News / 24.01.22

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)

News / 23.12.21

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

News / 15.12.21

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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News / 03.12.21

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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News / 12.10.21

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

News / 08.10.21

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

News / 13.09.21

Vaccine passport plans scrapped in England

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

News / 19.08.21

Dutch nightclubs to remain closed until November

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

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News / 06.08.21

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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News / 05.08.21

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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News / 30.07.21

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

News / 27.07.21

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

News / 09.07.21

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

News / 29.06.21

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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News / 14.06.21

England lockdown easing postponed until 19 July

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

News / 11.06.21

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

News / 21.04.21

Music venues in Scotland can reopen from 17 May

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

News / 19.04.21

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…

News / 18.03.21

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

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

News / 01.03.21

UK festivals face 2021 cancellation without government insurance

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

Boris Johnson nightclubs press conference
News / 16.02.21

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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News / 24.11.20

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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News / 28.05.20

Martin Scorsese to premiere new film about lockdown tonight

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

News / 27.05.20

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

News / 13.03.20

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.