Nightclubs in Northern Ireland will reopen on 31st October, following an Executive meeting on Thursday 7th October.
Music venues in the country have been shuttered for well over 18 months, having locked down in March 2020. This means partygoers in cities such as Belfast and Derry will enjoy their first nightclub experience on Halloween, traditionally one of Northern Ireland's biggest dates for dance music.
The vaccine passport scheme for Scottish clubs will no longer be delayed, a Judge has ruled.
Vaccine passports proposed for Scottish nightclubs have been delayed for 17 days after the country's nightlife industry body launched a legal challenge to the scheme, which was intended to begin on Friday 1st October 2021. Venue owners and other industry professionals also joined the backlash.
A new dance music festival, Desert Air, will take place in a World War II aircraft museum in Southern California this December.
Vaccine passports for English nightclubs could be reimplemented with just one week's notice, according to the latest government guidance.
The UK Government has confirmed that it will press on with plans to introduce vaccine passports as a requirement for entry to clubs in England starting next month.
Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said the Government would not U-turn on the plan as has been recently speculated, and that the plans will definitely go ahead as of 1st October.
"We set out broadly our intention to require vaccination for nightclubs and some other settings," Johnson's spokesperson said this week. "We will be coming forward in the coming weeks with detail for that."
Berlin clubs could reopen indoors this weekend for those who have received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination or have recently recovered from the illness (and therefore have natural antibodies), according to the city's Clubcommission.
Coachella promoter AEG has announced that vaccination will be mandatory for entry to all its events from 1st October.
The new rules apply to both attendees heading to and staff working at the live giant's various dates. The company is the second-largest presenter of music events on the planet, with the only bigger firm Live Nation, which announced on 6th August that any performing artists could start asking for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry if they choose.
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 including England, where proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for entry into nightclubs from the end of September, France's senate has voted to introduce "health passes" for entry into venues such as cinemas and nightclubs with immediate effect.
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 is the first country in the United Kingdom to green light dancing and remove social distancing requirements. Large events including the 40,000 capacity Latitude Festival in Suffolk, and Tramlines in Sheffield, all went ahead as planned.