A programmed exhibition about the history of electronic music is opening today at London’s Design Museum.
The exhibition, titled ‘Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers’, was originally scheduled to take place from 1st April to 26th July, but was postponed in March as exhibition spaces closed their doors due to the spread of coronavirus.
The UK government has postponed the return of live music performances as lockdown easing slows amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a press conference today (31st July), prime minister Boris Johnson announced that lockdown restrictions due to be lifted tomorrow (1st August) for higher risk settings, which included indoor music and theatre performances, pilots of crowds in sports scentres, and wedding receiptions of more than 30 people, will not be permitted.
FLOHIO has shared a new track and music video.
The South London MC, who teamed up with Mike Skinner of The Streets for his single 'How Long's It Been?' in July last year, has dropped a surprise new single, 'GLAMOURISED', alongside a youtube-exclusive video.
The track, produced by longtime collaborator HLMNSRA, features a dizzying, synth-heavy instrumental, with FLOHIO's hard-hitting flow and delivery in the spotlight on the dark visuals.
Nightclubs and music venues in England will receive £2.25 million in COVID-19 relief grants in the coming months.
The UK Government has announced that socially distanced indoor music performances will return this summer.
Following the announcement of a £1.57billion support package for the arts and culture industries earlier this month, prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that socially distanced indoor events will be permitted to take place from August 1st.
The Prodigy have announced a live stream of their iconic Milton Keynes show.
Marking the 10-year anniversary of their career-defining performance at Milton Keynes Bowl, The Prodigy will share the full 2010 World On Fire show via their YouTube channel for 48 hours.
The performance will be available from 9pm on Friday 24th July, exactly a decade to the hour of the original performance, and will feature contributions from surviving band members Liam Howlett and Maxim.
A run of UK drive-in gigs have been cancelled due to local coronavirus lockdown concerns.
Due to take place across the summer in UK cities such as Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and London, Utilita's Live From The Drive-In events has been forced to cancel performances from Cream Classical, Dizzee Rascal, and The Streets amid growing concerns over localised lockdowns.
New changes being made to UK planning laws will aim to protect music venues from demolition.
In an announcement last Sunday (19th), UK Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced the changes would be made to planning systems, in a bid to save theatres, concert halls and live music venues amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"These buildings cannot be easily replaced, and are an instrinsic part of our cultural heritage," Jenrick said, "which is why we are clear that temporary social distancing restrictions should not be an excuse for them to be permanently lost."
The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) have issued a statement in response to a recent government announcement, highlighting a lack of support for nightclubs and late night venues.
Police shut down a 400-person rave in an Essex village this weekend.
As illegal raves continue to take place across the UK, police were called to a remote Essex village on Sunday 5th July where an estimated 400 party go-ers had gathered in Woodland.