobi in Kenya, The Observatory in Vietnam and a of course the likes of New York's Output, London's Ministry Of Sound and more.
Rodrigues is encouraging users to submit ideas too, so if your favourite club is missing, help a fellow raver out!
Boiler Room is taking the online gig experience to the next level with the launch of the first virtual reality music venue.
Created by VR developer, Inception, the venue is set to go live in 2017, and promises to offer an immersive experience like no other.
“Most of Boiler Room's audience is made up of global online users who tune in to watch music events they can’t attend in person," say Boiler Room via press release. "We’ve always been driven by using technology to showcase the music we care about in the most authentic way we can.”
Following a debate, Cook County — the Illinois municipality which covers the city of Chicago — is set to officially recognise DJ shows as cultural contributions.
The decision will affect a current law which allows venues of below 750-capacity exemption from a 3% tax on admission fees for "live cultural performances".
Move over Berghain, there's an even more exclusive new German venue causing a buzz! Welcome to Met Bar — the world's first nightclub for bees...
Ok, so although the new hive designed by creative agency Edgy & Cheesy isn't meant for humans (not that we'd fancy sharing a tight space with a colony of stinging insects anyway!), the project is a pretty cool one.
Based in Munich, the six-storey hive sports an grim exterior complete with graffiti and blacked-out windows.
How to get into Berghain — it's a puzzle that most of the dance music community has given up on/gotten bored with a long time ago (aside from the odd computer game or mickey-taking festival stage), but apparently it still fascinates the mainstream media enough that the BBC has now chimed in on the debate.