A new documentary about the impact of coronavirus on electronic music has been released.
Released on Wednesday this week (5th August), a new documentary from Pioneer DJ, entitled Distant Dancefloors, presents a 360-degree view of the economical, psychological and social impact COVID-19 has had on global club culture.
London club E1 has made an appeal for public support after its licence application for its new outdoor area, Site 5, was contested.
In a statement shared on its website, E1 has asked punters to email the club at email@example.com and explain why they think approval for Site 5 is important not just for the survival of the club but for the local area in general.
An unlicensed boat party on New York’s Lower East Side was shut down in the early hours of Sunday morning, 2nd August.
Shortly after 1 AM on Sunday morning the Liberty Belle party boat set off from its dock at Pier 36 in Lower Manhattan. Over 170 guests are estimated to have been aboard the boat, which can normally hold up to 600.
EDC Las Vegas is officially not happening in 2020.
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.
A "drive-in" concert is under investigation for a lack of social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
US duo The Chainsmokers are facing backlash for a "drive-in" concert they performed at in The Hamptons this past weekend. Around 2,000 guests attended the open-air concert in the luxury Southampton area, with tickets reportedly ranging between £970 to £19,400. The Chainsmokers were supported by Goldman Sachs SEO David Solomon, who performed under his EDM alias DJ D-Sol.
Nightclubs and music venues in England will receive £2.25 million in COVID-19 relief grants in the coming months.
A COVID-19 spread-prevention experiment is set to take place at a 4000-capacity indoor concert next month.
The project, dubbed Restart-19, will take place at a stadium in Leipzig in August, and the experiment will cost just shy of €1million. The organisers have said that the project will help “identify a framework” for how larger events could be held “without posing a danger for the population” post-September 2020.
Police were called to shut down an illegal rave in London last weekend.
Following a surge in illegal events across the UK during the coronavirus lockdown, police were called to another "unlicensed music event" in Finsbury Park, North London, last Friday (17th July).
Metropolitan Police arrived at Woodberry Down estate at approximately 11PM, and remained at the estate for five hours dispersing crowds. Following the arrival of riot police, an 18-year-old man was arrested for violent disorder and obstructing police, and a 19-year-old was arrested for obstructing police.
A socially-distanced “rave in a box” series is coming to Manchester this summer.
Puffin Box, a new concept from promoters La Discothèque, is a socially-distanced raving series in Manchester's Northern Quarter.
Situated in a basement, guests can come in groups of up to eight friends from the same social bubble for a 90-minute, immersive experience. To maximise health and safety, measures including a one-way entry-exit system, 2m rule in queues, boxes disinfected between each session, and prepaid drink packages delivered to the boxes will be implemented.