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Leading figures from within the nightlife industry have spoken of their disappointment, after Boris Johnson confirmed that England’s so-called “Freedom Day” will not take place on June 21. The Prime Minister confirmed this evening (June 14) that the date to drop all coronavirus restrictions will be delayed until July 19 in light of the spread […]

Kelly Lee Owens has cancelled her forthcoming European tour dates. The Welsh producer had been set to embark on a European tour in November ahead of a run of UK dates, which are “still going ahead as planned” later this year. Sharing a statement on Twitter this morning (June 14), Owens explained that she was […]

New research has reportedly revealed that many nightclubs will be on a financial cliff-edge if the UK Government delays the total relaxing of coronavirus restrictions on June 21. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will deliver a statement at 6PM this evening (June 14) where it is expected that the date of what some have been referring […]

Live music organisation LIVE say the potential delay in lockdown easing in the UK would be “devastating” for the live music industry, and could see live music “being left behind and irreversibly damaged”. A decision from Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due tomorrow (June 14) on whether to delay the planned scrapping of coronavirus restrictions […]

Lollapalooza festival is offering free tickets to its 2021 event to vaccinated local residents in Chicago. Last month, the festival announced it would be returning this year after cancelling its 2020 edition due to COVID-related restrictions. The confirmation came after that the Chicago event had been given the go-ahead by government officials to host its […]

Van Morrison called Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann “very dangerous” during an anti-lockdown rant in Belfast last night (June 10). The musician was due to perform four gigs at the city’s Europa Hotel, but the shows were called off at the last minute. Current coronavirus regulations in Northern Ireland mean that live music is […]

Over 5,000 live shows are at risk of cancellation if the UK’s June 21 reopening deadline is delayed. READ MORE: On the scene at the first big gig in the new world – Blossoms at Liverpool’s Sefton Park Doubts have been cast over the lockdown lifting date as the government has stressed caution amid a rise […]

Metallica are suing insurer Lloyd’s of London over financial losses relating to shows postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a suit brought forward earlier this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, Metallica claim the insurer refused to compensate them for losses suffered after the band was forced to postpone six South American shows in 2020. According […]

A representative of the organization formed to save small venues amid the coronavirus pandemic said “not a single penny” of government support has reached the struggling business owners up until last month. Most were still waiting for emergency funds they’d already been promised. The Save Our Stages legislation was passed in December, securing $15 billion […]

Durand And The Indications have shared their new single ‘Love Will Work It Out’ – you can listen to the track below. The song is the second to be lifted from their third album ‘Private Space’, which is due out on July 30, following previous single ‘Witchoo‘. “I want listeners to know that through really […]