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Thundercat has announced details of his UK and European tour that will take place next year. The LA artist, real name Stephen Bruner, will resume touring in 2022 in support of his 2020 album ‘It Is What It Is’ after his previous live plans were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Thundercat will head to […]

A doctor has condemned Jon Stewart’s comments regarding a theory claiming that COVID-19 began in an accidental lab leak. Stewart voiced his comments on Stephen Colbert‘s Late Show on June 14, and has since come under fire. Colbert had asked Stewart for his thoughts on the “science” behind virus detection and prevention. Advertisement “I think we […]

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has shared a six-point plan for how it believes the UK Government can safeguard the future of live music after the easing of coronavirus restrictions was delayed by four weeks. On Monday (June 14) it was confirmed that the previous “unlocking” date of June 21 – known to some as […]

Parcels have revealed their first new material since 2018 in the form of uplifting new single ‘Free’. You can hear it below. ‘Free’ was written during the coronavirus pandemic, which saw the Australian-born, now Europe-based band separated from one another. The accompanying video was directed by Carmen Crommelin, the sister of band member Jules Crommelin, […]

This year’s Black Deer Festival has been cancelled following the government’s announcement yesterday to delay the easing of coronavirus restrictions until July 19. The three-day, multi-stage festival celebrating Americana and country music, held at Eridge Park in Kent, was due to take place on the weekend of June 25-27. Van Morrison, Frank Turner and Saving […]

The UK government has promised that a further £300million in funding will be announced “soon” to help the live music and nightlife sector avoid “catastrophe” after the easing of coronavirus restrictions was delayed. READ MORE: Restarting live music in 2021 – Gig and festival bosses on what to expect Last night (Monday June 14), Prime Minister […]

Eric Clapton has revealed that his polarizing views on the coronavirus pandemic have strained his personal relationships. “I’ve tried to reach out to fellow musicians,” the famed guitarist explained during an interview with YouTube channel Oracle Films. “I just don’t hear from them anymore. My phone doesn’t ring very often. I don’t get that many texts and emails […]

Latitude Festival has issued a statement in response to the government’s announcement that planned easing of coronavirus restrictions will be delayed by four weeks. Previously, all limits on social distancing and crowd capacities were due to be lifted on June 21, however Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today (June 14) that this will now not […]

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has called for an urgent intervention from the UK government for festivals after the easing of coronavirus restrictions was delayed by a month. Tonight (June 14), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the date of June 21, in which all coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in England, will now be […]

The Streets‘ Mike Skinner has responded to the British government’s announcement that plans to ease lockdown restrictions by June 21 will be delayed for a further four weeks. When it was announced back in March that the UK’s roadmap to ending coronavirus restrictions would see the end of social distancing requirements and the return of […]