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Wales has slightly relaxed coronavirus-enforced restrictions on music venues and comedy clubs. This latest development comes after the Welsh government confirmed late last month that live music could resume in music venues, bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants and licensed premises in the country providing a risk assessment is completed. The rules on capacities for music and […]

Foo Fighters performed to a fully vaccinated audience last night (June 20) at the first full-capacity arena gig in New York City since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The band took to the stage at Madison Square Garden in front of over 15,000 fans last night in what was one of the first major […]

Kendal Calling 2021 has been cancelled, the festival’s organisers have confirmed. The event, which had been due to take place from July 29-August 1, had been set to welcome the likes of Supergrass, The Streets and Blossoms this summer. In a statement released this morning (June 21), Kendal Calling’s organisers told ticketholders that they were […]

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has called for the UK government to reopen Night Time Economy businesses on July 5 as anger mounts following the delay of the country’s roadmap. READ MORE: The beat goes on: how the UK dance scene’s DJs, clubs and festivals are fighting for survival Earlier this week (June 14), Prime […]

A seemingly innocuous vehicle, secretly enhanced with added fuel tanks, police detection equipment and various after-market gadgets, has embarked on an illegal race across America. It may sound like the plot to a blockbuster film, but this Cannonball Run is definitely real. The origins of the legendary coast-to-coast race can be traced to Car and Driver editor […]

Latitude Festival has announced a host of new acts to its 2021 lineup, after confirming that it will go ahead next month. Earlier this week, festivals boss Melvin Benn has said he’s “very confident” that the festival will go ahead this year, making it the first major UK festival to take place following the removal […]

Download Festival boss Andy Copping has spoken to NME about what to expect from and the significance of this weekend’s pilot event. Today (June 18) saw 10,000 rock fans arrive at the rainy Donington Park site for the first tester event into festivals with camping and no social distancing, following last month’s pilot events with […]

Bruce Springsteen fans who have received the Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine will be unable to attend the singer’s forthcoming run of Broadway shows. As announced last week, Springsteen On Broadway will return for a second run later this year. Fully vaccinated fans are being allowed to purchase tickets for the shows, which run from next […]

Notting Hill Carnival will be “off the streets” in 2021 as the event cancels its upcoming edition due to ongoing COVID-19 worries. It will be the second year running that the legendary August bank holiday celebration has been cancelled, with its 2020 edition being the first carnival to be cancelled in 50 years. In a […]

Inside No.9 writer and creator Reece Shearsmith has told NME he believes the BBC anthology show could go on for another three series. Season six is currently showing on BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer but Shearsmith said the next season is already written, in an interview about his new film In The Earth, which you […]