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Billy Nomates and Porridge Radio are among a raft of acts announced for the 2021 Visions Festival. The one day London new bands event, which will be held on Saturday, August 7 at The Oval in Hackney, will also see Manchester newcomers Porij, post-punk Leeds quartet Yard Act, Folly Group, Famous, Kai Kwasi, Wu-Lu, caroline, […]

Dominic Cummings has compared the UK government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic to an infamous Spider-Man meme. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former chief advisor, who was at the centre of last year’s Barnard Castle scandal, gave testimony to the Commons Health, and Science and Technology committees at Westminster today (May 26). During the lengthy questioning, […]

EXIT Festival has announced that they will offer doses of the coronavirus vaccine to international artists and festivalgoers who attend their event this summer. The Serbian festival, which will be held in Novi Sad from July 8-11, is set to go ahead as planned with the country aiming to fully open from June 21 due […]

Trial events held in Liverpool to test Covid-19 transmission in large crowds did not cause any detectable spread of the virus, research has confirmed. More than 13,000 people were in attendance as the city held two nightclub events, a music festival and a business conference at the end of April and beginning of May. READ […]

Download Festival organisers have confirmed that it will make a small-scale return next month for a three-day camping pilot as part of ongoing research into the safe return of live music. Organisers say that “moshing is allowed” when 10,000 fans descend on Donington Park from June 18-20. Tickets will go on sale here from Tuesday […]

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has doubled down on its fears about the growing rent crisis facing the UK’s nightclubs as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE: UK nightclubs face “extinction” without government support – and here’s how you can help Nightclubs are provisionally set to open their doors once again from […]

Zero COVID cases emerged from this month’s BRIT Awards 2021, which were held as part of the government’s Events Research Programme. This year’s ceremony featured a live audience of 4000 fans – largely made up of NHS and key workers – who were not required to wear masks or social distance, having provided a negative […]

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has warned that a shortage of door staff could hamper the reopening of hospitality and nightlife venues next month. While nightclubs will be provisionally allowed to return in England from June 21, the NTIA says that 6 in 10 door positions are at risk of being unfilled and that […]

Robert Plant has revealed that he assembled a massive personal archive, including unreleased music, over lockdown that will only be released when he dies. The Led Zeppelin frontman spoke about his plans on the latest edition of his Digging Deep podcast, which was released yesterday (May 24). Plant told his co-host Matt Everitt that he’d […]

Cineworld has enjoyed a strong reopening weekend as film fans returned to cinemas following the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the UK. The company said that the box office performance went “beyond” their expectations, in part driven by the release of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Cineworld’s 127 UK sites had been closed since […]