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Idle Hands

Bristol record store Idle Hands has announced it will shut at its current Stokes Croft address, with a crowdfunder launched to alleviate the costs of...

Boomtown festival

Live music revenue fell by almost 30% in 2021, according to a new report published by the UK’s Performance Rights Organisation PRS for Music.


Some concerts returned to...

DJ decks

Even as pandemic restrictions have lifted, and clubs and festivals have returned, the spectre of coronavirus lingers for many due to the debilitating impact of long Covid. Here, Dhruva Balram speaks to people in the dance music industry about how the effects of long Covid, and a lack of understanding around it, have impacted them, and asks whether it should be recognised as a disability

“My energy levels have never returned to what they were,” says London-based DJ and broadcaster DEBONAIR. “I don’t have the muscle strength and energy that...

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New York City has lifted its vaccine requirements for entertainment venues.


From 7th March, clubs and live gig spaces, as well as bars, restaurants...

Berlin clubs to reopen without restrictions next week

Clubbing will return to Berlin from Friday, 4th March.


The news comes after the legal return of dancing in Germany was confirmed at government level...

Nightclubs in Belgium to reopen from 19th February

Nightclubs and bars in Belgium will be given permission to reopen without restrictions from this Saturday, 19th February.


The news comes as a number of...

Clubs in Barcelona to reopen from 11th February

Nightclubs and bars will be allowed to fully reopen in Barcelona from 11th February.


The nightlife sector is one of the last that has been...

Rex Club, Paris

Clubs are set to reopen in France from 16th February, according to the latest announcement by the country's Prime Minister, Jean Castex.


The plan to start...

UK Clubs

According to data analysed by hospitality-focused software companies Stampede and StoreKit, the UK could soon be left with just 5,000 nightclubs. 


The figures point to...

The Fugees

Having already delayed the live dates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fugees have announced the cancellation of their 25th anniversary tour. 


The...

Almost all Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted in the Republic of Ireland from 6 AM Saturday

Nightclubs in the Republic of Ireland will be allowed to reopen this weekend, the Cabinet has agreed.

Today, Friday 21st January, it was announced that...

Other Plan B measures will also come to an end

The Prime Minister has announced that Covid entry requirements for clubs will be scrapped from next week. 

Vaccine certificates showing proof of a Covid vaccination...

Restrictions on outdoor venues were lifted last week 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that nightclubs in Scotland will be allowed to reopen on Monday 24th January. 

Ms Sturgeon confirmed in a statement...

Outdoor event restrictions to be lifted in Scotland next week

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the country’s clubs will remain closed until at least 24th January, in an attempt to help curb the...

"I cannot put into words how extremely sorry I am to everyone who will be impacted," said Dimension

A British DJ has avoided prosecution after triggering New Zealand's first Omicron scare.

Drum & bass DJ Dimension, aka Robert Etheridge, arrived in the country on...

They had originally been closed in December for four weeks

France has announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions amid an ongoing surge in cases of the Omicron variant in the country.

Under new measures, nightclubs will remain...

The elusive artist discusses healthcare funding, the psychological impact of a two-year pandemic, and Europe's smallest bird

Iconic English songwriter, singer, and musician Kate Bush has said UK National Health Service (NHS) staff deserve a fair pay rise, in a rare public...

Grassroots music venues are alredy £90million in debt, with attendances and ticket sales plummeting

Fresh UK Government support for music venues has been described as "woefully inadequate". 

An additional £1billion of funding primarily aimed at hospitality, events, and cultural...

Rules are being ramped-up across Europe as continental cases continue to surge

Germany, Portugal and Northern Ireland are among the countries announcing new COVID-19 restrictions in the face of rising cases and the threat posed by the...

KitKatClub and Matrix are among the venues involved in the proceedings

A group of Berlin clubs and promoters have come together to launch legal proceedings against the city's latest indoor dancing ban.

The group of 11...