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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...

People will be able to get a jab while listening to sets from Nick Höppner, Tama Sumo and more

Berlin venue Arena is hosting three vaccination parties next week.

The parties are scheduled for 9th, 11th and 13th August, and will include sets from...

Overseas nationals aged between 30 and 40 will be considered for the task force

Illegal parties and gatherings in Ibiza will be infiltrated by foreign "detectives" in a bid to tackle rising cases of Covid-19. 

Spanish officials have announced...

The trial will allow 2,000 PCR-tested clubbers to visit six selected venues across a full weekend

Berlin's Senate Department for Culture and Europe is launching a trial initiative to test the viability of allowing indoor club events to start up again...

It's good news for promoters hoping to bring international artists to the UK for shows

People who were fully vaccinated in the EU or US will no longer need to isolate when coming to England, Scotland and Wales from an...

“We do not take this decision lightly as we have worked so hard to make this event go ahead this year," organisers said

Field Maneuvers, originally due to take place in early September, has postponed its next edition to 2022.

Organisers of the festival cited both financial and...

The new rules were agreed by the French senate yesterday (26th)

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test is set to become mandatory for clubs in France. 

Following similar changes made in countries...

In the second instalment of Spice Rack, a new bi-monthly column on underground music from South Asia and its diaspora, Dhruva Balram highlights music released...

At the time of writing this edition of Spice Rack, the seven-day average of Covid-19 positive cases in India is 175,167. Some predictions are that...

The country is the first in the UK to green-light mass gatherings and dancing

Thousands flocked to clubs and festivals in England this weekend as COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings were finally lifted after more than 16 months. 

England...

Clubs across England opened dancefloors for the first time in 16 months during the early hours of Monday morning (19th July). But while people hit...

“The clowns in Government have abdicated responsibility,” says promoter Rich Reason, a matter of days before the return of his storied Manchester party, Hit and...

The event will raise funds to facilitate Laviniere's rehabilitation and future care

Ministry of Sound have announced a fundraiser for Steve Laviniere of Bobby & Steve.

The English DJ and producer recently suffered a rare brain injury called...

The event has been pulled for "a number of reasons"

Glastonbury’s two-day September festival, Equinox, will not go ahead, according to an announcement by organiser Emily Eavis. 

The news will come as a blow to...

Messages of support have poured in from across the world 

Chicago house legend Paul Johnson is in an intensive care unit (ICU) after becoming infected with Covid-19. 

Johnson shared the news on Sunday (18th July)...

A quarter of all clubs in the country have closed since 2015

491 nightclubs have shut permanently in England in the past six years.

According to figures given to Radio 1 Newsbeat by UK Hospitality, a quarter...

"It is simply impossible to deliver the show safely and in full flourish," organisers said

Houghton Festival has been cancelled.

In a statement posted on social media, organisers of the annual festival - which was due to return to Houghton Hall...

Utrecht's Verknipt festival was attended by 20,000 people over two days earlier this month

An outdoor music festival that took place in the Netherlands earlier in July has shocked Government officials after 1,000 coronavirus infections were linked to the event...

Restrictions cover the Greater Seoul area and also include limits on treadmill speeds and group sizes

Music running at over 120 BPM has been banned in South Korean gyms for two weeks over fears that fast beats could encourage more rigorous...

While almost half are now worried about the future of their local venues 

57% of people say music helped them cope through lockdown, a new study by UK Music has found, with 42% listening to more during the...

Clandestine events on the island have become "an endemic problem" 

Ocio de Ibiza has proposed a ban on DJs that perform at illegal parties in villas and other private locations, which "are becoming more and...

The poll, for The Economist, surveyed 1,025 adults aged between 16 and 75

New research conducted by Ipsos Mori for The Economist suggests that some Brits are in favour of a permanent extension to a number of COVID-19 restrictions.

A...