Nightclubs in Scotland can reopen from today

A number of restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron variant will be eased in Scotland from today (24 January)

Clubs in Northern Ireland to close from 26 December

Nightclubs in the nation will close from Boxing Day as part of new Covid-19 restrictions agreed by Northern Ireland ministers

Berlin’s Club Commission criticises dancing ban: “Clear strategies are needed, not actionism”

The organisation is calling for a PCR testing system for entry to club nights and venues, in place of current restrictions

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Dancing banned in Berlin clubs from Wednesday

The ban on dancing in Berlin nightclubs will come into effect on 8 December

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UK night-time economy lost 86,000 jobs during pandemic

A new report from the NTIA sheds light on the impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s nightlife sector

Clubs in Northern Ireland to reopen from 31 October

Social distancing measures in bars and restaurants will also be lifted at the end of the month

Vaccine passport plans scrapped in England

Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced the latest government U-turn on Sunday (12 September)

Dutch nightclubs to remain closed until November

The Dutch events industry plans to protest the updated measures this weekend

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UK festivals to be covered by £750 million government-backed insurance scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the new scheme late last night (5 August). UK music festivals…

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New York venues to require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry

“It’s time for people to see vaccination as literally necessary to living a good and full and healthy life”

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A panel of philosophers debated the morality of raving in this podcast episode

The return of clubs was the subject of BBC Radio 4’s latest Moral Maze episode

IDLES are giving away 2,000 free Bristol gig tickets to NHS workers

The band are headlining a one-off gig on The Downs this September

Over 25% of Brits want clubs to stay permanently closed

New research conducted for ‘The Economist’ suggests that some Brits are in favour of extended Covid-19 restrictions


Dance music industry’s global value fell by 54% in 2020

The annual IMS Business Report also found that the DJ software and hardware sector experienced record growth during a year of lockdowns

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England lockdown easing postponed until 19 July

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the news in a press conference today

NTIA to “challenge” UK government if Covid-19 restrictions remain after 21 June

According to the NTIA, 95% of businesses have already made financial commitments and logistical preparations to reopen from the previously proposed date

Music venues in Scotland can reopen from 17 May

Venues will be allowed to host crowds of up to 100 people, with social distancing….

Non-socially distanced Covid-19 pilot concert to take place in Liverpool

Blossoms have been confirmed as headliners. A non-socially distanced gig will take place in Liverpool…

Berlin’s Club Commission announces six-point plan to reopen venues

The plan involves pilot events with rapid testing, apps and more

UK festivals face 2021 cancellation without government insurance

The AIF has warned that “this really is the final countdown for many businesses”

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Boris Johnson suggests rapid testing could be the “route forward” in reopening nightclubs

The Prime Minister addressed the nation at a Downing Street press conference this week

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15-minute coronavirus testing service launched for events industry

Swallow Events is the first company to offer a rapid testing service for events on site

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Martin Scorsese to premiere new film about lockdown tonight

The acclaimed director shot the film himself. Martin Scorsese will debut a new film about…


Promoters don’t expect large concerts to take place until 2021

Large concerts are almost certainly off the table until next summer, a new report suggests….

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Coronavirus: Resources for musicians

A list of resources available to musicians and the general public during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic


Arca postpones North American tour due to coronavirus

Arca’s tour was set to kick off in NY on 25 April and end in LA on 15 May.